Update: This tutorial now covers all VRay Versions.
A really quick tutorial for a really quick fix!
If you’ve ever run into the problem where you use a HDRI or a Dome Light, and end up with no proper sun rays or shadows?
Whether its exterior or interior you need that! unless you’re using an overcast sky, it’s crucial to have proper shadows, so your render looks more realistic.
As I’ve said before, this is a quick tutorial, so the render I’m using is not that artsy. Boo!
For VRay 2.0+
To get started, whether you’re using a Dome Light or a HDRI,this will apply for you.
Go to ‘Options’ – ‘Global Switches’ and enable ‘Default Light’.
Then head over to ‘Camera’ and make sure ‘Exposure’ is Disabled.
Finally go to the ‘Environment’ tab and turn on ‘Reflection’, then click ‘m’.
Use ‘TexSky’, choose ‘Sun 1’ in ‘Default Sky Options’, and enable ‘Sun’ + set the ‘Intensity’ to something as low as ‘0.03’.
For VRay 3.0 & VRay Next
You can refer to these links:
- VRay Lighting Tutorial (Includes HDRI Setup).
- VRay Environment Background Tutorial (Includes using the Sun option with a Background).
You might notice an increase in brightness, you can fix that through ‘Camera’, ‘Dome Light’ intensity, or ‘GI (Skylight)’ intensity.
Leave a comment below if you have any questions or suggestions, and I’ll reply ASAP.
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