With powerful V-Ray Scene Intelligence, fully redesigned IPR, and 2X faster GPU production rendering, V-Ray Next is smarter, faster, and more powerful than ever. Built to meet the creative demands of CG artists and modern production pipelines, V-Ray Next for Maya is a full suite of physically-based lighting, shading and rendering tools tightly integrated into Autodesk Maya. V-Ray Next for Maya focuses on artist productivity and delivers a powerful new set of features and improvements to speed up lighting, look development and rendering workflows.
LIGHT MIX Now, from a single render, you can create dozens of lighting scenarios. Change the color and intensity of lights in real-time without having to render again. When you have the look you want, you can save your light mix recipe, send the layers to comp, and update the lights in the scene.
NEW COMPOSITOR Composite your renders in the new V-Ray Frame Buffer. Now it includes a layer-based compositor that allows you to combine render passes, set blending modes, and adjust colors without going to a separate app.
LIGHT PATH EXPRESSIONS For better control in compositing, construct your own render passes with Light Path Expressions. Output specific light contributions with timesaving presets or by writing custom expressions. Expressions can even be combined with Boolean operations.
NEW V-RAY PROXY The new V-Ray Proxy is fast to work with and easy to manage. Proxies now load in the background when opening your scene, so you can start working right away. Plus a new hierarchy view allows you to select, hide, and assign materials to objects inside proxies. You can even create rules to easily modify multiple objects at once.
ACESCG COLOR MANAGEMENT For color-accurate workflows, ACEScg has become the new standard for professional production. When ACEScg is enabled, V-Ray automatically converts the colors of textures, light temperatures, sun and sky, etc. to the correct color space.
POWERFUL GPU RENDERING Give your production renders a GPU speed boost. V-Ray GPU supports all the new features in V-Ray 5, as well as 2D displacement, OSL textures, and memory tracking. For scenes that are too big for your GPU RAM, initial support for out-of-core geometry has also been added.
COAT LAYER Create materials with reflective coatings in the updated V-Ray Material. The new coat layer makes it easier to set up and faster to render than a traditional blend material.
SHEEN LAYER Create soft fabric materials like velvet, satin, and silk using the new Sheen layer inside the updated V-Ray Material.
Powerful CPU Rendering
Incredibly Fast GPU Rendering
VRscans Library Support
Efficient Textures from top applications MARI, Mudbox and Zbrush.
Hair & Fur
Full Light Select Render Element
V-Ray Frame Buffer
Educational License Features
V-Ray Next for Maya1-Year Edu (Student) License by Chaos Group.
V-Ray for Maya for Students: Interactive rendering on GPU and enhanced functionality. One floating user license, one floating render node license.
Proof of Academic Status
An educational institution, or a student/staff member at the institution, may use V-Ray Educational licenses for educational purposes only and not for commercial for-profit work, transfer, or resale.
Student/Teacher Educational license A "Student/Teacher" is a person who can confirm enrollment/employment at a degree-granting educational institution. Students and staff must present current student ID or current proof of employment at the educational institution to purchase a license.
Universities/Educational Institutions licenses "Universities/Educational institutions" are defined as those dedicated to education, including a public or private, school or a two-year or four-year college or university or career school that is accredited by a state or other appropriate governmental agency or organization. An educational institution is not a government or nonprofit agency, a commercial customer, a corporate training environment, or other training program or center that serves commercial or professional customers. Universities/Educational institutions must purchase software with documentation issued by the institution.
Sending the Proof Information regarding where to send your Proof of Educational Status will be automatically e-mailed to you upon receipt of your order. You can also check ourEducational Orders FAQ.
Technical Support Novedge does not provide technical support for educational versions of the software. If you need technical support please refer to the manufacturer website for additional information.
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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.