Iray rendering allows the creation of state-of-the-art workflows with access to photorealistic and physically based rendering technology. It does this by simulating real-world physical behaviors of light and materials. The Iray implementation into Character Creator and iClone comes with a collection of easy-to-apply materials that do not require the user to have vast knowledge in computer graphics techniques, thanks to its material and lighting auto-conversion and extensive material library design.

WHAT’S IRAY

High Performance and Realistic Visuals

  • Iray with AI is bringing the deep learning to both final frame and interactive photorealistic rendering. This unique capability coming to Iray will enable the completion of final images many times faster.
  • Realistic ray tracing by physically based lighting and real-world material.
  • Utilize GPU to speed up the rendering, support multiple GPU rendering to increase available video memory and multiply render performance.

NVIDIA MATERIAL DEFINITION LANGUAGE

BEST PRESENTING YOUR WORK

A photo-realistic, cinematic look-and-feel in Character Creator is now a reality with the Iray Render Plug-in. Utilize Iray’s GPU accelerated ray tracer and MDL material systems, combined with CC’s professional character, posing, lighting and stage library. Achieve a whole new level of detail in work with Character Creator and Iray.

AUTOMATIC PBR TO IRAY MDL CONVERSION, PLUS ADVANCED SHADERS

Reallusion’s Iray plugin is specially designed with an Iray Super Shader. Automatically convert CC's and iClone’s PBR materials into Iray's MDL format, ensuring the material likeness between real-time engine and final render. Users can use Multiply to further enhance the PBR appearance, or layer advanced shader effects like Subsurface Scattering , Reflectivity , Coating, and Anisotropy. For ease of use, users can also multi-select materials and change their shader look all at once..

INTERACTIVE RENDERING
  • Nvidia AI Accelerated GPU rendering for high interactivity and fast image output.
  • Supports Pause and Resume render design, pause to dedicate the system performance on scene editing, and resume rendering later.
  • Instant updates to the render change interactively when changing the camera, lighting and material. Rendering will update on the next render session when there is a mesh change like pose or expression editing.
  • Turn on/off Optional Auto Render Update to flexibly render just keep it rendering the same scene while you are focus on other editing works.
FREE BONUS: BIG IRAY MDL LIBRARY EXTENSION

The Iray Material 600+ is a free material expansion pack designed for Reallusion's Iray PlugIn. We have prepared over 600 of the best real-world materials, to give you a intuitive and reliable way to add realistic materials to your design. Materials are arranged in 17 x galley folders for easy browsing, search terms like glass, leather, gems, rubber, liquid and others. Additionally, here are other free MDL download collections, with a list of their unique advantages:

  • Material saved in iMDL format, designed with optimized initial value for immediate drag & drop render.
  • Adjustable parameters give one material many editable visual varieties
  • Providing image thumbnails for easy material search
  • Consistent scale settings relative to real character size. For example; to correctly apply gem material to a 3D jewelry, a rather small light absorb and scatter range (mm) is required or else you won’t easily see the correct results.

INSTANT REALISM FROM A COMPREHENSIVE LIBRARY

REAL-TIME TONE MAPPER & POST EFFECT

Post Effects

  • Immerse a 3D character with IBL or image background for cinematic composition
  • Virtual Ground
    • Cast shadows on the virtual floor, or add a reflective ground surface
    • Adjustable Ground Height Levels and Glossiness effects
  • Blooming Effects
    • Illuminate light spots with adjustable glowing halo
    • Specify Radius, Threshold, and Brightness Scale

Tonemapper

  • Glamorize Iray renders in real-time with photographic look
  • Support Two Tonemapper Modes
    • Photography: Adjust exposure, high tone, shadow tone, saturation and white balance
    • Template: Easy switch between industry standard film modes such as Kodak or Agafa

Render Pass

  • Render different image passes for multi-pass rendering - diffuse, normal, material ID, etc...
  • Specify a required render pass from Iray Settings, and access the rendered image from Iray Render Preview Window or collect the image from the designated folder of Iray Background Renderer
  • Works with all major video or image editors like Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, etc.

ADDITIONAL ELEMENTS OF IRAY

Smart Render Viewport

  • Zoom In/Out, Fast Scaling, and Auto Fit to Window
  • Pause & Resume Render, focus system resource on your editing works
  • Copy and Paste rendered image to another application
  • Access to different render pass output
  • Set Background Transparency and Save PNG image
  • Adjustable Sampling Time, ability to increase render iterations anytime
  • Auto Render Update On/Off. Choose to do interactive rendering or focus on other editing while keep Iray rendering

Save .MI For Standalone Renderer

  • Save the 3D scene in Iray’s native .mi format for dedicated rendering tasks.
  • Batch rendering from numerous saved 3D scenes (.mi) in the same folder.
  • Supports complete Render setups in Iray Background Renderer
  • Render .mi files in additional Iray supported 3D tools

AI-DeNoise, Management Over CPU & Multi-GPU Resource

  • Nvidia AI-accelerated denoiser algorithm has made rendering noiseless images many times faster.
  • Iray 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. This makes multi-GPU systems the preferred choice for Iray applications.