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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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!

spacefrog's picture

Great ! Thanks for the heads

Great !
Thanks for the heads up - and of course thank you for this absolutely fantastic tool...

rotem's picture

A version for 3dsmax 2018 is

A version for 3dsmax 2018 is now available.

Royal Ghost's picture

Yes, I'm waiting version for

Yes, I'm waiting version for 2018 max too. Dealing with Arnold without VFB+ real pain.

Royal Ghost | veda3d.com

cptSwing's picture

Max '18

I know this probably will take a while, considering you likely do not have the time to dedicate to VFB+ ... but a version compiled for Max 18 would be ace!

rotem's picture

VFB+ does nothing special to

VFB+ does nothing special to integrate with VRay VFB. For almost all purposes (other than the feature which tracks the mouse), it is unaware of VRay. Could you elaborate on how you feel it is better integrated with VRay?

3dwannab's picture

From my understanding your

From my understanding your plugin works seamlessly with VRays VFB. The same can't be done with Coronas is what I mean.

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