LOS ANGELES — Chaos Group (chaosgroup.com) has released V-Ray 5 for Cinema 4D, an upgrade that packs every advancement from V-Ray 5 and V-Ray Next into one easy-to-use rendering solution. V-Ray 5 for Cinema 4D can fit into most production workflows, saving artists time with its built-in compositing, interactive light mixing and scene intelligence tools that render scenes up to seven-times faster.
“C4D users finally have access to the full V-Ray experience,” notes Phillip Miller, vice president of product management at Chaos Group. “This is a complete modernization of the product that will allow us to update it at the same pace as our other V-Ray integrations. No more waiting!”
With Light Mix, artists can create dozens of lighting scenarios from a single render. Color and light intensity can now be adjusted instantly in the new V-Ray Frame Buffer (VFB) without having to render again. Once everything is right, artists can save their recipes, send the layers to compositing and update the lights in their scenes.
For the first time, a new Layer Compositor will allow artists to composite their renders directly in the VFB. Users can now combine and grade render passes, set blending modes and adjust colors without using a separate application.
To remove unnecessary set-up time from the creative equation, V-Ray 5 for Cinema 4D comes with automatic scene analysis tools that will help artists produce faster, cleaner renders with no extra effort. Cleaner, more accurate environment lighting can now be produced up to seven-times faster with the Adaptive Dome Light (ADL). Point-and-shoot-style timesavers like Automatic Exposure and Automatic White Balance are now part of the V-Ray Physical Camera, so achieving a perfect render is now easy. In addition, AI denoising has been added to offer noise-free updates at interactive speeds, providing instant insights into lighting adjustments.
The same V-Ray GPU architecture that made it two times faster in V-Ray Next is now delivered to C4D users. Artists can now take full advantage of their hardware, rendering on GPUs, CPUs or a combination of both. With full support for Nvidia RTX cards, V-Ray 5 for Cinema 4D is primed for rapid boosts.
V-Ray 5 for Cinema 4D is available now for Windows 8.1 and 10, Mac OS 10.14 and up, and is compatible with Cinema 4D versions R20-R23. Licensing is available at $470 (annually) and $80 (monthly). V-Ray 5 for Cinema 4D is also included in V-Ray Collection, an annual plan that gives users full access to 15 Chaos Group products and services for $699/year.