Wednesday, December 13th, 2023 Posted by Jim Thacker

Chaos releases V-Ray 6 for Cinema 4D Update 2

Chaos has released V-Ray 6 for Cinema 4D Update 2, the latest version of the renderer.

The update improves compatibility with Chaos’s Enscape and Vantage renderers, adds support for MaterialX, and makes it possible to render Enmesh geometry with V-Ray GPU.

Editor’s note: this is an In Brief story, summarizing only the key features of a software release. For a complete feature list, check out the links at the foot of the story.

Better interoperability with Enscape, Vantage and other editions of V-Ray
V-Ray 6 for Cinema 4D Update 2 adds initial support for rendering scenes created in real-time renderer Enscape: a feature previously introduced in the V-Ray for 3ds Max and SketchUp.

Users also get beta support for the .vrscene format, making it possible to import scenes from other editions of V-Ray, and a new live link to Vantage, Chaos’s real-time renderer.

Support for OSL shader code and MaterialX materials
Support for Open Shading Language has been reinstated, with the OSL Material making it possible to load OSL shader code files.

In addition, it is possible to import and render MaterialX .mtlx materials via the VRMat material.

The material conversion system introduced in V-Ray 6 for Cinema 4D has been extended, with new options to convert Cinema 4D materials to V-Ray Classic materials, and Redshift materials to V-Ray Node materials.

Updates to V-Ray GPU, render elements and the VFB
V-Ray GPU, the software’s GPU/CPU render engine, can now render assets generated by Enmesh, V-Ray’s new surface geometry replication system.

For manipulating render passes, there is a new Shadow Select option in the Light Select render element, and support for chromatic aberration in the V-Ray Frame Buffer.

In addition, IES lights have been added to online asset library Chaos Cosmos, now included with all V-Ray subscriptions.

Price and system requirements
V-Ray 6 for Cinema 4D Update 2 is compatible with Cinema 4D R21+, running on 64-bit Windows 8.1+ and macOS 10.14+. You can find more detailed system requirements here.

The software is rental-only, with node-locked V-Ray Solo subscriptions priced at $466.80/year, and floating V-Ray Premium subscriptions priced at $694.80/year. Find more details in this story.

Read an overview of the new features in V-Ray 6 for Cinema 4D Update 2 on Chaos’s blog

Read a full list of new features in V-Ray 6 for Cinema 4D Update 2 in the online release notes

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