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V-Ray 3.0 for Maya Beta Chaos Group

V-Ray 3.0 for Maya beta Now Available

Hello from Chaos Group,

The V-Ray 3.0 for Maya Beta program is now open! This major release is just around the corner and we’d like your input to help make it our best update yet. As a member of the beta community you’ll get access to beta builds of V-Ray 3.0 for Maya and interact directly with the developers in a dedicated forum for feedback, works in progress and test renders.

V-Ray 3.0 for Maya comes with a powerful set of new features and improvements and this is your opportunity to get early access and have a positive impact on the release.

Here are just a few new items:

Video   Progressive Image Sampler

Faster feedback for artists with this powerful upgrade to the path-tracing engine. V-Ray 3.0 also allows you to cache scene assets between renders for even faster iterations. 
Video    Performance Improvements

Newly optimized ray tracing core speeds rendering up to 5X faster and up to 15X faster when rendering hair. 

Support for Open Source Technologies and Data Exchange Formats

V-Ray 3.0 for Maya supports OpenSubdiv, Alembic 1.5, OpenEXR 2.0, OpenColorIO, OpenVDB, and Field3D.  

We’ve also updated our new website at with a complete list of new features and enhancements to the already powerful toolset.

We look forward to hearing from you and we hope you enjoy the V-Ray 3.0 for Maya Beta. To register, go to the application form.

The V-Ray for Maya Team
Chaos Group

Please note:
With the release of V-Ray 3.0 for Maya we will no longer support V-Ray 1.5 for Maya and the software builds
will be no longer available for download.


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