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V-Ray Learning Paths Tutorials and Training
This learning path is for artists who are new to V-Ray for Maya and want to be able to implement its powerful rendering capabilities in their own projects. Throughout the tutorials in this learning path you'll learn rendering workflows in V-Ray for Maya that will help you speed up and get photorealistic results while learning how to mitigate your render times.
Questions? See FAQ's
7 Courses
17h 5m
Introduction to V-Ray for Maya
3h 35m
V-Ray Hypershade Nodes in Maya
2h 5m
Q: Do you use V-Ray for any software other than Maya in this learning path? A. No. This learning path only uses V-Ray for Maya.
Q. Are there any tutorials that I should watch before starting this learning path? A. We recommend this learning path for artists who are already familiar with the primary 3D application that you're using. For example, if you're using Maya as your primary application then we would recommend that you are familiar with Maya before following along with this learning path.
Q: What if I don't use Maya? Can I use this learning path with another base application? A. Yes. You can still use this learning path if you are using another 3D application with V-Ray as the settings within V-Ray itself should be the same regardless what primary 3D application you're using.
Q. Where do I go after completing this learning path? A. As artists, there are always new tips and techniques that can be learned. After completing this learning path we recommend taking a look at some of the other learning paths here at Pluralsight Creative.
Q. What if I don't use V-Ray? Can I follow along in my favorite renderer? A. Due to the proprietary nature of a lot of the settings in V-Ray, we recommend using V-Ray to follow along with this learning path. However, there certainly are many features and topics covered in this learning path that can be ported to another rendering software. If you find it difficult to transfer these techniques to your preferred software, we have a variety of other learning paths for other software. Check out the Learning Paths page to see the learning paths for your favorite software.
Q: What is a learning path? How do I use them? A. Learning paths are a series of courses organized into levels for easier organization. We recommend that you start with the first course in level one and work your way through all of the courses and levels sequentially.
Q: Do I have to follow along with the tutorial? Can I work on my own project? A. The ultimate goal is to be able to transfer the techniques and tools you've learned in this learning path to your own projects. While everyone learns at a difference pace, we recommend a three-step process before trying to apply the techniques to your own projects. The first step is to watch each tutorial and take notes along the way. Secondly, watch the tutorial and follow along trying to replicate each step in the tutorial. Lastly replicate the project from the tutorial on your own trying not to watch the tutorials as much as possible. This helps to ensure that you not only are able to replicate what was taught in the tutorial but that you understand the techniques and tools that were used so you can then transfer them to your own projects.
Q: What if the version of V-Ray in the tutorial is different than what I have? Can I still follow along? A. Yes! While there are certainly new tools and features that get added with each new version of V-Ray, a majority of the core techniques taught are the same and can be transferred easily from version to version. Just keep in mind that due to file version differences it may not be possible to open project files that were created in a newer version of V-Ray if you're using an older version.