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For installation instructions, please see the Installation and Licensing system sections below.

 

License agreements

License agreement for V-Ray for Maya

License agreement for V-Ray Standalone

License agreement for the V-Ray license server

 

Copyright notices

 

Installation

Installation PDF guide

Running V-Ray from an arbitrary location

Licensing system

 

V-Ray and Maya

 

V-Ray environment variables

 

Known issues and limitations

 

Distributed Rendering

 

Texture baking

 

Nodes and attributes

Render Parameters

V-Ray Frame Buffer

VRay Common

Python access to the translated V-Ray scene

Spherical Harmonics Baking Engine

VRay

Global Options

Image Sampler (Antialiasing)

Environment

Color Mapping

Camera

Misc

V-Ray Sun and Sky

V-Ray UI

Indirect Illumination (GI)

Brute Force GI

Irradiance Map

Light Cache

Photon Map

Spherical Harmonics

Caustics

Settings

DMC Sampler

Default Displacement and Subdivision

System

Translator options

RT Engine

 

Materials

VRayMtl

VRayMtl2Sided

VRayLightMtl

VRayMtlWrapper

VRayMtlRenderStats

VRayFastSSS2

VRayBlendMtl

VRaySimbiontMtl

VRayMeshMaterial

VRayBumpMtl

VRayCarPaintMtl

VRayHairMtl3

 

Textures

VRayDirt

VRaySky

VRayEdges

VRayFresnel

VRayVertexColors

VRayUserColor

VRayUserScalar

VRayPtex

VRayWater

Using tiled EXR files

File names for bitmap textures

 

Lights

VRaySun

VRayGeoSun

VRayLightSphere

VRayLightDome

VRayLightRect

VRayLightIES

VRayLightMesh

 

Extra V-Ray Attributes

Camera Attributes

Physical Camera

Camera Settings

Transform attributes

Skip rendering

Object ID

User attributes

Mesh Attributes

Subdivision

Subdivision and Displacement Quality

Displacement Control

Round Edges

ObjectID

User attributes

Light Attributes

Material Attributes

Shading Engine Attributes

V-Ray material override

Material ID

Round Edges

NURBS Surface Attributes

Texture attributes

Texture input gamma (File, VRayPTex, Substance nodes)

Allow negative colors (File, Substance nodes)

Image file list (IFL) (File nodes)

Texture filter (Substance nodes)

Texture format (Substance nodes)

Additional outputs (samplerInfo nodes)

Particle attributes

Fluid attributes

 

Miscellaneous nodes

VRayProxy

VRayObjectProperties

VRayPlaceEnvTex

VRaySphereFade

VRayFur

VRayFurSampler

VRayDisplacement

VRaySimpleFog

VRayScatterFog

VRayEnvironmentFog

VRayPlane

VRayToon

VRayLensEffects

 

Examples

Image Samplers

Indirect Illumination(GI)

Irradiance Map

Caustics

DMC Sampler

Color mapping

Global Options

Camera

VRayMtl

VRayFastSSS2

VRayLight

Light Cache

VRayLightMtl

VRaySun and VRaySky

VRayDirt

Render Elements

VRayPhysicalCamera

VRayHairMtl

 

Tutorials

Universal V-Ray settings

*More tutorials in the V-Ray for 3ds Max help index

V-Ray for Maya Primer by Robert Nederhorst

V-Ray Spherical Harmonics Lighting

Rendering Mudbox vector displacement with V-Ray

 

Tools

Irradiance map viewer

.ply to .vrmesh converter

.vrimg to .exr converter

Image to tiled multiresolution EXR converter

 

Theory

Basic ray tracing

Classification of GI methods

Terminology