We’ve had a lot of interest from students around V-Ray 2.0 lately, so I thought I’d shed a little more light on what’s new in the educational package.
V-Ray 2.0 for 3ds Max is a big release for Chaos, and includes the addition of V-Ray RT, a previously stand-alone package which was revamped to include a new GPU rendering technology. The big bonus for students, is that Chaos have made this technology available in their new education licence, giving you access to V-Ray RT running on CPUs as well as on GPU. So, for the first time, you can render on your graphics card and get very quick previews and faster rendering times.
If you want to use V-Ray to render from Max and Maya, then check out the V-Ray Student Bundle, which includes a licence of V-Ray 2.0 for 3ds Max and V-Ray 1.5 for Maya for just a little more than the cost of each. This is great if you’re using Autodesk Educational Creative Suite, and want to have the option of rendering from both Maya and 3ds Max with all the bells and whistles of V-Ray 2.0.
V-Ray 2.0 for Maya is expected for release in a few months, so watch this space for more info.