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Last update: February 2013

 

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

For an overview of what's new in each build, please see the What's New section below.

Sections marked with an asterisk (*) indicate updated pages.

 

License agreements

License agreement for V-Ray for Rhino

License agreement for the V-Ray license server

 

Credits and 3rd party copyright notices

 

Migrating from V-Ray 1.0 to V-Ray 1.5

 

Features

 

Installation

Installation PDF guide 

 

Licensing system

 

Troubleshooting

 

Plugins

Renderer

Global switches

System

Camera

Environment

Image Sampler (Antialiasing)

DMC sampler

Color mapping

VFB channels

Output and V-Ray frame buffer

Indirect Illumination (GI)

Brute force GI

Irradiance map*

Global photon map

Light cache

Caustics

Default displacement

RTEngine

 

Materials

VRayMtl

VRay Two Sided

VRay Skp Two Sided

VRayAngleBlendMtl

VRayToon

 

Textures

VRaySky

VRayDirt

 

Lights

VRay Rectangular Light

VRay Point Light

VRay Sphere Light

VRay Dome Light

VRay Spot Light

VRay IES Light

VRay Direct Light

 

Geometric objects

VRayProxy

 

Distributed Rendering

 

Miscellaneous plugins

VRayLensEffects

 

 

 

Tutorials

Basic Materials

Reflective Materials

Refractive Materials

 

 

Tools

Filter generator

Image to tiled multiresolution EXR converter

Irradiance map viewer

Lens analysis utility

.obj and .ply to .vrmesh converter

.vrimg to .exr converter

 

Theory

Basic ray tracing

Classification of GI methods

 

Terminology

 

Frequently Asked Questions