V-Ray for SketchUp – Making Metal Materials

Understanding the reflection layer options makes creating brushed nickel, stainless steel, and copper V-Ray materials simple. Watch this video tutorial to learn how! This video was recorded using V-Ray for SketchUp but the same techniques apply to V-Ray for...

Lens Effects in V-Ray for Rhino

  Since the introduction of V-Ray for Rhino ADV 1.5, Lens Effects have been available. Unfortunately, these are fairly hidden. To access them, click on a small star icon located in the bottom of the V-Ray buffer window.

The Refraction Layer

  V-Ray for SketchUp tutorial – Materials – The Refraction Layer Refraction means the change of direction of a ray of light in passing at an angle from one medium to another. With V-Ray the refraction layer is used to create glass or translucent...

Creating V-Ray Materials in SketchUp and Rhino

Sometimes it can be hard to find the perfect materials to make your model look just right, why not create your own? This brief video tutorial explains the simple, basic steps to creating your own custom materials using V-Ray for...

The Reflection Layer

Refl. Glossiness, Hilight Glossiness, Subdivs, Fresnel reflection and Filter color are all terms found under the Reflection menu in V-Ray. They all play an important part in the outcome of your render, but what do they mean? In this video tutorial, ASGVIS Artist &...

V-Ray Caustics

V-Ray Caustics – tutorial Simply put, a caustic surface envelopes light rays and reflects or refracts them by a curved surface, such as water in a swimming pool. Learn how to create a photorealistic rendering of water inside of a swimming pool using caustic...