V-Ray 6 for Houdini introduces a fully featured V-Ray Hydra delegate for Solaris, and support for Houdini 19.5.
Plus, it comes with native support for Houdini’s ocean tools, so users can render seascapes without the need for texture baking.
Key features in V-Ray 6 for Houdini include:
Houdini 19.5 and Solaris Support. Make use of Houdini
19.5 features such as the Hydra Hair procedural, Solaris
Render Region, and many more — now supported by
V-Ray. Plus, a fully-featured V-Ray Hydra delegate for
Ocean Rendering. Create the perfect ocean waves
with native support for Houdini’s ocean tools. With
more control than ever before, you can render
Houdini’s oceans faster, and without the need for
Enhanced Volumetric Rendering. Generate more
realistic volumetric effects such as clouds, smoke,
and more, with support for anisotropic scattering also
known as Phase Function for volumetric rendering.
Easily create masks for volumetrics with the new
option to export Cryptomatte elements without using
the Volumetric Geometry mode
Procedural Clouds. Customize just the right clouds for
your environment without spending hours browsing
through HDRI libraries. V-Ray Sun and Sky’s new
procedural clouds system helps you achieve the
perfect look and animate your clouds for impressive
timelapses in a simple and memory-efficient way.
V-Ray Enmesh. Repeat geometry across the surface
of an object in the most memory-efficient way possible.
In just a few clicks, you can create complex surfaces
with lots of detail such as chain mail, car grilles, metal
grids, panels, fences, fabrics, and so much more, as if
geometry was a texture.
Chaos Cosmos. Bring your scenes to life with Chaos
Cosmos, our free library of high-quality V-Ray content.
With its collection of high-resolution materials, beautiful
HDR environments, and render-ready 3D models such
as plants, trees, bushes, and more, Chaos Cosmos is a
great resource for your next project
V-Ray Decal with Displacement. You can now use
V-Ray Decal to add displacement to any surface for
even more realistic cracked walls, rocks, scratched
and rusty surfaces, embossed lettering, and more.
You can also instance your Decals for an advanced
material bombing workflow.
Finite Dome Light mode. Elevate your HDRI environment renders with the new, more flexible ground
projection capabilities of the V-Ray Dome Light. Set
the scale of your light, and enjoy full control over blend
settings with the new Finite Dome mode.
ENHANCEMENTS FOR FASTER RENDERING
Adaptive Bucket Splitting. Bucket rendering is now
faster than ever before with a clever new algorithm.
Render bucket size is adapted for optimal utilization
of your hardware and maximum memory-efficiency.
Improved Dirt Placement. Now that V-Ray’s Interactive
Production Renderer (IPR) output is identical to
the production renderer’s, you can make better
decisions while iterating designs.
V-Ray Profiler. Receive reports on the time spent
calculating shaders and volumes in your scenes.
Locate all hot spots in your scene and optimize pipelines for even faster rendering. Pair V-Ray Profiler with
the Memory Tracker, and you now have everything
you need to monitor and optimize your projects.
Faster Rendering, and More. V-Ray Environment Fog
now renders up to 30% faster. Translucent material
rendering is also up to two times faster thanks to
V-Ray Material’s brand-new SSS mode. Plus, shorter
time to first pixel and quicker VRscene generation for
studio workflows utilizing Alembic and VDB caches.
MORE OPTIONS FOR FASTER BETTER SHADING, AND MORE.
Thin Film layer. Create realistic soap bubbles, oil
spills, and more, with the new Thin Film option in the
Enhanced V-Ray Material Energy Preservation. Render even more physically accurate rough metals
and other reflective surfaces with enhanced V-Ray
Material energy preservation.
Composition Guides Layer in VFB. Easily fine-tune
your images with the new composition guides layer in
the VFB. Experiment with the customizable overlays to
enhance your compositions without using a separate
VFB Panorama Viewer. Now you can preview your
spherical panorama renders while rendering, right
from your V-Ray Frame Buffer.
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.
Feel free to call our experts at 866 362 8970 to find out more about V-Ray upgrades or migrations, or to request a quote.