Setting a default render engine - VRay


We have a project which needs to be done using VRay (due to a client request). At the moment once Maya launches the artist goes in and changes the default render engine (from arnold to vray) . Is there a way to force set the render engine to vray as Maya loads up ?

Thank you,

I don’t think this is currently exposed through the Project Settings for the Maya Integration.

You can however, set your maya preferences to default to V-Ray.


Also see this Maya documentation

yeah, that is how we are currently setting things up. It would be a nice option to have on the server / project side to control this (in the future)

You can set the preferred renderer in the userSetup.mel script like this:

// set vray as preferred renderer
preferredRenderer vray;
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