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Lighting and Rendering in V-Ray - Interior

By Aleso
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Date Added: 28th June 2011
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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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Matyoe01 on Sun, 22 December 2013 9:21am
Good tut. :)
Jota Coxa on Sat, 03 August 2013 2:20pm
Nice tutorial. Thanks.
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
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.
Pbhaya on Thu, 10 May 2012 10:38am
It is very nice tutorial. Can we have more vray light tutorial for interior & exterior.
Yomna on Thu, 12 April 2012 12:24pm
very nice work realy :)
Asim on Mon, 20 February 2012 1:13pm
Excellent work ... Thanks a lot for this Kind Sharing... Good Luck !
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
Noha on Sat, 14 January 2012 8:46pm
thanks very nice tuttorial
N4RM1 on Thu, 29 December 2011 6:21pm
Waw... :) Amazing... Thanx fo this tutor...... Share if U've more.... cool.. :)
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!
Sagar on Sat, 22 October 2011 8:09am
Good tutorial. Thanks for the link plz give us more tut
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.
ROMEO on Tue, 13 September 2011 10:52am
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.
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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Eydi (Forums) on Thu, 21 July 2011 2:35pm
Good tutorial. Thanks for the link :)
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Eydi (Forums) on Thu, 21 July 2011 2:35pm
Good tutorial. Thanks for the link :)
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Eydi (Forums) on Thu, 21 July 2011 2:35pm
Good tutorial. Thanks for the link :)
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 ?
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.
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!
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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