This page provides a table of features supported by different V-Ray versions in 3ds Max.

 

Page Contents

 

Overview


The following charts compare feature availability in the latest releases of V-Ray, organized into sections: Rendering, Geometry, User Interface, V-Ray RT CPU, V-Ray RT GPU, Camera, V-Ray Frame Buffer, Materials, and Textures.

In these charts, V-Ray version headings include the year(s) the version were released. 3ds Max Version is the number of the version (not necessarily the year of release).

 

3ds Max Version Compatibility


 

3ds Max VersionV-Ray Latest (3.6) - 2017V-Ray 3.0 - 2014V-Ray 2 - 2010-2014
2018

2017

2016

 

2015

 

2014

 

2013
 

 

2012

 

2011

 

2010

2009

 

2008

 

ver. 9

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Rendering Features


 

FeatureV-Ray 3.6 Latest - 2017V-Ray 3.0 - 2014V-Ray 2 - 2010-2014
Bucket Rendering

Progressive Rendering

Interactive Production Rendering
RT CPU

RT GPU

Speed improvements

Distributed Rendering

Resumable Rendering
Denoiser

Standalone Denoiser 

Min Shading Rate Control

Variance Based Image Sampling

V-Ray Standalone

Live VR Rendering

Faster Hair Rendering

Use of Embree

Embree for Hair

Faster Light Cache

Faster Forest Pack Rendering

Faster Proxy/Instances Rendering

Faster Fur Rendering

Render Mask

Probabilistic Lights

Max Ray Intensity

Probabilistic Volume Grid Rendering

Deep EXR rendering

Light Cache DR

Add/Remove DR machines on the go

DR Automatically Cache render assets

DR Use/Don't use local machine


Geometry Features


 

FeatureV-Ray 3.6 Latest - 2017V-Ray 3.0 - 2014V-Ray 2 - 2010-2014
V-Ray Proxy

V-Ray Proxy with Alembic

V-Ray Proxy with Alembic Particles

V-Ray Proxy with Alembic Hair

Proxy Preview Types

Automatic Instancing of Identical proxies

Mesh Viewer

V-Ray Fur

V-Ray Fur Curl Map

Displacement

Vector Displacement

Clipper

Mesh Clipper

Volume Grid

Instancer 

Metaballs

Orantrix Support

HairFarm Support


UI Features


 

FeatureV-Ray 3.6 Latest - 2017V-Ray 3.0 - 2014V-Ray 2 - 2010-2014
V-Ray Toolbar

V-Ray Light Lister

Quick Settings

Simplified UI Levels

Dockable VFB windows

UI Tooltips


V-Ray RT CPU Features


 

FeatureV-Ray 3.6 Latest - 2017V-Ray 3.0 - 2014V-Ray 2 - 2010-2014
Interactive ActiveShade Rendering

V-Ray Environment Fog

V-Ray Render Elements

Adaptive Lights

V-Ray Displacement

UDIM support

Procedural Bump maps

V-Ray Edges Texture

Texture Baking

V-Ray Aerial Perspective
Anisotropy

Spherical Panorama Cameras

V-Ray Light Cache

V-Ray Raytraced SSS

V-Ray Section Clipper

V-Ray Fur

V-Ray Dirt Texture

V-Ray Directional Area Lights

V-Ray Stochastic Flakes Material

V-Ray User Color/Scalar

V-Ray Matte Shadow Render Element
HairFarm Rendering
Ornatrix Rendering

Orthographic Camera

GLSL Support

V-Ray Plane

V-Ray Render Mask

V-Ray Motion Blur

V-Ray Real Zoom Option


V-Ray RT GPU Features


 

FeatureV-Ray 3.6 Latest - 2017V-Ray 3.0 - 2014V-Ray 2 - 2010-2014
Interactive ActiveShade Rendering

Adaptive Lights

QMC Sampling

V-Ray Displacement

UDIM Support

Procedural Bump maps

V-Ray Edges Texture

Texture Baking

Low GPU Thread Priority

On-Demand Mip Mapping
V-Ray Aerial Perspective
Anisotropy

Spherical Panorama cameras

Cached Irradiance Maps
V-Ray Light Cache

V-Ray Raytraced SSS

V-Ray Section Clipper

V-Ray Fur

V-Ray Dirt texture

V-Ray Directional Area Lights

V-Ray Stochastic Flakes Material

V-Ray User Color/Scalar

V-Ray Light Select Render Element with GI

V-Ray Matte Shadow Render Element
HairFarm Rendering
Ornatrix Rendering

Orthographic Camera

GLSL support

Procedural Textures in Environment

V-Ray Plane

V-Ray Render Mask

V-Ray Motion Blur

V-Ray Real Zoom Option


Camera Features


 


VFB Features


 


Materials Features


 


Textures Features


 

FeatureV-Ray 3.6 Latest - 2017V-Ray 3.0 - 2014V-Ray 2 - 2010-2014
V-Ray Bmp Filter

V-Ray Bump2Normal

V-Ray Color

V-Ray Color2Bump

V-Ray Comp tex

V-Ray Curvature

V-Ray Dirt

V-Ray Distance Tex

V-Ray Edges Tex

      - Raytraced Rounded Corners

V-Ray Fake Fresnel Tex

V-Ray GLSL Tex

V-Ray Hair Info Tex

V-Ray HDRI

V-Ray ICC

V-Ray LUT

V-Ray Map

V-Ray Multi Sub Tex

     - Randomization

V-Ray Normal Map

V-Ray OCIO

V-Ray OSL Tex

V-Ray Particle Tex

V-Ray Ptex

V-Ray Sampler Info Tex

V-Ray Sky

       - Hosek

       - Ground Albedo

V-Ray Softbox

V-Ray Triplanar Tex

V-Ray User Color

V-Ray User Scalar

Forest Color support