Chaos has just released the latest 3ds Max version of its high-performance photorealistic rendering engine, V-Ray 6 in Beta. Let’s get a sneak peek of the upcoming new features.
| Chaos Scatter: Available in V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max
First released earlier this year together with Corona 8, Chaos Scatter is a standalone, object scattering tool that helps to scatter objects, add details quickly, with less memory. Also, users many download some ready-to-use presets in the Cosmos browser for free.
You may learn more details and get to know about how to use Chaos Scatter with 3ds Max in the video above in advance.
| V-Ray Enmesh: New Tool to Coat Objects
The new VRayEnmesh modifier helps to cover the surface of objects with repeating patterns. Unlike instancing the new mesh tool uses only sources that needed for loading, which means much less memory will be used for the geometry repeating.
So far, VRayEnmesh available for CPU only. In the meanwhile, the system is still working in progress to add support for the vrscene format exporting and rendering, as well as for the GPU support for VRayEnmesh. You may check more information or leave your questions here in this forum.
| Improvements for Shader
Another significant improvements is for the V-Ray materials and textures. First of all, drawing times is said to having a great decreasing since the Qt UIs are available to reduce the load time.
For the VRayMtl, energy compensation has been implemented in the GTR BRDF, which should fix a long-standing issue in which reflections appear unrealistically dark at very low glossiness values. SSS translucency mode also gets optimized to “render and deals with faceting of low-poly objects.” In addition, an integrated Thin Film layer will be able to create iridescent materials like soap bubbles and oil spills, together with the new Thin Film option included in material.
The new version of the renderer is free for all user as a beta version. You may click here to join the new version in advance or read more upcoming new features in the release note of V-Ray 6 here.