New/Update: Chaos V-Ray 6 for 3DS Max + New V-Ray Subscription Options
Chaos has just released V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max, now with scattering, memory-efficient 3D geometry pattern tiling across objects, procedural clouds, cloud collaboration, and much more. In addition, they’re offering more value and flexibility, with a new single V-Ray license to access all V-Ray integrations.
Chaos V-Ray 6 for 3DS Max
V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max makes it easy for users to follow their creative instincts and create anything they can imagine. This release packs in a number of exciting, new features that allow users to unleash their creative potential and build anything — faster than ever before.
With tools that could be standalone plugins, V-Ray 6 allows artists and designers to focus on their art — no interruptions and switching between applications. The latest additions make creating complex environments, intricate geometric patterns, and custom skies quicker and easier. Shading is also faster, reflective materials are even more physically accurate. And much more.
What’s new in V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max
Go anywhere your imagination takes you.
Create faster and render better than ever before. Populate your scenes with millions of 3D objects to create natural-looking landscapes and realistic environments quickly and easily. Generate detailed surfaces using repeating geometric patterns at no extra memory cost. Create beautiful custom skies with procedural clouds, collaborate in the Cloud, and much more.
Create anything imaginable with new tools, allowing you to quickly and easily build worlds – without limits.
Populate your scenes with millions of objects in just a few clicks. Our new scatter tool allows you to quickly and easily create forests, fields, crowds, and more, without using lots of memory. Download free 3D models and scatter presets from Chaos Cosmos to get started.
Tile 3D geometry patterns across objects to create complex surfaces with lots of detail for stunning close-up shots. Enmesh is ideal for creating intricate panels, fences, fabrics, and so much more, and it uses much less memory than displacement or copying by hand.
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.
V-Ray Proxy Object Hierarchy
Easily turn an individual object’s visibility on or off or override their material with the new V-Ray Proxy hierarchical view. Not only that, set custom order by name, and streamline your geometry exchange and custom library workflows.
Collaborate as you create
Fast-forward your project’s reviews and approvals.
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 clients, team members, and other stakeholders for easy review, markup, and comments at any time.
Streamline your workflow
Markedly, get the job done faster and save time to be creative.
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. Easily simulate various cloud types and weather conditions, from partly cloudy to overcast. Render realistic stills or dynamic timelapse.
Finite dome light mode
Elevate your HDRI environment renders with the new, more flexible ground projection capabilities of the V-Ray Dome Light. Specifically, set the scale of the dome light, and have full control over blend settings with the new finite mode.
Faster UI draw times
Get a smoother experience when working with shading networks. V-Ray’s materials and textures interface now come with much faster load times.
Light Mix light selection
Easily access scene lights with the option to select them directly from the Light Mix interface.
Texture batch load
Add variety to your scene even faster than before and create shader variations in no time with the new texture batch load option inside VRayMultiSubTex.
Shading – powered up
Speed up shading and create even more physically accurate materials.
Enhanced V-Ray Material energy preservation
Render metals and rough reflective surfaces even more accurately using the new energy compensation method.
Thin Film layer
Easily create iridescent materials such as soap bubbles, oil spills, and more with the new Thin Film option available in the V-Ray Material.
V-Ray Material Faster SSS
Render translucent materials even faster with a brand-new V-Ray Material subsurface scattering mode. To point out, low-poly translucent objects render more smoothly.
VFB Panorama Viewer
Now you can preview your spherical panorama renders while rendering, right from your V-Ray Frame Buffer.
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.
Chaos V-Ray Single License
We will no longer sell V-Ray for specific host applications to simplify our V-Ray product line and offer customers more value and flexibility. Instead, customers only need to purchase a single V-Ray license to access all V-Ray integrations, including 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, Houdini, Maya, Nuke, Revit, Rhino, SketchUp, and Unreal. V-Ray will also be offered in three plans: Solo, Premium, and Enterprise.
For customers looking for the most cost-effective way to use V-Ray on a single computer, Solo is a great option. This node-locked V-Ray license can be used to set up and render on a single machine using any supported host integration. Access to 3D content on Chaos Cosmos is also included. V-Ray Solo is an excellent choice for those looking to save money without compromising on quality or features.
Significantly, Solo node-locked licenses will be available as monthly, annual, and three-year subscriptions.
The Premium plan is the best option for most customers and is comparable to our previous V-Ray Collection subscription plan. With this plan, customers can install V-Ray on any machine and use it with any supported host application. Premium also includes a floating license for Chaos companion products, such as Phoenix, Player, Scans, and Vantage. In addition, it includes a starting pack of 20 free credits for Chaos Cloud rendering and access to the ever-growing Chaos Cosmos content library.
Premium floating licenses will be available as monthly, annual, and three-year subscriptions.
Enterprise is the most cost-effective option for studios and firms that need five or more licenses of V-Ray. Customers get all of the benefits of the Premium plan but are priced at a discount for multiple seats.
With this in mind, Enterprise floating licenses will be available as annual and three-year subscriptions.
New license sales will be subscription only
Subscriptions are an easy and flexible way for customers to stay current with all updates and new features of V-Ray. Monthly, annual, and three-year subscription options are available for Solo and Premium plans, providing an affordable option to start using V-Ray right away while benefiting from further discounted pricing for longer subscription plans. Enterprise plans do not include a monthly option and are priced for annual and three-year terms.
Posted by Kim Sternisha