Chaos Group - V-Ray Next for Maya
V-Ray Next for Maya is a production-proven CPU & GPU rendering solution for animation and visual effects for film, television and virtual reality. V-Ray Next for Maya brings faster rendering, more responsive look development and added realism to high-end VFX and animation projects. The developer, Chaos Group, has put a lot of effort into making ray tracing as fast as possible, which has made V-Ray one of the absolute fastest rendering softwares on the market. In 2017 Chaos Group was awarded a Sci-Tech Award (technical Oscar) for their and V-Ray's efforts in the film industry.
V-Ray Next for Maya 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 Next for Maya is incredible stability, flexibility and rich set of features provides visualization specialists with exceptional rendering capabilities. V-Ray Next for Maya introduces a powerful set of new features and improvements, including a simplified user interface, significantly faster ray tracing and rendering performance.
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New features in V-Ray Next for Maya
See here for a complete list of new features. Some highlights:
Adaptive Dome Light: Faster, cleaner and more accurate image-based environment lighting based on V-Ray Scene Intelligence
Faster IPR (Interactive Photorealistic Rendering): Redesigned IPR for faster feedback and continuous updates
AI denoiser in Viewport IPR: The NVIDIA AI denoiser is now available for interactive rendering with V-Ray IPR in the viewport.
Debug shading/Isolate selected: Quickly isolate selected textures and materials to help debug large shading networks in IPR
Playblasts with Viewport IPR: Create high-quality previz and animation tests via Playblasts with Viewport IPR
2x faster GPU rendering: Fast new GPU rendering architecture that now supports more high-end production features
Physical hair material: Render more realistic-looking hair with accurate highlights and new glint and glitter controls
Chaos Group products are licensed via an online licensing system. It used to be licensed with hardware lock (USB dongle), but that system is being phased out. Online licensing requires Internet access. Licenses can be activated in real-time once an order is processed. For offline use, licenses may be checked out for up to 15 days at a time.
In exceptional cases, dongle licensing can still be offered. Contact us for more information.
V-Ray Benchmark – How fast is your hardware?
Test how fast your hardware renders by using Chaos Group's free V-Ray Benchmark application. Read more and see where your hardware ranks at benchmark.chaosgroup.com.
For upgrading V-Ray 3.x for Maya-license to V-Ray Next for Maya, see here. V-Ray for Maya versions 1.5 and 2 are not eligible for upgrade to V-Ray Next for Maya.
|Plugin / Add-On for||Autodesk Maya|
|License Type||New license|