V-Ray 3.6 for 3ds Max adds hybrid rendering, improved compositing output, and support for 3ds Max 2018.
Introducing V-Ray Hybrid: V-Ray’s new hybrid rendering technology adds CPU support to its NVIDIA CUDA-powered GPU renderer. V-Ray Hybrid maximizes your computing power by rendering on GPUs, CPUs or a combination of both. And the rendered images will be identical, regardless of hardware.
Improved Compositing: With an improved Light Select Render Element in V-Ray 3.6, you can now render the full contribution of any light, or group of lights, including global illumination, reflections and refractions for easy mixing in post.
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Now compatible with 3ds Max 2018, this update is free for all V-Ray 3.x customers.
V-Ray comes with all the lighting, shading, and rendering tools you need to create professional, photoreal imagery and animation. Built to handle your biggest projects and your toughest scenes. Render anything and everything with V-Ray. Spend less time waiting and more time being creative. Deliver your best work and never miss a deadline. V-Ray puts you in the driver seat. You’re in control. With V-Ray’s versatile features, you can choose the best approach for your scene. Work the way you want – without interruption. V-Ray’s seamless 3ds Max integration keeps your workflow fluid and smooth. Independent artists and top studios choose V-Ray every day to create world-class designs and visual effects.
HIGHLY-OPTIMIZED CPU RENDERING
Render high-quality, high-resolution images and animations with V-Ray’s adaptive ray tracing technology. V-Ray uses physically-correct methods to calculate photoreal lighting, materials, and cameras. V-Ray is optimized to use all CPU cores across multiple machines for the fastest renders possible.
INCREDIBLY FAST GPU RENDERING
Fine tune the look of your scenes in real time with the power of GPUs. Build materials, dial in cameras, and adjust lights interactively in the viewport. Switch to Production Mode when you’re ready to render final images.
Choose from several global illumination options – exact, approximate or a hybrid of both.
Simulate any type of natural, artificial, or image- based lighting. With area lights, sun & sky and IES lights, you can render artistically – and accurately.
Create any type of physical material. From multilayered car paint to accurate subsurface scattering, you can make any material imaginable.
Work with production-ready, multiresolution tiled textures from your favorite applications, like MARI, Mudbox and Zbrush.
Work like a photographer. Real-world camera controls let you capture images with detailed depth of field and cinematic motion blur.
VR & SPECIALTY CAMERAS
Experience your project in virtual reality. Create content for popular VR headsets, like Samsung Gear VR, with 6x1 and spherical stereo camera types.
Render massive scenes with proxy objects. V-Ray proxies efficiently replace complex scene geometry and load only at render time.
Create unique geometry like infinite planes, metaballs and isosurfaces, particles and object cutaways with render-time booleans.
HAIR & FUR
Render realistic hair efficiently and flicker-free. V-Ray includes procedural fur, optimized hair shaders, and supports 3ds Max Hair&Fur, HairFarm and Ornatrix.
Render fog, smoke and atmospheric effects that respond correctly to light. Bring in volume grid caches from Houdini, FumeFX and PhoenixFD.
37 unique beauty, utility and matte passes give you more control over your rendered images for compositing.
V-RAY FRAME BUFFER
Review, analyze and post process your renders directly in V-Ray’s advanced frame buffer. You can be sure your images will match your final output.
System requirements for Vray for 3ds Max
Please make sure that your system fulfills these requirements before installing V-Ray.
||Intel® 64-bit or compatible processor with SSE2 support
||4 GB RAM and 4 GB swap minimum – recommended 8 GB or more RAM, 8 GB or more swap file
||Microsoft® Windows® 7 (SP1), Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 Professional operating system
||3ds Max 2012/3ds Max Design 2012 or later, 64 bit versions only
||Required for hardware lock, preferably USB 2.0
||Only IPv4 is supported. IPv6 is currently not supported.