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Chaos Ships V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max, update 1

V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max, update 1

Photorealistic Ray Tracer Adds Denoiser Masking, Cylindrical Decals and More to Streamline the Visualization Process

This week Chaos has released V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max, update 1, bringing post-processing upgrades, advanced decal tools and time-saving GPU enhancements to the most complete rendering solution in the world. With more control, artists and designers can keep meeting a level of 3D demand that shows no signs of slowing down.

New masking support for Lens Effects and Denoiser layers gives 3D artists even more say over how their images come together. Whether it’s applying Lens Effects to specific lights and materials, or smoothing out part of the image, designers can now personalize their renders even faster. 
While in post, users can also start fine-tuning V-Ray Light Materials with Light Mix, making it easier to edit self-illuminating objects in a scene – even after rendering is complete.
For product visualizations and surfaces, update 1 brings cylindrical and bump upgrades to V-Ray Decal. Designers can now easily add anything to curved surfaces, from stickers and labels to surface imperfections. Bottles, jars, rockets, helmets, tanks – Decal’s projection will cover any curve in a few clicks. Additive bumps have also been added, so artists can blend surface and decal bumps to make highly realistic embossed logos, lettering, cracked paint, spray effects and more.
Custom resolutions and aspect ratios are now maintained for each V-Ray camera, cutting setup time when switching cameras. Multiple camera resolutions can be batch rendered locally or via Chaos Cloud Rendering.
Artists can now export V-Ray lights, materials, modifiers and more to the rising USD file format, making it easier to exchange V-Ray data in VFX studios.

Scenes with massive amounts of textures and geometry are even less of a challenge now. All V-Ray Bitmaps that load when a scene opens will also be optimized for performance.

A new proportions layer makes it easy to compose the right camera angle with the help of visual guides like the rule of thirds and the golden ratio.
V-Ray Environment Fog now renders up to 30% faster, enabling artists to bring more atmosphere and mood to their creations.
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On top of that, V-Ray GPU can now render 4K textures with 50% less memory on average, helping artists add incredible details without sacrificing quality.
To see all the new features, including the rest of the GPU boosts and other artistic aids, explore V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max’s product page.


Chaos develops 3D visualization technology for architecture, engineering, construction, product design, manufacturing and media and entertainment, creating intuitive and powerful workflows for participants across the entire design spectrum.In 2022 Chaos merged with Enscape and acquired Cylindo
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