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 thesection on the Setup and Installation page.
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.
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.
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.