V-Ray 5 For Maya – Now Released!
V-Ray 5 for Autodesk Maya the next-generation rendering plugin developed by Chaos Group is now out.
Chaos Group has now released V-Ray 5 for Maya. After it’s debut in 3ds Max over a month ago the award-winning rendering plugin is now available for worldwide use in the industry-standard film and VFX package Autodesk Maya. Bringing with it the wealth of content and features that are in it. Chaos Group technicians have made incredible strides improving the base rendering engine. V-Ray 5 boasts some impressive rendering speed and iteration improvements that everyone will enjoy. The V-Ray denoising engine has also had some improvements with the ability to cut render times by up to 50%. And finally, for those wanting to speed up their material workflow, Material Libraries make their introduction now too! These are not all that V-Ray 5 introduces, however. Some more of the key features are as follows.
Continue your render where you left off or iteratively refine quality.
Explore different lighting options from a single render. Interactively adjust lights, without rerendering with the LightMix render element.
The new Layer compositor lets you fine-tune your images directly in the V-Ray Frame Buffer — without the need for a separate post-processing app.
POINT & SHOOT CAMERA
Perfect renders are as easy as taking a snapshot with the Automatic Exposure and White Balance settings.
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.
V-RAY TOON SHADER
Easily create non-photorealistic, cartoon and cel-shading effects.
Save time creating common materials with presets for aluminum, chrome, glass and more.
Add variety to your scene with the new VRayUVWRandomizer map and enhanced VRayMultiSubTex controls.
Render fog, smoke and atmospheric effects that respond correctly to light. Bring in volumes from Houdini, FumeFX, Phoenix FD and OpenVDB caches.
Output a complete set of beauty, utility, and matte passes for total control in compositing.
Automatically generate ID mattes with support for transparency, depth of field, and motion blur.
You can see even more of the key features at Chaos Group’s website here.
You can purchase your own copy and start taking advantage of this incredible rendering plug-in at v-ray.us’s store here.