Vray help please!


#1

I’m hoping some of you guys can give me some pointers. I registered on the Vray forums but I can’t post right now for some reason.

I’ve been using Indigio but I keep hearing that Vray is the best so I am trying it. I am only getting very bland results with no reflections or really anything looking realistic. See below.

I know if is because I am a noob so I am trying to get some tips. To start with, I want to add some reflection to the floor to add some realism. In the material editor, I see a Reflection box under maps which I checked and tried different values but nothing added any reflection. I also tried adding a reflection layer to the material but all that does is add a black reflection material and I can’t see my wood at all. Am I going about adding reflection the right way by adding a reflection layer or am I doing something wrong?


#2

Hello! If you want to add reflection to your material you should do it by right clicking your desired material (in your case the wooden floor) and choosing “Add Reflection Layer”. Unfortunately I don’t have V-Ray installed at the moment, so I can’t post screenshots. I see your “Live Update” is turned off in the top left corner of the Material Editor window. Turn it on and you should see a preview of what your rendered material would look like.
V-Ray is indeed one of the best (if not the best) rendering engines in the market but it takes time learn and make photo-realistic renders. Good luck!


#3

Do like @VahePogossian spoke and put some lights as in the real life. Some pics below.

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