Upgrade Your Renders with V-Ray 6 Update 1: More Control, More Efficiency, More Creativity

February 20, 2023 3 min read

Upgrade Your Renders with V-Ray 6 Update 1: More Control, More Efficiency, More Creativity

V-Ray® for 3ds Max is included with every V-ray plan, Solo, Premium, and Enterprise, and is a production-proven rendering software. Known for its versatility and ability to handle any type of project - from massive, dynamic scenes having thousands of lights to a sublime still life - it is the go-to solution for artists and designers across 3D industries.  

Please take a look at the new features and enhancements introduced by Update 1 to V-Ray 6!

Fine-tune, save time, and create more.

V-Ray 6, update 1 allows you to you perfect your renders in no time with even more post-processing capabilities inside the VFB.
Take your product designs and surface effects to the next level with the powered up V-Ray Decal.

V-Ray GPU also got even more powerful and memory efficient. Plus, new workflow enhancements will help you get the job done faster as well as new collaboration features to ease communication and speed up the decision-making process. And much more.

Make it perfect

It’s no longer a matter of time versus quality. With even more control in post, you can fine-tune your renders in no time.

Masking for Lens Effects and Denoiser
We’ve boosted post-production control with masking support for Lens Effects and Denoiser layers. Choose specific lights and materials to apply lens effects to, or denoise just the parts of your image that you’d like to smooth out.

V-Ray Light Material post-processing
Fine-tune V-Ray Light Materials using LightMix. With more control than ever before, you can now edit self-illuminating objects in your scene — even after you’ve rendered.

Take your designs to the next level

We’ve powered up V-Ray Decal to help you take your product visualizations and surface effects to a whole new level. 

Decal cylindrical projection
Easily add anything from stickers and labels to different kinds of surface imperfections to bottles, jars, cups, cans, rockets, tanks, fire hydrants, or any other cylinder-like object. Match the Decal’s projection to the curve of the object’s surface in just a few clicks.
Decal additive bump
Blend surface and decal bumps in no time. Take your product designs to new levels of realism with lifelike stickers, labels, embossed logos, lettering, and more. Or easily create effects such as spray or paint on a cracked wall, corroded metal, or any other bumpy surface.

Get more done in less time

Streamline your work with new, more efficient workflows, better performance, support for USD exports, and more.

Custom resolution per camera
Now, you can quickly set custom aspect ratios for each of your V-Ray cameras, saving precious frame setup time, then batch render in your preferred resolution locally or with Chaos Cloud Rendering.

Initial USD export and USD Stage support
Export V-Ray lights, materials, modifiers, and more to USD file format. Exchange V-Ray data between all compatible DCCs.
Improved exported scene from Chaos Cloud
Exported V-Ray scenes submitted to Chaos Cloud for rendering make use of a new format which reduces file size and increases upload speed.
Faster heavy scene loading
Load scenes with lots of textures and geometry faster than before. V-Ray Bitmap loading on scene open has been optimized for performance.
Viewport composition guides
Perfect your compositions even before starting the first render. With composition guides inside the V-Ray Physical Camera, you can cut back on iterations and save render time.
Faster fog rendering
V-Ray Environment Fog now renders up to 30% faster. Speed up your environment renders and free up time to be creative.

Power up your GPU rendering

V-Ray GPU increases memory efficiency, speeds up rendering, and adds new tools that give you more control.

Compressed textures mode
Rendering texture-heavy scenes is now much more memory-efficient. On average, V-Ray GPU uses 50% less GPU memory on assets with 4K textures. Add incredible detail to your scenes without sacrificing shading quality.
V-Ray Clipper Mesh mode
Render complex cutaways and sections using any mesh object. In just a few clicks, you can also animate the clipper and achieve complex effects that would otherwise take a lot of time to create with Boolean operators.
New V-Ray Material Translucency
Easily create photorealistic skin, plastic, wax, and more, using the updated V-Ray Material. Thanks to a new algorithm, translucent objects now render up to 2x faster. Low-poly translucent objects also render more smoothly.
Render Element support through refractive surfaces
Gain post-production control over glass objects and materials. V-Ray GPU now also supports Material ID, Cryptomatte, and Multimatte render elements through refractive surfaces.

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