Getting more requests for demonstrating some exterior techniques, and there’s no better way for using pre-made 3Ds Max VRay presets.
The are verity of different ways for setting up your Exterior lighting, however I have found quite few times, that the “basics” can deliver the “message” in better way by bribing “focus” on the architectural object and not the environment.
Additional sky / clouds and reflections can be added during the post production stage. The purpose of this setup is speed, and you need it in order to move faster towards the final image.
Here’ video tutorial that will explain how to work with Linear rendering method for Exteriors.
* The samples were made with 3Ds max 2013 and can be downloaded under the video.