Photography & Rendering with V-Ray is based on the 5-Step Render Workflow (5SRW) method. It is an educational format made up of five simple steps for creating photorealistic renders in the field of pre-visualization for architecture, mechanics and design. It uses photography – and the basic concepts behind it – as point of reference.
Framing, Light Balance, Materials, Final Settings and Post-production are the five crucial phases in the innovative 5-Step Render Workflow (5SRW) method. Examined without technicalities, these phases form a simple and deliberate pathway that aims to guide and encourage full awareness of each step leading to the creation of any kind of render.
Each topic has a theoretical introduction, designed to prepare the reader for the pratical use of the V-Ray parameters. In this book, the final outcome is not intended to be an end in itself. Instead, the focus is placed on the process used to achieve it. In line with this logic, the various exercises and videos accompanying the book are means, rather than ends, that will allow you to reason with greater awareness.
The book is targeted both to readers who have never used V-Ray, as well as those who already have experience with the software and are simply loking for a way to organize their ideas simply and with greater coherence.
All explanations, concepts and results that can be obtained
are not bound to a specific version of V-Ray.
They concern the application of photography to the rendering engine,
are therefore applicable to both versions 2 and 3 of V-Ray for 3ds Max.
For the type of approach the book is also apreciated
from users who use V-Ray for Rhino, SketchUp, Maya and C4D.
Attached to the book is a DVD containing a folder called P&R-VRay, in which you will find .MAX files, videos relating to the concepts explained and .JPG files of the images contained in the book. It also contains 3D models from designconnected.com and textures della arroway-textures.com