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Chaos Group V-Ray for Cinema 4D v3.7

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Sophisticated physically-based rendering seamlessly integrated into Cinema 4D

Optimized for both CPUs and GPUs, V-Ray for Cinema 4D allows 3D artists and designers to render unsurpassed quality, quickly, even when working with complicated 3D projects. V-Ray for Cinema 4D includes a full-featured tool with lighting, shading and rendering, giving artists ultimate creative control over the whole process, from real-time look development to the last frame.


Highlights

vray for c4d

V-Ray is today one of highest render quality tools available for production. It is widely used by professional CG artists and visualizations firms worldwide. Its proven, beautiful and super realistic image quality, at unsurpassed render speed, attracts many users from all areas. V-Ray for Cinema 4D is the Cinema4D native incarnation of this great engine. It enables you to use V-Ray directly within Cinema4D using the typical C4D like workflow. V-Ray is the de-facto standard in architecture & design visualization, car rendering, TV commercials, and many more areas, like in recent Hollywood Movies like 3D Blockbuster AVATAR. Its good, its fast, its stable!

QUALITY

V-Ray comes with all the lighting, shading and rendering tools you need to create professional, photoreal imagery and animation.

POWER

Built to handle your biggest projects and your toughest scenes — render anything and everything with the power of V-Ray.

SPEED

Spend less time waiting and more time being creative. Deliver your best work and never miss a deadline.

CREATIVE CONTROL

V-Ray puts you in the driver’s seat. Take control with V-Ray’s versatile features and choose the best approach for your scenes.

DEEP C4D INTEGRATION

V-Ray’s ultra-deep Cinema 4D integration keeps your workflow fluid, smooth and combines the best of both worlds.

AN INDUSTRY STANDARD

Join independent artists and top studios across the globe using V-Ray daily to create world-class designs and visual effects.

vrayforc4d automatic sampling

KEY FEATURES:

GPU + CPU RENDERING

Optimized CPU rendering in V-Ray for Cinema 4D provides all-new speeds, plus enjoy blazing-fast GPU rendering for previews and final-frame renders. V-Ray’s feature-full production toolset delivers high-quality, physically accurate images and animation.

AUTOMATIC SAMPLING

V-Ray’s automated sampling with variance-based adaptive ray-tracing offers dramatically improved workflow and eliminates the need for fine-tuning complex settings. Just choose the GI engine type, render time — and render! And enjoy the instant feedback via V-Ray’s progressive rendering.

 

vrayforc4d global illuminationACCURATE LIGHTING & GLOBAL ILLUMINATION

V-Ray uses physically accurate ray tracing to precisely calculate lights and real-world reflected lights and global illumination. Choose from precise path tracing, approximate — or use a hybrid of both.

 

 

vrayforc4d brdfPHYSICALLY BASED MATERIALS

V-Ray for Cinema 4D offers real-world and multi-layered BRDFs for the creation of physically accurate materials. V-Ray’s special BRFD materials give you access to all the tools you could need.

 

vrayforc4d vr readyPHYSICAL CAMERAS

V-Ray’s real-world camera system lets artists work like photographers to achieve realistic depth-of-field and cinematic motion blur. You can also output to virtual reality with the VR 360 stereo camera.

 

vrayforc4d uvNEW UV MANAGER & TRIPLANAR MAPPING

The new UV manager brings UV channels to Cinema 4D, allowing artists to use unlimited UVs per shader for complete UV-mapping control. Or, use Triplanar mapping for texturing without UVs.

 

 

vrayforc4d proxies scatterPOWERFUL PROXY OBJECTS & INSTANCING

V-Ray Proxy objects replace complex scene geometry and load only at render time. And for added realism, you can add random material variations to V-Ray Proxy objects and render instances.

 

 

vrayforc4d volume renderingNEW SKY MODELS & FASTER VOLUME RENDERING

V-Ray offers several sky models for the realistic lighting of scenes — including Hosek sky with atmospheric haze. Volumetric environment fog now renders even faster to help you quickly generate clouds, volume lights and more.

 

 

vrayforc4d  hairMAXON HAIR, FUR & GRASS SUPPORT

V-Ray for Cinema 4D supports Maxon Hair via V-Ray’s memory-efficient hair procedurals, as well as V-RayFur. The V-Ray Hair BRDF also provides physically accurate hair shading for great-looking results.

 

 

vrayforc4d vfbNEW VFB: LUT CONTROL, DENOISER & LENS EFFECTS

The advanced V-Ray Frame Buffer offers high-level tools including color correction, exposure, white balance, LUT support, V-Ray Lens Effects and the VRayDenoiser, and is available on both Windows and MacOS.

 

 

vrayforc4d clipperREAL-TIME CLIPPER & RENDER-TIME BOOLEANS

V-Ray boasts a real-time clipper allowing you to cut geometry — even proxies, multiple times — and offers an option to use custom geometry for Booleans. Architectural section renderings are now a breeze!

 

 

 

vrayforc4d render elementsEXTENDED RENDER ELEMENTS & ID PASSES

 

V-Ray offers an extensive set of render elements and object/material ID selection channels via its multipass feature for professional post-production pipelines. Rendering lights on separate layers is also supported.

 

 

vrayforc4d distributed renderingV-RAY DISTRIBUTED RENDERING

With V-Ray’s Distributed Rendering, you can use the power of multiple machines working together to render images even faster.

 

 

Operating Systems

Windows:

  • Processor: Intel® Pentium ® IV or compatible processor with SSE3 support.
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM and 4 GB swap minimum – recommended 8 GB or more RAM, 8 GB or more swap file
  • USB Port Required for hardware lock, preferably USB 2.0
  • TCP/IP Only IPv4 is supported. IPv6 is currently not supported

Mac:

  • Processor: Intel ® Pentium ® IV or compatible processor with SSE3 support.
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM and 4 GB swap minimum – recommended 8 GB or more RAM, 8 GB or more swap file
  • USB Port Required for hardware lock, preferably USB 2.0
  • TCP/IP Only IPv4 is supported. IPv6 is currently not supported

C4D versions

  • MAXON Cinema 4D R18, R19, and R20 on OSX and Windows. All bundles are supported (Prime, Bodypaint, Broadcast, Visualization and Studio Bundle versions)
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Vray does not need no introduction, if your reading this your know how often this render engine is used in big productions, and is known for its quality output. Vray for C4D fits the balance between its blistering speed, and flexibility for small studios thanks to the extra render node choices. Thanks to the hard working team Vray for C4D has been taken to a new level along side other platforms such as Max. You can go as deep as you wish into its settings, or simply use its finely tuned render presets to get set up rather fast. Like any professional renderer it has a learning curve if you wish to get into the deeper areas, but the user manual has improved a great deal since v1.9. I would like to see a pdf version as at times there can be delays online. The IPR (Interactive Preview Renderer) is very fast, and providing you know its current limitations such as SDS tags removing all material previews unless you apply it to a null, multiple material tags can not be used, and rigged characters can cause odd artefacts, your get very fast feedback with the IPR, in fact im often taken back how fast I can preview thousands upon thousands of hairs in real time along with the SSS options. The team behind this version of Vray are very hard working, and are quick to help, so any limitations as mentioned im sure will get addressed, however some limitations are native to Vray across all platforms in which rely on a good collaboration with Chaos Group, Vray core developer. Other things worth mentioning is due to the way C4D works, currently you wont get much of a preview in the view-port, but hope in due time the r18-r19 view port abilities will be used to better this area in future updates. Vray 3.4 is polished like never before for the C4D platform, and after a short while your be at home with it producing high quality stills, and animations. Its not the cheapest solution out there up front, but you get them extra render nodes that certain other reneder engines dont, hence Vray fits the bill for freelancers, small studios to large production studios. With Vrays fast speeds, high quality realistic lighting and materials its hard not to recommend Vray for C4D v3.4. Id like to see Vray for C4D community gel more, and interact better as often is the case that troubleshooting works best with a good community such as found on C4D Cafe.

Would you recommend this product to a colleague? Yes

By: Daniel Ripley
Date: January 05, 2017

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Ipso-Facto renderer for photoreality

If you want the most incredible, lifelike renders, this is the only way to turn. The only bad thing about vray is the learning curve is INCREDIBLY steep, but there is a little bit of training material (plus you can read books on vray for other packages like maya because the vray UI is the same from program to program), and is WELL worth learning...the other downsides are the renders are a BEAST, take 4-10x longer than phys render, possibly more if you have a slower box...if you ever see renders and say "wow, that render looks incredible", chances are it was rendered with vray...

Would you recommend this product to a colleague? Yes

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Date: April 09, 2012

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