Iray® for 3ds Max is a plugin renderer developed by Lightworks that creates physically accurate renderings by tracing light paths. It unleashes the full power of Iray's interactivity and scalability with an easy-to-use, intuitive workflow that maximizes productivity by providing immediate visual feedback during scene development.
Render Your Reality
NVIDIA® Iray® is a highly intuitive and interactive physically based rendering technology that generates photorealistic imagery by simulating the physical behavior of light and materials. Unlike traditional production renderers, Iray delivers results reflecting real-world behaviors. Designers don't need expert knowledge of computer graphics techniques to quickly achieve photorealistic results.
Iray® progressively refines its image until completion, providing consistent results from interactive editing to final frame. It's a highly predictive approach that marries with the scalable, world-class performance across NVIDIA GPUs to give constant feedback and rapid results. This slashes the time needed to perfect scenes and deliver images rivaling photographs.
Iray Rendering Workstations
Exxact's Iray rendering workstations make it easy for artists and designers to take advantage of Iray's photorealistic rendering capabilities. We offer three tiers of Iray workstations to help you find the perfect performance vs. cost balance for your rendering needs.
Multiple Gpus in One Machine
Iray® is built to efficiently distribute rendering loads across any number of processors. It supports any number or combination of GPUs and CPUs running within the same machine, and gives you control over which are being used for rendering. Load balancing between GPUs of different sizes, types, and generations is automatic–often doubling offline rendering performance when doubling the number of equivalent processors. This makes multi-GPU systems the preferred choice among Iray artists.
Exxact's NVIDIA Iray® Rendering Appliances deliver the ultimate in Iray rendering performance by taking advantage of these capabilities. As a result, our appliances are an easy-to-use, photorealistic rendering solution for seamless integration into 3D applications.
Who is Iray For?
Iray® is primarily for designers and visual effects artists working with 3D content who require predictable photorealistic imagery. It delivers immediate visual feedback that results in stunning imagery for everything from architecture, engineering, and design to marketing and advertising visual effects.
Nvidia® Iray® Server
NVIDIA® Iray® Server is a software solution that provides distributed renderign across networked machines. It uses a common installation and license to deliver traditional offline batch rendering and interactive rendering to all NVIDIA Iray plugin products, without the need to install any other application.
All machines running Iray Server coordinate with each other to reduce the time needed to render an image. This allows a render farm to process poster-size images in a fraction of the time of a single machine. A central management console also gives flexible control over submitted jobs with the ability to adjust and rerun past jobs. Iray Server also speeds up your creative process by bridging to your Iray application and streaming back the rendered results as you manipulate your scene.
Photorealistic and Physically Based Rendering Within the Applications that You Use Today
Iray is available as the rendering engine in many popular 3D content-creation applications. With Iray, these rendering programs will give you access to photrealistic and physically-based rendering.
NVIDIA® Iray® for Cinema 4D is a plug-in for MAXON's Cinema 4D that delivers exceptional physically based rendering. The entire look-development process becomes extremely interactive and intuitive using the novel live rendering feature, which provides immediate visual feedback while lighting and designing the scene.
NVIDIA® Iray® for Rhino is a plugin rendering solution for designers using McNeel Rhinoceros® to quickly produce physically based, photorealistic visualizations. Iray is integrated into Rhino, rendering directly within its viewports to give you continual, realistic feedback as you craft your model's form, materials, and lighting.
NVIDIA® Iray® for Maya is a plug-in for Autodesk Maya® that delivers exceptional physically based Iray rendering. Scene lighting and design are extremely interactive and intuitive throughout the entire look-development process using native Maya controls.