Chaos Group has released the latest version of its industry leading renderer, V-Ray for Maya.
New features in the updated version include the addition of hybrid rendering technology, which enables renders to be split between GPUs and CPUs. Cryptomatte compositing - an automatic ID matte generator - has also been introduced with the aim of saving time when compositing in NUKE or Fusion.
“It’s great to see hybrid rendering included in V-Ray for Maya’s toolset,” comments Graeme Pitt, head of software at Escape Technology. “It shows Chaos Group’s ongoing commitment to delivering the best rendering tools for visual artists, architects and designers.”
V-Ray rendering hybrid boosts the user's computing power by splitting the rendering workload between the GPU and CPU, resulting in identical rendered images no matter the hardware.
An improved Light Selection Render Element enables users to fully render any source of light or group of lights, as well as global illumination, reflections and refractions.
To support transparency, depth of field, and motion blur Cryptomatte automatically creates ID mattes, reducing compositing time for NUKE and Fusion users.