By: Chaos Group
V-Ray for NUKE introduces a new approach to lighting and compositing that integrates production-quality ray traced rendering into NUKE and NUKEX.
Take advantage of V-Ray's lighting, shading, and rendering tools inside NUKE's node-based workflow.
V-Ray for NUKE Features
POWERFUL RAY TRACED RENDERING
V-Ray for NUKE brings powerful adaptive ray traced rendering to any compositing pipeline. It’s the most full-featured rendering solution for NUKE, NUKEX and NUKE Studio.
With a full suite of advanced rendering tools and support for NUKE’s native features, V-Ray for NUKE is a natural evolution of the compositing workflow.
Simulate realistic ray traced lighting and shadows with a wide range of light types, shapes and controls. (Area lights, HDR environments, NUKE lights, etc.)
Render accurate indirect illumination with V-Ray’s precise ray traced GI.
Create multilayered physical materials directly in NUKE. Choose from purpose-built shaders for car paint, SSS, skin and more.
Pick from a variety of camera types including real-world physical cameras, virtual reality panoramas, and NUKE projection cameras.
Import and render memory-efficient proxy objects as Alembic or V-Ray mesh files.
Import Alembic, FBX and OBJ geometry with NUKE’s built-in ReadGeo node.
Choose from a number of production-ready texture types including tiled EXR & TX files, layered textures, ambient occlusion and procedural noise.
Generate beauty, matte and utility passes on the fly. V-Ray for NUKE includes more than 37 built-in render elements for ultimate control.
• Multithreaded CPU rendering
• Highly optimized, adaptive ray tracing
• Precise path traced global illumination
• 36 beauty, matte, and utility render elements
• NUKE ReadGeo – Alembic, FBX, & OBJ
• V-Ray proxy objects – Alembic & vrmesh
• V-Ray scene files – vrscene
• HDR image-based environment lights
• Rectangular & spherical area lights
• Mesh lights
• Photometric IES lights
• Ambient light
• NUKE lights – Light, Direct, Point, and Spot nodes
• Physically-based materials
• Multi-layered materials
• Subsurface scattering & skin material
• Car paint material
• Material overrides
• NUKE shaders – Diffuse, Emission, Displacement, UVTILE
• Memory efficient tiled EXR and TX files
• Displacement & subdivision
• Dirt & occlusion
• Utility & override textures
Version / Release Updates
V-Ray 3.3 is the most full-featured rendering solution for NUKE, NUKEX and NUKE STUDIO. With this release we introduce the V-Ray Translator node, giving access to the full power of V-Ray Standalone. Plus the new V-Ray Scene node lets compositors import and render animated V-Ray scene files.
VIRTUAL REALITY CAMERAS
Render to popular VR formats – spherical and 6x1 panoramas.
Adjust physical camera controls for exposure, depth of field and more.
Quickly add realistic depth and haze.
Import and render animated V-Ray scene files.
INSTANCING WITH PARTICLES
Instance V-Ray proxy objects using NUKE particles.
V-RAY TRANSLATOR NODE
Use the full power of V-Ray Standalone including distributed rendering.
V-Ray 3.3 for NUKE now matches the latest V-Ray for 3ds Max and Maya with Variance-based Adaptive Sampling for better noise detection and cleaner renders. And we‘ve added support for VR cameras, physical cameras, sun and sky, and much more.
Specifications & Licensing
• 64-bit NUKE / NUKEX 9, 8, 7
Supported operating systems
• 64-bit Windows 8, 7
• 64-bit Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 6 WS or newer
• 64-bit CentOS 6 or newer
Licensing VRay uses the WIBU licensing system for it's floating licenses which are tied to a hardware dongle. The dongle contains information about the number of available licenses. You can attach more than one dongle to the same machine to increase the number of available licenses. Before using the dongle, you must install a driver for accessing it. A single dongle may have multiple versions of VRay, and you can run more than one VRay server on your network. In order for the licensing to work, the computer must have TCP/IP installed properly. Please note, however, that currently IPv6 is not supported and must be completely removed.
Evaluation Licenses Contact RFX for details.
Upgrades / Support Chaos Group offers the following upgrades and support options: Upgrades
- Upgrades from previous versions are available.
Support Installation Guide - PDF RFX is available for all your support needs.
- Chaos Group provides free software support electronically
- Support forums and online documentation are also available
Educational Licenses Educational Licenses are available, please Contact RFX for details.
Related Products V-ray is compatible with the following applications:
- Autodesk 3ds Max
- Autodesk Maya
- Chaos Group PFPlayer
- Chaos Group Phoenix
- Chaos Group V-ray RT
- Google Sketchup
- McNeel Rhino