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5SRW PROGRAM STUDY

5SRW IS A NO FRILLS COURSE


IT CONTAINS NOTHING MORE THAN YOU REALLY NEED
TO CREATE QUICKLY AMAZING IMAGES
Andrew Morelli
Learnvray member

courtesy image of David Santos, made in 5SRW


~ study program
Learn the photographic and logical way. Know everything about V-Ray and create superb renders.
Created by V-Ray Licensed Trainers, approved by Chaos Group

ALL LESSONS AVAILABLE IN


ENGLISH ESPANOL ITALIANO INDONESIAN FRANCAIS PORTUGUES DEUTSCH

Start correctly with V-Ray 1/4


Lesson #1: Activating V-Ray for the first time Lesson #7: The amazing V-Ray IES Lights
Select renderer What is V-Ray IES?
Save as default How to assign a photometric curve
Setup V-Ray and V-Ray Real Time Control the power
Control color temperature
Lesson #2: Preparing 3ds max and V-Ray to start Simulating Light Ray and source
Set properly gamma for archviz V-Ray Light Material
Gamma in Preferences
Gamma in Color Mapping Lesson #8: Create basic Materials with V-Ray
Irradiance map and Light cache combination V-Ray Materials: fundamentals
Save presets for faster and easy settings How to use Fresnel for photorealistic reflections
Control reflection and refraction
Lesson #3: V-Ray Sun and V-Ray Physical Camera Create chromed metal
Default V-Ray Materials for exposures Create plastic
Add V-Ray Sun and V-Ray Sky Create realistic glass
V-Ray Sun properties Create colored glass
Add a V-Ray Physical Camera Simulate brushed metals
Shutter Speed to control exposure Simulate opaque plastics
Simulate satin glass
Lesson #4: How V-Ray Light works
White balance for V-Ray Physical Camera Lesson #9: How to light with HDRls
Adding a V-Ray Light Learn the IBL (Image-based lighting)
Setting units V-Ray Dome and HDRI file
Store With Irradiance Map option Control the power
Color temperature Control the rotation in the scene
Relation between size and intensity How to avoid giant backgrounds
Create strong and diffuse shadows How to avoid splotches caused by HDRIs

Lesson #5: How V-Ray Light works Lesson #10: Understand Color Mapping
Studio lighting principles What really is the Color Mapping
Hiearchy of lights Linear color mapping usage
Primary, secondary and fill light Exponential color mapping
The process for the professional light balance When use Linear and when Exponential
Chromatic contrast Lose contrast, recover contrast

Lesson #6: V-Ray Frame Buffer


Why V-Ray Frame Baffer (VFB) is so special AFTER THESE LESSONS
Color Correction YOU LL BE READY
TO LEARN 5SRW METHOD
Tools for overexposed areas
Exposure control
Curves in VFB

CGworld is an official V-Ray Training Center


FEW IN THE WORLD / Check our license on Chaos Group website
http://www.chaosgroup.com/en/2/vray_training_centers.html
LEARN V-RAY ~ study program Learn the photographic and logical way. Know everything about V-Ray and create superb renders.
Created by V-Ray Licensed Trainers, approved by Chaos Group

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V-RAY PHYSICAL CAMERA LIGHT BALANCE
Use V-Ray as a real DSLR Create studio lighting with 3 V-Ray Lights
Use V-Ray Physical Camera Creating light herarchy
Setup V-Ray Physical Camera Learn how to balance lights in V-Ray
Photography composition rules Balance intensity and temperature
Properly set white balance (D65 and Neutral) Create a chromatic contrast
How to create Depht-of-field How to use V-Ray IES as primary light
Relation between f and shutter speed for perfect dof Create customized light hierarchy
Analysis of the shot and the composition rules Professional workflow: lighting 1 by 1
Lines/distortions/3rd rule Light balance analisys 1
When using longer focal lenght Light balance analisys 2
How to use wide angle for compositions Light balance analisys 3
Evaluating perspective Light Balance application
How to frame in studio Create Daily lighting
Create Golden lighting
The main lighting rule
The 3X3 rule for interior shots
An easy approach for night renders
V-RAY LIGHT How to save time with fill lights
An easy approach for Magic Hour renders
V-Ray Light and options
Sculpt your scenes using the light
How to use an HDRI?
Create global lighting with HDRI
How to use VRay IES as primary light
V-Ray IES and V-Ray Light Materials EXPOSURE
Light balance and Light reflections
Control overexposure
Use a VRayLight to create nice reflections
Use V-Ray Frame buffer to correct the exposure
Combine VRay Sun + VRay Light + Spot lights
Technique for control overexposures
Use VRay Dome and Plane
Why use exponential color mapping + VFB
How VRayLight Materials works
What is the Color Mapping and what is it useful for
VRay and standard spot lights
Linear color mapping
Lights underwater
Exponential color mapping
Use VRayLight as Portal for photorealism
The secret of Reinhard color mapping
VRayLight and directional feature
Tips to compesate exposure
Create IBL: Image-based Lighting
White balance for sunset
VrayLight Dome combined with HDRI
HSV Exponential Color mapping
Use a VRayLight as Butterfly bank light
Black flags usage

CGworld is an official V-Ray Training Center


FEW IN THE WORLD / Check our license on Chaos Group website
http://www.chaosgroup.com/en/2/vray_training_centers.html
LEARN V-RAY ~ study program Learn the photographic and logical way. Know everything about V-Ray and create superb renders.
Created by V-Ray Licensed Trainers, approved by Chaos Group

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V-RAY MATERIALS V-RAY SETTINGS
Create different V-Ray Materials Irradiance map and light cache
Plastic, metal chrome, rubber Adaptive subdivision: when using it
Create basic metal chrome Adaptive DMC: when using it
Simulate rusty material What is noise threshold for final renders
Simulate curtain and carpets Setup and use V-Ray Real Time
How to use VRay2Sided material Modify V-Ray Sun shadows
Fall off for curtains and opacity Test settings in 5SRW
How V-Ray Light Materials works Final settings in 5SRW
Create a reflection maps from diffuse Affect Shadows option
How reflection maps work What is ExtraTex channel
Design reflections before light How to use VRay
What is ExtraTex channel How to improve irradiance map and light cache
How to create embedded Ambient Occlusion V-Ray Sun and size multiplier option
Create a separated channel for Ambient Occlusion Modify sky colors and correct distortions
Different ways to extract details with AO V-Ray Real Time features
Manage Fresnel IOR for glass Draw region and Real Zoom
How to use Fall off for fabrics and car paint Affect channel option
Create reflection maps Final settings for a clean render
Curtain material VRay Light portals and simple option
Colored glass materials How to see perfectly the texture in the viewport;
Fog Color / Fog multiplier Contrast textures with Output
Max Depht option Contrast textures with Color Correction
Increase reflections with IOR Use VRayCompTex
VRay2Sided Materials Use VRayColor
Use a map for VRay2Sided Mtl V-Ray Fur: easy and effective
How to control the maps in the material editor How to save time with VRaylights Substitutes
VRayFastSSS2 How to save time during the lighting set up
Balance diffuse and translucency Uniform surface properties
Whats Multi sub-object material Subdivs in 5SRW
Multi sub-object and material IDs
How to map different channels with UVWmap
How Unwrap UVW works
How to make a water material
How to use opacity channel for lights
Mapping reflections and glossy
Procedure to control complex mapping
How to save materials in a library
Max Depht option
CGworld is an official V-Ray Training Center
FEW IN THE WORLD / Check our license on Chaos Group website
http://www.chaosgroup.com/en/2/vray_training_centers.html
~ study program
Learn the photographic and logical way. Know everything about V-Ray and create superb renders.
Created by V-Ray Licensed Trainers, approved by Chaos Group

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POST PRODUCTION PROBLEMS&SOLUTION
Use V-Ray passes in Post Production The amazing RayFire plugin for falling objects
How to use Reflections render element Learn how to fix black splotches
How to use VRayLightSelect render element How to use Hair and Fur modifier
How to use VRayExtraTex for Ambient Occlusion Comb your carpet with guides
White balance with 1 point-curves Fix overlapped faces
Create professional vintage effect How to avoid splotches
Create different vintage effects Fix Light Cache imperfections
Cutout filter for perfect bump effect What are dominant colors?
How to use V-Ray Lens Effect No HDRI to achieve great result
How to correct images with levels/curve in VFB Useful shortcuts for photoshop
Postproduction technique for overexposures Quick proxy objects
How to use it for Ambien Occlusion pass
Manage the sharpness with unsharpmask
Contrast textures with Photoshop
Manage final render and background
Light&Shade technique OVER 50 LESSONS
Add flares and anharmonic flares
Control the details with Unsharp Mask-1px OVER 500 MINS
Grass replacement
How to make a bonfire OVER 30 EXERCISES
SUPPORT & UPDATE
Get alpha channel with V-Ray Dome
How to choose the right background

FOR 1-YEAR
FAD technique (to extract hidden details);
PROGLOW technique
Best VIGNETTING technique
How to use render elements
VRay Reflections ACCESS TO
VRay Raw Reflections
VRay Wire Color 5SRW CERTIFICATION

ALL LESSONS AVAILABLE IN


ENGLISH ESPANOL ITALIANO INDONESIAN FRANCAIS PORTUGUES DEUTSCH
~ GALLERY
All these renders have been created by our members
following the 5SRW method

5SRW IS A NO FRILLS COURSE


IT CONTAINS NOTHING MORE THAN YOU REALLY NEED
TO CREATE QUICKLY AMAZING IMAGES
Andrew Morelli
Learnvray member