New support for node-based material editing helps achieve photorealism without sacrificing creative choices; other new features include V-Ray Material improvements that make it easier to create translucent materials, Progressive Caustics, V-Ray Fur, and V-Ray Clipper.
Chaos has launched V-Ray 5 for Cinema 4D, update 1, featuring new support for node-based material editing. Artists can now achieve photorealism without sacrificing any creative choices made along the way.
“We always strive to have V-Ray integrated as seamlessly as possible, so it always feels like an extension of an artist's favorite app,” commented Chaos VP of product management. Phillip Miller. “Now, users can view and manage their entire V-Ray shading network within Cinema 4D, using the Material Node Editor throughout the entire creation process – from first ideas to finishing touches.”
The V-Ray Material has also been updated, making it easier to create translucent materials in just a few clicks. With built-in volumetric subsurface scattering, this can be immediately applied to skin, plastic, and wax.
Check out the updates:
V-Ray 5 for Cinema 4D, update 1 is geared to help artists do more in one place, including relight and composite from a single render. Now artists can start rendering multiple dome lights at the same time. Direct support in Light Mix makes it easier to mix light sources and relight a scene – even after it’s already been rendered.
Artists can use any of V-Ray’s masking render elements directly in the V-Ray Frame Buffer’s Compositor, including Cryptomatte, MultiMatte and Object, Render and Material IDs, to fine tune an image without re-rendering or turning to another app.
Additional V-Ray Features Include:
- Progressive Caustics – Rendering reflected lighting from surfaces like glass and water is now far easier to achieve.
- V-Ray Fur –From grass and fabrics to carpets, hair and more, artists can work quickly using the same procedural tool employed on major productions.
- V-Ray Clipper – Create cutaways and section renders quickly for any scene or object.
Additional information on V-Ray 5 for Cinema 4D is available here.