New: Chaos V-Ray 6 for Houdini
V-Ray 6 for Houdini introduces a fully featured V-Ray Hydra delegate for Solaris as well as support for Houdini 19.5. Plus, it comes with native support for Houdini’s ocean tools, so users can render seascapes without the need for texture baking. This release also includes new, smart tools to let users unleash their creativity, and a number of performance improvements, along with a tool to give them data to optimize their scenes for even faster rendering. And much more.
Key features in V-Ray 6 for Houdini
Tight integration for a smooth workflow.
Houdini 19.5 and Solaris support. Make use of Houdini 19.5 features such as the Hydra Hair procedural, Solaris Render Region, and many more — now supported by V-Ray. Plus, a fully-featured V-Ray Hydra delegate for Solaris.
Smart tools to unleash creativity.
Enhanced volumetric rendering
Generate more realistic volumetric effects such as clouds, smoke, and more, with support for anisotropic scattering also known as Phase Function for volumetric rendering. Easily create masks for volumetrics with the new option to export Cryptomatte elements without using the Volumetric Geometry mode.
Customize just the right clouds for your environment without spending hours browsing through HDRI libraries. V-Ray Sun and Sky’s new procedural clouds system helps you achieve the perfect look and animate your clouds for impressive time-lapses in a simple and memory-efficient way.
Create the perfect ocean waves with native support for Houdini’s ocean tools. With more control than ever before, you can render Houdini’s oceans faster, and without the need for texture baking.
Bring your scenes to life with Chaos Cosmos, our free library of high-quality V-Ray content. With its collection of high-resolution materials, beautiful HDR environments, and render-ready 3D models such as plants, trees, bushes, and more, Chaos Cosmos is a great resource for your next project. Learn more about Chaos Cosmos
Repeat geometry across the surface of an object in the most memory-efficient way possible. In just a few clicks, you can create complex surfaces with lots of detail such as chain mail, car grilles, metal grids, panels, fences, fabrics, and so much more, as if geometry was a texture.
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, scratched and rusty surfaces, embossed lettering, and more. You can also instance your Decals for an advanced material bombing workflow.
Finite Dome Light mode
Elevate your HDRI environment renders with the new, more flexible ground projection capabilities of the V-Ray Dome Light. Set the scale of your light, and enjoy full control over blend settings with the new Finite Dome mode.
The one renderer that does it all.
With Chaos V-Ray, the creative possibilities are endless. From bold designs to captivating stories and mesmerizing art—no matter your vision. This remarkable renderer will bring it all together with photorealistic images and animations that feature unparalleled clarity.
So unleash your imagination! Whether you use 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, or Houdini for every step of your 3D journey, V-Ray allows users worldwide to craft stunning visuals in their favorite applications.
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.
In Depth: Why Should I Use V-Ray?
In summary, V-Ray is a powerful 3D rendering system, built for designers, architects, and jack-of-all-trades. To be sure, click to learn about how artists use V-Ray. To emphasize, there are many examples and trial versions for every field!
Posted by Michele