Create Photorealistic Interior Renders with 3ds Max, Vray and Photoshop | Jake Denham | Skillshare

Create Photorealistic Interior Renders with 3ds Max, Vray and Photoshop

Jake Denham, CGI Artist | Official V-Ray Mentor

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17 Lessons (1h 21m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. How To Use This Course

    • 3. Download and Install 3ds Max, Vray + Photoshop

    • 4. Studio Scene 3D Rendering with 3ds Max and Vray

    • 5. Modelling a shell from plans in 3ds Max

    • 6. Copy and Pasting between 3ds Max scenes

    • 7. Adding Furniture and Props in 3ds Max

    • 8. Adding Windows and Curtains to the 3ds Max scene

    • 9. Adding Wooden Flooring in 3ds Max

    • 10. Adding a Vray Camera, Lights and Previewing in 3ds Max

    • 11. Creating Basic Vray Materials in 3ds Max

    • 12. UVW Mapping in 3ds Max

    • 13. Using Multi Sub Objects in 3ds Max

    • 14. Materials in our 3ds Max Scene

    • 15. Adding an Exterior Background Image

    • 16. Render the final image with Vray

    • 17. Post Production on the 3D Rendering in Photoshop

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About This Class

3ds Max + Vray: The quickest way to make world class interior renders in 3ds Max and Vray. In under 90 minutes!

Do you want to make better renders, but don't have a spare 14 hours?
You're here because you want to create photo realistic renders with 3ds Max and Vray, right?
Are you having trouble achieving photo realistic results?

It's great to have you here. I LOVE 3DS MAX AND VRAY!

The 3ds Max + Vray: 3D Photorealistic Interior Visualisation course is the highest quality course I've ever put out! And I'm proud to invite you to join us in the course today. It's the course I needed 10 years ago!


This course is perfect for anyone that wants to learn the quickest way to make high end images that sell, win awards and get published in international magazines. These are the exact steps I have used when working with world famous companies and featured in countless international publications.

Whether you're an Interior Designer, Architect, 3D Generalist, 3D Visualisation Artist, 3D Artist, 3Ds Max User or just want to be able to make world class 3D renders - this course will help you make better 3D images.


- Free download of my preview and final render setting presents
- 3ds Max scene start files so you can just open and start
- Follow along to the step by step guide
- What scripts to use speed up workflow
- Access to pre made assets

What makes me qualified to teach you?

These are just a few projects I have worked on, not to mention the hotels, cars, apartments and homes. I have spent the last 10 years figuring out how to make world class renders. I did this through a Bachelors and a Masters of Arts from Universities in the UK, working for some of the best design teams in places like Monaco, USA and UK. You can get all my knowledge . Seriously, I will teach you the most important things that will get you making remarkable 3D images.

Great Reviews Already!

"After finishing this course i feel very confident working with VRAY. It just takes like 90 minutes but i learned so so much about render setup, materials, etc. So I absolutely recommend this course to anyone who wants to get started with VRAY!"  
- Pascal Bürkle

"Fast no BS. Quick to the point!"
- Joonas Tähtinen

"Straight to the point from someone at the top of their game. Look no further, this is the one!"
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My Promise to You
I'll be here for you every step of the way. If you have any questions about the course content or anything related to this topic, you can always post a question in the course or send me a direct message. 
I want to make this the best course on how to create photorealistic images with 3ds Max and Vray. So if there is any way I can improve this course, just tell me and I'll make it happen.

What's this course all about?
Get ready to create images that will improve your confidence, clients and pricing. If you've always wanted to learn how the professionals create remarkable images and land the best contracts, you can learn 3ds Max and Vray right now.

Practice lessons will get you motivated and moving to your goals.
The lessons are meant to teach you how to think like a 3D Visualisation Artist. 3ds Max is a robust tool that is capable of creating almost any 3d graphics out there. Don't be intimidated, you will learn everything you need to know to create photo realistic renders and then apply slick post production in Photoshop. All of this in under 90 minutes!

Key things you will learn:

  • How to model from plans
  • How to copy and paste between 3ds Max scenes
  • How to quickly find 3D Assets
  • How to add furniture and accessories
  • Adding windows, doors and curtains
  • How the pros create wooden floors
  • Camara Creation
  • Lights set ups
  • How to create fast preview renders
  • How to creating materials with Vray
  • How to use the UVW map modifier
  • To use Multi Sub objects
  • Adding materials to your 3ds Max scene
  • Creating a Final render with Vray
  • Post production in Adobe Photoshop

Knowing 3ds Max is a great skill to have that is in demand and highly marketable. These are the exact steps I use to deliver remarkable work to dream clients. I've landed many jobs with the skills that I teach you in this course.

By the end of the project, you will have created the image below.


If you want to make better 3D images, this is the course for you.
Go ahead and click the enrol button, and I'll see you in lesson 1!




1. Introduction: everyone's the quickest way to make folklorist IC images with three DS max video courses ready, I'm gonna show the exact framework I use when working with the world's best car, your yet and interior designers in just 90 minutes. I'm not going to teach you everything about three DS max. Just what you need to know to create high quality, realistic renders. There's no need to know. Also, don't waste your time. Whether you're an interior design, not wanting to create your own renders or Afridi, I stand out from the crowd. This is what you've been looking for. If you're a complete beginner, I would recommend covering the basics before starting school. These videos will get you over the frustration of trying to figure it all out by yourself by watching hours of lectures. I'm going to show you all the plug ins to use and give you all the preset. Avoiding too much theory will use an interior scene demonstrated framework, starting with a brief and finishing with publication ready images known. Freedy has given me the ability to work in the world's best design Teams win awards to be featured in many publications whilst working from anywhere in the world. And I want to show you how you can do that, too. So let's get going. 2. How To Use This Course: Hey, guys, Welcome to the class. It's really excited to have you here, Andi. I can't wait shoulders information with you. As you know, this is a project based class, so I'm gonna talk you through the exact steps of how I create seen Andi. I'd recommend watching this on 1.52 times speed. Watch the course all the way through loss making notes with pen and paper, and then you can go back through and use your notes to create your own scene. I found that this is a better way of internalizing the information, so it's more of a long term strategy rather than just trying to reproduce. What I do on this is gonna come in handy when you land your dream job and you go in and you'll know exactly what to do. So once you've got the momentum and you start watching this course, just watch it all the way through and then go back through and create your own scene. Ondas, Great to have you so enjoy 3. Download and Install 3ds Max, Vray + Photoshop: So in this video, I just want to go over where we can get for DS Max be Ray and photo Shop. So go over to work this Andi, They have a free trial. Freedia smacks. Even if you have free is Max, it's stored a previous version. I recommend using the latest version and getting the Fate Day free trial currently using 2019. So download that on install it. I'm also gonna be using V rates. You go to the rate we will feel next on. There's a fake they troll on. We want this free. Yes, be right for free. Yes, mats So that standing with that, it's still there On finally, we will be briefly using further show. It's not sure required for the course, but again, if you don't have five shop, it is. It's one of the key tools that I use every day, and you can get troll again on your adobe site. Down over with these. Install them on D open up for us maximal. See you in 4. Studio Scene 3D Rendering with 3ds Max and Vray: Hi, everyone. And welcome to this video on rendering furniture in a studio scene. I'm going to demonstrate a studio scene with a model I used recently in one of my projects . But if you have your own models, that's really the intention here. So you can use your own financial props or whatever else you've created to create a rendering your scene on us to get straight into rendering some images that you cannot blow to your portfolio. If you haven't already got portfolio, I would recommend using be hearts is quick to set up and easier than creating your own website. If you're not familiar with free DS max, I'd recommend these one minute stop movies. You can check him out here so the first thing to do is go to the lesson resources on download the studio scene, you know, even that up. Okay, okay, so this is our studio set up. So we have a camera here. We have our main feel light, and then we have a couple of sidelights on the side, and we also have despite background. So you, Percy, you're going to your camera view. If you hit, render, you'll see what we're working with. So my favorite place to get high quality furniture models is Freedy Sky. A lot of great models here, thes pro models. They go for $6 But it's also a lot of great free models if you just want to try some stuff out the head on over to freely sky. Now, the motto I used in a previous product was this chair here. So I'm gonna hit download once it's downloaded, I'm gonna extract that file. Now, back in our scene, I'm going to go Teoh file import much the model, and I'm gonna select them both and he Okay, now bring the models in. Now in the top few. I'm gonna move these into position. Let's move this one over to here. Turn angle snaps on rotate. It's a bit on. Let's move this one back a little bit for that over here game. All right, Take that a little bit. Let's go back to a camera. You see, we've got free will bring us into shaded mode. We'll bring that chair in a little bit to pull that one in. Suppose we can rotate this more. Just play around until you find a nice most composition, so I think something like this works. So the first thing we notice is that we're missing textures. So if we head on over to here really bit maps, you'll be able to just Google really bit maps. You'll find script here, sit down like that. Once you downloaded it, you can just drag and drop that into the View port. Right click up here, customized to buzz on and go to all commands on the quickest way to never Guys click. Anywhere here are taking down our and We Want to find reeling a bit maps, which is here. We could drag and drop that onto a toolbar. So once you've done that, you click Reeling bit maps hit. Browse on Where have You downloaded your model? To You Okay and re link. And now it's finding textures. Now we go textures on our models, impressed F four to hide the wire frame. No, let's hit, render and see what we get. Cool. So here's a final, Rendah said. A very frame buffer has some very call bill in tours. We in turn levels on Andi for this in a little bit. We can also turn the curves on and we can put like a little s curve on there. That's a little something. And then we were happy of that. We can just hit save up here called it chairs one Dr J. P. J. It's save. Okay, and now is a rendering. So there we have it. We got our first run. Don't now. You cannot blow them to portfolio. Also post them in the Q and a section of this video so we can see what everyone's up to in a later video. I'm going to show you how to use debt for field on the cameras, correct some nice detail shots. So in this lesson, we've gone through how to bring models into a socio scene and render them and some quick posts in the very frame buffer. 5. Modelling a shell from plans in 3ds Max: Hey, guys, let's take a look at creating an interior scene. First up, we're going to need Teoh important cat and make the walls and windows. It's gonna be pretty basic modeling, and I'm going to make this as quick as possible so we can start creating wholesome images. So it's not the most exciting bed. But trust me, we're gonna need wars, and it's going to get exciting soon. So for now, let's get this shell modeled if you already know how to do this and you're following along with the interior bedroom scene that feel free to go to the resources section and download the scene for the room that I've already created on Move on. But you never know. You might pick ups and tricks from the video. So first up, let's download the resources for this section. So let's open up, Catch start, and we're going to file simple Great. Where we've downloaded cat, I'm working up based cat or the default should be fine. So just here. Okay, so interior scene is in. So first thing I do is hit control AIDS, select everything on I would change the color to black as it will make everything easier to see. You can also hit J turned grid off Now we can see everything nicely. So the first thing you wanna do is make sure that the cats coming in correct scalp. So I've created box and just measure the wife of this door. So around 70 centimeters is fine. So that works out of 69. That makes about right. Delete that books on to make the wars we're going to draw in outline and extruded out. So it's do this. We're gonna go to create line. So I'm gonna write, tick up here on snatched tuggle and make sure Vertex is selected and in options that you got snapped frozen enable access constraints on display Rubber band on. Now, if you process, you'll see that when you go to create the line, it snaps that it cat. So what we're gonna do is quickly to around capped plans, and you can always go back and straighten him up. So I'm gonna quickly through that, and I'm probably fast for with this. So now, with our life selected, we got to modify select for attacks, and we could just go for him, make sure that everything's lined up correctly. Dragon. Certain axes, Teoh. Line them up toe perverts as well. But I think in general we've got most of this spawn. Okay, now we're gonna add in ST one of fire. If you type e X into the mortar fire list, this is the quickest way to navigate. If you know what modifies you're gonna use, I'm going to make these moves to wonderfully centimeters high and we're going through the same to the other line. Just make sure you select the line of the cat created modified list Press V X extrude. Now, coming to fully as well we're gonna do next is that as Polly find, we can add scroll down and attach this rule. So they're now one object. You press Pete Zoom prions act to zoom, and next up, we're going to create a new books. We're gonna make that new books to me is high so you can track dragging in and we can come in later and type about 200 here and we're gonna use this is really a reference height for our door. So that door is going to me is so select these walls go back to the modified tab, Select edge and in the front view by pressing F to select all of vertical lines, Crispian said. Against get back in perspective, you scroll down a bit and just find connects. You connect on, okay? And we snap still turned on being portguese up and snap into the to me a high reference books and now they're lined up in Turn it off. It's like this box to lead it Now it was selected. Let's select face polygon Zoom in on select these two faces I'm gonna hit, delete and then changed my selection to border Select these two on hit bridge So you can see now we've created door. We're gonna do the same for this window. So again, let's make a box and we'll make it about 60 high. I would do the same thing we did before we selected wars its edge and I need from you selected the edges well hit connect and we'll snap that toe all reference books. We can turn turn off selection slipped box and delete that earned in edit Polly slept polygons to leave them, select the borders and connect hopes Surrey and Bridge. I would do the same thing. It's up. Italy, borders and bridge. Now this could to make floor and ceiling. So to do that, we can right click on hide selection with selected, so we can't see that now. Just turn off the group by pressing G. Andi. Let's create a line game and snaps his own. So we can just around this close this plein it's perspective, you but person, Pete said. And again, we're gonna have an extreme modifier. But this time it's making minus 10. I am also gonna name this floor, man. I'm gonna press f from view said. Zoom on, right click and hit on hide or to go bulls back on holding shift, click and drag this up on to make it a copy. Codus ceiling and he can. So now you are sitting in a floor on Let's just go through quickly. Name this Waas. Andi. I will select body objects. Change them. It's a great Pete Zoom, and they're free to see your room on. If we actually changed his to stand it, you can see now with great ovary. So in this lesson we have gone over hot, quickly model room, using the create line function on the extreme under fire 6. Copy and Pasting between 3ds Max scenes: this video is going to show you how to copy and paste objects between three DS max scenes. You got into the library and go to the scripts folder and you'll see Kopitar in that you can drag and drop this in 20 your view ports Got to customize customers user interface to buzz and you see a copy here you can drag and drop that up here. So now if we create an object, open up, copy. Get copy and we can go into a new scene. I've been a copy and hit Paste on. Your object will be in the new freedoms, Maxine. 7. Adding Furniture and Props in 3ds Max: Hey, let's go about in some furniture and props your scene after last. Listen, you should have something that looks like this. Normally you have a brief from the client, but it's always a good idea to base your image of some reference images, even if it's just for general field. Using Pinterest, I found this image to base our design off. So we used this image to base our mood and our materials and are lying. The next thing we're gonna want to do is go about. Getting the furniture a few years ago would have to model everything from scratch, but luckily we now have access to many great libraries. In the resources there is a PdF called Websites. In here you'll find a list of websites with furniture, props and materials. My personal favourites, Freedy Sky models very affordable around six U. S. Dollars each and they also have some great free models to. So I went through and I found this bed that looks pretty nice quite similar to the feel of our image. Also, this bunch of accessories on this side table. So what we want to do is down like these. You would need to create a logging and download each of these their $6 each. But when you compare that to your day rate $18 rather in two days, work makes sense. So once you've downloaded all of your models, you can open them up in free DS banks. Just here, locate any of the pop ups you can then hit control A and go to com puter like we did in our video before. Do this for each item that we've downloaded. One thing to know is in the bed scene. There is a light in there. So what we want to do is go group open and select that light and do the same to the other side. And then we'll just close them again by selecting or group close control A to select it open Kopitar and hit Copy. Now we have all three of those copied. We can go back to our scene, so it's now probably best to hide the roof, So we'll right click and go hide selection. They were going to talk to you by pressing t. They were open up computer and pasting our first item. Close that in his head to zoom in on that arrow shows the from. So we want to do is rotate that by 1 18 So you got right. Take here or you can right click on it, rotate and you want to make sure snap angle totals his own, and then it will rotate by five degrees. So we rotate out by 1 18 on right click on it. Move and we'll put that just under the window seal. Next up. Let's bring in the bed. So we're right. Take that by 90 degrees. Now let's check in the left You to make sure it's on the ground, which is then back to talk to you. Let's bring in our accessories. Okay, so that's why I take these by 1 19 And also we cannot group it. I mean, open it. Sorry and separates on the objects outside. It's a bit wider now. You can control drag, and you will select multiple. And if you want to remove saying from selection, hold all click and drag. So now let's move down to the top, beside covered. But here, now we'll go to the left, you and your group close and then let's just make these on top of this side cabinet. Okay, so now we got some functional room. It starts to look quite good. I do think that that side cam, it's too high. So what we'll do is open the group and select the legs, and we just hit to lead to get rid of them in the same on the other side. And we can go great clothes and we'll select the accessories as well. And we just move that down to floor level. Using the left people and F free will tend to wire frame and we just bring that down to slow. Let's select with bedside stuff I think we can probably move to say about Yeah, it stands a good one. Other thing I noticed waas in these lights is actually very strong bolt material, and we're gonna want to change that. So So if we hear them on our cable, if he opens, would Slaten t right there just go to modes and go to compact and uses eyedrops tour to select the boat and bring that down to one and compensate camera exposure. Now, I should be the same material on the other side, so that's what we're gonna have to do so. In this lesson, we found references, images on Pinterest found and downloaded models and important place our models into the scene. 8. Adding Windows and Curtains to the 3ds Max scene: Hey, so in the resources section of this lecture, you'll find a file called Doors and Windows, and if you open it up, you'll see that I've already made some doors, curtains and windows. This scene feel free to use any of these in any of your scenes. Does it looks like glass in here? A handy tip is if you want to risk out of cars, you can use an FFT motor file, which you'll find in the modifier list that you can select two by two by two. Buy him one. You'll be able to select the control points, and you can just move them up and down. So if you've got a smaller window and you want smaller curtains, that's a good way to do that. You can do a similar thing with the window as well, by just selecting it and selecting the vertex is so you can move them up and down, just depending on the size of your window. So what you want to do control A. Which is selectable boats. Corbett Er and copy all the windows and doors and let's paste them into our master file. Okay, let's start by selecting the doors, and we're going to the top you percent to zoom in on the object and just rotate out by 90 degrees clockwise, unless move that to where the door should be. Okay, so that looks all right. So let's do the same for the windows and curtains. If you press that free, you'll go back into wife frame mode, and that'll make things easier. Also, you'll notice will overlap with the side covered. But that's no problem. We can pull their covered forward and then select the side cabinet and all the accessories and pull it forward. Okay, that's looking good. Now what we want to do is add some cove in. So if we select the walls and the floor and hit this light bulb, it will isolate the selection. No press F four so we can see the wire frame, and then we're going to create line more. Turn snap some, which is up here. We can just hit us on the keyboard and you'll see it's snapping two for Texas. So we draw around our interior and right click to finish, and then in the left you pull with, Ellen said, and f free, and we'll just move that down to floor level pains that So that's where we're gonna have our cove in. Where that line goes around here and in the modified tab will open it up and find sweep. You can always hear s and you'll get down to the S is now mysteries Ball. And if you scroll down, we can use the bottom left is our pivot and we'll change the left. 12 centimeters in the whiff to one centimeter and now you can see we have our clothing. 9. Adding Wooden Flooring in 3ds Max: Hey, so let's go about creating the wooden floor. The first thing I do is hide the ceiling and probably all the other object. So what do is just select the floor in the wars on dumbed use, isolate to hide all the other objects. And now we've only got these two selected to create a wooden floor. We're gonna use a great plugging by the guys at C. D. Source is called floor generator. You will need to create account and log in. It is free, and once you have, you can go to floor generator and download the free version. And while you hear is well, we also download more. We texture map so you can go over here and down like that here as well. Once you've got them downloaded, you can extract them. So, firstly, let's do multi texture. So select whatever version of Max you're using. In my case, I'm using 16. Select it right clicking copy and go to your C drive program foot and go to your C drive program, files away desk and max 2016 and go to plug ins. You can click anywhere in hippie and then you'll find plug ins and then right click and paste in here and for floor generator will do the same with, like, 2016 and we'll right click copy it and paste it into the plug ins folder. So now it's probably about time we save our scene, go to save ours and say where you're gonna be working so we can call his master bedroom and hit Save. Now we go to restart Max to enable the plug ins we just installed. So I'll be back once you've done that. Great. So now we've got them plug ins installed. We're gonna do a similar thing to what we did with the coding. We're gonna go to create shape line this time will create a rectangle and will snap it hit by hitting s and snap into the corners of your room. And we're also drag it down and make sure it's on the floor. Next up with the rectangle selected, we can go to the modifier list and find floor generator. Now you can see what it's done. Now, let's change the max 11 to 600 and will change the max with 2 50 So that's looking good. So now we've got some floor him. Now we have added floor. We're gonna have to move the furniture up because we've added about sent me into the floor so we can un isolate everything. We go to the left. You pour in here, Jeffrey, and that's just click and drag to select, then holding out, Weaken de, select the windows and curtains. So we should only have all this furniture selected, and then we should be out to just move these up. Actually, make sure we've got the rug selected as well, Europeans said. And then percent free and President Ford hard wire frames, and we can see the gold our furniture in, and it's looking pretty good. 10. Adding a Vray Camera, Lights and Previewing in 3ds Max: Okay, so this guy about creating camera for our scene, I generally like to add cameras at one point for me is high. So if we go to the left view and per assume, afraid to see the wire frame unless create a box at roughly one point for me is high. And then we can go to create camera physical camera. So let's click and drag Teoh. Great our camera. Then in the top view, we can maneuver that into the corner or little. If you press see, you'll be able to see for the camera Celester Leader box we made. We can go into the left year and the leader and by person see, will go back to the camera view. So let's change the dimensions of our render saying so we can go to render set up you got here. You compress F 10 and then in common. We can change that to 1920 by 10 80 and if we press shift, F will turn say frames on. So this is what we'll be rendering. And at the moment, it's not what we want to be rendering. And if we hit maximize viewpoint. Tuggle is in the bottom right. Then we'll be out, see multiple reports. So I generally have my camera on the right, and here we could go to tell you. And you see, when we move around, the camera will move around in the other people, and now we could press a free and you'll see that we're actually in a war. So what you want to do is go to modify, and if we pull this out, we'll be out. Seal the settings. And then if you go down to miscellaneous down here, you can click enable clipping planes. You can click and drag this forward. And if it's not moving fast enough, you can hold control and move it, and it will move quicker. And you can see the red line is where we'll be clipping so you can see that affect in the war on the right. So we can actually use that to put cameras in walls, you know? So select the camera target if you zoom in a little and maneuver that into position. So if we aren't Heidel and put a roof in, you can actually use tools down here. We've got pan so we can pull the camera around. I've also got orbit camera, which means we can rotate, so there's also a few things to change in the camera modifier. Let's change the film sense. It's a custom and put it on 45 and the focal length of 26. So we're about to see more of the room. You also want to go to prospective control and change it. Teoh over cool till don't make all of that straight. You also want to hear exposure control in store if that isn't already on and we can bring this down to free. Alternatively, in this Electra's resources, there is a Maxwell with a camera in, so you can always open it up and use Ka Peter on. You'll have exactly the same cameras me so you can just open computer and paste it in and hit. See, and you'll have exactly the same cameras I have in my scene. So let's light are seen on. Let's make this one view poor again and go to the top for you and we'll go to create lights V Ray Onda very light and create that anywhere. Let's change that to dome, and now let's go over to no emotion. They do some great HD ours for free, and you can download that here. And once it's downloaded, you can extract it in the very light. Let's change a couple of saying we'll go to options and turn on invisible so this will hide the HDR that we're gonna plug in from The Render has changed the resolution to 10 80 on the subjects differ, too. Now we wanna open on material editor again, so em or you can click up here. And if we go to get material, we can go to Maps on very and there should be a very HDR somewhere. It's a double click that. Then we can locate the bit map that we just downloaded by clicking here on going to downloads and open our HDR. There's changed a mapping types of spherical, and this change the overall might apply it to 1.5, and we'll bring the inverse Gamma down 2.65 We can then drag this into a texture slug and hit instance. Now we can close the material editor, So that's our environmental lighting. That's what's gonna be lighting scene. Next. Let's add a couple of spotlights the lamps. So if we have free, here are lamps, so let's select them and isolate them. So again, let's go to create lights, be really like, and we just put one of them in. But we're changing this fear this time. Let's change that to a multiplier of 15 on temperatures. Always better in using color, I find it's more realistic, and that's put 49,000 for a warm color. It's changed a radius to 3.5, and the subjects differ, too, and we also go to options and make sure it's on invisible. And this move that in line with the lamp bulb and then in the front view poor. Let's move it up So it's on the inside of the lamp and just check in perspective. They all lines up and then, in top view, would just dragged across to the other lamp lost holding shift, for instance. It instance in is the same as copying. But if I do saying to this life will actually affect the other light, which is quite handy and again we're just make sure that's in the right position. Now we can just unheard everything and go to our camera and this is where we're at you press it for now, let's open up the runner settings. And also in this lectures resources, you'll find a focal preview. And then if you guys pretty set on low preset, you can load up the preview file and they should all be fine. So just hit load. And one thing to know in the global switches, we have material over right on, which basically means everything will be code in this material. So if we open up the material editor and drag it into here an instance, it will see that it's just the great material. So I won't render any textures or materials at the moment. That can be an issue when you have a window of glass in it. So this is called glass of what we're gonna do. Is he exclude? There is. So we just moved it over to the exclude. Okay, so we're ready to render. Just one thing to know is you can select your camera by run into the top left of the view port and taking select camera. Already noted, the explosion needs to be on free, but if you're scenes ever to light or dark. You can use this if you put it up or down on that would change your exposure. So let's hit, render and see what happens. Okay, so I've noticed there's a light on over here in the lamps and we need to turn now. So if we select the lamp and press P and zoom in and go group open and press that free, you'll see does it a lot in there, so we don't need that. So open the group again and click on the light and hit Delete and then we'll hit render again. So it's looking a lot better now. We've been over quite a lot in this lesson, but we've made good progress. We've added a camera HDR lights, and we've rented a preview image. It's the next that less that. Looking at materials 11. Creating Basic Vray Materials in 3ds Max: Hi. So in this tutorial, we're gonna go over how to make some basic materials, and from next you'll be able to make more complex materials. So if we open up the scene, the basic material set up on one thing will quickly go over is in customize. Go to customize your eye and default. Switch up and let's changes to Max V Ray and hit set on what this will do. Turn on your defaults and presets to be ray which will come in handy. And it would change all your materials to be raw materials which will be using So the first thing I would do is rename this material. So the first material will make is a chrome metal and then my movement just gonna use this street a scene and we'll have the setting set to preview. So the diffuse is what color your object will be. And your reflection will be how reflective your object is. So if we turn on this background switch here, you'll be able to see it here. And if we double click, it will open up in a new window and you'll see as we change the reflective color. So black will be no reflection. All mid grey will be mid reflections on why it will be full reflection, but you'll never want to have these on full black 000 or for what? So if you do need White, just pull it back a couple for the crime material. We want to change it to Black, and we'll change it to just 111 because in the real world you'll never have anything that's pure black or pure white. So this will add to the realism. And in the reflection, we're gonna want to change that to his what's possible. So about 251 and also turn off original reflections. The signs of selection and hit run down, and then we have our crime material. It's every click, and drag this into a new slot will make a troop liquor that will change the name of this to brushed metal we can keep. The diffuse is black. Keep the reflection is what If we close this one and open this one, you'll notice that the reflections what the surface is pure reflective, so there's no blurring. The reflections so we want to do is change this reflective glossy nous. So if we bring that down 2.65 you're seeing the preview that that's changed so we can assign that materialised selection now in the Material Editor. Whatever material you've got selected to use this button, it will sign it to whatever object you have selected. So let's apply the brush metal well hit. Render Moussi the effect of the reflective, glossy nous so you can play about that. He can change it. 2.85 a must see the effect of that. So now let's make a plastic material. So we just started a new slot here, and we'll name it plastic. And in this one will keep the Fresno reflections on basically a role. Fresno is if it's not metal and this needs to be ticked on, so diffuse will be the color of the plastic. Let's close that preview and open this one just to see what we're doing a bit about and the reflections we want to add some. So we put a mid grey on it and were applied at selection will hit Render and we'll see what we get. So again, very Chris reflections. So in reflective, glossy nous. Let's bring that down 2.7 and we'll see what we get, and that's looking better already. So that's cool. We can use that as a basic plastic. Next up, let's make some glass so called this glass, and we're assign it to the object. So let's change. Diffuse all the way to black in the reflection we can change. The mid Grey now refract works in the same ways reflection so black there'll be no transparency. Mid Grey will be halfway and for what will be highly transparent. So for Glass, we're gonna want it just off. What Now? We can hit Rendah and there's a glass material. Okay, and lastly, let's take a look at some Would its name. This would, on their supply that we can click this box and will be out to add texture. Instead, it's a double click on bit map. If we go to our textures photo, I will find the wood veneer. We'll click open. You see that you apply the texture. If we hit show shaded material and beautiful, you'll be able to see it in the view port. So that's good. Now if you hit, go to parent you'll go up a level and the reflections will put amid. Great on. Let's change the reflective glass thickness 2.8. I see it render and we'll see what we get. All right, so there's a wood material leading on from that. Just a quick example. If we're going to maps and go to bump bit map, we can add the wood veneer bump. And if we hit render, we'll see the effect in the bump has. So that's probably too much. Let's bring that down to 10 and we get Render again. So what we want to do now is in rent a set up. We change our presets final so you can see how it looks. Required sayings. So we're here. End up. So here's our render with a final presets. So in this lesson, we have learned how to create basic materials chrome, plastic, glass and wood 12. UVW Mapping in 3ds Max: A said today we're gonna talk about UV mapping. UV mapping is how we put textures on objects. So we're gonna use this sofa today. So firstly, I'm just gonna put a checkerboard onto here to show you if we did put a texture onto it, what it would look like. So it's make the checkerboard are quickly show you had stood up, get new material and just open up the diffuse dialogue. Select checkerboard and you can apply that to the object. Show him Vieux port and I change the tiling to 10 by 10. So if we look at this material that we're gonna apply, let's take a look at the texture. This is what we want to put onto the sofa on. Obviously, it's not looking very good at the moment, So if we put a checkerboard back on, we can see what's happening. So we need to apply u V W modifier U V W map. So already you can see that's a lot bell. So what's happening here is the image that we want to project. So in this case, this texture, if we apply that you say that this image is being projected onto the SUV. So So basically, imagine the images on this plane and it's being projected down onto the sofa. We can see on the sides that is stretching, so that's been a checkerboard back home. So the aim of the game is to get all squares square. So we go to UV modifier. We change it to box, you see decides as well. So if we put in 100 centimeters into each box now, that image is being projected from all six sides onto the sofa. So now if we applied a texture, you see that it's nicely distributed. So it's looking good on what we can do if you right, click and go to scowl. And if you open this and go to Gizmo, you were out to scout E texture up and down is the quickest way to change Scaling. Another tip is if you see the joints here, we can actually move this up and down just to get these in the right place so we don't want to see the seam, so this can be a little tricky, so that can line up just about that. So that's looking pretty good, and that's how you do you be met him 13. Using Multi Sub Objects in 3ds Max: Hi. So we're gonna talk about multi sub materials which are handy if you want, Apply different materials to one object. So, for example, we have this so far, we can make it blue, but say we wanted each of the pillow speed different colors. So to do that Robin and attaching the object which you can do inevitable. Polly, you could just select and attach and then agile material to the detached object. This is fine, but sometimes you don't want to break up the model. So if we go back and make that or one object again, you can actually make a material with multiple textures on it said you click on very material and guides, multi subject. Understand it. You can keep the old seven cereal. So what it does is you've got multiple materials here, so let's just quickly put some colors in to give you an example. So let's set the number two free, and we can apply to multi sub material so you can actually put your own textures in. So let's put in a bit map. - Okay , so these are all free, different materials. So now what we want to do Inevitable. Polly you want to select the faces that you want to change, so you could select them individually. And then in material ideas, you could change the set i d. By pressing F two, you'll be able to see fruit is selected face, which is pretty handy so you can change the i d show detectives in view pool for stop. So by changing the I D numbers, they all correspond to the numbers in the material editor. So if we select the whole object is in the elements select, we can change this one to number two, and this changed one over here to number free, and you'll see that now we have one object with multiple materials on it and everything still one object, so that's how to use multi sub materials. 14. Materials in our 3ds Max Scene: All right, so let's take a look at some materials. It's very important projects that or your Texas organized Andi in one place. It's a fitness. I use the scripts called reeling Bit maps, which came down right here. And once it's downloaded, you can drag and drop that into the next few poor, and you can right click up here customize. Go to bars. You can click here and press saw, and you'll find real ink bit maps, and you can drag and drop their up their Teoh greater button. So now that's up there. You can click on it and close to prop up. So this will list all the missing textures. What a text is probably gonna be in the down allies photo. So let's hit, browse and find the damn nice photo. Then he okay and then just hit real ink so you can wait for that to do. It's gotta do. What it is doing is searching all of the folders for two missing textures, so there might be some stray ones left in there, and we probably won't need to use them so we can hit, delete or missing bit maps. So that's just a bit of housekeeping to clean up our scene. Next up, before go to utilities, you can go to more. There should be a resource collector, and if you double click that, so what results collected does is get all the textures in your scene and put them into one folder. So down here, let's hit update materials and we'll hit, browse and find out. Put half so wherever you're working, so for May I'm working on desktop. So I'm gonna go new folder and call it master bedroom textures, and we use that as the puff. And if we hit begin. What that's going to do is move order textures that we're gonna use into that new folder. So then you won't have any missing ones in future. It's just great. They're warning that now. So now let's go into our render set up and go to global switches and turn off material out of a ride. Let's hit render so we can see that the renders coming out quite dark we can do is click this button down here and it will make it look more realistic. So what we need to do now is that some materials to the war on the ceiling, the coding in the floor. Then I think we needed that so we can cancel this render and close them. So if you go to the resources section of this lecture, there is a war paint that were used for the ceiling and the walls and a coding as well. So some featured wallpaper for this back ward. So no file. Let's select them free and open. Carpenter and hit copy. Let's paste them into our scene. Then in the top you will isolate them and the material editor in the new material editor. Let's press F free and select each of them using the I drop it'll. Then we can delete these free Sears. Let's go back to the camera view and select the wars holding control. You can select the ceiling in the cove in to select a more and applied a war pain. And in here we have the wood floor. So we select that and applied a wood floor texture on the wood floor texture. We using the plug and procedures sauce, the multi texture, and we want to get this great mate making off by his calm, very kind of giving away his wood floor textures, which you can download here on. Once you've downloaded that extract, it managed textures and you'll be able to select a bit map and select those. And he hope, um, and we were applied out to the store. Now on this back wall, we want to have the map texture so close Material editor and go to modify and inedible Polly. It's like polygon and select the faces on the back wall. Detach and open up the material editor again. It's like the back war and apply the map material and make sure you turn on show shaded material in people clothes. That and now we want to add a U V W map. We changed the access to why and fit, and you actually see the maps backwards. You can see Russia's backwards, so we right leg and go to red tape and press one on the keyboard and you select the gizmo and make sure snaps his own. I'm irritated by 1 80 and you can also use the scalp to maneuver into position. That's looking pretty good. You cannot say used to move toward to move around. So there's are back rule and that sort of materials. I also think that this would material if we look at our reference image. It's a bit darker salute. If we open up the material editor and we click on multi texture and we changed it to a complicit, keep old map as sub Mac, we can duplicate it and put it on. It's a multiply. You see. It's got darker and weaken, probably also duplicate again to make even doctors still cool so we can close the material editor. And now we've got all our material is at it. I think we're ready to create final render. 15. Adding an Exterior Background Image: Hey guys, I just wanted to add an updated lesson in here in the original human notice that I didn't put a background image in on. This would be quite important for placement for clients, and I think it adds to the realism if we add a view out of the window so you can usually get what you want from Google Street View, you could go on a site visit or you get something more generic from textures dot com, which we're gonna do today. So let's head over to textures dot com on one united landscapes and green on. I found something down here earlier that we can use. This one will be pretty good. So you're gonna need to log in on. Do you can download the medium version. So once you've downloaded that, it's got back into Max on this. Get to the top. You you see me now on, that's great. Playing on I'm gonna make that plane 450 by hundreds sent to me is and we don't need a length segments and this used five whip segments and we'll rotate that by 90 and then we're gonna add a bend modifier and put that in the X on believing Changed that Teoh 100. No, we're gonna change minus 100. Now go playing that connectors background. So the sat Nam Tear Witter by pressing Tim on the keyboard on this create a very light material. So this fee, right, we re like material. You call this background on Dhere? Weaken at the image we just downloaded. Mr. Sternal, come, Say camera exposure. Now if you percent free cable on this select playing and apply it. And even if we hit showing people, I haven't managed to find a way Teoh display like material was bit map in the view port. Just quite annoying. So what we can do is just go to diffuse at a bit much. And I dont takes Joe and showing you court. So essentially these bit maps of the same So we can use this to line up. We're gonna need to rotate that about 1 80 and that goto a camera. It's a good view outside the window. Now, to line this up, you can I bullet she's which is probably good enough in most cases. Another tricky he news. If you select your camera and show Horizon Line Press F free. We have to see where Horizon Line is in three D space on this because we were on ground level. It's not gonna work all the time. That could be quite handy to notice. Well, so what? I'm gonna do it. Select a plane. Houston scout up a little bit. Put it back and you can. You can push this side side and slowing output. You want it, how you want it. And once that's done, you can apply the V Ray Latin cereal and let's run Orender coat so we can see that in the background. There. Really not bright enough, My like him Onda. Also, we don't need to render yourself seen. So let's turn on region Rendah and just select the window area. So I'm gonna do is turn Latin. Tear up 10 on this system again. Cool. That's more like it. And now, because we added this like bright green element, I feel like we're almost distracting. Do the viewer's eye to look straight out the window, so I want to do is de saturate the background math a little bit, says do this. We can headed bit map so you can add a color correction. Modify. Keep old madness submit. Andi, Just to show you what we're doing here, let's get to slate material. Write it up and in some slots, try and drop that in here on. Before we had just this bit. My plug straight in on what was done is at the color correction here. So these air out before and afters, this is how it would look. So three double click on color correction will get these options on the side on. We can just pull the situation down here. So again before Pastor, we're just gonna pull that back. That's fine in clothes that on one last thing we need to know is we have added a massive playing here on that's gonna block the light go on in the window. It's what's it gonna cost the shadow? So to avoid this with his right click object properties and turn off receiving cars, shadows and here. Okay, so now if we go back, it's a camera. That's it. Roundup, see where we're at. All right, coat. So that's looking good now. So go ahead. This test out this technique and at Cem hasn't background images to our rooms. So today we have looked at an exterior views to our interior images 16. Render the final image with Vray: Okay, great. So we're ready to start a final render. So if we open up, render set up and again. If you look in the results section of this lecture, you'll find final render presets, and you can load that up. One thing we do need to do is setting output puff. So if we got to the frame buffer and here we can change where our output will be and tell him Renda, you can put it to your desktop so you can make a new folder called Master Bedroom Renders. Make sure it's it on target and it's safe and you can hit Render So on my machine. This took an hour and 20 minutes, so Robin met you. Sit through that. I'll be back in an hour. So now let's rendered. There's one last thing we need to do in Max before we're going to fight a shop for the price production. There's a great script on scripts. Work would render mask, and you can download it here on. We'll just hit download, and once it's downloaded it, install it. So once that's installed, you have to close and open Mexican. So now we got Max back open. We can right click up here and go customize to buzz and find Render mask and drag it up onto the main toolbar. It's great, but we could drag and drop that onto our tow bar. And now, if you use control AIDS selector Nope, not render mask. Select wire color, press wire, color tool and hit random and then hit Render mask. It will render a clown pass, and we can use that for selecting info shop. Then, once that's done, we can say to output folder and called it Render mask dont t j again. And then next thing we need to do is an a o pass and we'll set the radius to 10 and subjects to faII to and we hit render again. And once that's done, you can hit, save and save it as a o dot t g. A. Well done. You've created pretty good render, and now we'll see how we can add the finishing touches in fire Shop 17. Post Production on the 3D Rendering in Photoshop: Okay, so now we got a final render. Let's take a look at how we can add the final touches in pro shop, So let's start with less open up RGB color. And I would hate control J to making a copy of that, and I would convert it to a smart objects. Small objects of great if you need to update to render later are covered out in another lesson in the bonus section of the course. Let's start by adding the color balance. Now it's done. It's looking a little bit red, so I'll bring signs down to about minus 12. So that's looking good. And the good thing with eases laces. With that, we can turn them on and off, and we condemn late room. So it also had a levels and bring this in. So that should give it a bit more debt, also at a curve to give it a bit more depth. I like to add an S curve. It's already if you hold out and go to your first thing that you can see we're already making great progress. Next up Scrabble render Moss that we did and ended the last lesson. We'll drop that on top. This will make it easy for us to select different elements in the scene so you can grab the magic one tool. You can select certain areas. Just make sure your tolerances on a in contagious is off, so we in turn that off. We're gonna use that later on. It's the first. Describe our diffuse layer. If you feel less dragon, drop that on hit enter that would place the object. We can change this to a self light, and we'll bring it down to 50%. And if there's areas we don't need it, we can add a mask down here using the brush Children, making sure we're on black and white. We can right click and select a soft brush and making a bit smaller. Maybe about 2 50 and your see by painting in black, gradually painting out the diffuse your lamb. So let's paint out the floor. Have it and that I quite like it. Next stop process in debt by it. In the Iot past that we did in the last lesson who hit enter. I'll change that to multiply, and we bring that down to about 40% and you see that really gives a bit more depth and again along these edges. I don't really like it so we can use a mask and paint them out. Theo Pass really helps her grounding the objects. You can see that they're sitting a lot about now. Let's had a very light next, the right lighting. We're dragon. Drop that on. It's actually quite noisy. You shouldn't be so noisy. I think I had lower sayings on, but if it is weakened issues to fill our noise, reduced noise is just put on 10 45 25 he okay and we can put down to a soft light. Well, having about 10%. That looks pretty nice, and we do the same with the reflection. We're Dragon dropped their own in here, and so we'll put out on so flow again. We'll bring that down to about 55 and we can paint out the areas again that we don't want. So maybe the bed's got bit dark. It's less applied. A mask and using the bracket bonds on the keyboard, you can make your brush bigger and smaller and paint out the areas that you think may be too dark. I know at the speculum we're drag and drop that on in here and we'll put out on screen. I will put on about 58. That looks pretty nice. And next we can add some color lookups so you can just click on one of these inflict for I actually went through earlier, and I found a couple that I liked. Phil Stott was quite nice, so we can at that and put it on about 50%. We can add another color. Look up. This time it's add foggy night. Now put a few blues in, and we'll bring that down about 25%. There are a few areas I think are a bit too dark, so we can add an exposure. Tweak. Bring this up to about 55 maybe less point free, free and then used must point out some of the really bright areas. So for these cartons here, we get to use our render mask to use the magic war so used a magic wand and select by flame . By holding shift, we'll go back to the top and we're apply levels modifier. Then we can just move the middle one just brought him up a little bit, so we could probably do a background image in here. Nothing too major. Maybe just to be a sky. So we can do that by selecting. I met. Render mask again and selecting the window, turn it back off and go to the top of the stack and add a new layer. Then, in the color, we can select a blue sky, and we can use Grady into click and drag this added touch. It blew him, but actually press control T and scout up a little bit. We go back. So I ran the mask and using the Magic one to weaken. Select these areas and we can actually put a mask on to this and then using up brush. This time we use a hard brush. We'll bring the size down and using shifted click. So hold down, shift and click again, and it will draw a straight line. Now Jesus, self brush again just to paint out over the guns. So there's just a touch of it in there, and I'm probably just bring that down as well. So should we bring a bit more of that in over two cartons. So if we had eggs, that would change the brush to what? So then we can just paint it back in, so it's just a hint of sky ready. Now it's whole shift and selected layers and hit control J to make duplicate and then control eats, flatten it now, copy everything managed. Now put an image or Calderon. And if you help control shift F and you can actually just bring this back down, and I put it on about 50%. It's not suicide, but I don't like on trust on there now, right click in compared to a small object. Then, if you got to filter and camera roll filter, let's take a look at some of these. Camero sends a great and if we hit away, let's see what happens. That was very good. Those changes temperature to make it a bit cooler and bring the exposure up. Just a touch. When in contrast, down a little, bring the highlights up. Let's bring the shed eyes up. We'll bring some of the white Stam. Let's bring the blacks up and the clarity we can actually bring down and vibrant stand a little bit and he okay, One last thing. This area over here looks a bit over saturate to me. So if we use the magic one, we'll go back to Orender Mask and was selected level bed and back on top of the stack. They said, A color balance. Let's bring the science down to make you feel a little bit better. Okay, so there is. So if you hold a and click the background image, you see what we started with. So as you can see first, it was a very powerful tool, for I didn't fire realism to your images. It's now this guy to follow, say, that's we're going to a mushroom bedroom renders and they say, There's master bedroom and we know so far save eyes once that's complete and we'll choose J pic it saved. And then we have it as a final image