V-Ray 6 For Maya Is Out: What's New?

August 31, 2022 3 min read

V-Ray 6 For Maya Is Out: What's New?

V-Ray 6 for Maya packs in a number of powerful new tools that allow users to generate complex surfaces at no extra memory cost, and take their product design and HDRI renders to the next level.

Key features in V-Ray 6 for Maya include:

Finite Dome light mode.
Elevate your product design and HDRI environment renders with the new, more flexible ground projection capabilities of the V-Ray Dome Light. Set the scale of your light, and have full control over blend settings with the new Finite Dome mode.

 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, embossed lettering, and more.

Procedural clouds.
Craft just the right cloudy sky for your environment in just a few clicks with V-Ray Sun and Sky’s new procedural clouds system. No need to settle for a static HDR or a cloudless sky. Now you can easily simulate a variety of cloud types and weather conditions, from partly cloudy to overcast. Render realistic stills, or dynamic timelapses.

V-Ray Enmesh.
With Enmesh, you can think of geometry like a texture — but rather than repeating an image over a surface, it uses tileable geometry. Enmesh is ideal for creating patterns such as fences and fabrics, and it uses much less memory than displacement or copying by hand.

WHat'S NEW in V-RAY 6 FOr Maya?

Chaos Cloud Collaboration.
Get rapid, consolidated feedback on your work’s progress. Upload your renders to Chaos Cloud Collaboration right from V-Ray’s Frame Buffer, and share your work with colleagues and clients to add comments and annotations, see panorama views and more — from anywhere in the world.

V-Ray Profiler.
Get 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  

Light Cache in IPR. 
Make better decisions while iterating on your designs with V-Ray’s Interactive Production Renderer (IPR) output now being identical to the production renderer.

Background Cloud Cloud Submissions. 
You now have uninterrupted access to Maya when submitting to Chaos Cloud Rendering, so you can continue working.

Enhanced USD Support.
Experience a USD workflow that’s smoother than ever. We’ve added support for the latest Maya USD version as well as included new enhancements for OpenVDB volumes and V-Ray material exports, promoting an easy exchange with Solaris and USD-powered pipelines.

Faster Rendering. 
V-Ray Environment Fog now renders up to 30% faster. Translucent material rendering is also up to 2x faster thanks to V-Ray Material’s brandnew Illumination mode. Plus, scenes featuring thousands of instances now render more efficiently.

Thin Film layer. 
Create realistic soap bubbles, oil spills and more with the new Thin Film option available in the V-Ray Material.

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.
Fine-tune your scenes’ compositions without a separate application. With customizable overlays, the new composition guides layer in the VFB allows you to easily experiment and enhance your image compositions.

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.


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