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Master 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.


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

In this tutorial, we examine how to use VRay2SidedMtl to create a realistic paper material. The geometry we use is a paper lampshade which has no thickness and its print resembles a newspaper.

Creating car paint

This tutorial explains how to use the VRayStochasticFlakesMtl - a material used for adding flakes to simulate materials like car paints, snow and other glittery materials

Quick start guides.

This selection of quick-start tips will help you make the most of V-Ray in 3ds Max.

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