V-Ray Final Setting

[ Part 2 / Read the first part: V-Ray Interior tutorial ]

It’s time to render. Until this step images usually comes with noise and splotches. It’s due to a test settings: these produce not perfect outcomes but really fast to render. Now, the goal of this step is to get clean images. For this I usually apply these four settings:

  1. Antialiasing: Progressive
  2. Brute Force + Light Cache
  3. Light Cache 1500 (as a security margin)
  4. Noise Threshold: 0,005 (0,008 shoud be fine as well)


90% of cases this works fine for stills and produce really clean images, Chaos Group also indicates these settings in some of its vray interior tutorials :-)

In the movie “Gravity – 3D” often objects pass near the camera, giving a strong depht sensation. The most obvious way to achieve the same feeling is using the deph-of-field (Dof)


Recreating Dof in V-Ray is really very simple if you know photographic concepts, because V-Ray just reproduce exactly the same conditions.
Basically Dof depends on 3 factors:

  • Distance from the object;
  • Focal Lenght;
  • f aperture.

To understand how Dof works, check the LESSON#13  (in the 5SRW Course for V-Ray)


Post-Production (after V-Ray)

Below you can see the final result after the final render. Many people call this raw render:



It’s time to give it a mood :)

No Render Elements was used for post production. To create the “space station” mood I just used a simple and great tool recently added in Photoshop CC: “Camera Raw Filter” (if you are a photographer this should be very familiar to you!).

I strongly turned the image to cold colors, increased the contrast and whites, and finally closed a little bit the darkers. It’s enought to enhance the render, bringing it to the next level.



Finally, adding an human figure in a realistic way could seems very complicated, but also in this case it’s not true if you have the correct approach. You can’t believe how simple it is: just take your shot using the real light in the same way how the light is used in your render!

Original shot: directly light on the legs, diffuse light on chest and head ———–> Final Shot: everything correspond to our lighting (more or less)


I hope you liked this breakdown in 5 step, following the method “5-Step Render Workflow”.
Use V-Ray like a DSLR in your hands and get photorealistic results easily :-)


Vray Final Settings

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Ciro Sannino
 Official V-Ray Instructor (my ID)