All About Normal Maps

All about what a Normal Map is, how to make your own Normal Map for any texture, how to use it, and whether Normal Maps are really better than Bump Maps.

Using an Environment Background for VRay 3.4

Tutorial on how to add an Environment Background for: Noon, Sunrise/Sunset, and Night/Overcast Scenes! Including Backlight settings and Exposure Tweaking.

7 Tips for a Realistic Interior Rendering

Whether you're presenting this interior rendering to a client or you're just keeping it for your portfolio/social media, it's very important to pay attention to the quality of the image so your effort doesn't go to waste.

How to Create your own VRay Texture Maps

The most importnt part of creating your own VRay materials is having the right Texture Maps. So, what happens when you can't find the Texteure Map of a certain Material? You create it! How? Photoshop!

How to Create your Own Materials in VRay 3.4

Not all materials can be found online, so why not learn how to create your own? An easy to follow guide with free textures and Sketchup model to practice!

(Updated) VRay Lighting Guide: Tips and Tricks

In order to produce a good design render, one of the main skills you need is being able to add good lighting to your space. This guide is strictly about how to light up a model with every single lighting object VRay has to offer.

Create your own Transparent Materials in VRay 2.4

A Complete Step by Step Guide for Creating Stunning and Realistic Effects for Glass, Crystal, Plastic, Water, Double Sided Materials, Foggy Glass + More!

How to fix the HDRI/Sun Problem

Fix that pesky problem you get when you use an HDRI, and have Sun and Shadows again!

Fixing the “Black Background” issue when using Enviroment Background

  If you're looking to fix the Shadow/Sun problem caused by the HDRI, go HERE. Hello Designers! Due to a lot of questions arising on "Black Backgrounds" or "Black Screens" issues that encounters a lot of my readers I've decided to give it its own post that will be updated regularly with different fixes to … Continue reading Fixing the “Black Background” issue when using Enviroment Background

How to add Environment Backgrounds for VRay 2.4+

An easy to follow tutorial on how to add an Environment Background to your scene (no Dome Light needed).