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Take a peek at V3.1


The Maxwell Render V3.1 early build is now available now for testing!  Full release will be within the next few weeks.  This update is free for V3 customers.

To access the early build area (NEW this year for Maxwell customers) you must be signed into the forum first, then go to

What's new in V3.1?
  • Spotlight emitters to mimic spotlights on your usual 3D platform (and translate them to Maxwell emitters) - hooray!
  • Extra sampling allows you to select masked areas and render them to a higher SL than the rest of the scene - a great time saver!
  • OpenVDB support

And more...

Find out about these features and more in today's live webinar.

Free update to V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max Service Pack 1 is now available for download.

A free update to V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max Service Pack 1 is now available for download. Now is the perfect time to upgrade to 3.0.

Highlights include:

   • V-Ray RT GPU now supports hair and fur, subsurface scattering and light cache
   • New Microfacet GTR / GGX BRDF, perfect for hard surfaces like metal
   • New VRayInstancer geometric plugin for instancing objects using ParticleFlow systems
   • Added support for OpenSubdiv objects in Alembic files
   • A number of V-Ray Frame Buffer improvements
   • Updated to Embree 2.3; Embree can now accelerate V-Ray Proxy objects, instances and Hair Farm / Ornatrix hair and fur


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Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya Offer


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You can purchase an Annual Desktop Subscription for a 32% discount* off the Autodesk suggested retail price (SRP).

This promotion is valid for any customers on R2009-2014 versions of the software who want to get "current" with Desktop Subscription instead of upgrading perpetual Licence.

This promotion will run from November 7, 2014 through to January 23, 2015.

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