This page provides information on V-Ray compatibility with G-Buffer output.
V-Ray supports multi-layered G-Buffer output required for writing .rla and .rpf files, as well as by many 3ds Max render effects. V-Ray will automatically generate the G-buffer channels requested by the image output and the render effects so there is no need to select these manually.
This is a list of supported G-Buffer channels in 3ds Max.
3ds Max Channel Name
Supported by V-Ray
Depth buffer (distance to the camera XY plane).
The material ID.
The object node ID that is set through the Properties dialog of an object.
The surface UV coordinates. V-Ray will always output the UV coordinates for mapping channel 1.
The surface normal relative to the camera.
The real unclamped pixel color, before any color mapping is applied to the pixels. Like with the scanline renderer, this channel does not store atmospheric effects.
The contribution of an object to the image pixel.
Node Render ID
A unique ID assigned to each node by the renderer.
The material color for the object. Like with the scaneline renderer, this does not include any atmospheric effects.
The material transparency for the object. Like with the scanline renderer, this does not include atmospherics.
The surface velocity relative to the camera.
The contribution of an object to the image pixel including transparencies.
A bit mask for the contribution of an object to a pixel. The Sub-Pixel Mask channel is meaningless when AA filters, depth of field, and motion blur are taken into consideration, which is why V-Ray does not support it.