Chaos Material Editor

Chaos Releases V-Ray 5 now supports Cinema 4D’s Material Node Editor

Chaos has launched V-Ray 5 for Cinema 4D [update 1], adding new support for node-based material editing. This has been one of the community’s most requested feature and will help artists achieve true photorealism without sacrificing any creative choices they might have made along the way.

The V-Ray Material has also been updated, making it easier to create translucent materials in just a few clicks. With built-in volumetric subsurface scattering, this can be immediately applied to skin, plastic, wax and more with brilliant results. In the latest update, artists can render multiple dome lights at the same time. Direct support for Light Mix allows the mixing of light sources and relighting of a scene, even after it’s already been rendered.

“We always strive to have V-Ray integrated as seamlessly as possible, so it always feels like an extension of an artist’s favourite app,” says Phillip Miller, vice president of product management at Chaos. “Now, users can view and manage their entire V-Ray shading network within Cinema 4D, using the Material Node Editor throughout the entire creation process – from first ideas to finishing touches.”

If pixel-perfect adjustments are required, artists can use any of V-Ray’s masking render elements directly in the V-Ray Frame Buffer’s Compositor, including Cryptomatte, MultiMatte and Object, Render and Material IDs, to fine tune an image without re-rendering or turning to another app.

V-Ray features for Cinema 4D users, now include:

● Progressive Caustics, for rendering reflected lighting from surfaces like glass and water.

● V-Ray Fur, for rendering grass, hair, fabrics and fur faster than ever before, artists can work quickly using the same procedural tool employed on major productions.

● V-Ray Clipper, for creating quick cutaways and section renders for any scene or object.

V-Ray 5 for Cinema 4D, update 1 is available now for Windows 8.1 and 10, Mac OS 10.14 and up, and is compatible with Cinema 4D versions R20-S24. Licensing is available at US$470 (annually) and US$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 products and services for US$699/year.

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