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V-Ray for Maya 

 

 

Manufacturer: Chaos Group

Product: V-Ray for Maya

Version:  V-Ray 5

Language: English

Platform: Win / Mac
Packaging: Electronic Service Delivery (ESD) 

Gallery: https://www.chaosgroup.com/vray/maya#showcase

Demo Version: https://www.chaosgroup.com/trial/vray-maya

Suggested Retail Price: Please contact us for pricing

Local Instructor-led Training:
Please click here for further details

 

V-Ray 5 for Maya


Product Overview:

 

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.

 

Academy Award-winning rendering technology.

V-Ray is production-proven. For more than a decade V-Ray has been used by the world’s leading studios to render over 300 television series and feature films. In 2017, V-Ray’s ray tracing technology received a Sci-Tech Academy Award for its contribution to photorealistic visual effects.

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 Digital Domain © 2019 MARVEL

  

High-powered rendering at any scale.

Take full advantage of your hardware with production rendering that scales on multiple CPUs, GPUs, or both. You can even render a single image across multiple machines with distributed rendering.

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Scanline VFX © 2019 HBO

  

Seamless integration with your pipeline.

V-Ray works seamlessly with Maya and your studio pipeline. ACEScg support is new in V-Ray 5, joining other industry standards like Alembic, OpenVDB, and OpenColorIO. Your favorite Maya plugins are also compatible, including Golaem, Massive, Ornatrix, Phoenix FD, and Yeti.

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Scanline VFX © 2019 Paramount Pictures

 

Easy to deploy and customize.

V-Ray is easy to deploy on any Windows, macOS, or Linux network. V-Ray licenses are floating and can be centrally served and locally checked out. And V-Ray Standalone allows for headless rendering across your render farm.

V-Ray for Maya also includes two software development kits to customize your rendering workflow. For example, you can write custom shaders with the V-Ray SDK (C++) or build custom pipeline tools with the V-Ray App SDK (Python). 

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Scanline VFX © 2019 MARVEL

 

Key Features

 

Rendering

CPU AND GPU RENDERING

Highly-optimized CPU and GPU rendering for the best combination of fast rendering and superior image quality. V-Ray GPU CUDA renders on CPUs as well as GPUs to take full advantage of all hardware.

 

CHAOS CLOUD

Render scenes directly to the cloud with a push of a button

Learn more about cloud rendering with
V-Ray for Maya >

 

LIGHTING & ILLUMINATION

GLOBAL ILLUMINATION

Choose from ray traced and hybrid global illumination methods for the perfect balance of quality and speed.

 

CAMERAS AND OPTICAL EFFECTS

LENS EFFECTS

Adds support for Cryptomatte render elements.

Fast and accurate simulation of real-world camera lens effects like bloom and glare with dust and scratches. Available as a Nuke plugin to add directly in compositing.

 

VIRTUAL REALITY

Experience your project in virtual reality. Create content for popular VR headsets with 6x1 cubic and spherical stereo camera types.

 

MATERIALS

PHYSICAL MATERIAL

Create any type of physically-based material with multiple layers.

UNIQUE SHADERS

Choose from a collection of specialty and purpose-built shaders for SSS, hair, car paint, utility shaders and more

 

MATERIAL PRESETS

Save time creating common materials with presets for aluminum, chrome, glass and more.

 

TEXTURES

MEMORY-EFFICIENT TEXTURES

Work with multi-resolution tiled textures from top applications MARI, Mudbox and Zbrush.

 

GEOMETRY

PROXY GEOMETRY

Render massive scenes with proxy objects. V-Ray proxies also support layered alembic files and efficiently replace complex scene geometry and load only at render time.

 

ATMOSPHERIC & VOLUMETRIC EFFECTS

VOLUME RENDERING

Render fog, smoke and atmospheric effects that respond correctly to light. Bring in volumes from Houdini, FumeFX, Phoenix FD and OpenVDB caches.

 

RENDER ELEMENTS

LIGHT PATH EXPRESSIONS

Output any lighting contributions with Light Path Expressions for fine-grained control in compositing. Use boolean operations to easily combine LPEs, or quick start with built-in presets.


 Full list of features >

System Requirements

Windows

Please make sure that your system fulfills these requirements before installing V-Ray. Note that V-Ray is only supported for 64 bit operating systems and 64 bit versions of Maya.

Processor

1st Gen Intel® Core™ or compatible processor with SSE4.2 support (x64)

RAM

4 GB RAM and 4 GB swap minimum – recommended 8 GB or more RAM, 8 GB or more swap file;

(Actual amount required will vary with scene requirements.)

USB PortRequired for customers using legacy hardware lock, preferably USB 2.0
TCP/IPOnly IPv4 required for distributed rendering is supported. IPv6 is currently not supported
GPU Acceleration

NVIDIA CUDA: Maxwell-, Pascal-, Volta- and Turing-based NVIDIA card(s) with with latest recommended video driver or at least version 441.20;

NVIDIA RTX: RTX cards with latest recommended video driver or at least version 441.28;

V-Ray Production Denoiser: AMD or NVIDIA GPU supporting OpenCL 1.2;

NVIDIA AI Denoiser: Maxwell, Pascal, Volta or Turing-based NVIDIA card with latest recommended video driver or at least version 441.20

The following table shows the versions of Autodesk Maya and operating systems on which V-Ray is supported. Note that V-Ray is only supported for 64 bit operating systems and 64 bit versions of Maya.

Version of MayaSupported Operating System
Maya 2017Windows ® 7 SP1, Windows ® 8.1 and Windows ® 10 Professional
Maya 2018Windows ® 7 SP1, Windows ® 8.1 and Windows ® 10 Professional
Maya 2019Windows ® 7 SP1, Windows ® 8.1 and Windows ® 10 Professional
Maya 2020Windows ® 7 SP1, Windows ® 8.1 and Windows ® 10 Professional

Linux

Please make sure that your system fulfills these requirements before installing V-Ray. 

Processor

1st Gen Intel® Core™ or compatible processor with SSE4.2 support (x64)

RAM

4 GB RAM and 4 GB swap minimum – recommended 8 GB or more RAM, 8 GB or more swap file

USB PortRequired for hardware lock, preferably USB 2.0
TCP/IPOnly IPv4 is supported. IPv6 is currently not supported
GPU Support

NVIDIA CUDA: Maxwell-, Pascal-, Volta- and Turing-based NVIDIA card(s) with latest recommended video driver or at least 410.48;

NVIDIA RTX: RTX cards with latest recommended video driver or at least version 440.36

V-Ray Production Denoiser: AMD or NVIDIA GPU supporting OpenCL 1.2; 

NVIDIA AI Denoiser: Maxwell, Pascal, Volta or Turing-based NVIDIA card with latest recommended video driver or at least 410.48

The following table shows the versions of Autodesk Maya and operating systems on which V-Ray is supported. Note that V-Ray is only supported for 64 bit operating systems and 64 bit versions of Maya.

Version of MayaSupported Operating System
Maya 2017Red Hat ® Enterprise Linux® 6.5 and 7.2 WS, or CentOS 6.5 and 7.2
Maya 2018Red Hat ® Enterprise Linux® 6.5 and 7.2 WS, or CentOS 6.5 and 7.2
Maya 2019Red Hat ®  Enterprise Linux® 6.5 and 7.2 WS, or CentOS 7.2
Maya 2020Red Hat ®  Enterprise Linux® 6.5 and 7.2 WS, or CentOS 7.2

Mac OS X 

Please make sure that your system fulfills these requirements before installing V-Ray.

Processor

1st Gen Intel® Core™ or compatible processor with SSE4.2 support (x64)

RAM

4 GB RAM and 4 GB swap minimum – recommended 8 GB or more RAM, 8 GB or more swap file

USB PortRequired for hardware lock, preferably USB 2.0
TCP/IPOnly IPv4 is supported. IPv6 is currently not supported

 

The following table shows the versions of Autodesk Maya and operating systems on which V-Ray is supported. Note that V-Ray is only supported for 64 bit operating systems and 64 bit versions of Maya.

Version of MayaSupported Operating System
Maya 2017Apple ® macOS ® X 10.14, 10.13, 10.12, 10.10.5 and 10.11.x
Maya 2018Apple ® macOS ® X 10.14, 10.13, 10.12, 10.10.5 and 10.11.x
Maya 2019Apple ® macOS ® X 10.14, 10.13, 10.12 and 10.11.x
Maya 2020Apple ® macOS ® X 10.14, 10.13, 10.12 and 10.11.x



What's New

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 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.

 

NEW COMPOSITOR

Composite your renders in the new V-Ray Frame Buffer. Now it includes a layer-based compositor that allows you to combine render passes, set blending modes, and adjust colors without going to a separate app.

 

LIGHT PATH EXPRESSIONS

For better control in compositing, construct your own render passes with Light Path Expressions. Output specific light contributions with timesaving presets or by writing custom expressions. Expressions can even be combined with Boolean operations.

 

NEW V-RAY PROXY

The new V-Ray Proxy is fast to work with and easy to manage. Proxies now load in the background when opening your scene, so you can start working right away. Plus a new hierarchy view allows you to select, hide, and assign materials to objects inside proxies. You can even create rules to easily modify multiple objects at once.

New V Ray Proxy 690x380 maya 5

 

Full list of New Features >

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