CHIAROSCURO WITH V-RAY

Lighting techniques, Materials
and exercises to get Photorealistic Rendering

Author: Ciro Sannino, V-Ray Mentor, Publisher: GC Edizioni
228 Pages, 15 exercises, 30 scenes + a DVD | Limited Edition Only

* LIMITED EDITION – ORDER IT BEFORE JULY 1st *
The book will be printed as a limited edition by GC Edizioni
only for those who purchase it in the presale
(the first books will be sent on July 15th)

Too often we are concerned exclusively with the amount of light falling on an object when instead, a good portion of our attention should be focused on the quality of the shadows that it produces.

The book “CHIAROSCURO WITH V-RAY” is the perfect evolution of the previous book “Photography & Rendering with V-Ray”.

 

The artistic aspect, in particular, is further scrutinized, using chiaroscuro to steer the lighting techniques; photography remains a predominant element, while certain technical aspects, which have now become obsolete, make room for new explanations, new videos, and new exercises to substitute and enhance the ones in the previous book.

Shaping with light is a classic concept in photography and painting and its application to rendering brings a more profound vision and remarkable artistic momentum to this wonderful art form.

 

The book is targeted to both those who have never used V-Ray before and to those already familiar with the software, who are looking for a way to organize their ideas in a simpler and more linear fashion.

3D SCENES & PRACTICAL EXERCISES

Images Featured in the Exercises

The renders below are part of the exercises, accompanied by the scenes on the DVD. The exercises move from simple to more complex lighting and from initial materials to layered and translucent ones. Interior and outdoor scenarios are included, as well as objects.  All the contents are carefully explained, both conceptually and practically, with targeted exercises.

Example Pages

Cover, Contents and some previews from the English version

* LIMITED EDITION – ORDER IT BEFORE JULY 1st *
The book will be printed as a limited edition by GC Edizioni
only for those who purchase it in the presale
(the first books will be sent on July 15th)

Faq – Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I purchase the book?

The only authorized store is the publisher > Purchase it on GC Edizioni

 

Will I be able to purchase the book after the presale?

Unfortunately, that won’t be possible. The books will only be printed as a limited edition for readers who purchase them in advance.

Is this a reprint or a new book?

This book is the Evolution of the previous one, with fresh content, exercises, and videos. With several references to the previous book ‘Photography & Rendering with V-Ray’ (which was not reprinted due to substantial changes in the software). The new volume is approachable even to those just starting out.

I use V−Ray for Cinema4D, Rhino, etc… Is your book also suitable in these cases?

V-Ray for 3ds Max is used for practical applications but the concepts described and the mindset developed by adopting a photographic approach are universal and can be applied to any V-Ray version and platform. The videos and exercises are in 3ds Max format.

Will there be an ebook/pdf version? 
No digital versions are planned.

 

What’s the difference between the online course and the book? 
The online course is practice-oriented while the book focuses on reasoning and an in-depth understanding of the photographic mechanisms behind V-Ray. Many users find it ideal to combine these study tools. Contact us at support@learnvray.com to receive the bundle offer “Course + Book”.

Which version of V−Ray does the book refer to? 
The version used is V-Ray NEXT, however, everything described is equally valid for the previous version 3. The inevitable small discrepancies between the versions don’t jeopardize the logic behind its use or the methods applied.

Working with a photographic use of chiaroscuro doesn’t only improve the lighting but also, consequently, the appearance of the materials, which, as in a real photograph, react to the light surrounding them.

Ciro Sannino – “Chiaroscuro with V-Ray” / GC Edizoni – ed.2019