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What’s new in V-Ray 3.2 for Autodesk 3ds Max

New V-Ray 3.2 is now live on v-ray.com with new features and updates that are fully compatible with ads Max 2016.

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The new V-Ray 3.2 for Autodesk 3ds Max introduces VR rendering capabilities and multiple V-Ray RT GPU enhancements.

V-Ray 3.2 for 3ds Max also includes improved volume rendering, distributed rendering, and global illumination.

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New VR cameras

With their two new VR camera types, you can now render stereo cube maps and spherical stereo images.

01 - V-Ray 3.2 for 3ds Max - Overview

01 – V-Ray 3.2 for 3ds Max – Overview

Output V-Ray scenes to popular VR formats like Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR quickly and easily.

New V-Ray RT GPU Features

V-Ray 3.2 for 3ds Max includes a faster and more powerful V-Ray RT GPU.

02 - V-Ray 3.2 for 3ds Max 2016 introduces VR rendering capabilities and multiple V-Ray RT GPU enhancements. Artwork by Steelblue, all rights reserved.

02 – V-Ray 3.2 for 3ds Max 2016 introduces VR rendering capabilities and multiple V-Ray RT GPU enhancements. Artwork by Steelblue, all rights reserved.

V-Ray RT GPU supports:

  • QMC sampling using NVIDIA CUDA (resolves noise faster)
  • Displacement
  • Anisotropic highlights
  • Composite map
  • Output curves
  • Texture baking
  • UDIM support (MARI)

Volume rendering

New V-Ray Volume Grid adds support for OpenVDB, Field3D, and Phoenix FD volume grid formats.

03 - Artwork by Blackhaus. All rights reserved.

03 – Artwork by Blackhaus. All rights reserved.

This allows you to import and render data from popular effects applications like Houdini and FumeFX.

Distributed rendering

  • Add or remove distributed rendering nodes on the fly

Global Illumination

  • Updated Light Cache algorithm removes light leaks and improves animation

Geometry

  • New preview types for proxy objects – includes mesh simplification for optimized proxy display
  • Faster rendering of hair and fur
  • Intel Embree support for 3ds Max Hair & Fur and V-Ray Fur

3ds Max 2016

  • Full support for new Physical Camera – co-developed with 3ds Max team
  • Support for new Physical Camera Exposure Control
  • V-Ray Lens Analysis Utility adds support for the 3ds Max Physical Camera

Availability

V-Ray 3.2 for 3ds Max is a free update for all V-Ray 3.0 customers. Log in at chaosgroup.com to download.

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