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V-RAY NEXT FOR 3DS MAX

High-end CPU and GPU rendering for visual artists
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Тhe Next generation of rendering

V-Ray Next Scene Intelligence delivers faster ray tracing, cleaner sampling and more accurate rendering. That means you work smarter — not harder — by automating steps that used to take up valuable time.

QUALITY

V-Ray comes with all the lighting, shading, and rendering tools you need to create professional, photoreal imagery and animation.

POWER

Built to handle your biggest projects and your toughest scenes. Render anything and everything with V-Ray.

SPEED

Spend less time waiting and more time being creative. Deliver your best work and never miss a deadline.

CREATIVE CONTROL

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.

SMART INTEGRATION

Work the way you want – without interruption. V-Ray’s seamless 3ds Max integration keeps your workflow fluid and smooth.

AN INDUSTRY STANDARD

Independent artists and top studios choose V-Ray every day to create world-class designs and visual effects.

WHAT'S NEW

V-Ray Next for 3ds Max, update 2 — now available
V-Ray Next for 3ds Max, update 2

V-Ray Next for 3ds Max, update 2 introduces V-Ray IPR enhancements and V-Ray GPU updates to improve your workflow and let you quickly optimize your scenes. It's now easier than ever to render efficiently with Memory tracking reports and Debug Shading in IPR.

V-Ray Next for 3ds Max, update 1

V-Ray Next for 3ds Max, update 1 includes a brand new Viewport IPR for quicker interactive rendering workflows. Work faster and create even better-looking images with features such as more accurate lens effects, as well as a host of GPU rendering improvements.

Feature updates
WORKFLOW OPTIMIZATIONS

V-Ray for 3ds Max, update 2 adds IPR updates, Debug Shading and a new Memory Tracking report for textures and objects, allowing you to save time and optimize your scenes.

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SMARTER EFFECTS

Spice up your projects with the V-Ray Toon material to create non-photorealistic, cel-shading effects. Or take advantage of the new Dust and Scratches lens effect to simulate real-world camera styles.

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KEY FEATURES

Rendering
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CPU, GPU & HYBRID RENDERING

Powerful CPU and GPU rendering built for the demands of high-end production. V-Ray GPU CUDA renders on CPUs as well as GPUs to take full advantage of all hardware.

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POWERFUL SCENE INTELLIGENCE

Automatically analyzes your scene to optimize rendering so you'll get the best quality quicker than ever before.

V-Ray Denoiser

Automatically remove noise and reduce render times by up to 50 percent.

NVIDIA AI DENOISER

Instantly remove noise while rendering. Based on AI-accelerated denoising technology by NVIDIA.

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Resumable Rendering

You can stop your render at any point and pick up where you left off.

CHAOS CLOUD SUPPORT

Improved V-Ray Scene export adds support for more features when rendering on Chaos Cloud.

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Lighting & illumination
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ADAPTIVE DOME LIGHT

Faster, cleaner and more accurate image-based environment lighting. Up to 7x faster than before!

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V-Ray for 3ds Max Adaptive Lights
Adaptive Lights

This new algorithm dramatically speeds up rendering in scenes containing many lights.

GPU DISPERSION

Now available in V-Ray GPU, render highly accurate light refractions that split into their component colors.

LIGHTING ANALYSIS TOOLS

Accurately measure the light levels in your scene using the new lighting analysis tools.

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Accurate Lights

Simulate any type of natural, artificial, or image-based lighting with a wide range of light types.

Global Illumination

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


Cameras & optical effects
NEW DUST AND SCRATCHES LENS EFFECTS

Simulate real-world camera lens effects with procedurally generated Dust and Scratches.

NEW LENS EFFECTS

New glare and bloom lens effects have been fully redesigned to be faster and more accurate than ever.

ROLLING SHUTTER

Emulate the warped motion blur effects common in digital video and cell phone cameras.

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Point & shoot camera

Perfect renders are as easy as taking a snapshot with new Automatic Exposure and White Balance settings.

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Interactive Lens Effects

Instantly add GPU-accelerated glare and bloom for added photorealism. And fine-tune lens effects interactively while you render.

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Photorealistic Cameras

Real-world camera controls let you work like a photographer. Render images with detailed depth of field and cinematic motion blur.

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Virtual Reality

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


Materials
Physical Hair Material

Render more realistic-looking hair with accurate highlights and melanin color controls.

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Metalness

The V-Ray Material adds support for PBR shaders with new Metalness reflection controls.

V-Ray Switch Material

Apply several materials to the same object and select the one you want at render time.

V-Ray Plugin Material & Texture

Load any texture or material that’s available in V-Ray Standalone and render it in V-Ray Next.

Physically based materials

From multilayered car paint to accurate subsurface scattering, you can create any material imaginable.

ALSurface Material

The general-purpose shader by Anders Langlands includes built-in SSS controls — popular for skin!

Glossy Fresnel

New, physically-accurate reflection model.


Textures
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Memory-Efficient Textures

Work with production-ready, multi-resolution tiled textures from your favorite applications, like MARI, Mudbox and ZBrush.

Triplanar Mapping
Triplanar Mapping

Quickly apply seamless textures without UVs.

Rounded Corners
Rounded Corners

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


Geometry
Layered Alembic Workflow

Efficient handling and support for Alembic 1.7, with layers.

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Proxy Geometry

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

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Clipper with Render-Time Booleans

Create complex cutaways and sections using any mesh object.

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Hair & Fur

Render realistic hair efficiently and flicker-free. V-Ray includes procedural fur, optimized hair shaders, and supports 3ds Max Hair And Fur, HairFarm and Ornatrix.

Specialty Geometry

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


Atmospheric & volumetric effects
Federico Ciavarella - Buildings Fog© Federico Ciavarella
Volume rendering

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

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GPU Volume Rendering

V-Ray GPU now supports the blazing-fast rendering of volumetric effects like smoke, fire and fog.

GPU FAST FOG

Faster, better sampling of environment fog helps you quickly add depth to any scene with V-Ray GPU.

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Aerial Perspective

Simulate natural-looking skies with realistic atmospheric depth.

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Render elements
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Render Elements

Choose from nearly 40 unique beauty, utility and matte passes to give you more control over your rendered images in compositing.

IMPROVED LIGHTING RENDER ELEMENTS

Improved lighting passes provide consistent, artifact-free results independent of light sampling, as well as better support for the Adaptive Dome Light.

V-Ray for 3ds Max Light Select
Full Light Select Render Element

Now with full support for GI, reflections and refractions for accurate light mixing in post.


UX & interoperability
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V-Ray Frame Buffer

Review, analyze and post-process your renders directly in V-Ray’s advanced frame buffer.

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Multi-language tooltips

Tooltips are now in multiple languages: Japanese, Korean, Russian, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Cloud render check

Checks your scene to see if it's ready to render on the cloud with Linux and V-Ray Standalone.

ENHANCED COLOR CORRECTIONS

VFB color corrections (incl. Background and LUT) can be saved with the final render as raw .vrimg or OpenEXR files. LUT strength can also be controlled.

TEST THE SPEED OF V-RAY NEXT

V-Ray Benchmark lets you discover how your computer ranks alongside others.

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