Chaos has officially released V-Ray 6 for Maya at the end of August. As the latest major Maya version of its powerful render engine for animation and visual effects, the new announcement improves scenes’ performance as well as brings several new features available compared to the beta version from July 13th this year. Scroll down for what’s new in V-Ray 6 for Maya with XRender.
| Enmesh Modifier, Dome Light & Procedural Clouds
A main new feature including the enmesh modifier that allows users to uses geometry as a pattern for the surface of an object. Similar to a texture, geometric pattern can be tiled, repeated as well as rotated and offset.
Enmesh can be used to make a variety of textiles with complex textures, or to lay objects such as grass and stones that need to be repeated in a large area. The tool is now available for CPU rendering only and cost no extra memory. For more details about V-Ray Enmesh, click here to take a look.
A new Finite Dome mode is added for the V-Ray Dome Light in this new version, bringing more flexible ground projection capabilities and adding depth to the background when an HDRI is attached to the light.
Changeable parameters including Finite Radius, Projection Height and Ground Blend, and you may get to know about VRay Light Dome here.
In addition, a new procedural clouds system has been added to the physical sun and sky system with a variety of cloud types and weather conditions.
| Add V-Ray Profiler, Performance improvement and More
The brand new V-Ray Profiler tool works as a render time detector by “tracking the time spent in sampling materials and volumes during rendering and breaking down the different types of calculations done for each material, such as GI, Reflections, Refractions, etc”.
In addition, interactive renders can now use the Light Cache GI, making IPR and production renders identical, and the rendering speed is said to have a great improvement: 30% faster for Environment Fog and “up to 2x faster” for translucent material due to the use of V-Ray Material's brand-new Illumination mode.
The texture projection system VRayDecal now supports to add displacement to any surface for even more realistic cracked walls, rocks, scratched and rusty surfaces, embossed lettering.
V-Ray 6 for Maya is now available for 64-bit Windows 8.1+, RHEL and CentOS Linux and macOS 10.14+. There are three kinds of package for the subscription-only product in commercial usage: the V-Ray solo for only one node, V-Ray premium with floating license on any computer and V-Ray enterprise that suits bigger businesses. For all the new features updated in V-Ray 6 for Maya, you may read the full release note here in its online document.
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