Support for Arnold & V-Ray, rewritten native export, PlantFactory plugin tech preview.
Both the PlantFactory and the VUE plugins support automatic material creation for Arnold & V-Ray 5 in 3DS Max, Maya and Cinema 4D.
Export sky & atmospheres, objects, Ecosystems and cameras as USD to other applications. This includes materials and point instances.
This release adds 300 additional content items to the content libraries, hence completing the release of all former C3D content.
WIth the inclusion of the Substance GPU engine, Substance materials can be computed with massive speed gains up to 200% and more, depending on the material.
Displacement has been vastly improved and now features three dedicated subdivision strategies.
The Path Tracer now works with the Intel Open-Source Image and Nvidia OptiX denoisers.
Real-world Terrains can now be imported with optional texture maps for easy texturing.
Cloud Morphing now has a simplified interface and supports material morphing.
Setting up PBR materials is greatly facilitated with automated and custom file tag and channel recognition.
Performance enhancements and new rotation options make working with Substances even easier.
This release adds 350 new content items, including atmospheres, materials, vehicles, animals and much more.
The viewport in PlantFactory now accurately represents PBR shaders by adding a customizable sky model.
The PlantFactory integration plugin now supports the most recent versions of Arnold & Vray next in 3ds Max & Maya.
This new feature enhances user workflow by making it even easier to build EcoSystems. Any object, plant, stone etc. can now be loaded into an EcoSystem directly from your scene.
We have added increased functionality to the cloud material editor. Cloud materials can now be edited exactly the same way as cloud layer materials, either at the front end of the material or dive into the function editor.
We have added some very useful additions to the path tracer. The engine now supports back lighting, displacement, camera backdrops, coloured highlights and emissive materials.
You can now not only render your plant using the path tracer but also make full use of interactive path tracing in real time - say to preview all your PBR materials for instance.
Now fully compliant with the PBR metal/roughness workflow and includes a Specular to metal/roughness converter.
The new convert to cloud technology enables Artists to convert any kind of 3D mesh to a standalone cloud – fully volumetrically textured.
Ability to export 3D standalone clouds and volumetric cloud layers to other applications as industry standard OpenVDB volumes.
Creativity comes first. With a new modern, clean design - users are able to focus on what really matters, their artwork.