This page provides information on how V-Ray options are integrated into the Modo menu.
The V-Ray menu has access to many of the settings and preferences within V-Ray. It also gives the option to both add and remove packages as well as start the V-Ray Toolbox. The menu can open the Modo preferences at the V-Ray entry point as well as convert selected geometry to a V-Ray proxy or import a .vrscene exported from V-Ray (both from V-Ray for Modo, and V-Ray in other software.)
||Modo Menu Bar|| > V-Ray menu
Render with V-Ray – Renders the current frame with V-Ray.
Render animation with V-Ray – Renders the entire animation range with V-Ray.
Render with V-Ray Standalone – Renders outside of Modo with the V-Ray standalone renderer.
Show VFB window – Opens the V-Ray Frame Buffer window.
Start RT CPU – Runs V-Ray RT on the CPU and uses it for interactive rendering
Start RT GPU CUDA – Runs V-Ray RT on the GPU and uses it for interactive rendering
Stop RT – Stops a V-Ray RT interactive render.
Restart RT – Restarts the RT render so any undetected changes can be applied. Only available while an RT render is running. Can also be triggered through the command history tab by typing vray.rt.restart.
Pause RT scene updates – Pauses a V-Ray RT interactive render.
Render Only Selected Geometry – Renders only the selected geometry in the current frame.
Render Settings -> Main – Opens the Main V-Ray Render Settings pop-up.
Render Settings -> GI – Opens the GI Render Settings pop-up.
Render Settings -> RT, Performance – Opens the RT, Performance Render Settings pop-up.
Render Settings -> Render Elements – Opens the Render Elements Settings pop-up.
Open Preferences – Opens the Modo Preferences at the V-Ray Renderer section.
Open Event Log – Opens the event log which displays information about the last rendering.
Convert to V-Ray Proxy – Converts the currently selected geometry to a V-Ray Proxy object.
Import .vrscene – Imports a previously created .vrscene.
V-Ray Assets - Consolidate... – Similar to Modo's Consolidate Scene option. Adjusts the internal file link locations to relative paths into the same location that the scene file is saved.
V-Ray Assets - Re-link – If there are any V-Ray asset files in the scene with broken file paths, this option allows the user to select alternate file locations.
Add or Remove V-Ray package – Opens a sub-menu to allow the addition/removal of V-Ray properties to various native Modo items.
Add/Remove V-Ray Geometry Properties to selected meshes – Adds/removes V-Ray Geometry properties to any selected meshes.
Add/Remove V-Ray Objects Properties to selected shaders – Adds/removes V-Ray Objects Properties to any selected Modo shaders.
Add/Remove V-Ray Light Settings to selected lights – Adds/removes V-Ray Light Settings to any selected Modo Lights.
Add/Remove V-Ray Render Settings to selected render item – Adds/removes V-Ray Render Settings to any selected Modo render items.
Add/Remove V-Ray Physical Camera to selected cameras – Adds/removes V-Ray Physical camera settings to any selected Modo cameras.
Add/Remove V-Ray Sun/Sky to selected directional lights – Adds/removes V-ray Sun/Sky properties to any selected Modo directional lights.
Add/Remove V-Ray Camera to selected cameras – Adds/removes V-Ray camera properties to any selected Modo cameras.
Add/Remove V-Ray Motion Samples to selected replicators – Adds/removes V-Ray Motion Samples to any selected replicators.
Remove ALL V-Ray packages from selected items – Removes all V-Ray packages from the selected items in the scene.
Remove ALL V-Ray packages from ALL items in the scene – Removes all V-ray packages from every item within a Modo scene.
Ask for help/request a feature on the forum – Opens your default browser to the section of the Chaos Group V-Ray forum to either ask for help or request a feature to be added to a future version of V-Ray for Modo.
Post a rendered image on the forum – Opens your default browser to the section of the Chaos Group V-Ray forum to post an image rendered within V-Ray for Modo.
Report a bug on the forum – Opens your default browser to the section of the Chaos Group V-Ray forum to enable you to report a bug.
V-RayToolbox – Opens the V-RayToolbox window.