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V-Ray Fundamentals: Materials, Lights and Linear Workflow

with Stephen DeLalla

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This tutorial will provide you with a strong foundation in learning V-Ray for Maya. With this DVD, Stephen has put together a series of lectures beginning with rendering basics and ending with production tips and techniques. Starting with an introduction to Linear Workflow, Stephen then breaks down the Render Settings, including the Adaptive DMC. He then moves onto Lights and Materials, including the Blend Material, Sub-Surface Scattering, and Displacement. Next, he discusses the new V-Ray RT and the GPU accelerated rendering features before moving to Global Illumination and the various ways to achieve high quality GI renders quickly using advanced baking of GI maps. Lastly, Stephen discusses the production integration aspects of V-Ray which includes how to work with Render Elements, Layers, SOPs, along with the Light Select render element. This title is essential for those looking to not only learn the basics of V-Ray, but also to leverage the power of V-Ray in a real production environment.

  • Gamma and Linear Workflow
  • Render Sampling
  • Adaptive DMC
  • V-Ray Lights
  • Dome Light
  • IES Light
  • V-Ray Material
  • Reflective and Refractive Materials
  • Blend Material
  • Sub-Surface Scattering
  • Rendering Displacements
  • GPU Accelerated V-Ray RT
  • Global Illumination
  • Baking GI Maps
  • Render Elements
  • Single Object Properties
  • Light Select Render Element
  1. Introduction
  2. Linear Workflow
  3. V-Ray Render Settings
  4. The Adaptive DMC
  5. V-Ray Lights
  6. The V-Ray Material
  7. The V-Ray Blend Material
  8. Subsurface Scattering and the Two-Sided Material
  9. Displacement
  10. V-Ray RT
  11. Global Illumination in V-Ray
  12. Baking GI Maps
  13. Working with Render Elements, Render Layers, and Single Object Properties
  14. The Light Select Render Element

  • Product Code: SDE01
  • ISBN: 1-59762-737-2
  • UPC: 805366018245
  • Duration: 330 minutes
  • Formats: DVD-ROM, Digital Download

DVD-ROM Requirements:

  • 1GHz or faster processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 64 MB Video RAM
  • DVD-ROM Drive
  • 5 GB of hard disk space
  • 1280 x 1024 display

DVD-ROM and Digital Download Requirements:

Minimum Operating System:

  • Microsoft® Windows® Vista®
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
  • Apple® Mac® OS X 10.2


  • QuickTime Movie Player (Version 7.0 or higher)
  • Acrobat Reader (Version 5.0 or higher)

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  • Software Used:

  • Chaos Group

  • Autodesk

  • The Foundry

Stephen DeLalla

3D artist

Stephen DeLalla is a 3D artist specializing in lighting and look development. After graduating from Gnomon in 2008, he started his career as a generalist at yu+Co, where he quickly became the Lead Lighting Artist. After leaving yU+Co in 2010 and a bit of freelancing, he landed at Psyop where he is currently working as a CG Lead and Senior Lighter. His professional work can be seen in many commercials, most notably the Planters "The Team" advertisement, the recent "Happiness Factory" for Coca-Cola, and a series of colorful liquid filled ads for Jollyrancher. He has been teaching at Gnomon since 2011 where he has helped integrate V-Ray into the curriculum.

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"Stephen's talent in Lighting and Compositing is matched by his natural predilection for teaching, working with, and leading fellow artists."

- David Chontos
Head of CG & Creative Director at Psyop

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