V-Ray for Maya: Overview

V-Ray for Maya brings faster rendering, more responsive look development and added realism to high-end VFX and animation projects.
Production-proven CPU & GPU rendering for animation and visual effects for film, television and virtual reality.

QUALITY

Production-proven ray traced rendering with a full suite of tools to create professional photoreal imagery and animations.

POWER

Built to handle the absolute toughest projects and largest scenes.

SPEED

Multicore CPU and GPU-accelerated rendering engines for optimized speed and scalability.

CREATIVE CONTROL

Real-time look development with interactive lighting, shading and rendering.

SMART INTEGRATION

Integrated seamlessly into Maya and designed to fit any production pipeline.

THE INDUSTRY STANDARD

Top artists and studios rely on V-Ray for Maya to create award-winning animation & visual effects.

What’s new in V-Ray 3.6

Introduction for designers

HYBRID RENDERING

V-Ray GPU CUDA now renders on CPUs as well as GPUs, to take full advantage of all available hardware.

FULL LIGHT SELECT RENDER ELEMENT

Render individual lights or groups of lights as separate render elements, with full support for global illumination, reflections and refractions for accurate light mixing in post.

CRYPTOMATTE

Automatically generate ID mattes with support for transparency, depth of field and motion blur. This will speed up workflows for compositors working in NUKE or Fusion.

NVIDIA NVLINK

Supports shared GPU memory across NVLink compatible graphics cards.

MDL MATERIALS

NVIDIA’s universal material format is now supported in V-Ray for Maya, allowing designers to apply MDL materials authored in programs like Substance Designer to their assets and scenes.

VIEWPORT 2.0 IMPROVEMENTS

V-Ray lights can now illuminate objects in Viewport 2.0, making light setup much easier. Direct support for environmental reflections and V-Ray materials have also been added.

V-Ray for Maya: Key Features

POWERFUL CPU RENDERING

Render superior images and animations fast with V-Ray’s highly-optimized and adaptive ray tracing technology.

INCREDIBLY FAST GPU RENDERING

Get an additional speed boost with GPU-accelerated look development and final frame rendering.

ACCURATE LIGHTS

Render natural, artificial and image-based lighting with a wide range of light types, shapes and controls.

GLOBAL ILLUMINATION

Choose from ray traced and hybrid global illumination methods for the perfect balance of quality and speed.

PHYSICAL CAMERAS

Simulate any camera and lens with controls for exposure, depth of field and motion blur.

PHYSICAL MATERIALS

Create physically-based materials with multiple layers – now with GTR/GGX shading for great looking reflections.

UNIQUE SHADERS

For specialized materials, choose from a collection of purpose-built shaders for subsurface scattering, skin, hair and more.

EFFICIENT TEXTURES

Work with multi-resolution tiled textures from top applications MARI, Mudbox and Zbrush.

HAIR & FUR

Render realistic hair with support for Maya hair and fur, XGen, Ornatrix, Shave and a Haircut, and Yeti.

VOLUMES

Render optimized volumetric effects and import OpenVDB files from Realflow and Houdini.

RENDER ELEMENTS

Output a complete set of beauty, utility, and matte passes for total control in compositing.

V-RAY FRAME BUFFER

Track render history, fine tune colors, and match final output with advanced color management.

PROXY OBJECTS

Fit massive scenes into memory and cut render times using load-on-demand proxy objects.

CLIPPER WITH RENDER-TIME BOOLEANS

Create complex cutaways and sections using any mesh object.

TRIPLANAR MAPPING

Quickly apply seamless textures without UVs.

ROUNDED CORNERS

Generate perfectly smooth edges at render-time with no extra modeling.

VIRTUAL REALITY

Render VR-ready content for popular headsets like Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR.

DENOISER

Automatically remove noise and cut render times by up to 50%.

ATMOSPHERIC PERSPECTIVE + NEW HOSEK SKY

Simulate natural looking skies with realistic atmospheric haze.

VRSCANS MATERIAL LIBRARY SUPPORT

400+ scanned materials. Import and render directly in V-Ray. Learn more

ACADEMIC LICENSES

Contact us to check out V-Ray Academic pricing for students, educators and institutions.

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