Vray for Softimage official release

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Vray for Softimage official release

Post by Magog » 19 Feb 2012, 11:17

On the site of Chaos announced the release date of Vray4xsi, scheduled for Feb. 20. For more info here is the link http://chaosgroup.com/en/2/vray_softimage.html


(Mod edit, linkification service+subj title typo fix since this might get a longer thread -rr)

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V-Ray for Softimage FINALLY HERE!

Post by Memag » 20 Feb 2012, 16:20

V-Ray for Softimage (click to go to official webpage)

Hi guys!
Built on V-Ray’s core platform of rendering speed, stability, and quality, V-Ray® for Autodesk® Softimage® is an advanced rendering solution for the VFX and animation industries.
V-Ray for Softimage includes ICE support, efficient Global Illumination, versatile shaders, and much more.



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Re: V-Ray for Softimage FINALLY HERE!

Post by gustavoeb » 20 Feb 2012, 16:29

it has been so long people whait for this it feels strange... not as strange as the day they start selling Arnold, the ultimate urban legend!
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Re: V-Ray for Softimage FINALLY HERE!

Post by owei » 20 Feb 2012, 17:06

This is great news! Vray is a solid renderer and it´s nice to finally have a affordable alternative to MR! I did some jobs with it and it worked quite well! Congrats to chaosgroup to this release..!!

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Re: V-Ray for Softimage FINALLY HERE!

Post by Hirazi Blue » 20 Feb 2012, 17:17

I've merged the two topics about this release into one and moved it back to News, where the original topic lived...
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Re: Vray for Softimage official release

Post by Maximus » 20 Feb 2012, 17:25

watching those videos makes me think thats unbelievable how far behind MR is nowadays, especially the vray mesh instancer is just incredible.. Hair too. render channels with 2 clicks is just wow. And finally we have multichannel exr..
The speed is insane. This is a great addition to Softimage, finally..cant wait to test it out.

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Re: Vray for Softimage official release

Post by Voltaje » 20 Feb 2012, 20:05

Why is this the version 1.5 and not 2.0? Does this version have all the features the version for 3dsmax has?

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Re: Vray for Softimage official release

Post by ace63 » 20 Feb 2012, 20:26

The VRay core is actually version 2. Its just that not all features are implemented yet like VRay RT

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Re: Vray for Softimage official release

Post by McNistor » 20 Feb 2012, 22:41

This is good news indeed.
I'm sure about the speed though. The scenes were quite simple and the machine in the videos has a lot of cores.
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Re: Vray for Softimage official release

Post by owei » 20 Feb 2012, 23:04

...as far as I can tell, speed is much better than MR. Effects like DOF or MB render really fast compared to MR. But the most time safing thing to me is, that you can setup a scene much faster than in MR. The indirect lighting stuff works quite reliable AND predictable. You also got the choice between several GI methods. You will get nicer results in a shorter amount of time...compared to MR.

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Re: Vray for Softimage official release

Post by McNistor » 20 Feb 2012, 23:42

I know about setting up a rendering a lot faster than you could in MR and this is indeed a thing that you can't take lightly, but strictly on the rendering speed I'm not sure v-ray is faster. I mean I don't say it isn't but I'm just not convinced or at least not yet. I'm sure that tests and benchmarks will appear soon so I'll have to suspend my judgement until then.
The simple and elegant workflow that the materials are based on, that I like.
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Re: Vray for Softimage official release

Post by Rork » 21 Feb 2012, 10:41

I tested V-ray when the beta just started and was already impressed with ease and speed.
Looking at the videos, it has become a welcome replacement for Mental Ray.

And to all the "Arnold the urban myth" quotes...
Arnold is out there, and being used a lot. The fact that you cannot buy a single license as a freelancer or one-man band doesn't say it's vaporware.
If you're a studio, and are interested, an email is all it takes.

and now back to discussing V-ray :ymhug:

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Re: Vray for Softimage official release

Post by McNistor » 21 Feb 2012, 19:52

Rork wrote:I added some Arnold rendered stuff here
Why did you?
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Re: Vray for Softimage official release

Post by owei » 21 Feb 2012, 19:56

Hey guys, please back to the topic ;)

Thanks!
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Re: Vray for Softimage official release

Post by Rork » 21 Feb 2012, 20:02

there.... gone....

it was in addition to the arnold related comment earlier.
but as I stated in another thread , no more (Arnold) posts from me.
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Re: Vray for Softimage official release

Post by TwinSnakes007 » 21 Feb 2012, 22:56

$1300 bucks is way out of my price range as a hobbyist.

But, I'm glad Vray is available for SI.