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Learning V-Ray for Maya: A Professional Reference Guide

Course Summary

 Covers all the key aspects of V-Ray, the powerful rendering plug-in for Maya.       

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    Course Syllabus

    1. Getting Started with V-Ray
       What is V-Ray?
       V-Ray integration with the Maya UI
    2. V-Ray Lights
       The Rectangle light
       The Sphere light
       The Dome light
       V-Ray Sun and Sky
       Using images and HDRs on lights
       Using linear color space and the V-Ray Frame Buffer
    3. V-Ray Shaders
       The V-Ray material
       The V-Ray Blend material
       The V-Ray Light material
       The V-Ray Car Paint material
       V-Ray textures: Dirt for ambient occlusion and edges
    4. GI Methodology
       What is global illumination (GI) in V-Ray?
       Primary and secondary bounces
       Brute force
       Light caching
       Irradiance mapping
       Popular GI engine combinations
    5. V-Ray Object Properties and Render Layers
       What are V-Ray object properties (VROPs)?
       Creating VROPs
       Extra object properties
       Material IDs vs. object IDs
       Setting VROP overrides with Maya layers
    6. V-Ray Render Elements
       Creating passes and elements
       Diffuse, reflection, and refraction
       Lighting and GI
       Ambient occlusion
       The Multi Matte render element
    7. Rendering and Optimizing
       Using the V-Ray Frame Buffer and history
       General V-Ray render settings
       Sampling settings
       Color mapping
       Surface subdivision rendering
       Back to beauty: Assembling the render


Course Fee:
USD 25

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5 - 6 hours / week

This course is listed under Networks & IT Infrastructure and IT Security & Architecture Community

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