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

Render issue

Thanks for the report, there seems to be an issue caused by triggering the render from a dotnet handler. I fixed this and it will be included in the next release.

su37's picture

When ctrl+ shift region

When ctrl+ shift region render, Cancle render very slowy ,can't end Immediately, wait a long time, why ?
I use vray 1.50 sp2 render.

rotem's picture

re: error

Can you please give me more information? I do not get this error, nor has anyone else reported it.

Can you please send me private message with this information:
1) Windows version
2) 3dsmax version
3) output from maxscript listener when you write "callbacks.show()"


su37's picture

TIF: 31ms JPG: 47ms TGA:

TIF: 31ms
JPG: 47ms
TGA: 31ms

You are right ,tif file format is fastest.

Vipera's picture

Error when delete first file in stored images

I've set 'Maximum images to store' to 10. When I have rendered 10 images and try to render next one I have an error:
MAXScript Garbage Collection Error
My temp folder for stored files is c:\Temp.
Update: I receive the same error when I try to delete images manually by Delete button on toolbar.

miauu's picture

There is a problem with IE or

There is a problem with IE or some download managers that save the file as zip.

rotem's picture

That's odd. It downloads as

That's odd. It downloads as .mzp for me. Is anyone else experiencing this issue?

Vipera's picture


Downloaded file saved with .zip extension by some reason. I have figured out that I have to rename it to .mzp extension.

rotem's picture


Thank you Mustafa :)

rotem's picture

File saving

What you say is curious, for me TIF saves the fastest.
It's true that the file sizes are big, but it is a lossless format, and all the files are deleted when 3dsmax shuts down anyways.

Can you please run this script? It's a file format saving benchmark.

Please run it and post the results from the listener.


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