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V-Ray 2.0 for Maya Essential Training

Course Summary

 Introduces the features of the V-Ray 2.0 rendering engine and demonstrates how to extend the range of Maya with its state-of-the-art tools.   

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    Course Syllabus

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    1. Getting Ready to Render with V-Ray
    Installing V-Ray
    Setting up V-Ray
    Locating V-Ray's tools and features
    2. Critical V-Ray Concepts
    Image sampling explained
    Understanding subdivs
    Using the DMC Sampler
    Overview of color mapping
    Understanding the color-mapping modes
    3. Key Lighting Tools
    Dealing with lighting problems
    Adding a spherical fill light
    Creating a mesh light
    Creating a skylight effect
    Working with the dome light
    4. Global Illumination
    Global illumination (GI) explained
    Understanding primary and secondary bounces
    How irradiance mapping works
    Using irradiance mapping, part 1
    Using irradiance mapping, part 2
    How light cache works
    Using light cache
    Understanding brute force GI
    Using brute force GI
    5. The V-Ray Materials
    Introduction to V-Ray-specific materials
    Creating diffuse color
    Making reflective materials
    Blurring reflections
    Making clear and colored glass
    Creating a translucency effect
    6. Quality Control with Image Sampling
    Introduction to image sampling
    Using the Fixed-Rate sampler
    How to use the Adaptive DMC sampler
    Working with the Adaptive Subdivision sampler
    Comparing image-sampling renders
    7. The Physical Workflow
    The physical workflow explained
    Working with VRaySun and VRaySky
    Controlling the VRayPhysicalCamera
    8. V-Ray's Effects Tools
    Depth of field: VRayPhysicalCamera
    Depth of field: perspective viewport
    Creating a motion blur effect
    Generating caustic effects
    Using VRayFur
    Setting up render-time displacement effects
    9. Using Render Elements
    Render elements workflow
    Preparing to composite
    Compositing V-Ray elements
    Putting extra elements to work
    Post-lighting a scene
    10. V-Ray RT
    Overview of V-Ray RT
    Demonstrating the RT workflow
    What's next?

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USD 25

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5 - 6 hours / week

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