VRay: THE COMPLETE GUIDE is the first book in the world completely dedicated to VRay. Its aim is to provide advanced support to CG artists. Too often, a lot of time is wasted searching for the meaning of a particular parameter. Who hasn’t spent whole days trying to understand technical mistakes in their projects? Having some “presets” is not enough: you need to understand and know the tools we use every day to face increasingly difficult tasks. VRay: THE COMPLETE GUIDE was born after two years of hard work, during which I tried to realize a high-quality handbook dedicated to VRay users. Not a simple list of basic commands, but a special, unmissable tool, composed of technical and theoretical parts for those who want to reach the next level. The book contains 1000 pages, 2300 images, and 3200 renders specifically created for this guide. A DVD-ROM containing 32 animations in .mov format is attached, with examples otherwise impossible to understand just through images. A rare handbook, printed in color, in A4 format (many books are generally smaller). This hardcover book is casebound (sewn), guaranteeing a quality product crafted to last over time.
VRay: THE COMPLETE GUIDE – Second edition is available only in PDF format and is update to VRay 1.5 SP3a, with 30 brand new pages. An interactive index will help you to quickly reach any part of the book. As a protection system, a non-invasive watermark is applied to each page, specifying customer information (name, address), and the copy-paste function is disabled.We have created an OFFICIAL FORUM where your questions about the guide can be discussed with the author.The book is is on sale for 25 euros.
The second edition is the only English version available.
The book is made up of 9 CHAPTERS:
- Ch 01 : INTRODUCTION
- Ch 02 : THE STORY OF CG
- Ch 03 : Renderer – PART 1
- Ch 04 : Renderer – PART 2
- Ch 05 : MATERIALS AND MAPS
- Ch 06 : CAMERAS AND LIGHTS
- Ch 07 : OBJECT & ENVIRONMENT
- Ch08 : RENDER ELEMENTS
- Ch 09 : UPDATES
- Author : Francesco Legrenzi.
- Pages : prox. 1,050.
- Format : A4, 80gr matte, coated.
- Cover : semi-rigid hardcover.
- Binding : casebound.
- Weight : 2.9 Kg.
- Dimensions : 20x28x5cm.
- Extra : DVD with animations and HQ images.
- Price : 119 euro – PDF version 25 euro.
- Output : February 2008.
- 2° edition : May 2010.
- V-Ray version : 1.5 FINAL SP3a.