New features include V-Ray Enmesh, a system for repeating geometry without instancing, and procedural clouds in V-Ray Sky.
Chaos has released V-Ray 6 for Cinema 4D and Maya in open beta. The latest version of the production renderer includes V-Ray Enmesh, a system for repeating geometry on the surface without instancing, and procedural clouds in V-Ray Sky.
Both Cinema 4D and Maya versions include most of the features added to V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max. You can use V-Ray Decal to project one material on top of another regardless of the target UV set and add displacement for even more realistic details.
The Finite Dome light mode changes the way the Dome Light is calculated so that it emulates a dome with a physical size in the scene. It consists of a ground plane, a hemispherical upper part, and a transition area between the two.
V-Ray Material was also upgraded. You can render more physically accurate reflective surfaces with enhanced V-Ray Material energy preservation. A new Thin Film option helps make realistic soap bubbles, oil spills, and other substances. Also, you can make translucent materials faster with a V-Ray Material SSS mode.
V-Ray for Maya
Maya-only features include V-Ray Profiler – a new tool that helps determine what parts of the scene are taking the longest time to render, compare the performance of different material settings, and figure out the best settings for your scene. It tracks the time spent in sampling materials and volumes during rendering and breaks down the different types of calculations done for each material, such as GI, Reflections, Refractions, etc.
Moreover, V-Ray for Maya now supports VDB volume shaders in USD and offers the option to export V-Ray materials as USD Preview Surfaces.
V-Ray for Cinema 4D
As for the Cinema 4D edition, it got the option to convert Standard and Classic V-Ray materials to V-Ray Node materials to use in Cinema 4D's node-based editor.
V-Ray 6 for Cinema 4D also introduces support for rendering Cinema 4D particles, including the ones generated by the X-Particles add-on, and for Team Render, Cinema 4D’s network rendering system.
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