New: Chaos Group V-Ray 5 for Maya is Available
V-Ray 5 for Maya is the complete 3D rendering software for animation and visual effects. Composite renders, incorporate Light Path Expressions, and interactively relight your scene in the new V-Ray Frame Buffer. For instance, randomize your textures for seamless tiling and get a massive speed boost with the all-new V-Ray Proxy node.
Furthermore, V-Ray 5 helps you save time and make your renders look even better — both on the CPU or GPU.
Powerful New Features in V-Ray 5 for Maya
- 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 it 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. Learn more about the Light Mix.
- New Compositor. The new and improved V-Ray frame buffer adds a compositor to help you fine-tune and finish renders. For example, combine render layers, set blending modes, and adjust colors without going to a separate app.
- New V-Ray Proxy Workflow. Improve viewport and render speed with the new VRay Proxy node. To explain, VRay Proxy node is а simplified single geometry node structure with easy-to-use, rule-based material, and visibility assignments.
Fast Forward Your Creative Workflow
- ACESCG Color Space. Select industry-standard ACEScg for rendering with automatic color space adjustment for textures, dispersion, sun & sky, and light temperature colors.
- Texture Randomization. Add variety to your scene with the new VRayUVWRandomizer map, not to mention, enhanced VRayMultiSubTex controls.
- Stochastic Texture Tiling. Automatically remove texture tiling artifacts with the new Stochastic tiling option on the VRayUVWRandomizer.
- New Sun And Sky Model. Reproduce the subtleties of twilight when the sun is below the horizon with the new Sun and Sky model.
- New Car Paint Material. A new, even more realistic car paint material with enhanced flakes implementation.
- Coat Layer. Add reflective coatings directly in the updated V-Ray Material, saving you both material creation and rendering time vs. using Blend material.
- Light Path Expressions. For more control in compositing, construct your own render passes with Light Path Expressions. Create custom expressions or use the timesaving presets to specify the light contributions you want to output.
- Enhanced GPU Rendering. Power up your renders with all-new GPU features, including 2D displacement, and support for OSL textures. In addition, you get memory tracking and initial out-of-core implementation to handle your largest scenes.
- Material Presets. Save time creating common materials with presets for aluminum, chrome, glass, and more. Presets for most used hair colors have also been added.
- Sheen Layer. Create soft microfiber fabrics like velvet, satin, and silk with the new Sheen options in the updated V-Ray Material.
- Extended V-Ray Dirt. Weathered streaks and dirt in crevices are easy with the enhanced V-Ray Dirt, which now employs both ambient and inner occlusion.
- Blue-Noise Sampling. Achieve better noise distribution with fewer samples.
The world’s most complete rendering software for animation and visual effects.
For 3D artists who need a fast and flexible renderer, V-Ray is built for speed, and designed for production. No matter the project, V-Ray delivers when it matters most.
Chaos Group V-Ray 5 for Maya is the complete 3D rendering software for animation and visual effects. Composite renders, incorporate Light Path Expressions, and interactively relight your scene in the new V-Ray Frame Buffer. For instance, randomize your textures for seamless tiling and get a massive speed boost with the all-new V-Ray Proxy node.
V-Ray 5 helps you save time and make your renders look even better, in fact, both on the CPU or GPU.
In Depth: Why Should I Use V-Ray?
V-Ray is a robust, full-featured 3D rendering system built for designers, architects, and jack-of-all-trades.
For many artists, when asked to describe working with V-Ray, the terms “high-quality, photo-realistic renders, and real-time speed” quickly come to mind. Artists say that it’s easy to dive in because it comes with so many preset materials and settings. They love how V-Ray comes with numerous options that allow users to customize pretty much every aspect of the lighting and materials. With this in mind, Chaos Group has extensive online training available, from beginner to advanced.
V-Ray is integrated into just about every piece of popular 3D creative software, including Cinema 4D, 3ds Max, Nuke, MODO, Unreal, and more. Comparatively, no other renderer on the market has as much host support!
Learn more about what makes Chaos Group’s V-Ray unique, and why V-Ray is the renderer of choice for so many artists. Try it out yourself for free!
Posted by Michele Yamazaki