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Introduction to V-Ray

with Stephen DeLalla


In this lecture, CG Supervisor Stehen DeLalla gives a thorough introduction to V-Ray for Maya. All major aspects of V-Ray will be covered, starting with the fundamentals of how V-Ray integrates into Maya, linear workflow and color management, render settings, lights, materials, new features of vray 3 and 3.1, xgen integration, and more. There is also an in-depth discussion on general workflow techniques that will be useful for all levels of artists, and are directly related to how Stephen works in production. Topics include the V-Ray, Blend, Car Paint, Two-Sided, Hair, SSS and Skin Materials as well as Displacement, Global Illumination, Render Elements, Proxies, Physical Camera, and effective usage of the Adaptive DMC. There is also a making-of, discussing the techniques used with Maya, V-Ray, and Nuke to create the cover image. Stephen explains why certain decisions were made, what techniques were used, and how they relate to different chapters in the series. This lecture will provide artists with a wonderful foundation in V-ray, and enable them to push their work to a new level.

Duration: 639 minutes

Format: HD 1920x1080

Stephen Delalla

Lighting Artist & CG Supervisor

Stephen DeLalla is a 3D artist specializing in lighting and look development. After graduating from Gnomon in 2008, he started his career as a generalist in commercial production. In 2010 he joined the team at Psyop where he is currently working as a CG Supervisor. His professional work can be seen in many commercials, most notably in over 20 spots for Supercell's hit game "Clash of Clans," as well as commercials for the Criket Wireless ad campaign. Stephen also has a passion for education and finds it one of the most rewarding aspects of his career. He has been teaching at Gnomon since 2011 where he has helped integrate V-Ray into the curriculum.

  • "Stephen's talent in Lighting and Compositing is matched by his natural predilection for teaching, working with, and leading fellow artists."

    - David Chontos
    Head of CG & Creative Director at Psyop