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Getting started with V-Ray for 3ds Max.

Your go-to collection of official learning resources.

You can learn anything — and V-Ray for 3ds Max is no exception.

To help you begin this journey, we've compiled a number of helpful resources. You'll find all the tutorials, webinars and documentation you need to be able to create great-looking renders in no time.
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Setup & installation

Our step-by-step guide will get you up and running with V-Ray quickly and easily.

New to V-Ray for 3ds Max?

To help you begin your journey, we've created a series of beginner-friendly tutorials that will help you get familiar with the product and master the basics, so you can start creating great-looking renders in no time.

Getting started

Get a quick overview of how to set up and render a simple scene using V-Ray.

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This series of in-depth articles and video tutorials are designed for users of all levels, from beginner to advanced.


This series of webinars presents the features and updates in V-Ray for 3ds Max's major versions

Creating detailed exteriors

Check out our free V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max webinar.

Explore the unexplored with V-Ray 6’s new features.

Learn how V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max’s new features helped our 3D artists create the stunning exterior shots in our release video and get useful tips to apply in your own work.

V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max

CG specialist Cory Holm shares workflow tips and tricks and covers best practices for creating an interior scene using V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max. You’ll learn about everything from shading and lighting to applying final touches in the redesigned V-Ray Frame Buffer.

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Free scenes

These free scenes will give you a head start learning V-Ray for 3ds Max. Each scene includes complete assets and renders. You can also use them to follow along with our tutorials.

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Help docs

Chaos documentation is the best place to find in-depth explanations per V-Ray feature, parameter and detailed information on various settings. 

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Need more inspiration?

Get all the latest V-Ray for 3ds Max news, customer stories, product updates, podcasts and more over on the official Chaos blog.
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