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V-Ray for 3ds Max





Manufacturer: Chaos Group

Product: V-Ray for 3ds Max

Version:  3.6

Language: English

Platform: Win
Packaging: Electronic Service Delivery (ESD) with Dongle


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V-Ray for 3ds Max

Product Overview:

V-Ray® for 3ds Max is a complete lighting and shading solution that can be flawlessly integrated in every 3D Artist’s and designer workflow. The flagship rendering software has set the standard for speed, reliability, ease of use and render quality. V-Ray for 3ds Max’s incredible stability, flexibility and rich set of features provides visualization specialists with exceptional rendering capabilities.

Key Features

New in V-Ray 3.6 for 3ds Max:

HIGHLY-OPTIMIZED CPU RENDERING - Render high-quality, high-resolution images and animations with V-Ray’s adaptive ray tracing technology.

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.

ACCURATE LIGHTS - Simulate any type of natural, artificial, or image- based lighting. With area lights, sun & sky and IES lights, you can render artistically – and accurately.

GLOBAL ILLUMINATION - Choose from several global illumination options – exact, approximate or a hybrid of both.

PHOTOREAL CAMERAS - Work like a photographer. Real-world camera controls let you capture images with detailed depth of field and cinematic motion blur.

PHYSICALLY-BASED MATERIALS - Create any type of physical material. From multilayered car paint to accurate subsurface scattering, you can make any material imaginable.

MEMORY-EFFICIENT TEXTURES - Work with production-ready, multiresolution tiled textures from your favorite applications, like MARI, Mudbox and Zbrush.

DYNAMIC GEOMETRY - Render massive scenes with proxy objects. V-Ray proxies efficiently replace complex scene geometry and load only at render time.

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.

VRSCANS MATERIAL LIBRARY SUPPORT - 400+ scanned materials. Import and render directly in V-Ray.

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.

VOLUMES - Render fog, smoke and atmospheric effects that respond correctly to light. Bring in volume grid caches from Houdini, FumeFX and PhoenixFD.

RENDER ELEMENTS - 37 unique beauty, utility and matte passes give you more control over your rendered images for compositing.

VARIANCE-BASED ADAPTIVE SAMPLING - Get cleaner renders with better noise detection.

AUTOMATIC SAMPLING - RSave time with automatic sampling of lights and materials.

V-RAY DENOISER - Automatically remove noise and cut render times by up to 50%.

NEW SKY MODEL & AERIAL PERSPECTIVE - Simulate natural looking skies with realistic atmospheric depth.

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.

TRIPLANAR MAPPIING - Quickly apply seamless textures without UVs.

ROUNDED CORNERS - Generate perfectly smooth edges at render-time with no extra modeling.

SPECIALTY GEOMETRY - Create unique geometry like infinite planes, metaballs and isosurfaces, particles and object cutaways with render-time booleans.

CLIPPER W/ RENDER-TIME BOOLEANS - Create complex cutaways and sections using any mesh object.

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System Requirements

The requirements listed here are for the latest version of V-Ray in 3ds Max.

ProcessorIntel® 64-bit or compatible processor with SSE2 support
RAM4 GB RAM and 4 GB swap minimum – recommended 8 GB or more RAM, 8 GB or more swap file
Operating systemMicrosoft® Windows® 7 (SP1), Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 Professional operating system
Autodesk® 3ds Max3ds Max® 2013/3ds Max Design® 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 (64-bit)
USB portRequired for hardware lock, preferably USB 2.0
TCP/IPOnly IPv4 is supported. IPv6 is currently not supported.

Note: V-Ray 3.6 requires V-Ray License server 4.4.1


Supported Platforms

3ds Max® 2013/3ds Max Design® 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 (64-bit)



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