Among the latest updates are improvements for look development, realistic 3D shadows in composite scenes, and the addition of resumable rendering, which enables users to stop and restart a render at any point.
For V-Ray 3.x users the latest update is completely free and can be downloaded from Chaos Group’s website. There’s also a bundle offer for users upgrading V-Ray 2 to 3.5 with Phoenix FD.
New features include
Stop and resume our render at any point and pick up where you left off
New algorithm speeds up rendering in scenes with multiple light sources
Instant Look Development
Look Development is more responsive with an improved Interactive Production Renderer (IPR)
Automatic texture sizing and loading fits larger, more detailed scenes into memory
A matte shadow catcher
Composite 3D scenes with realistic shadows onto background plates
Improved shading and reflections
Added support for the alSurface material for more accurate reflections and realistic skin
Scenes can have realistic barrel or pincushion lens distortion
Cached irradiance maps
Use the CPU to pre-calculate global illumination and the GPU to render