Studio Lighting With Vray in 3DS Max 2014

Posted by Johannes Tiner 1 year ago

You want to know how to create a studio scene with Vray in 3ds max? You better since that is what we will be doing in this awesome short vray tutorial. With just a basic backdrop and a couple of softboxes we get ourselfs a beautiful 3d render. This could not be simpler so join me in this quick tutorial. Let’s rock!

What we will cover in this 3ds max Vray tutorial

  • Setup a studio lighting scene
  • Create a backdrop
  • Adding softboxes
  • Giving the lights more subdivs can make vray render faster and look better

Make your 3d products shine with a nice studio setup in vray

This is perfect for those product shots, easy, fast and looks (usually) good. There are so many ways of positioning lights so just experiment with it but remember that sometimes less is more, and i could make a joke here but let’s move on. Vray-RT (vray’s realtime renderer) really do shine when it comes to light setups, with it you get realtime feedback on how the illumination looks but most important, how the reflection looks. Getting those nice reflection to look just right can be tricky (luckily i’m a known pro at this…) but with Vray-RT it’s so simple. Pro tip incoming – Remember that it’s not wrong to also be using a hdri when doing this, trust me, it’s sweeter than candy!

If you are to lazy to make your own backdrop you should really check out JokerMartini’s free plugin Syke that creates this on the fly and don’t forget to check out his other plugins. I really recommend Animators Toolkit.

  1. Tudor

    Is this very good? YES!

  2. Alex

    Thnx, just what i need!!!!

    1. I approve this message! ;)

  3. Giovanni

    Awesome Tuto, man!!!

  4. Mmm

    Hey, are you tired/bored during the video? =P

    Anyway, great first steps tutorial!

  5. arash

    it’s great .. so thanks tiner.. :)

  6. Ruben Carvajal

    my renders r never like yours, im sure is cause my render stp configuration.. can u give me the render stp that u usually use. there is in some tuttorial?? help me im so frustate

    1. Hey!
      Could it be that you don’t have GI on? or that the display sRGB button isnt pressed if you using the vray frame buffer?

      I could not find the scene file for the tutorial so i made one for ya that you can check out, far from perfect but maybe it helps :)

      Just some quick notes, 2 of the lights i have set to not affect the floor.
      And make sure you render with the camera and not in the perspective view.
      Also have the sRGB button checked.

      DL files here

      Hope it helps :)

  7. Adam Omara

    thank you , render fast and looks great , rip ur keyboard :p

    1. Johannes Tiner

      My keyboard needs a good spanking from time to time :)

  8. Andre

    Hello! Thankyou for tutorial Johannes! May I ask how have you rendered it so good without a camera? Thankyu.

    1. Johannes Tiner

      Hi Andre,

      It’s not neccessary to have a camera, altho I guess I should recommend using it since you with a camera can adjust focal length etc. Exposure controls you can add without a camera in the environment tab (I think).

      To answer your question, I didn’t really do anything special at all so thank you :P

  9. alvaro barroso

    Johannes, thanks a million for sharing your knowledge and taking the time & effort of making the videos, I hope to get very good as well in 3ds and give back to the community another tutorial that may help another person starting!
    Keep it up!

    1. Johannes Tiner

      Thank you!
      And yes you should definitely make tutorials once you feel ready, it’s very rewarding and a good way of promoting yourself.

  10. Ilyas Muhammadi

    I dont know why i am saying this but you are amazinggggggggg

    1. Johannes Tiner

      I approve this message!

  11. Hildevar

    Thx First… great tutorial dude… in next tutorial talk about walkthroug ou animation with camera in vray… I need to make animation… jejejeje

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