VFB+ : A Feature-rich Extension to the 3dsmax Frame Buffer

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VFB+ v2.81 is now completely free!

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 Introducing VFB+ v2.81, the advanced virtual frame buffer for Autodesk 3dsmax.

VFB+ works with any renderer which uses the native 3dsmax frame buffer, such as Scanline, Mental Ray, Final Render, IRay, VRay, Corona (when not using the renderer's custom VFB).

The frame buffer has been designed and heavily tested to fit smoothly into any production pipeline, and to streamline the rendering workflow for anyone who renders in 3dsmax.

Version 2.8 is the most powerful and feature packed release yet!

A partial list of features:

  • 32-bit per channel color correction.
  • Various correction controls including exposure, gamma, multi-channel curves, vignette, chromatic aberration, bloom, glare, blur/sharpen, speckle reduction, noise reduction, etc.
  • Depth of Field based on Z-Depth.
  • VFB+ is active while rendering, including tweaking of color correction and stamping.
  • Captures Render Elements, G-Buffer channels, and RTT elements as well as the main pass.
  • Composition guides help you tweak your image.
  • Pixel Aspect Ratio correction display.
  • 4 different A|B comparison modes.
  • Display modes for all channels.
  • Support for 3D color LUTs.
  • Realtime RGB Histogram.
  • Rich WYSIWYG stamping system with virtually any imaginable variable including arbitrary MAXScript expressions.
  • Fully documented.
  • Customizable interoperability options.
  • MAXScript interface provides access to almost all features.

See the link for download and complete details.

Version Requirement: 
3dsmax 2009-2018
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zman's picture

vfb frame buffer

does it work in max 2023

cptSwing's picture

Aye, thank you so much!

Aye, thank you so much!

spacefrog's picture

Thanks a lot for keeping it

Thanks a lot for keeping it updated

rotem's picture

Its available now.

Its available now.

rotem's picture

That will take some time

That will take some time unfortunately

cptSwing's picture

Max 2020

Should a 2020 version pop up anytime soon, do notify us please - VFB+ is one of the must-have plugins!

rotem's picture
JezUK's picture

I get error (3DS Max 2019 and VRay NEXT)

Error dialog box says the following (please note that D:\cgrepo etc etc is not a drive/directory that I have, so that seems like it's hardcoded in the program);

"Unhandled Exception: Broadcasting NOTIFY_PRE_RENDERFRAME"

"Last marker is at D:\cgrepo\vray\src\vrayrenderer.cpp, line 4056: Preparing global light manager."

"Please note that although this error is generated by V-Ray, it may not be V-Ray that caused it."

titan3's picture

v-ray denoiser

Hey guys, please help if you can ,
Can I get VFB+ to work with V-ray's Denoiser?

cptSwing's picture

muchas gracias!

You're a star!

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