V-Ray Frame Buffer: post-processing the image

It is possible to adjust the exposure and other processes after the rendering of an image. Open Phototuning (F10) and press Show queue. The V-Ray rendering queue shows paused or rendered images. Right click on a rendered image and select Post processing. The V-Ray frame buffer is opened. Make corrections for the exposure, contrast, colors, e.g.

Open the corrections control panel left bottom:

For color correction use the exposure, white balance and Hue/ Saturation. Play around and see what happens. For detailed explanations of other functions, visit the V-Ray site.


This color correction applies exposure and contrast to the image. An Exposure value of 0.0 leaves the original image brightness, +1.0 makes it twice as bright, and -1.0 makes it twice as dark. Highlight Burn selectively applies exposure corrections to highlights in the image. Positive Contrast values push the colors away from the medium gray value to increase image contrast, while negative values push the colors closer to medium grey.

White Balance

The White Balance slider corrects the colors in the image so that objects that are white appear as pure white (and not tinted blue, yellow, red, etc.) in the final image.


This correction applies HSL transformation on the image colors. Moving the Hue slider changes the overall hue of the image colors (grey colors remain intact). Lower Saturation values move the image towards greyscale while higher values increase the colors’ intensities. Higher Lightness values add white to the image, whereas lower values subtract white from the image.

Color correction template

It is possible to save your preferences in a template. Click on Global and select save. Save the Global Color Correction File (*.vccglb) on your computer. Load the correction file on other rendered images in your queue

More detailed information about the V-Ray Frame buffer and functions can be found on the V-Ray website:
V-Ray Frame buffer
Color Corrections
Lens effects

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