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The Living / Night version

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In this lesson I’ll talk about Final Render and Post Production.



Sometimes night versions seems, hard to achieve.
But I can prove  this is not true if you have a simple vision of the photographic renders and you can how to simply handle all the tools!


Can’t you believe? 🙂
Just watch this video and tell me what do you think in the comments below!



  • Do not use VRayLight Portals at this time
  • Don’r forget to delete the VRaySky (environment panel)
  • Just place light sources where they actually are
  • Use V-Ray Light “as substituite”: invisible + reflections(off) + Specular(off)
  • Shutter speed exposure 50 is good for average quantity of light
  • Use Override Mtl to do a good light balance without lose the materials assigned
  • Create a chromatic contrast with handling “temperature”;
  • Use V-Ray 2 Sided Mtl for thin objects;
  • Use “screen” blending mode to add reflecions in photoshop


As I said: is it reaaaally simple, or not? 🙂
You just need to think with your mind, just doing things more logical.  




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36 Responses

  1. Dario Tonzuso says:

    I’m honored to be the first to say:
    Ciro …Big Up!!!
    Really big respect!

  2. jochenhelfert says:

    simply perfect!
    5 stars 🙂

  3. luis eliezer says:

    Why do you use wire color instead of using the alpha channel for the windows, its better.

    • Ciro Sannino - Auth says:

      Hi Luis, unfortunately you can’t because we have the window glass and the alpha channel results completely white.

  4. IDOUAKSIM Soufiane says:

    bravooooooo tu es fort et le meilleur merci ciro.

  5. WALTER D SILVA V says:

    Another great lesson, thanks you!!!

  6. ihsan says:

    Basic expression and great lesson, thank you!

  7. Fabio says:

    Hi Ciro,

    This is a huge time saver! thank you!

  8. Alain says:

    Nice. I like the way you used your V-Ray 2 Sided Mtl! Keep it up!

  9. Patricio says:

    Thanks again Ciro.

  10. david matkov says:

    thank you so much. !!!

  11. under says:

    Good Tutorial..Thank you!!

  12. UzMaster says:

    Ciro Sannino,огромное Вам спасибо за такие знания!!! спасибо,спасибо,спасибо

  13. meysam says:

    tanx man very good .I like this and I need it

  14. papos says:

    amazing lesson!!! thank you!

  15. hey like the way you do your rendering am really interested in mastering 3ds max though i cant afford to buy your tutorials. If you can help me ad very much appreciate. thank

  16. hamid reza Zare says:

    Very Thanks Mr. Ciro
    your work is perfect.
    real great lesson.

  17. faiz says:

    Its amazing …..thank you so much….

  18. atmaram says:

    last time i seen to you are the above tutorial

    wow i like it. please send me this tutorial. i want to learn again.

    please teach me how can i make the arch elements in 3ds max

  19. Nikhil says:

    Cool tip. I’m confuse without using any photometric light, there are good shadow in generic view but after final render why the shadow not so noticeable, how can we get shadow little more visible.

  20. sabir says:

    ok thanks big thanks i like +++ thanks

  21. Rajesh says:

    simplest way of teaching……………. in V-ray + PS,

    Breaking complicated elements into the simplest methods …………. I am pleased,

    thank you, may god bless you.

    Rajesh G

  22. fred says:

    sweet! thanks for tips, learnedsmth interesting on chromatic contrast

  23. andi says:

    thanks for your tips……

  24. Yasemin Kayan Hanci says:

    Great work!!!
    Thank you very much.

  25. Ashish Maru says:

    Great Tutorial and Will subscribe soon.

  26. sonia says:

    That was so usefull..
    That was sooooooo

    Thank you very very much

  27. Alvaro Henrique says:

    Suffered to find out why my roof was full of round spots, forgot to turn the material glass refraction AFFECT SHADOWS. Very good tutorial, Congratulations Ciro.

  28. Paul John Mamiit says:

    simple but great result!

  29. Peter Laham says:

    im not able to open the zip files for this lesson, it seems they are damaged…
    can you fix this problem…
    thank you

  30. Emmanuel Manago says:

    Simply amazing!

  31. Eduardo Gomes Baroni says:

    Very good lesson. Simple and with great results.

  32. akbar says:

    Merci, Gracias, 🙂

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