Chaos Group - V-Ray 5 for Maya
V-Ray for Maya is an Academy Award-winning and production-proven renderer for Autodesk Maya. Known for its versatility and ability to handle any type of project it is considered an industry-standard in visual effects, 3D animation, design and advertising. With CPU, GPU, and distributed rendering options, V-Ray is the only renderer on the market that can help customers future-proof their hardware investment. V-Ray’s extensible customization options and powerful lighting, look-development and quick post-processing features save users time, let them go beyond just rendering and help them explore their creative ideas without limits.
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New features in V-Ray 5 for Maya
See here for a complete list of new features. Some news highlights:
Light Mix: From a single render, you can create different lighting scenarios. Change the colour and intensity of lights in real-time without re-renders
New Compositor: Improved V-Ray frame buffer adds a compositor to help you fine-tune and finish renders without separate apps
ACESCG Color Space: Use industry-standard ACEScg for rendering with automatic color space adjustment for textures, dispersion, sun & sky, and light temperature colours
New Car Paint Material: An even more realistic car paint material with enhanced flakes implementation
Sheen Layer: Create soft microfiber fabrics like velvet, satin and silk with the new Sheen options in the updated V-Ray Material
Blue-Noise Sampling: Achieve better noise distribution with fewer samples
Enhanced GPU Rendering: Power up your renders with all-new GPU features, including 2D displacement, support for OSL textures, memory tracking and initial out-of-core implementation to handle even the largest scenes
V-Ray 5 for Maya Workstation license is available as perpetual, annual, or monthly. А Workstation license includes 1 Graphic User Interface (GUI) and 1 Render Node. Upgrade licenses from V-Ray Next for Maya are also available. V-Ray 3 customers who would like to upgrade to V-Ray 5 can trade in their V-Ray 3 perpetual licenses and get 20% off for their first year when purchasing new annual licenses. The trade-in offer ends September 30, 2020. Older versions of V-Ray for Maya are not eligible for upgrade to V-Ray 5 for Maya.
See updated V-Ray 5 for Maya system requirements here.
Download trial version
Get a free full-featured V-Ray 5 for Maya trial here.
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.
V-Ray Render Nodes
Chaos Group V-Ray Render Nodes speed up your V-Ray rendering workflow. Render Nodes take advantage of the combined computing power of multiple machines in a network. Continue your design work and let Render Nodes handle the rendering tasks on other machines. With support for popular render managers like Thinkbox Deadline, PipelineFX Qube and Autodesk Backburner the V-Ray Render Nodes are easily managed.
V-Ray 5 news
With the release of V-Ray 5 in June 2020, volume discounts based on the number of render node licenses purchased are no longer offered. Users can take advantage of rendering on multiple machines via predefined Render Node license packs with integrated discounts.
Backward compatibility and upgrading
Upgrading to а V-Ray 5 license allows customers to use either V-Ray 5, V-Ray Next or V-Ray 3 builds. Upgrades from V-Ray 3 Render Node licenses to V-Ray Next Render Node licenses will be offered until September 30, 2020 so that users maintain the right to upgrade to V-Ray 5 Render Node later on.
|Plugin / Add-On for||Autodesk Maya|
|License Type||New license|