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Lighting and Rendering in V-Ray - Interior

By Aleso
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Date Added: 28th June 2011
Software used:
3ds Max, V-Ray
In this tutorial you will learn how to light and set up a realistic render with V-Ray 2.0 and 3ds Max 2011. We will also look at how to use IES lights, set lighting with V-Ray sun and V-Ray sky, use the V-Ray physical camera, and set up your render.
To start I have used V-Ray plane lights, V-Ray sun and sky, photometric IES lights and V-Ray camera. I used three plane lights for each window. All the lights have the same settings, which you can see in the right-hand panel of Fig.01. This is how it looks from the top view.

Fig.01 - click to enlarge

As I mentioned before, I have also used V-Ray sun and sky, and this is the position for the V-Ray sun and the settings (Fig.02).

Fig.02 - click to enlarge

Now this it is time for the V-Ray camera - here are the settings (Fig.03).


For the indoor lighting I used the photometric IES lighting with V-Ray. I did not use the V-Ray IES because the standard photometric lights have more customizable settings/parameters. All the photometric lights have the same settings; this is a screenshot of all the IES lights in the scene and the settings (Fig.04).

Fig.04 - click to enlarge

And this is what the IES look like (Fig.05).



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(ID: 241047, pid: 0) Matyoe01 on Sun, 22 December 2013 9:21am
Good tut. :)
(ID: 210031, pid: 0) Jota Coxa on Sat, 03 August 2013 2:20pm
Nice tutorial. Thanks.
(ID: 139108, pid: 0) Nganga on Tue, 07 August 2012 12:29pm
I really want to learn how to get tutorial for modelling a small house and decorating model in each room and do walkthrough..please help with tutorial.please
(ID: 136837, pid: 0) Adrian on Sun, 29 July 2012 10:43am
How did you make those books ? And another thing! What settings do I have to use with the IES light to get soft shadows from it, because I get really sharp shadow edges when the light hits an object.
(ID: 115918, pid: 0) Pbhaya on Thu, 10 May 2012 10:38am
It is very nice tutorial. Can we have more vray light tutorial for interior & exterior.
(ID: 102552, pid: 0) Yomna on Thu, 12 April 2012 12:24pm
very nice work realy :)
(ID: 87686, pid: 0) Asim on Mon, 20 February 2012 1:13pm
Excellent work ... Thanks a lot for this Kind Sharing... Good Luck !
(ID: 79403, pid: 0) Marcos Busta on Mon, 16 January 2012 6:05pm
Great tuto. tx for details. I have only one problem with IES lights, and that putting the vray in 100, not seen the silhouette of the Photometric TX again
(ID: 78838, pid: 0) Noha on Sat, 14 January 2012 8:46pm
thanks very nice tuttorial
(ID: 74492, pid: 0) N4RM1 on Thu, 29 December 2011 6:21pm
Waw... :) Amazing... Thanx fo this tutor...... Share if U've more.... cool.. :)
(ID: 54864, pid: 0) Nathalia on Fri, 28 October 2011 2:36am
What are the specifications of your computer to do such a render? and how long did the render take? Beautiful render by the way. Love the light and textures!
(ID: 54272, pid: 0) Sagar on Sat, 22 October 2011 8:09am
Good tutorial. Thanks for the link plz give us more tut
(ID: 53623, pid: 0) RRamesh on Mon, 17 October 2011 12:36pm
hi..Thanks , i got a more ideas from your tutorial, if it is possible plz send vray related tutorials. thank u.
(ID: 49743, pid: 0) ROMEO on Tue, 13 September 2011 10:52am
(ID: 48134, pid: 0) Pariyo Ceaser on Mon, 15 August 2011 8:07pm
Hi i have really loved your lighting skills thats what i want to achieve because my speciality is buildings.
(ID: 46842, pid: 0) Himani Parmar on Sat, 23 July 2011 5:46pm
thanks for your good tutorials. these are very interesting and learning. thanks ...
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(ID: 164810, pid: 867145) Eydi (Forums) on Thu, 21 July 2011 2:35pm
Good tutorial. Thanks for the link :)
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(ID: 46719, pid: 867145) Eydi (Forums) on Thu, 21 July 2011 2:35pm
Good tutorial. Thanks for the link :)
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(ID: 314337, pid: 867145) Eydi (Forums) on Thu, 21 July 2011 2:35pm
Good tutorial. Thanks for the link :)
(ID: 46619, pid: 0) Zakaria on Wed, 20 July 2011 2:43am
weird , abt colot mapping , u dont effect color with value Gama 2.2 ? is litle Bit strange coz actualy i have weird render you can double check ?
(ID: 45790, pid: 0) Mushir on Wed, 06 July 2011 4:25pm
can you please share your file. Setting seem to be strange . I am not getting any effect in my scene. :-( Please do revert back.
(ID: 45378, pid: 0) Aleso3d on Thu, 30 June 2011 11:13am
Hello, the settings for the light cache: Subdivisions: 1500 Sample Size: 0.01 Show calc. phase ON the other parameters as default! for the camera settings i used the same settings just i have activated the depth of field option in the camera, and moved the target to the center of my focus point, and the subdivs to 18... cheers!
(ID: 45349, pid: 0) Marcos on Thu, 30 June 2011 3:34am
Good Tutorial!!! Plese, wich are the Ligth Cache parameters (Fig.06) and close V-Ray camera settings?
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