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What's new in VRED 2021

VRED™ 2021 visualization and virtual prototyping software introduces tools for superior interaction, improved rendering, enhanced interoperability, and better scripting.

  • Updated UV editor

    VRED 2021.1

    The completely overhauled UV editor is more automated, now providing more Maya-like results. (video: 2:08 min.)

  • Improved quality renders

    VRED 2021.1

    Introducing new sampling and ray-tracing techniques, as well as GPU ray-tracing enhancements, for better render quality. (video: 1:01 min.)

  • Flexibility in collaboration

    VRED 2021.1

    Improvements to the VRED Stream app include flexibility with size, browser choice, and connectivity. (video: 49 sec.)

  • Subsurface scattering algorithm

    The volume scattering algorithm allows for a more realistic look and behavior of materials. (video: 48 sec.)

  • VRED Go exportable file

    Export a VRED Go file to view in VR or on desktop without having to install VRED. (video: 1:05 min.)

  • Adaptive variable rate shading

    Increase rendering performance and quality by varying the shading rate for different regions of the frame.

  • GPU Raytracing on the graphic card

    Switch easily between CPU and GPU Raytracing for maximum flexibility between hardware choices.

  • VRED Stream and Streaming App

    Stream Render window content with UI controls to a web browser, desktop, or mobile device.

More releases

VRED 2020

  • Cryptomatte renderpass

    Easily eliminate the tricky issue of automatically generating consistent ID mattes from render. (video: 1:07 min.)

  • Python constraints

    Create, remove, and search for constraints in your scene. Change them, and change target weights. (video: 53 sec.)

  • Rounded edges in raytracing

    The shader effect modifies the shading normal near edges to give the appearance of round edges. (video: 1:12 min.)

  • VRS supported viewing

    Leverage VRS for foveated and content adaptive rendering in virtual reality with Eye tracking.

  • SPEOS-generated Rayfiles

    Enables hyper-realistic visualizations of vehicle interiors and exteriors with highly accurate lighting simulation.

  • Camera/backplate matching

    Perspective match adjusts the camera viewpoint so the backplate image matches the scene.

  • Catia axis system import

    Import additional axis systems from Catia, then create a transformation group with hidden coordinates.

  • Substance source web shop

    Small web browser toolbar lets you access, download, and use substance materials directly in VRED.

VRED 2019

  • Lens flares

    Create a lens flare effect for your lights in raytracing and OpenGL modes.

  • Virtual reality interaction

    Get a more natural look and feel in your VR environment with hands and gestures.

  • Fog effect in VRED

    Create an atmospheric fog effect in your scene, with controls for color, falloff, and density.

  • Character use in scenes

    Move and position characters directly in VRED without the need for third-party software.

  • Multifile batch import

    Import different file types into VRED, set up specifications per file type, and run the process in batch.

  • X-ray material type

    Add this material to produce a translucent effect to the surface with the ability to see what’s behind it.

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