As a look at how to optimize your V-Ray renders, this proves to be a valuable guide from Akin Bilgic, who we have seen bring us useful resource before in the V-Ray DMC Calculator.

In this tutorial we’ll attempt to cover and clarify how to optimize your V-Ray render settings to get the best possible render quality and fastest render time for a given scene

There are a few misconceptions around what the ideal settings might be for V-Ray’s sampler, sometimes stemming from confusion as to what V-Ray is actually doing, and getting a good a foundation for the underlying concepts of how rendering and V-Ray’s sampling actually works is the first step to creating a good optimization routine.

Understanding what is going on under the hood will allow you to make better choices and save you on render times while still offering high quality renderings.

Akin goes as far back as to briefly cover what raytracing is, and then moves on to providing information to better understand the V-Ray render element and how to use that to diagnose your scene so you can make smarter decisions on optimizations.

Check out the In-Depth Guide to Optimizing V-Ray Renders and Render Times here.