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Ivy Generator Scene with V-Ray 2.0

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Date Added: 30th August 2011
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Let's create a material for this new mesh. Every element of the ivy has a different ID so you can use a Multi/Sub-Object material. Now you can apply a VRayMtl with a different ID for each element (Fig.13).

Fig. 13

Click on None, select VRayMtl and put the leaf texture in the diffuse slot (you can find the textures in the downloaded files).

Copy the diffuse texture to the opacity slot and open the bitmap parameters. In the mono channel output change the RGB intensity to Alpha (this texture contains its own alpha).

Do the same with the other leaf texture (Fig.14).

Fig. 14

It's time to render so open the V-Ray render setup. For a better quality I have activated the Ambient Occlusion (Indirect Illumination: GI).  

Activate the environment with an HDR image.

On the V-Ray camera, activate Depth of Field and activate Get From Camera and it will then use the target camera to blur the image. Use the aperture to change the intensity of the DoF.

To reduce the noise open the Adaptive subdivision image sampler. The Clr thresh setting controls the noise filter (low = better quality, but a slower render)(Fig.15).

Fig. 15

After a few hours (720p) your render will look like this (Fig.16).

Fig. 16

To get a realistic final image I have used Photoshop to change the contrast, lighting color and add some film grain (Fig.17).

Fig. 17

Thanks for reading this tutorial, I hope you enjoyed it.

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Readers Comments (Newest on Top)
Reza on Tue, 24 March 2015 2:36pm
my ivy leaves not showing at render,
Troyking on Fri, 27 April 2012 1:08pm
G_R_E_A_T tutorial ... sir ! ... but i cant understand v-ray rendering ... i use 3ds max 2012 Please ! give another master tutorial about IV-GEN, and 3ds max ...
Weish on Tue, 10 April 2012 12:30am
Nice tutorial Luis.But tell me,is that plugin or plugins work for 3ds max 2011 x64 version ? Thanks.
Luis Fabregas on Sat, 15 October 2011 8:15am
Thanks Raul, you can download it here: If you have 3ds max you can even download this plugin from here:
Raul on Wed, 12 October 2011 11:29pm
Nice tutorial! Where do i get this Ivy Generator?
Luis F�bregas on Thu, 29 September 2011 5:55pm
Hi Efendy and sorry for the delay. Create a copy of your entire scene and attach it to create a single object. In export options, if you dont change the mesh into tris it will be flipped in ivy generator so change quads to tris. Cheers. My new homepage:
Efendy on Thu, 15 September 2011 5:39pm
I have questions, how do you attach it in a single mesh when we're going to export the torus and the plane become OBJ? When I import the OBJ file to the ivy generator, my view of my 3d object is opposite from my 3d max view.. Sorry, I'm not really good at English..
Alireza on Thu, 01 September 2011 9:51am
Ron Acord on Tue, 30 August 2011 9:41pm
This used to be the way that I did it for a couple of years. I could never find the 64-bit version as none of my machines now run on 32. The easiest method now is the guruware ivy plugin that grows straight inside max! You can animate and have tons of control, and its free too. Here is the link: dl at bottom of page. :D
Vit on Tue, 30 August 2011 8:38pm
How about this instead?
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