The latest update provides users more artistic control with V-Ray Enmesh, V-Ray Decal, and the new procedural clouds added to V-Ray Sun and Sky.
V-Ray Decal projects anything onto any surface, including 3D stickers and labels, to weathering elements like cracks, stains, and scratches. Decals can be applied at an angle without extra UVW work or disturbing the underlying materials. A displacement setting is available for users wanting more realism.
VRay Enmesh system repeats geometry across the surface of an object while optimizing memory efficiency. As a result, geometry can be treated like a texture to create close-up ready patterns such as panels, fences, and fabrics. Chaos states that the system is so efficient it “can add billions of polygons to a scene without compromise.”
Procedural Clouds added to the V-Ray Sun and Sky allow users to customize scenes while taking advantage of ray-traced lighting, ground shadows, and volumetric effects while animating.
Watch “Chaos V-Ray 6 for Cinema 4D” for a visual overview of the update:
Additional Updates Include:
Particle rendering support: Create various effects by rendering particles based on size, speed, and color parameters.
ACEScg Support: A wider color palette with an industry-standard ACEScg color-encoding system enables automatic adjustments for textures, dispersion, sun & sky, and light temperature.
Finite Dome Light: Users can fine-tune the scale and depth of product designs/HDRI renders with more flexible ground projection capabilities.
Light Cache in IPR: The output of V-Ray’s Interactive Production Renderer (IPR) is now the same as the production renderer allowing teams greater flexibility to make decisions in the moment.
Better Reflections: New energy compensation updates make rough metals and surfaces look more realistic.
Better Translucent Materials: V-Ray Material’s new illumination mode provides faster rendering of frosted glass and marble.
Thin-Film Materials: A new thin-film layer has been added to the V-Ray Material to create iridescent materials more easily, such as soap bubbles and oil spills.
Panorama Viewer: V-Ray Frame Buffer (VFB) allows panoramas to be explored and edited without third-party tools.
Composition Guides: A new proportions layer allows the selection of the right camera angle with the help of visual guides like the rule of thirds and the golden spiral.
VFB IPR Selections: Materials, objects, and focal points can be selected while rendering.
Additional information is available here.