V-Ray Next for 3ds Max, beta 3 Now Available

V-Ray next for 3ds max

The next major release of V-Ray will be smarter, faster and even better. V-Ray Next beta is open to V-Ray 3.x for 3ds Max customers.

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Here’s a look at some of the new features available now in V-Ray Next for 3ds Max, beta 3.

NEW — Faster GPU rendering architecture
V-Ray GPU has been redesigned for better performance and faster parallel processing.

NEW — Lighting Analysis
Accurately analyze and measure the light levels in your scene with new lighting analysis tools.

NEW — Layered Alembic workflows
Now supporting Alembic 1.7 with layering — for faster, more efficient handling and updating of Alembic data.

NEW — GPU VOLUME RENDERING
Render volumetric effects such as fog, smoke and fire with the speed of V-Ray GPU. Compatible with V-Ray Volume Grid which supports OpenVDB, Field3D and Phoenix FD volume caches.

NEW — NVIDIA AI DENOISER
Introducing incredibly fast real-time denoising based on NVIDIA’s AI-accelerated denoising technology.

V-RAY GPU
Fast GPU production rendering with faster, cleaner lighting — now supports environment fog and VRscans.

NEW — ADAPTIVE DOME LIGHT
Faster, cleaner image-based lighting, removing the need for skylight portals. Learn more >

NEW — AUTO EXPOSURE & WHITE BALANCE
Fast, automatic scene analysis determines correct exposure and white balance for your image.

V-RAY PHYSICAL CAMERA
Back by popular demand, the V-Ray Physical Camera has been updated with a simpler UI and support for the new auto exposure and white balance settings.

NEW — HAIR SHADER
New more realistic VRayHairMtl2 hair shader with melanin color controls, better highlights and more natural light distribution.

NEW — SWITCH MATERIAL
Easily switch between several materials applied to any object with the new VRaySwitchMtl, great for rendering material options, adding random variations or creating render passes.

NEW — V-RAY PLUGIN MATERIAL AND TEXTURE
Load any texture or material that’s available in V-Ray Standalone and render it in V-Ray for 3ds Max using the new V-RayPluginTex or VRayPluginMtl.

DENOISE RENDER ELEMENTS
Denoise any render element, not just the beauty pass, for better control in compositing.

NEW — V-RAY SDK
Updated rendering architecture that takes full advantage of modern hardware, including optimized vector calculations using SSE 4.2 and customized Intel® Embree ray tracing library 2.13.

Note: SSE 4.2 compatible processor required.

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