Adding Vray as renderer

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Adding Vray as renderer // Vray 1.0 for trueSpace7

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Post by yosemitesam // Jan 12, 2009, 11:21am

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I am trying to add Vray as a renderer by following the instructions in the course. I cannot find the icon for the progress report. Any help would be appreciated.

Post by TomG // Jan 12, 2009, 11:48am

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Not sure what icon for progress report you mean. V-Ray gives its progress report at the bottom left of the main window, rather than in an icon, but that's during rendering.


There's no progress indicator during install though. Can you share a screen grab from the directions you are following, highlighting what it is you are looking for?


Installation is done via the package manager, if you open then, use Install New, choose the file from your hard disk, and then right click on the entry that appears in the package manager and choose Load, and V-Ray is up and running.


HTH!

Tom

Post by yosemitesam // Jan 12, 2009, 12:17pm

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Please watch the first video in the course.

Post by TomG // Jan 12, 2009, 12:22pm

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Which course, there are quite a few out there....


Also time is tight for many of us, if you could grab the screenshot in question where you have problems, it will ensure people know exactly what you are asking about, and also let them have the time to answer when they might not have time to track down the video, download it (the whole 54 Mb course since you cant get the videos one by one - assuming you mean the V-Ray course), start watching, try and match what they are seeing to your question, etc...


It can pay dividends to help those trying to help you ;)


Anyway, given the V-Ray course is old, you might ignore that first one video, and install as I mention below. Once V-Ray is installed, progress is shown in the bottom left (I've kept saying right when I mean left!) of the main window as I mention. Let me know if that solves the problem, while the course is downloading here (and even after watching my answer may be the same, so definitely worth pursuing that possible solution during the wait).


HTH!

Tom

Post by TomG // Jan 12, 2009, 12:39pm

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As noted, the Status from V-Ray is now shown in the bottom left of the main window, no need to open a status panel anymore.


The video is from tS7.0, and V-Ray1.0. tS7.5, and tS7.6, were pretty major updates to tS that changed the way the program worked quite significantly. I would skip anything in the older courses relating to layouts etc, as they likely won't apply. For instance, tS on the workspace side (which was called the Player back then in tS7.0!) didn't have a status bar built in for 7.0. But 7.5 added it in, with no need to open a separate panel.


So, for V-Ray installation, follow the instructions that come with V-Ray (which I paraphrased below). For the status while rendering, simply look in the status lines of tS itself to see what V-Ray is up to.


HTH!

Tom

Post by yosemitesam // Jan 12, 2009, 12:41pm

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Please look at the enlarged text.




Welcome to the Caligari trueSpace V-Ray Course.


In this course we’ll take a look at V-Ray, the new render engine available for trueSpace 7 and see just what it can do.


The V-Ray engine was created by Chaos Group, and it is well known as a fast Raytracing and Global Illumination Renderer used by many companies and artist for their projects.


V-Ray für trueSpace was specifically designed for trueSpace 7 and does not just offers an alternative to the well-known Lightworks engine, but it also adds to what trueSpace can produce, with features such as Global Illumination, Caustics, HDRI support, Soft Shadows and 3 new shaders for soft reflections, Fresnel effects and subsurface scattering.


Let us begin our tour by creating a custom viewport for working with V-Ray and its parameters.


We open the Progress Report window our stats bar at the Tools

Switch to Model View

And go to the 4-view layout mode

We add the Editor to the Stackbar via CTRL+ drag left mouse button


We can activate the V-Ray Engine we can activate in 2 different ways


First, from the Preferences in the File Menu where the Render Engines drop-down list shows all available Engines (in this case, Lightworks, Virtualight and V-Ray)


or with a right-click on the Render Button, which opens the Photo Render Panel in the Stackbar under the Tools aspect. This shows the settings for the render engine, which we also can access through the Render setting buttons here


Here we can select our Render engine, in our case the V-Ray engine. Now with V-Ray selected, we can access the settings for it with a right-click on the Render Button, and again these open in the Stackbar.


We have now our V-Ray panel with the Default Settings. V-Ray is well known for its Global Illumination, something which is not in the Lightworks engine, so let as start with a look at the Global Illumination settings in the next video.

Post by TomG // Jan 12, 2009, 12:45pm

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Yes, I did manage to download the course and check the video - answer is in the post previous to yours, must be a cross posting :)


HTH!

Tom
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