This page introduces render settings in V-Ray for Maya.
The Maya Render Settings window hosts many V-Ray settings for both V-Ray and IPR. Depending on which render mode you are using, the available settings will change. For more information about choosing and setting up your renderer, please see the Setup and Installation page.section on the
||Maya status bar|| > Display render settings button
|| Windows menu || > Rendering Editors > Render Settings
Production Renderer Settings
When V-Ray is set as the renderer, V-Ray parameters are organized under several tabs in the Render Settings window. Additionally, each tab is divided into several rollouts.
- Common tab - Common options for outputting files
- VRay tab - Specifies the image sampler type for antialiasing and image filtering, customizable settings for cameras and environment, VFB settings.
- GI tab - Selection and settings for primary and secondary GI engines, GI caustics.
- Settings tab - Global settings including displacement and texture settings.
- Overrides tab - Provides parameters that override a variety of V-Ray settings such as local parameters for lights, cameras, and materials.
- - Creation and control of render elements for beauty pass compositing and post-production.
Note: In V-Ray, the two tools that most greatly impact the balance of render quality vs. speed are the image sampler (under the V-Ray tab) and GI engine(s) (under the GI tab). Learning the basics of how these two features work will greatly enhance your ability to adjust settings in V-Ray and maximize image quality while keeping render times to a minimum. See the linked pages for explanations on how these features work.
IPR Render Settings
When IPR is used for rendering, V-Ray parameters are located under a single IPR tab. For more details on IPR as a whole, please see the Interactive Rendering | IPR page.
- V-Ray IPR tab - Contains all render settings for IPR mode including quality, performance, engine, and distributed rendering.
- Creation and control of render elements for beauty passes and compositing. -