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Introduction

Mastering Vray is an ongoing elite training course for professional CGI artists designed to be the most well thought out and production proven education for Vray to date...
There is nearly 700 people on the course now with artists from ILM, Weta and Sony as well as a huge number of world class studios taking part.
I am a multi-award winning print stills artist with over 11 years of CGI Experience. I have reinvented the workflows of multiple world class retouching/cgi studios and have made sure absolutely everything taught is above current production standards so that when you have completed the course you will have all the technical skills a high end stills artist requires without the mind numbing task of reading the manual 2000 times


Purpose?

For a few years I was under a heavy workload daily, something I'm sure many of you have experienced. As painful as those years were, they led me to obtain a very fast instinct for visualizing real world detail and translating it into CGI . Part of being a CGI artist in the print industry is about having as good an eye for detail as possible and this is where I observed many artists fall apart.

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Rendering an image at 1000 pixels wide is a galaxy apart from a 30000x16000 Full CGI render.
Completing jobs like this forced me to adapt and learn methods that were very elusive to understand. It's incredibly frustrating seeing a studio produce the world class work they do and hold onto EVERY secret about how they created it. I don't believe in that. I believe knowledge is valuable and therefore I am extremely happy to have built up the confidence to finally produce this course. 
Everybody knows a decent amount about lighting but there is little information out there about complex procedural shaders commoners can understand. It's an art I challenged myself to master and can't wait to complete with you!


What's included?

The course is an ongoing subscription model with new content being released as soon as possible.
I'm loving building this, it's pushing my knowledge to it's limit and has reignited a little bit of that flame from a few years ago!
When purchasing the subscription you will gain access to:

  1. My complex material library (over 24 shaders)
    which will grow over time
  2. In depth, full HD video tutorials recorded by myself in real time, detailing important actions and explaining myself in a coherent and easy to understand manner
  3. Bonus scenes such as production ready lighting rigs and procedural bercon noise library.
    I've got quite a few really cool surprises to share this year!

Silver Bonus Pack


Topics being covered

  • TRUE Render optimisation never before explained that is capable of significantly reducing your render times
  • Advanced procedural material creation based on my own method and that of ILM VFX artists
  • Deep understanding of real world materials
  • Custom made BRDF models
  • Correct usage of texture maps
  • Tone mapping HDRs for backplate matching
  • Hand painting HDRs

    Much more to come...
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Mastering Vray
199.00

Mastering Vray- 2014 Subscription

Each license of Mastering Vray entitles you to

  • Private download area
  • All Video tutorials
  • All bonus content
  • 24 materials (+ material packs released throughout 2014)
  • Mailing list Updates
  • Customer support for the duration of 2014
Add To Cart

Student Pricing / Licensing

I've worked extremely hard to bring an affordable and well presented course to the Vray community.

This started out as a very small idea to release some free materials and quickly snowballed into what you see around you.

If you are a full time student and would like a discounted price please contact me directly to inquire about how we can make it happen.

I will require proof of your training in some way shape or form

Each subscription bought of Mastering Vray entitles ONE user full access to the private download area and mailing list for the duration of 2014.
All previously released content prior to your purchase is downloadable instantly!


Lesson 4 Part 2

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Material Gallery

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Some of the studios (And Artists from) Subscribed to my courses

Some of the studios (And Artists from) Subscribed to my courses

User Testamonials

This stuff should be included with each purchase of Vray!
— Viscorbel
Skepticism is in my nature but when it comes to Grant I couldn’t help but to change my perspective. After the first three lessons I already changed the way of working with V-Ray. This course has invaluable knowledge that honestly I am surprised how easy is accessible to us. This is definitely something that no artist should miss!
— George Manolache, Lead 3D Artist @INDG
I’ve been a Vray user for many years and have always been impressed with it’s speed and quality.
This is the first time I have ever been shocked at how much I could improve speed and quality, without any upgrade to software or hardware.
Grants technique is incredibly easy to understand and implement in any of our scenes, from our broadcast design to vfx work.
His knowledge has been a welcome addition to our workflow.
— Gavin Jeoffreys Animation Director, Monarchy. www.thisismonarchy.tv
This is a must for any 3d artist who uses Vray, if you want to Master Vray Grant will get you there in no time at all,
after the first 3 lessons the quality of my work has been turbo charged. Materials, lighting, renders are all spot on an render times down, quality up - This Guy is the business.
— Paul Campbell - Freelancer

if you think time is money and realise how much time you will save when you gain all this knowledge
this course literally comes for free !!!
— Christian Fuchs
How could you withhold this information for so long! Grant’s Mastering Vray series should be mandatory watching for all artists using Vray. There’s such great information and detailed explanations for what settings do what and how to properly balance your scenes for optimal quality.
- Brendan (freelance visual artist)
— Brendan (Freelance Visual Artist)
I knew Grant was a well know artist in the industry, so when he started “Mastering Vray” I had no doubts and joined his lessons. What I have gained from his knowledge is invaluable and it has allowed me to explain very clearly to all of our staff that It’s not about tricks and shortcuts, It’s about how to do it right!
— Pedro A. Solano Guillen
Grant Warwicks approach to rendering in V-ray has truly created noise free renders for us with faster render times. Our previous method is for the history books!
— Eldridge Felder, Animation Manager WorthGroup Architects
Only three lessons in and I am hooked already... never thought advanced techniques could make Vray feel like a new render engine after many years using it.
— Nicolas Borel
The best workflow out there to demystify Vray’s render settings.
— Patrick Junghans