V-Ray Next for NUKE's approach to lighting and compositing integrates production-quality ray traced rendering into NUKE and NUKEX. V-Ray's industry standard ray traced renderer inside NUKE's industry standard compositing package gives artists the best of both worlds.
LIGHT PATH EXPRESSIONS - For better control in compositing, construct your own render passes with Light Path Expressions. Output specific light contributions with time saving presets or write your own custom expressions that can be combined with Boolean operations.
NEW SUN AND SKY MODEL - Bring golden hour lighting to a whole new level. The new Sun & Sky model is more accurate and looks better at sunrise and sunset, even as the sun dips below the horizon.
COAT & SHEEN LAYER - Easily create layered materials with reflective coatings and fabrics, such as velvet, satin and silk, directly in the V-Ray Material.
METALNESS - Metalness reflections are now supported directly by the V-Ray Material making it fully compatible with PBR workflows.
GPU RENDERING - You can now take advantage of faster multi-GPU performance on workstations, plus added support for Cryptomatte render elements.
POWERFUL RAY TRACED RENDERING - V-Ray for Nuke brings powerful adaptive ray traced rendering to any compositing pipeline. It’s the most full-featured rendering solution for Nuke, NukeX and Nuke Studio.
NODE-BASED INTEGRATION - With a full suite of advanced rendering tools and support for Nuke's native features, V-Ray for Nuke is a natural evolution of the compositing workflow.
ACCURATE LIGHTING - Simulate realistic ray traced lighting and shadows with a wide range of light types including spot lights, area lights, HDR environments, Nuke lights and more.
GLOBAL ILLUMINATION - Render accurate indirect illumination with V-Ray’s precise ray traced GI. Now with light cache support.
PHYSICALLY-BASED MATERIALS - Create multilayered physical materials directly in Nuke. Choose from purpose-built shaders for car paint, SSS, skin and more.
PRODUCTION-READY TEXTURES - Choose from a number of production-ready texture types including tiled EXR & TX files, layered textures, ambient occlusion and procedural noise.
CAMERAS - Select from a variety of camera types including physical cameras, VR panoramas and Nuke projection cameras.
VR CAMERAS - Render to popular VR formats including spherical and cubic 6x1 panoramas.
GEOMETRY - Import Alembic, FBX and OBJ geometry with Nuke's built-in ReadGeo node.
V-RAY SCENE ASSETS - Extract and reuse individual objects from a V-Ray Scene (.vrscene) file. If you need more control, you can define a set of objects to generate a reusable and customizable VRayScene asset.
PROXY OBJECTS - Import and render memory-efficient proxy objects as Alembic or V-Ray mesh files.
INSTANCING WITH PARTICLES - Instance V-Ray proxy objects using Nuke particles.
V-RAY VOLUME GRID - Import and render volume simulations from applications like Houdini. Supports OpenVDB, Field3D and Phoenix FD files.
PROGRESSIVE RENDERING - Fine-tune the look of your renders faster than ever. As you make adjustments to your scene, your rendering will update automatically.
DEEP RENDERING - Improved deep rendering capabilities with support for deep volumes. Save disk space by generating deep data directly inside Nuke.
RENDER ELEMENTS - Generate beauty, matte and utility passes on the fly. V-Ray for Nuke includes more than 37 built-in render elements for ultimate control.
FULL LIGHT SELECT RENDER ELEMENT - Render individual or groups of lights as separate render elements, and accurately light mix in post with full support for global illumination, reflections and refractions.
CRYPTOMATTE - Automatically generate ID mattes with support for transparency, depth of field and motion blur, speeding up workflows for compositors.
V-RAY SCENE NODE - Import and render animated V-Ray scene (.vrscene) files.
V-RAY TRANSLATOR NODE - Use the full power of V-Ray Standalone, including distributed rendering.
V-RAY DENOISER - Automatically reduce noise for cleaner renders. Denoise individual render elements, apply noise masks and denoise final deep composites.
HAIR WORKFLOWS - Render complete 3D creatures and characters directly in Nuke. Import hair geometry using V-Ray proxy objects, and assign V-Ray Hair material for optimized shading.
Why should compositors and studios use V-Ray Next for NUKE?
Expands the 3d capabilities of NUKE, so compositors can light, render, and composite in one application
Gives compositors better control over lighting, materials, render passes, and final shot output
Lets compositors create any render element (render pass, matte, etc.) they need on the fly
Allows compositors to adjust and match 2d and 3d elements simultaneously
Gives compositors more creative freedom and artistic control
Offers a familiar node-based workflow, making it easier to adopt
Saves time and eliminates the back and forth between NUKE and 3d applications
Maximizes project timelines by allowing compositors to make necessary changes up until final delivery
Allows for a more collaborative, non-linear workflow between 3d and compositing teams
Helps teams review, change, and final shots faster
Support & Maintenance
A V-Ray Next for NUKE major version has active SOFTWARE SUPPORT & MAINTENANCE from its release date to the following next major release date. During the SOFTWARE MAINTENANCE stage Chaos Group will:
Release minor updates including patches, bug fixes, service packs, enhancements, new minor features, and platform compatibility updates.
Provide support and technical assistance to clients.
Provide software builds for download.
V-Ray Free Trial Software Download
Download and test V-Ray before you make your purchasing decision.
Recommended System Specification
Manufacturer's system requirements are generally the bare minimum that you need to run the software and insufficient for effective and productive operation of the product.
Our suggested "real world" mid-range desktop system key specifications to properly run V-Ray are as follows:
CPU: Intel Core i5
Graphics Card: NVIDIA QUADRO P620
Hard Drive: 500GB NVMe
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
Novedge, in partnership withHigh Speed Computing, can also provide the perfect hardware for your design needs,pre-installed with your software, at a very competitive price. Contact us to discuss custom-configured workstations and laptops.