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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rotem's picture

Thanks Does this version not


Does this version not work with 2013? I've been told it does.

dori3d's picture

Congratulation ...

Congratulation man!
A very good tool for 3dsMmax. Really great extension to the Max basic vfb. Keep it up with the good work, looking for a 2013 version.

jacksprow9's picture

Windshield Stickers

When Windshield Stickers to the stickers/preview the following css value performs perfectly in IE8 and Chrome and print header/footer on every web page.

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rotem's picture

Thank you, my pleasure. Maybe

Thank you, my pleasure.
Maybe in 2014 :)

barigazy's picture

I don't know why Autodesk did

I don't know why Autodesk did not integrate your script in max2013.
This tool is much more advanced than standard VFB.
Maybe in next version, who knows?
Bye the way, thank you for helping me to solve a couple of
problems on CGTalk forum.
Cheers, man. +1


dub73's picture


Already implemented what you described in the new version :)

About preset curve, isn't it easier to just set gamma to this value?

nice :)

about the gamma, you are right too


rotem's picture

Thank you! This is extremely

Thank you! This is extremely helpful and will be fixed for the new version.

Wilbert's picture

Error: No ""get"" function for undefined

I get this error >> MAXScript Callback script Exception: -- No ""get"" function for undefined <<
If I have a scene-explorer in a viewport and the viewport is active but I lock the renderview to a camera.

Confused ?
You won't be after this screenshot:


fn getViewportName =


case (local typ = viewport.getType()) of


#view_persp_user : "Perspective"

#view_camera : (viewport.getCamera()).name

#view_spot : (viewport.getCamera()).name

#view_iso_user : "Orthograpic"

default : 


local txt = (filterString (typ as string) "_")[2]

(toupper txt[1] + substring txt 2 -1)





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rotem's picture

There is nothing else you

There is nothing else you should do, it should work automatically. I've sent you a private message with my email.

niighthawk's picture


So i did what you said , i put the file in the good place, i start 3dsmax and no bug in the script listener only a Blank page, after that i load the .ms file manually and nothing happen no bug or error, still the same VFB panel.

do i have to activate something after that ? or add a new panel in my customize menu ?

let me know please, and by the way i dont see a private message option on this website.. me you should leave me your email.

Thank you

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