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04 April 2008, 05:54 AM
VRay demo for maya 2008 is now available for download

V-Ray/Maya/Win - 0.85.22 (19 April 2008 )
- 0000516: [feature request] Add velocity render element;
- 0000579: [feature request] Ability to control displacement on a per-object basis through extra V-Ray attributes;
- 0000510: [feature request] Change proxy export procedure like in 3ds Max (Main menu > Create > Create proxy);
- 0000486: [feature request] Add a button to show the last rendered V-Ray VFB;
- 0000518: [feature request] Add search paths for bitmaps, IES files, proxy files etc for the standalone through the VRAY_ASSETS_PATH environment variable;
- 0000489: [feature request] Add material ID color attribute for shading groups (determines their color the V-Ray material ID render element);
- 0000540: [feature request] Optimize material export;
- 0000536: [feature request] Add support for the "flippedNormal" output of the the sampler info node;
- 0000544: [feature request] Added a light material;
- 0000534: [feature request] Add support for normal maps;
- 0000452: [feature request] Expand the Shading Group V-Ray attributes with GI/reflect/refract/shadow overrides;
- 0000451: [feature request] Add equivalent to VRay2SidedMtl from 3ds Max;
- 0000496: [feature request] Add "Clamp level" option to color mapping parameters;
- 0000690: [feature request] Added keywords to the output file name for adding layer and scene name (right-click for a list);
- 0000521: [modified feature] Some of the cloth texture parameters are not implemented;
- 0000522: [modified feature] Improvements to the marble texture;
- 0000508: [new feature] Added a snow texture to the SDK;
- 0000583: [bug] Render layers issues;
- 0000568: [bug] Issue with opacity map in VRayMtl;
- 0000517: [bug] Command-line -reg option does not work with Maya 8.5 and 2008;
- 0000511: [bug] Problem after cancelling a render;
- 0000514: [bug] Animating UV coordinates through polyTweakUV does not work;
- 0000533: [bug] The alpha texture parameters are not exported correctly;
- 0000520: [bug] Problem saving a PNG image on Linux;
- 0000509: [bug] Fatal error with nCloth;
- 0000506: [bug] Orhtographic viewports do not render correctly;
- 0000503: [bug] OS X installer always writes to maya.env file for Maya 8.5;

There is also initial support for IPR rendering in Maya.

Best regards,

04 April 2008, 06:05 AM
Nice one Vlado and Chaosgroup.

Soon there should be a version for XSI too.

04 April 2008, 07:37 AM
I've been playing around with it today and yesterday, it's pretty great! Not sure about the 'maximum of 5 lights' limit though. I'd have thought the watermark and resolution restrictions would be enough. :shrug:

04 April 2008, 10:32 AM
Great news! So when is the product officially out!?

04 April 2008, 02:02 PM
woohoo, alright

04 April 2008, 09:22 AM
Finally Vray for Maya2008. However, why have a watermark when there is no package to purchase?

04 April 2008, 10:14 AM
Because its beta :D thats why.

Vray4Maya will be out when its proven to be stable and working on a variety of different setups.


04 April 2008, 01:20 PM
any idea of pricing.

04 April 2008, 04:55 PM
Still doesn't make sense to me but it's your product. It'll be hard to pimp the package when renders are a small size and theres watermarks on items. I can understad doing that if you have the full version to purchase however....shrug. Why not just a 30 day trial without the restrictions, and people could really show the power of the package?.... which would rock for sales......Regardless, I'm still excited to use it!

04 April 2008, 06:26 PM
i did a test render of a model i am doing and i didn't see any watermark. the watermark is on the material in the hypershade but i dont remember seeing it on the model. i guess i will do another render and see.

04 April 2008, 03:24 AM
ok i see it now

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