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Learn V-Ray for Maya.

Your go-to collection of official learning resources.

You can learn anything — and V-Ray for Maya 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.
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Creating a sci-fi scene

We invited Darko Mitev to take you on a tour of ORIS City. Find out how V-Ray for Maya helped him create this intricately detailed cyberpunk metropolis.

Making a fantasy 3D character

CG Artist Taj Nabhani reveals the making of Jjahawa, a 3D character based on a concept by Roman Kupriianov. Taj covers the entire process, from modeling, using V-Ray materials and shaders, and lighting and rendering.

How to create a 3D wax candle

This tutorial explores some of the properties of V-Ray Fast SSS2 and how you can use it to create highly realistic candle wax materials.

Rendering refractive surfaces

Discover techniques for rendering refractive surfaces that are in contact, such as rendering liquids inside glass containers.

Looking for more tutorials?

If you're still thirsty for knowledge, our help docs have plenty more tutorials to check out.

Tips & tricks

This selection of tips and tricks will help you make the most of V-Ray in Maya.


This series of webinars presents the features and updates in V-Ray for Maya's major versions.
V-Ray 5 for Maya

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

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V-Ray Next for Maya

CG Specialist Cory Holm presents how to make the most of V-Ray Next for Maya, including the workflow improvements, intelligent tools, and speed boosts that can take your rendering capabilities to the next level.

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Free scenes

These free scenes will give you a head start learning V-Ray for Maya. 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 Group 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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Chaos blog

Get all the latest V-Ray for Maya news, customer stories, podcasts and more.

V-Ray Personal Learning Edition for Maya

Explore V-Ray for Maya at a pace that suits you.
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