SolidRocks

567 votes
Version: 
1.9.5
Date Updated: 
12/03/2016
Author Name: 
jerome prevost (Subburb)

SolidRocks V2 is out !!  Support for  MAX 2010-2017, And Latest V-Ray 3.5 ! Rebus Farm/RANCH Computing interoperability

New presets for Vray 3.5 : Now render better AND faster !

Vray 3.5 is now managed into this new SolidRocks.

SolidRocks adjusts and optimise all needed Vray parameters to reach the best rendertime/quality ratio.
Learn Vray progressively, see in realtime changes made by SolidRocks when you change resolution/quality.

 SR V2 includes new tools for both VrayMasters and Beginners:

  • Support for Max 2017 and Vray 3.5!
  • New Vray 3.5 IPR button
  • New Vray 3.5 Adaptive Lights option
  • New Vray 3.4 Denoiser button
  • Simple gamma : Srgb or User, that's all !
  • New Store direct light option (on by deafult). Render WAY faster !
  • New "NO GI" method ! Perfect for exterior dome(+sun)+VrayAmbientlight anim setup (fast and flicker free)
  • Compatible with MAX 2017 Physical Cameras
  • Optimized presets. SolidRocks now render Faster AND better !
  • Better glossy subdivs algorithm. Materials with low glossiness value have more subdivs.
  • SRGB button (Vray VFB) is now managed automatically.
  • New special DOF/motion blur preset (based on interior preset, experimental)
  • New V-Ray 3 optimisations: Progressive AA, Embree, Probalistic lights, Max Ray intensity...
  • New Unified Save feature for easy save management
  • New BruteForce/BruteForce method , full power with V-Ray 3 !
  • New RT button (Max 2013 and 2014 only) for easy one clic RT launch ! 
  • Now Includes MOA Wizard (animation wizard) - More info here !
  • New DR and BB buttons for network rendering
  • FlyThrough animation Wizard !
  • Compatible with SigerShaders
  • 1 click process for complete Vray setup !
  • Modular and small interface (GUI)
  • mini preview for fast feedback
  • auto Exposure and Auto White balance tools
  • friendly and Very simple usage
  • Full LWF gamma correction with useful options
  • modifiable presets : exterior, interior...
  • learn Vray watching SolidRocks at work !
  • shareLightcache tool to speedup slaves warmup
  • materials and lights optimisation for best rendertimes
  • switch from draft to production settings in one click !
  • gain time... Lot of time !!

New Vray users can also learn essential rules of Vray, observing changes made by SolidRocks when resolution and/or quality are changed.

Vray Masters can customise SR and presets and use SolidRocks as a custom settings automator.

note : This is a commercial script. (FREE LITE version available on website !)

 As always, Have FUN with SolidRocks !  

Version Requirement: 
Max 2010 to max2017 and V-Ray 2.0 to Vray Adv 3.5 !
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Malte's picture

i saw your script by a friend

i saw your script by a friend and while i think it is nice i immediately noticed some stuff that annoyed me (point 1 and 3) or that i would like to have in SR.

maybe it´s just that i don´t know how to use it.

maybe you can clarify this (you might get a new customer) :)

1) the mini preview always renders the active viewport.
i found no way to tell SR to always use the camera view.
my friend could not tell me if that is possible either.
that is a lot of clicking to always make sure the right viewport is active.

2) some stuff like DR and RT settings need to be accessed over the main render dialog. that makes working with SR not very intuitiv. it would be nice to have options to edit that directly in SR. but that is only a minor thing.

3) the region rendering button should really disable region rendering.
but it does not. i don´t know the logic behind it but sometimes i had to disable region rendering in the main render dialog.

4) a way to enter the bucket size. not just the 4 choices small <-> big.

5) a quick way to enable and disable default lights (for testrenders) from within the SR menu. would fit perfectly in the GLOBAL options i think.

singaii's picture

Save time - make image

Take time to make your image work, not his render !

IVORM's picture

Great Service

Jérôme,

Thanks for the great service!
Your plugin is a lifesaver.

archprojects's picture

I am training and share my

I am training and share my work

radiosity980's picture

WonderFul

SR save the time. Presets to get very good.
Thank you very much!

albertoc1's picture

solidrocks

Jerome,
SR it´s a miracle, the best plugin for 3dsmax .
Thank you.

boogertman's picture

Activation

It would be great if you could implement a 24 hour grace period to use the new version while waiting for SR to be activated. Is it possible to provide this service as its extremely frustrating to wait for a day when I've already installed it now I cant use it? Or, if at all possible, please introduce a automated verification system to handle the activation process.

Also, would be great if you could add a 'camera target' button to the UI?

fajar's picture

I have an idea...why not

I have an idea...why not making exposure tool separate , so I can use Exposure tool alone with my own setting...you just need to add button render at exposure tool....itll very usefull

ma..thats my spur inspiration after trying to learn what solid rock does....

BTW...why did your solid rock when I open it , it always to force with solid rock setting [Altho I can setting it not to, but still it found it a little annoy tho, it somtimes broke my render setting, especially on V-Ray Color Mapping tho], Could you making it default not to broken the [just grab the setting from renderer setting/or just modify where the area did need improvement about quality, like IM ,LC , DMC sampler only, not include V-Ray Color Mapping and GI setting (contrast ,etc)]

Thanks for hearing and woderfull scripts

kaperuzo's picture

Simply the best plugin for vray

you concentrate on the design, not on touching parameters.

Crayox's picture

extremely usefull

I love it...I've been using vray for 6 years, read several books, but still I can't be bothered to set it up for every scene. SR does this very well. It's like I bought better hardware - renders are faster and of better quality.

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