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V-Ray for Maya Upgrade

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Upgrade from V-Ray 3.0 to V-Ray Next for Maya.  V-Ray Next for Maya is developed by Chaos Group, and allows users to create realistic images and give them full control over the 3D process. Bundle options to add +5 or +10 render node licenses. Must own V-Ray 3 render node licenses to be eligible. Don't see your upgrade option? Contact us: sales@vray.us or 1-800-548-1578.


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Upgrade to V-Ray Next for Maya

Upgrade your V-Ray for Maya software from version 3 to V-Ray Next. Utilize the new features added by Chaos Group to create higher quality renderings at higher. V-Ray Next for Maya was built to meet the creative demands of CG artists and modern production pipelines. V-Ray provides a complete suite of all of the tools you need for physically-based lighting, shading and rendering, tightly integrated into Maya from Autodesk. Focusing on artists' productivity, V-Ray delivers new more powerful features and improvements to take your projects to the next level.

Options available for adding 5 or 10 render node license upgrades to your V-Ray upgrade.

Upgrade to V-Ray Next for Maya will allow use of either V-Ray Next for Maya or V-Ray 3.0 for Maya. V-Ray 3 Workstation for Maya licenses work with V-Ray Next Render node licenses so those who use V-Ray 3 for Maya (or other platforms) can render with V-Ray Next Render node licenses.

What Maya Vray Render is used for:

  •      Automotive and product design

  •      Creating Photorealistic images and animations

  •      Industrial design

  •      Product Marketing

  •      Game cinematics

  •      Visual effects in film and television

  •      Virtual reality

Key Differentiators:

  •      Render quality: Highest quality photorealistic images using multi-resolution tiled textures

  •      Powerful CPU Rendering: Render superior images and animations fast with V-Ray’s highly-optimized and adaptive ray tracing technology.

  •      Speed:  Harnesses the power of both CPU and GPU to accelerate rendering speeds.

  •      Cross-industry adoption: V-Ray for Maya is used by architectural visualization studios, product designers and visual effects companies around the world to create photoreal imagery and animation

  •      Ease of use: V-Ray runs straight out of the box with just a few clicks.

  •      Full control: Three modes of GUI geared towards different types of users, from quick and easy set-up to full range of under the hood tweaks to personalize your experience.

  •      Versatile: An all in one solution suitable for many industries.

  •      Flexibility: A universal renderer. Almost every studio has a V-Ray integrated pipeline.

  •      Technical support and community: Free technical support and knowledge resources, that goes far beyond installations and set-up. Chaos Group is famous for its quick response times and large community user base.

V-Ray Next for Maya Upgrade New Features:

NEW — NVIDIA AI DENOISER IN VIEWPORT IPR The NVIDIA

AI denoiser is now available for interactive rendering with V-Ray IPR in the viewport.

NEW — DEBUG SHADING/ISOLATE SELECTED

Quickly isolate selected textures and materials to help debug large shading networks in IPR.

NEW — GPU BUCKET RENDERING

Adds support for Cryptomatte render elements.

NEW — V-RAY LAYERED TEXTURE

This powerful tool layers textures with blend modes and individual masking controls.

FASTER IPR

Redesigned IPR for faster feedback and continuous updates when moving the camera or working on animation.

ADAPTIVE DOME LIGHT

Faster and more accurate image-based environment lighting based on V-Ray Scene Intelligence.

PHYSICAL HAIR MATERIAL

Render more realistic-looking hair with accurate highlights and new glint and glitter controls.

2X FASTER GPU RENDERING

Fast new GPU rendering architecture that now supports more high-end production features.

GPU VOLUME RENDERING

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

LAYERED ALEMBIC SUPPORT

Now supporting Alembic 1.7 and layers for efficient handling and updating of Alembic data.

TOON SHADER

Create non-photorealistic cartoon and cel shading effects. Now with new advanced line controls.

VRMAYAUP

Windows


Please make sure that your system fulfills these requirements before installing V-Ray. Note that V-Ray is only supported for 64 bit operating systems and 64 bit versions of Maya. 

Processor

Intel® Pentium ® IV or compatible processor with SSE4.2 support.

RAM

4 GB RAM and 4 GB swap minimum – recommended 8 GB or more RAM, 8 GB or more swap file

TCP/IP Only IPv4 is supported. IPv6 is currently not supported

 

The following table shows the versions of Autodesk Maya and operating systems on which V-Ray is supported. Note that V-Ray is only supported for 64 bit operating systems and 64 bit versions of Maya.

Version of Maya Supported Operating System
Maya 2015 x64 Windows ® 7 SP1, Windows ® 8, and Windows ® 8.1 Professional
Maya 2016 x64 Windows ® 7 SP1, Windows ® 8.1 Professional, and  Windows ® 10 Professional
Maya 2017 x64 Windows ® 7 SP1 and Windows ® 10 Professional
Maya 2018 x64 Windows ® 7 SP1 and Windows ® 10 Professional

 

Linux


Please make sure that your system fulfills these requirements before installing V-Ray. 

Processor

Intel ® Pentium ® IV or compatible processor with SSE4.2 support.

RAM

4 GB RAM and 4 GB swap minimum – recommended 8 GB or more RAM, 8 GB or more swap file

TCP/IP Only IPv4 is supported. IPv6 is currently not supported

 

The following table shows the versions of Autodesk Maya and operating systems on which V-Ray is supported. Note that V-Ray is only supported for 64 bit operating systems and 64 bit versions of Maya.

Version of Maya Supported Operating System
Maya 2015 x64 Red Hat ® Enterprise Linux® 6.2 WS,  Fedora™ 14, or CentOS 6.2
Maya 2016 x64 Red Hat ® Enterprise Linux® 6.5 WS, or CentOS 6.5
Maya 2017 x64 Red Hat ® Enterprise Linux® 6.5 and 7.2 WS, or CentOS 6.5 and 7.2
Maya 2018 x64 Red Hat ® Enterprise Linux® 6.5 and 7.2 WS, or CentOS 6.5 and 7.2

 

Mac OS X 


Please make sure that your system fulfills these requirements before installing V-Ray. 

Processor

Intel ® Pentium ® IV or compatible processor with SSE4.2 support.

RAM

4 GB RAM and 4 GB swap minimum – recommended 8 GB or more RAM, 8 GB or more swap file

TCP/IP Only IPv4 is supported. IPv6 is currently not supported

 

 

 

The following table shows the versions of Autodesk Maya and operating systems on which V-Ray is supported. Note that V-Ray is only supported for 64 bit operating systems and 64 bit versions of Maya. 

Version of Maya

Supported Operating Systems

Maya 2016.5 x64 Apple ® Mac OS ® X 10.13, 10.12, 10.9.5, 10.10.x, and 10.11.3
Maya 2017 x64 Apple ® Mac OS ® X 10.13, 10.12, 10.10.5 and 10.11.x
Maya 2018 x64  Apple ® Mac OS ® X 10.13, 10.12, 10.10.5 and 10.11.x

 

 

*Check also the Maya system requirements page: http://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/maya/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/System-requirements-for-Autodesk-Maya.html

Installing V-Ray for Maya


This section describes the installation of V-Ray for Maya using the provided installer.

 

Windows


To install V-Ray for Maya license make sure your Windows account has administrative privileges and double-click the installer to run it:

Operating system

Maya Version

Installer Name

Windows 64-bit

Maya 2015

vray_adv_40301_maya2015_x64.exe

Windows 64-bit Maya 2016 vray_adv_40301_maya2016_x64.exe
Windows 64-bit Maya 2016 Ext. 2 vray_adv_40301_maya2016.5_x64.exe
Windows 64-bit Maya 2017 vray_adv_40301_maya2017_x64.exe
Windows 64-bit Maya 2018 vray_adv_40301_maya2018_x64.exe

To complete the installation follow these steps:

1. You will be presented with the V-Ray licensing agreement. Please take a moment to review the agreement. Check the I accept checkbox and click Next to proceed:

 

 

2. During the next step you can choose the installation type. The available installation types are:

Full – A full installation and includes V-Ray for Maya, IPR for Maya, V-Ray Standalone, V-Ray SDK, V-Ray Tools and Documentation.  It will allow you to use V-Ray in Maya, do Distributed or Network Rendering, run IPR render server, use V-Ray SDK, and use the different V-Ray Tools.
Standalone only
 – An installation which includes V-Ray Standalone and IPR render server. Please choose this option if you plan to use this machine only for Distributed Rendering with V-Ray Standalone and an IPR render server.

 

 

 

3. After you choose the installation type you can click the “Customize” button and adjust the corresponding installation settings. If you have selected the Full installation, you will see the full list of customizable settings:

Uninstall previous installations - Leave enabled to automatically uninstall any previous versions.

Help us improve V-Ray – Specifies whether you agree to send anonymous information to us about the way you use V-Ray for Maya. Click on More Info and then Install Now to learn more about our customer feedback program. See the Chaos Group Telemetry page for more details.

How are you going to connect to the V-Ray license server – Specifies whether the V-Ray license server will run locally or on another machine. If you select “Remote V-Ray license server on the network” you will be given fields to specify the IP address of the machine on which the V-Ray License server is running. Please leave the port 30304 unchanged.

Specify installation paths – Use to confirm the default folders are correct.

Add firewall exceptions – Automatically adds firewall exceptions so IPR for Maya and V-Ray Standalone can run uninterrupted.

Common settings for Full installation for Maya 2018 with a local license server and default paths, should look like the screenshot below:

 

 

 

4. The installer will detect and list any applications that need to be closed. Please close them and click Install Now.  

5. The installer will proceed to uninstall any previous versions and install V-Ray 3.6.

6. If the installation was successful, you will get this screen.  

 

 


Register the V-Ray render slave – Registers V-Ray Standalone as a service and automatically start when the machine boots. In this case the V-Ray Standalone server will run in the background as a service and there will be no need to run it manually. You will be able to use this machine as a render slave.

7. Press the Finish button.

 

Mac OS X


To install V-Ray unpack the installation archive, double-click the dmg file to mount it and run the installer.

Operating system

Maya Version

Installer Name

Mac OS X 64-bit

Maya 2015

vray_adv_40301_maya2015_mountain_lion_x64.app

Mac OS X 64-bit

Maya 2016

vray_adv_40301_maya2016_mavericks_x64.app

Mac OS X 64-bit

Maya 2016 Ext. 2

vray_adv_40301_maya2016.5_mavericks_x64.app

Mac OS X 64-bit

Maya 2017

vray_adv_40301_maya2017_mavericks_x64.app

Mac OS X 64-bit

Maya 2018

vray_adv_40301_maya2018_mavericks_x64.app

To complete the installation follow these steps:

1. You will be presented with the V-Ray licensing agreement. Please take a moment to review the agreement. Check the I accept checkbox and click Next to proceed:

2. During the next step you can choose the installation type. The available installation types are:

Full – A full installation and includes V-Ray for Maya, IPR for Maya, V-Ray Standalone, V-Ray SDK, V-Ray Tools and Documentation.  It will allow you to use V-Ray in Maya, do Distributed or Network Rendering,  run IPR render server, use V-Ray SDK, and use the different V-Ray Tools.
Standalone only – An installation which includes V-Ray Standalone and IPR render server. Please choose this option if you plan to use this machine only for Distributed Rendering with V-Ray Standalone and an IPR render server.


 

 

3 After you choose the installation type you can click the “Customize” button and adjust the corresponding installation settings.  If you have selected the Full installation, you will see the full list of customizable settings: The installer will detect and list any applications that need to be closed. Please close them and click Install Now.

Uninstall previous installations – Leave enabled to automatically uninstall any previous versions.
How are you going to connect to the V-Ray license server
 – Specifies whether the V-Ray license server will run locally or on another machine. If you select “Remote V-Ray license server on the network” you will be given fields to specify the IP address of the machine on which the V-Ray License server is running. Please leave the port 30304 unchanged.
Specify installation paths
 – Use to confirm the default folders are correct. 

Common settings for Full installation for Maya 2018 with a local license server and default paths, should look like the screenshot below:

  

 

 

4. The installer will proceed to uninstall any previous versions and install V-Ray 3.6.

5. If the installation was successful, you will get this screen.

 

 

 

Register the V-Ray render slave – Registers V-Ray Standalone as a service and automatically start upon the Mac OS X boot. In this case the V-Ray Standalone server will run in the background as a service and there will be no need to run it manually. You will be able to use this machine as a render slave.

6. Press the Finish button.

 

Linux


1. Unpack the contents of the installation archive to a temporary folder (called vray_install_dir below);

2. Open a console and navigate to that folder;

3. Make sure you have root permissions or use the su or the sudo command and run the installation file in the directory for the respective Maya version:

Operating system

Maya version

Installer name

Linux 64-bit

Maya 2015

vray_adv_40301 _maya2015_linux_x64

Linux 64-bit Maya 2016 vray_adv_40301 _maya2016_linux_x64
Linux 64-bit Maya 2016 Ext. 2 vray_adv_40301 _maya2016.5_linux_x64
Linux 64-bit Maya 2017 vray_adv_40301 _maya2017_linux_x64
Linux 64-bit Maya 2018 vray_adv_40301 _maya2018_linux_x64

4. Follow the instructions of the installer; if you had a previous version of V-Ray for Maya, the installer will try to automatically remove it first.

For example:

$ cd vray_install_dir 
$ sudo ./vray_adv_40301_maya2018_linux_x64 
follow installer instructions 
$ exit

5. You will be presented with the V-Ray licensing agreement. Please take a moment to review the agreement. Check the I accept checkbox and click Next to proceed.

6. During the next step you can choose the installation type. The available installation types are:

Full – A full installation and includes V-Ray for Maya, IPR for Maya, V-Ray Standalone, V-Ray SDK, V-Ray Tools and Documentation. It will allow you to use V-Ray in Maya, do Distributed or Network Rendering,  run IPR, use V-Ray SDK, and use the different V-Ray Tools.
Standalone only – An installation which includes V-Ray Standalone and IPR render server. Please choose this option if you plan to use this machine only for Distributed Rendering with V-Ray Standalone and an IPR render server.

  

 

 

7. After you choose the installation type you can click the Customize button and adjust the corresponding installation settings.  If you have selected the Full installation, you will see the full list of customizable settings:

Uninstall previous installations – Leave enabled to automatically uninstall any previous versions.
How are you going to connect to the V-Ray license server
 – Specifies whether the V-Ray license server will run locally or on another machine. If you select “Remote V-Ray license server on the network” you will be given fields to specify the IP address of the machine on which the V-Ray License server is running. Please leave the port 30304 unchanged.
Specify installation paths
 – Use to confirm the default folders are correct.

Common settings for Full installation for Maya 2018 with a local license server and default paths, should look like the screenshot below:

  

 

 

8. If the installation was successful, you will get this screen.

 

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