V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max, update 1 comes with even more post-processing capabilities to help users perfect their renders even under the tightest deadlines. Powered up V-Ray Decal, so artists and designers can take their product visualizations and surface effects to the next level. V-Ray GPU is also more powerful and memory efficient.
Key features in V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max, update 1
Masking for Lens Effects & Denoiser. Post-production control has been boosted 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
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 & 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.
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 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.
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.
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. Lowpoly 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.
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
Compressed Textures Mode. Rendering textureheavy 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.
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.
Visual Annotations. Use visual annotations to easily communicate your ideas. Don’t limit yourself to words — you can now add lines, arrows, and many more figures to illustrate what you mean.
Versioning. Upload and share different versions of your files for review. Allow teammates and clients to compare and critique your work for a smoother decision-making process.
V-Ray Light Custom Decay. Set your imagination free with more control over your scene’s lighting. Easily create artistic effects with V-Ray Light’s Custom Decay, which allows you to dictate how light transmits based on the source distance.
NVIDIA AI Denoiser Upscaling. Experiment with NVIDIA’s new AI Denoiser that promises to greatly speed-up rendering times by allowing you to render at one quarter your resolution.
Enhanced Procedural Clouds. New options for procedural clouds give you more creative control over the final look. Customize how dark your clouds are, randomize them in countless combinations, and add the final touch with contrails.
V-Ray is now available in three plans: Solo, Premium, and Enterprise. The Solo plan gives independent artists
and freelancers an affordable and full-featured solution for rendering on one computer. The Premium plan
is perfect for those who need access to floating licenses and Chaos companion products such as Phoenix,
Player, Scans, and Vantage. The Enterprise plan is ideal for large studios considering volume purchases.
Users can now render with V-Ray in any host application and benefit from the
powerful suite of Chaos products and services with just a single license. Each of the new plans (Solo, Premium, and Enterprise) includes Chaos Cosmos’ high-quality
assets. Last but not least, all V-Ray plans include high-quality support at no extra cost.
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