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V-Ray for Maya and Gamma Settings
V-Ray for Maya and Gamma Settings
Alex Tacu, updated 2011-10-05 08:15:22 UTC 63,927 views  Rating:
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My name is Alex Tacu and I want to explain what are the correct gamma setting that you need to use when you render with V-Ray for Maya.

Firs of all let’s have a look what result you get when you don’t set anything.
For this I made a simple scene with 3 cubes.
The left one has a simple VRay Material whit the difuse color set to pure white (255, 255, 255)
The middle cube hase allso a VRay Material but this time in the difuse channel I pluged in a texture.
The right cube has a simple VRay Material whit the difuse color set to pure red(255, 0, 0)

Render setting are like this:


The result is like this:
this is too dark

iso on the physical camera was 100, i’ll set it to 400:

As you can see, colors look much better but the texture that i used for cube doesn’t have the same color as the original.

So to fix that we need to change a few render settings:
Set gamma in color mapping to 2.2
Check “Linear workflow”

And the result looks like this.


So these are the few steps that i personaly use in my workflow to get the best result with VRay for Maya

To recap:

Color mapping:
Type: Exponential
Gamma: 2.2
Check “Linear workflow”
VRay Physical Cameara enabled (iso 350-400, depending on the scene)
Sun and Sky created

Thanks for reading.
Feel free to comment if you like it and request some other topics.

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yours Alex T


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  • Ricky kushwaha

    Ricky kushwaha said almost 7 years ago:

    this is superve... i used it.. thank u..
  • Tralen

    Tralen said over 6 years ago:

    The reason why your image looks too dark is because you're seeing a linear image on a SRGB monitor. Since you're using Vray, make sure you turn on the SRGB button in the VFB before messing with the camera ISO.
  • ullas padma

    ullas padma said almost 7 years ago:

    dude,where I can find "VRay Physical Camera" in Maya?
  • Jason Nuttall

    Jason Nuttall said over 6 years ago:

    Ah, so that's why my AO was grey, thanks man. To answer the above comment the Vray Physical Camera can be found by selecting the camera, then in the attribute editor, click attributes/vray then tick physical camera, you can adjust the settings for it by selecting the camera then attribute editor then it's at the bottom under extra attributes.
  • corecreative

    corecreative said over 6 years ago:

    nice... buddy i have one problem in vray in maya that when i render my animation it appear flicker on it.. i have tried some tutorial but dosnt work for me i dont know where i missed point but i have big problem in animation rendering. please guide and help. i will be thankful your. thanks.
  • Adil Muhammad

    Adil Muhammad said over 4 years ago:

    i just see black screen when i open GI please tell me what am doing wrong ?? :(

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