V-ray training
3ds Max – Rendering with V-Ray training

2 days
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Key details

Key details

V-Ray course for 3ds Max users, teaching skills for producing high-quality, high-resolution images and animations for your designs.

V-Ray is the renderer of choice across the world. It is used widely in architecture, interior design, film, and a wide-range of other industries.

Our 3ds Max – Rendering with V-Ray course provides a thorough grounding in the use of V-Ray. Sessions include:

  • Lighting an interior with real and artificial light.
  • Lighting an exterior scene for day and night.
  • Creating and managing materials.
  • When and how to use image based lighting.
  • Rendering, exposure control and speeding up rendering times.
  • Animation for large scenes.

3ds Max – Rendering with V-Ray training is available on-request only, i.e. one-to-one training or a ‘closed’ course for your group. We don’t currently offer scheduled (public) V-Ray courses. We can host the training at one of our centres, or your venue anywhere in the UK. Please contact us for a quote.

The training can be tailored to take into account any existing knowledge you have, and the type of rendered images you want to produce.

Expert trainers

V-Ray training is hosted by Autodesk Certified Instructors, with vast professional experience of a range of different renderers.

How will I learn?

V-Ray training is hands-on and practical.

Our trainers teach the necessary theory then demonstrate techniques step-by-step. You then practice the techniques taught on a computer running V-Ray.

There is plenty of time to ask questions, and you can take away all the files you create.

Training guide and certificate

Course delegates receive:

  • A comprehensive training guide for V-Ray, to refer to throughout the course, and to use as a refresher afterwards.
  • An e-certificate confirming successful completion of an accredited V-Ray training course. This is emailed to delegates directly from Autodesk. Click here to see an example of the certificate you receive.

After course support

Following V-Ray training, delegates are entitled to 30 days’ email support from their V-Ray trainer to help with any post-course issues. For further details, see Support.


Delegates should have a good working knowledge of 3ds Max, i.e. be familiar with the techniques taught in our 3ds Max Essentials course. No prior V-Ray knowledge is required.

V-Ray version

Training can be based on any recent version of V-Ray to suit you.


General information

General information

Course times

Standard course times are 9.30am–4.30pm.

As we’d be hosting this as a ‘closed course’ for you/your group, there’s usually flexibility to change these times to suit you, e.g. start or end 30 minutes earlier or later.


Payment for V-Ray training can be made bank transfer or card.

We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies.

If you’re self-funding your training, you can pay in staged payments, interest-free, over 12 months.

For further details, see training course payment options.


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Cancellations and postponements

If an on-request 3ds Max – Rendering with V-Ray course booking is cancelled giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a cancellation fee is payable. View cancellation terms.

If an on-request 3ds Max – Rendering with V-Ray course booking is postponed giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a postponement fee is payable. View postponement terms.

Terms and conditions

Training course bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.


Expert trainer

Expert trainer

Rod Cleasby

3D Visuals and Design Trainer Rod Cleasby

V-Ray courses are hosted by Rod Cleasby.

Rod has over 20 years’ experience working in architecture, interior design and the production of rendered images and animations.

Rod is an Autodesk-Certified Instructor, spending the majority of his time these days hosting courses. He does, however, continue to undertake project work to keep up-to-date with the latest technologies and practices.

He is an expert user of 3ds Max and V-Ray. He’s also a skilled user of many related tools, such as AutoCAD and Photoshop .

Away from training and visualisations, Rod is an accomplished artist and musician.


Course content

Course content

Introduction to V-Ray and the course objectives

Breaking down the render dialog options

Overview of the Renderer: anti-aliasing, sampling

Speed vs. quality set-up

Available methods of calculating Global Illumination

Creating materials and understanding how real world materials act

Overview of the types of V-Ray shader available and their uses

Creating special purpose maps: specular and their uses

Physical lighting systems and camera: overview of motion blur and depth of field

Image based lighting

Standard workflow of lighting interiors and exteriors

V-Ray Proxy for large scale scenes

Rendering for animation (stationary Geometry): optimising irradiance/light cache set-up for animation

Rendering for post-production: layered rendering, mattes and compositing

Project: texture and light a pre-made scene through to render output


“Good interaction, ability to chat to someone of more knowledge and able to share. Questions answered to a brilliant level. Concise teaching.”

Rich M

Remote training is available for our most popular courses. For a limited time, we’re offering discounts off the usual course price. See Remote training.