Chaos Group has released V-Ray 2.4 for 3ds Max. The update helps the renderer play nicer with other plugins, adding support for Cyber Radiance’s Hair Farm 2.0 and V-Ray RT support for iToo Software’s Forest Pack.
In addition, the V-Ray RT interactive preview now supports instancing, geometry can be imported in Alembic’s .abc format via VRayProxy, and there are new speed optimisations for V-Ray RT GPU running under CUDA.
V-Ray 2.4 for 3ds Max is a free update for registered users of V-Ray 2.0. New licences have a SRP of $1,350.
Read a full list of new features in V-Ray 2.4 for 3ds Max (PDF download)