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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dub73's picture

preview render

the new preview render options is great ! and that it shows the new preview resolution as well. nice

rotem's picture

Hi Brian I sent you the

Hi Brian

I sent you the license the day I received the payment, I suspect you did not receive the email for some reason.
I am also trying to contact you via your e-mail. If you do not receive e-mails from me please let me know of another way I can reach you.


Braiz's picture

Product key...

Rotem I've send you a mail regarding recent purchase of VFB+ licence...

I've paid for it once more then a month ago, and just recently, and still have not recieved a product key.

Could you please look into the matter as soon as possible.

Thank you...

rotem's picture

Thanks for you

Thanks for you feedback!

  • 10% - You got it, no problem :)
  • Custom user % - Not sure, let me think about it.
  • Changing % without rendering - Another button in this already packed UI is not ideal, but how about it you change the % while pressing Ctrl it wont start the render?
dub73's picture

preview renders %

Hi, could you ad 10% as well to the preview render options? I mean it depend on your final resoluition and sometimes 25% is still to big. When working on 3k o 4k images 10% would be nice. Or the user could set the % by his own :) It would also be nice, if one could change the preview resolution, without starting the rendering by changing it. A second button perhaps?



rotem's picture

I've added the request to the

I've added the request to the wishlist. I doubt we will see this turning into a full compositing application, it is not the purpose. But what could be interesting is to allow different blend modes for composite AB mode.

pit3ds's picture


I would like to see the possibility of fine compositing in the script. For example that you could impose on the fly ao on the main picture and so on.

sbk's picture

Powerful tools! very useful,

Powerful tools! very useful, thanks you

rotem's picture


This is already on the request list, I might implement it at some point.

igamaximus's picture

Many thanks for this great script Rotem

I have one wish that is based on many situations and it's about region rendering. It would be so great and so useful if render region size/position could be saved (stored in memory) so we could load it later again. Max VFB works this by default when save Max scene, so render region shows on the same position like last time. It would be much more powerfull if you could integrate region preset system, that would allow us to save more than one render region with its size and position, allowing us to load particular render region preset from drop down meny.

Thank you in advance.

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