V-Ray for Nuke: Overview

A new approach to lighting and compositing that integrates production-quality ray traced rendering into NUKE and NUKEX.
Take advantage of V-Ray's lighting, shading, and rendering tools inside NUKE's node-based workflow.

QUALITY

Top artists and studios use V-Ray every day to render world-class imagery and visual effects.

POWER

V-Ray adds production-proven lighting, shading and rendering capabilities to Nuke's powerful compositing toolset.

SPEED

Save time by making look development decisions on the fly, and output final frames faster by rendering directly in post.

CREATIVE CONTROL

V-Ray for Nuke gives you full control over lighting, shadows, reflections and more – without any back and forth with 3D.

SMART INTEGRATION

V-Ray fits seamlessly into Nuke's native, node-based workflow.

AN INDUSTRY STANDARD

V-Ray’s Academy Award winning ray traced renderer in Nuke's industry standard compositing application gives artists the best of both worlds.

V-Ray for Nuke: Demo Project

LIGHTING - PART 1

Compositing artist Shahin Toosi shares how to get started quickly in V-Ray for Nuke and walks through the steps of layout and lighting for the Sci-fi City project.

LIGHTING - PART 2

Part 2 of the Lighting overview demonstrates setting up the Basic Holdout and Deep Renders in V-Ray for Nuke.

MATERIALS

Learn how to develop the look of your materials in V-Ray for Nuke and how to bring in shaders from other V-Ray-enabled applications like 3ds Max, Modo and Maya.

RENDERING

Discover how to get the most from your renders in V-Ray for Nuke, with tips to output through V-Ray Standalone.

What’s new in V-Ray 3.6

FULL LIGHT SELECT RENDER ELEMENT

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

CRYPTOMATTE

Automatically generate ID mattes with support for transparency, depth of field
and motion blur, speeding up workflows for compositors.

IMPROVED RENDER ELEMENTS

Render elements generated in V-Ray for Nuke or rendered in V-Ray Standalone can now be used interchangeably. All render elements can be cached with a single render.

V-RAY VOLUME GRID

Import and render volume simulations from applications like Houdini. Supports OpenVDB, Field3D and Phoenix FD files.

DEEP RENDERING

Improved deep rendering capabilities with support for deep volumes. Save disk space by generating deep data directly inside Nuke.

V-RAY DENOISER

Automatically reduce noise for cleaner renders. Denoise individual render elements, apply noise masks and denoise final deep composites.

V-Ray for Nuke: Key Features

POWERFUL RAY TRACED RENDERING

V-Ray for Nuke brings powerful adaptive ray traced rendering to any compositing pipeline. It’s the most full-featured rendering solution for Nuke, NukeX and Nuke Studio.

NODE-BASED INTEGRATION

With a full suite of advanced rendering tools and support for Nuke's native features, V-Ray for Nuke is a natural evolution of the compositing workflow.

ACCURATE LIGHTING

Simulate realistic ray traced lighting and shadows with a wide range of light types including spot lights, area lights, HDR environments, Nuke lights and more.

GLOBAL ILLUMINATION

Render accurate indirect illumination with V-Ray’s precise ray traced GI. Now with light cache support.

PHYSICALLY-BASED MATERIALS

Create multilayered physical materials directly in Nuke. Choose from purpose-built shaders for car paint, SSS, skin and more.

PRODUCTION-READY TEXTURES

Choose from a number of production-ready texture types including tiled EXR & TX files, layered textures, ambient occlusion and procedural noise.

CAMERAS

Select from a variety of camera types including physical cameras, VR panoramas and Nuke projection cameras.

VR CAMERAS

Render to popular VR formats including spherical and cubic 6x1 panoramas.

GEOMETRY

Import Alembic, FBX and OBJ geometry with Nuke's built-in ReadGeo node.

PROXY OBJECTS

Import and render memory-efficient proxy objects as Alembic or V-Ray mesh files.

INSTANCING WITH PARTICLES

Instance V-Ray proxy objects using Nuke particles.

RENDER ELEMENTS

Generate beauty, matte and utility passes on the fly. V-Ray for Nuke includes more than 37 built-in render elements for ultimate control.

V-RAY SCENE NODE

Import and render animated V-Ray scene (.vrscene) files.

V-RAY TRANSLATOR NODE

Use the full power of V-Ray Standalone, including distributed rendering.

ACADEMIC LICENSES

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

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