by Michael Taylor

Image Credit: Artwork by FAMA, Courtesy Chaos Group

Image Credit: Artwork by FAMA, Courtesy Chaos Group

V-Ray 3.0 introduces a powerful set of new features and improvements. If you’ve been waiting to upgrade, now is the time to invest in an improved production-focused rendering engine:
Artist-friendly Controls
Designed with new and experienced users in mind, V-Ray 3.0 offers a simplified user interface with fast access to common settings.
Render set up is now faster and easier with V-Ray 3.0’s Quick Settings. Artists can choose from a variety of production presets and fine tune quality with slider controls. And a new V-Ray Toolbar puts all popular V-Ray tools in one place.
Faster Ray Tracing and Rendering Performance
Optimizations to V-Ray’s ray tracing core make rendering in V-Ray 3.0 significantly faster. Depending on scene complexity beta users are reporting speed increases up to 5X.
Faster Feedback
Using a powerful path-tracing engine, V-Ray 3.0’s new Progressive Image Sampler delivers instant feedback to artists and makes look development faster and more intuitive.
An improved V-Ray Frame Buffer adds Lens Effects and advanced color corrections for Contrast, HSL, and Color Balance.
Production-Focused Tools
New tools designed to give artists more control and flexibility include Max Ray Intensity, Probabilistic Light Sampling, Reflection/Refraction Trace Sets, and Render Mask to specify exact render regions with an object selection or image mask.
Open Source Workflows
Support for open source tools and formats include Alembic 1.5, Deep Images and OpenEXR 2.0, programmable OSL shaders, and advanced color management with OpenColorIO.
V-Ray 3.0 also introduces new licensing and pricing policy:
Here are the highlights:
• Universal render nodes to be used across multiple 3D platforms (V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max and Maya will be the first tools to support the universal render nodes).
• Workstation Licenses to reduce the cost for an individual user license.
Purchase Options
Workstation and Bundle Licenses available here.
Have more questions?
We can provide quotes to you for your studio, assist with set-up planning and help you determine what will best meet your needs. Contact us at support@archvision.com or call us Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm ET, +1 859.252.3118 ext 117.



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