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In order to use V-Ray in Houdini, the batch file included in the download must be run to set the required environment variables.


Adding the V-Ray Shelf

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To add the V-Ray tab into your Houdini UI after the first time you run the batch file, follow the steps below:

  1. Click

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  1. the +

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  1.  button at the far right of the Houdini Shelf Dock.
  2. Go to

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  1. the Shelves

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  1.  sub-menu and

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  1. choose V-Ray

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  1.  to add a check to that shelf option.

 

For more details on the tools available from the shelf, please see

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the V-Ray Shelf

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Integrations

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Menus

V-Ray adds a number of items to the Houdini menus. This includes a V-Ray section in the TAB menu, where all V-Ray nodes are stored.

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V-Ray includes a shelf that houses many quick shortcuts to some of the most commonly used V-Ray components. This shelf looks and functions like other shelves in Houdini, so if you would like to add more tools you use while rendering with V-Ray, you can. For more information, see V-Ray Shelf.

Tool Windows


The following V-Ray come with the installation, each with its own dedicated interface window.

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Frame Buffer

 

Rendering Tools and Utilities

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A number of standalone rendering tools and utilities come packaged with V-Ray for Houdini. For a full list of tools and utilities that come with V-Ray, see the Additional V-Ray Tools page.