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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.

V-Ray Next for 3ds Max Webinar

During this webinar, CG Specialist Atanas Tudzharov shows how the incredible toolset of V-Ray Next makes it quicker and easier to get stunning results.

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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 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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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.