The renderer update introduces CPU-GPU hybrid rendering and improves compositing output and compatibility with Autodesk 3ds Max 2018.
LOS ANGELES -- Chaos Group has released V-Ray 3.6 for 3ds Max, an update to its leading renderer that introduces new hybrid rendering technology and improved compositing output and compatibility with Autodesk 3ds Max 2018.
V-Ray’s new hybrid rendering technology adds CPU support to its NVIDIA CUDA-powered GPU renderer. Now, with V-Ray Hybrid, artists will have greater flexibility to render a scene using GPUs, CPUs or a combination of both. The rendered images will be identical, regardless of hardware. This allows artists to use any and all hardware, from high-powered GPU workstations to CPU render nodes.
“GPU rendering is on the rise, and V-Ray Hybrid solves two important issues that could make it even more popular,” said Vlado Koylazov, Chaos Group co-founder. “It lets artists use all of their existing hardware, and it gives them a fallback solution if they run into GPU RAM limitations. This makes GPU rendering a more practical solution for a much wider audience.”
For more information on V-Ray Hybrid, please visit the Chaos Group Labs blog.
Full Light Select Render Element -- Render individual lights or groups of lights as separate render elements, with full support for global illumination, reflections and refractions for accurate light mixing in post.
Cryptomatte -- Automatically generate ID mattes with support for transparency, depth of field and motion blur. This will speed up workflows for compositors working in NUKE or Fusion.
NVIDIA NVLink -- Supports shared GPU memory across NVLink compatible graphics cards.
Source: Chaos Group