Tuesday July 29, 2014
 

VRayGuide USA Tour

San Francisco -> Miami
Across the Country – Coast to Coast
20 Cities 10 States in 2 Weeks – Like a PRO!


If you’re located on this route, and you want to hang out with me and talk about VRAY – Contact me to book a session – or just to have a coffee:
email: vrayart.support@gmail.com
Phone: 408 306 0035
FB: www.facebook.com/vray.training

I’ll be visiting 10 different states within next 2 weeks:
California – Starting Route San Francisco
Arizona
New Mexico
Oklahoma
Texas
Louisiana
Mississippi
Alabama
Georgia
Florida – Final Desensitization Miami

Cities & Stops:
San Francisco
Los Angeles
San Diego
Victorville
Barstow
Kingman
Flagstaff
Albuquerque
Oklahoma City
Dallas
Huston
Beaumont
Lafayette
New Orleans
Mobile
Tallahassee
Gainesville
Orlando
Miami
Short URL of the route
https://goo.gl/maps/bauB6

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Ivy Generator – FREE 3Ds Max Plugin

Easy way to create realistic looking ivy (wall climbing vegetation) with FREE 3Ds max plugin – Just in few minutes of work.
Here’s simple demonstration of that FREE plugin functionality.

Post comments questions and share it with your friends :)
Enjoy!
Alex

LIGNE ROSET MOEL

LIGNE ROSET MOEL

Creation of this image was Inspired by one of my favorite designers – LIGNE ROSET.
I’ve decided to make this scene based on their legendary Moel armchair.

Some challenges that I was dealing with while making this scene,
were mostly Lighting challenges.

Since this scene is on the edge of overexposure, it was quite hard
to get different parts of the scene to fall into equal exposure category.

HDRI image was used as the main lighting source + local VRay lights
to get proper illumination to other parts of the image.

LIGNE ROSET MOEL closeup

In addition, verity of different deflectors were used to block the lighting
from overexposing whites or other light colored objects.

IVY Grow FREE PLUGIN – was used to create ivy vegetation.

Carpet was made with VRayFur + Directional Maps.

Rendered with 3DsMax 2014 & VRay 3.0 – 1400×1400 pixels – 7.5 hours

Post work was made wit Photoshop, After effects + Photo-real Plugins.

LIGNE ROSET MOEL closeup 2
Don’t hesitate to ask me questions if you have any,
I’ll include the answers in the “Making Of”..which should be out soon..

Thanks and have a wonderful day!
Alex

VRay IES Light

Hey, here’s all you need to know about VRay IES Light Setup by using 3Ds Max.

You can use Photometric IES viewer to view IES lights here’s the download website http://www.photometricviewer.com/
And you can also Download FREE 30 IES lights here
My test scene can be downloaded here
ies light vray

Enjoy!
P.S.
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The NEW American Home 2014

Me and my buddy Max went to Las Vegas to check this “New American Standard” of Architecture & Design.
Max did the camera (sony)
I did the editing with and photography – the photos are here

It’s 100% Bacteria Free even though there’s a waterfall in the house AND 90 % of the house functions on solar system.
Floor and walls temperature adjustable by using wall touch screen, which located in every room.
Easy on eye design merges with hi-tec technology that was created only last year.
Both electric and gas cars can be charged from the house – free “fuel”.
The price of such house somewhere between $7+ million.
More details about this house can be found here.

Thanks for checking this out!
“Like” it and share it :D
Talk soon,
Alex

VRayGuide 4th Anniversary

It’s been wonderful 4 years and I would like to thank you for taking this journey with me, following and promoting my activity on social network, supporting by posting comments, questions and feedbacks.
Hope there will be more such wonderful years to come, and I wish you will keep progressing and becoming better through my video tutorials.

Here’s a little video I’ve made for our 4th Anniversary. Discounts and SALE can be found below this video.
ENJOY!

4th Anniversary – FREE SCENES – 75% OFF DISCOUNTS http://www.vray-studio.com/newsletter/newsletter_2014.html

Thanks again for following me!
Share it with your friends :D

Have a good one,
Alex

5 FREE Exterior Setups

I’ve made those FREE Exterior setups especially for those that struggle to set their VRaySun VRaySky and VRayPhysCam white balance.

All the cameras were adjusted to match day time temperature and the proper environment exposure.

This setup were made with “Linear” workflow and works excellent with saving output as HDRI and NOT as JPG or PNG.

Alright so here it is, 5 FREE Exterior setups made with 3Ds Max 2010 and VRay 1.5 SP6

Enjoy!

Download FREE EXTERIOR SETUPS HERE

If you got any comments or questions, post them below
Share this with your friends – “like it” on Facebook and Twitter.

Thanks for checking this.
Talk soon,
Alex

HDRi Lighting 3DsMax VRay

Check out this FREE HDRI sky provided by Peter Guthrie .

He does amazing renders simply because he uses the most advanced method for lighting up interior & exterior scenes by using 3Ds max and VRay.

This method called IBL – “Image Based Lighting“, and it’s based on High Dynamic Range images (HDRI’s) – Images strong enough to lighten the entire scene.

Additional lights can be used to emphasize better different objects in the scene, but the general idea, is that you can use only one image to do your PhotoRealistic lighting and get outstanding results.

Here’s how you can do it in the most efficient way:

Free HDRI scene here

Peter Guthrie FREE HDRI link

Alright, hope you enjoyed this tutorial and find FREE scene useful!

Post your comments BELOW and Like it on Facebook and Twitter!

Talk soon,
Alex

P.S.
Don’t forget to leave credit to Peter if you use his sky :)
P.P.S
If you liked this tutorial, you’ll probably love my new HDRI Stills Production Training