If you are looking for a way to save time and improve the quality of your renders in 3ds Max, you might want to consider using VRay render presets. VRay render presets are files that contain various parameters of VRay, such as lighting, materials, camera, environment, etc. You can load these presets with a single click and apply them to your scene, without having to adjust tens of settings manually.
In this article, we will show you how to use VRay render presets for 3ds Max, and where to find some free and premium presets that you can download and use for your projects.
What are VRay Render Presets
VRay render presets are files that have the extension .rps, which stands for Render Preset Settings. They are compatible with VRay 3/4/5/6 for 3ds Max 2016-2023. They store the various parameters of VRay that affect the rendering process, such as:
You can access the VRay render presets dialog by clicking on the Presets button on the System rollout of the Render Setup window. The dialog allows you to save and load presets, as well as select which rollouts you want to include in the preset. You can also see a list of all the presets that are stored in a file called vray.cfg in the \\\\plugcfg sub-folder of the 3ds Max root folder[^1^].
How to Use VRay Render Presets
To use VRay render presets, you need to follow these simple steps:
Open your scene in 3ds Max.
Open the Render Setup window from Main Toolbar > Render Setup button.
At the top of the Render Setup window, choose Production Rendering Mode as the Target.
For Renderer, choose V-Ray[^3^].
Click on the Presets button on the System rollout.
Select the preset you want to load from the list on the left.
Select the rollouts you want to load from the list on the right.
Press the Load button. The relevant parameters will be loaded from the preset.
Note that you may need to open and close the Render Setup window to see the changes.
Adjust any other settings as needed, such as camera position, lighting intensity, etc.
Press the Render button to start rendering your scene.
Where to Find VRay Render Presets
If you are looking for some VRay render presets to use for your projects, you have several options. You can either create your own presets by saving your preferred settings in the VRay render presets dialog, or you can download some presets from online sources. Here are some websites where you can find free and premium VRay render presets:
Chaos Help: This is the official documentation website of Chaos Group, the developers of VRay. Here you can find some basic presets that come with VRay, such as Default Settings, High Quality Settings, Low Quality Settings, etc. You can also find some tutorials on how to use them.
ArtStation - VRay Render Presets Pro: This is a premium product by Bahaar that offers optimized and smart .rps files for interior and exterior scenes. The product claims to boost your rendering quality and speed up to 5 times with one click. It also includes a tutorial video on how to use them[^2^].
VRay.com - Free VRay Materials: This is a website where you 061ffe29dd