Any furniture/archviz model libraries for Maya + Vray?

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  03 March 2013
Any furniture/archviz model libraries for Maya + Vray?

I see outfits like Evermotion offer models complete with shaders for 3ds Max + Vray, is there anything similar for Maya? It would be a huge timesaver to be able to plop 'ready to go' models into my Maya scenes instead of messing around from scratch.

Even with Sunday Pipeline + bazuka's wonderful Vray materials pack, it can still take time to mess around getting things looking right applying them to free models.
  03 March 2013
Nope. Everything will be for Max and Max only.

But there are plenty of good libraries that have obj, fbx and 3ds options, you'll just have to set-up your own shaders. Which isn't hard when you have basic Maya attribute presets as a lot of furniture comes with textures anyway...wood, aluminium, chrome, plastic, leather and a basic fabric is all you really need to get started and use V-Ray's fresnel texture a lot.

Here's some good sites I've used if you want nice models:

After ages of sourcing models on sundays and saving furniture from projects I've been able to modify LevelTools to be able to swap in furniture instead of sunday pipeline.

Not sure why something like this or LevelTools doesn't exist in Maya by default anyway, Asset management is something that would be useful in most people's workflow.

For materials, I've been eyeing off "Siger Shader Pro" for Maya but am waiting until you can save your own presets. I'd buy it in a heartbeat when it does that.

Also, this site recently popped up:

Quote: , it can still take time to mess around getting things looking right applying them to free models.

I think it is this way regardless of where the model came from. I mean Evermotion doesn't even use linear workflow in a lot of their scenes, or physical sky or any tonemapping but their scenes look good. So it's no silver bullet to get props looking good.

Last edited by Hamburger : 03 March 2013 at 02:56 AM.
  03 March 2013
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