If you are starting with V-Ray, these 3 scenes will help you! Actually also intermediate users can benefit to clarify their ideas.
I created three typical situations and I’m going to give you the 3ds Max, complete with all crucial V-Ray settings, to download for free. So you’ll be able to click render and reproduce the same results. These are the 3 scenes:
V-Ray Interior, using V-Ray Sun and portal lights:
V-Ray Exterior, using V-Ray Sun and automatic V-Ray Sky:
V-Ray Studio Light, using the IBL technique, with an HDRI through a V-Ray Dome: