This page introduces lighting tools and utilities in V-Ray for 3ds Max.


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V-Ray for 3ds Max includes a number of standalone tools and utilities. For a full list, see the Additional V-Ray Tools page.


Lighting Tools

The following tools are provided by V-Ray to assist with lighting:

  • Light Lister - This UI window is a handy way to modify many common attributes of all of the lights in the scene. It works with both V-Ray lights and standard 3ds Max lights.
  • Light Meter - The VRayLightMeter helper is an aid for showing how a scene is illuminated and is intended to simulate the use of a real-life light meter that is used in photography and film production.

The information that is presented by VRayLightMeter does not change or otherwise affect the lighting in the scene in any way; it only reports on it. This helper is intended to provide information so you can make adjustments to the scene's lighting at your own discretion.