VRay – THE COMPLETE GUIDE – second edition is the first book in the world completely devoted to VRay. Its aim is to provide an advanced support for the specialists in this branch. All too often we lose a lot of time searching the meaning of a particular parameter. Who hasn’t spent entire days trying to understand what was wrong with their rendering? Having some “presets” is not enough: it is necessary to understand and have knowledge of the tools daily used. This is the only way thanks to which you’ll be able to face more and more difficult tasks.
VRay – THE COMPLETE GUIDE – second edition was born thanks to two year’s hard work, during which we tried to produce a high-quality handbook committed to VRay’s users. Not just a basic list of commands, but a special tool, composed by technical and theoretical parts, by which you’ll be carried away! You’ll be able to find, through 1060 pages, 2300 images and 3200 renderings expressly created for this handbook.
Enclosed you’ll also find a DVD-ROM containing 32 animations in .mov format, bearing examples otherwise impossible to understand via images only.
It’s an unrepeatable handbook, difficult to find elsewhere: made up of 1060 pages, full color, A4 21x29x6cm (other manuals are usually smaller: 21x19x4cm). Bound with extreme care, through paperback binding stitched with wire referendum and not simply glue, it holds up through the time. The hardback cover also is hardbound disk, allowing a better usability.
(*) The SECOND EDITION, is available only in PDF digital format and we upgrade to VRay 1.5 SP3a, with 30 new pages unpublished. For a research we make a full interactive index. Now you can quickly reach any part of the book with one click. This index is inside in the sample files you can download below.The PDF has a little watermark noninvasive with the with client info (name, address), copy-paste function is disable. Also we will send you a password, which will be used to access the private section of our OFFICIAL FORUM, a place where to discuss directly with the author. Also, each PDF will has a little difference than the other (text changes, different images position, etc. …), which will make each copy unique and immediately recognizable The book price is 25 euro, but the old customers can buy the PDF version only for 15 euro!
HERE a PDF sample.
For a better view , we recommend to set the Adobe Reader as follows: Edit -> Preferences -> Resolution -> Customize resolution = 300 px /inch. In this way, setting the display of PDF = 100%, the page will display correctly.
You can pay the book with:
Then you must send to the following email address the request to purchase the book, indicating:
- COMPLETE ADDRESS and CITY:
- payment method:
- HARD BOOK CODE: for customer who have buyed the first Edition
(*) Then we will sent you an e-mail with the payment instruction, like Paypal payment address or Bank Tansfer code.
(*) Finally, after a few hours of payment confirmation, we will sent you the link where to download the book and DVD.
- Author: Francesco Legrenzi
- Pages: roughly 1060
- Size: A4 Pages: 80g glossy
- Cover: hardback
- String-based bookbinding
- Weight: 2.9 Kg
- Dimensions: 20x28x5cm
- Extra: DVD containing animations and high resolution images chosen from the book
- Price: Physical book 119 euro – PDF version 25 euro – For customers that buy the original book 15 euro!
- Issue: February 2008
- English version: November 2008
- Second edition: March 2010
- VRay version: 1.5 FINAL SP3a
The handbook is made up of 9 CHAPTERS:
- 01. INTRODUCTION
- 02. THE BROAD HISTORY OF CG
- 03. VRay: Renderer – PART 1
- 04. VRay: Renderer – PART 2
- 05. VRay: MATERIALS AND MAPS
- 06. VRay: CAMERAS AND LIGHTS
- 07. VRay: OBJECT & ENVIRONMENT
- 08. VRay: RENDER ELEMENTS
- 09. VRay: UPDATING
At this link an exhaustive review edited by arch. Francesco La Trofa (franci2k5).
This is the pictures of the earliest Italian copies arriving directly from the print shop, ready to be delivered.
SUMMARY and EXAMPLE FILE
At this link you can download the summary and in this link you can download a short paragraph of the handbook concerning the VRayEdgesText map. It’s a PDF file made up of 5 pages of the handbook, thought out so that you can get a sense of its structure.