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SprayTrace 1.3 – Mac & MentalCore!

SprayTrace 1.3 has arrived. Now Mac users can enjoy live interactive rendering previews whilst working in Maya on their MentalRay scenes. Get more done with the super fast feedback in SprayTrace!

But it’s not just good news for Mac users – version 1.3 also adds support for MentalCore.

“MentalCore has rekindled my excitement of MentalRay for Maya. It’s simply a joy to use and I can now focus more of my time on rendering and lighting instead of troubleshooting and workarounds. Its integration with Maya is seamless and the features are wicked. I can’t work without it!” say’s Mark Serena, Senior Lighting TD at GamesLab. He adds… “SprayTrace on its own is a powerful tool, with its sole ambition is to help you produce better results and faster! In combination with MentalCore, the two tools provide a potent mix. I have so much fun now experimenting and designing my shots, and can be sure I’m getting the best possible results from my lighting while staying within my deadlines…. that’s an essential for any artist!”

SprayTrace 1.3 for Maya is available today from our store for Windows64 or Mac OS. Current SprayTrace customers can update to the latest version by downloading the up to date installers from their account.

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SSS shaders now supported

Holomatix are pleased to announce the full and proper support of the SSS shaders within the latest build of SprayTrace, version 1.2.12. You can now use the power of SprayTrace to preview and make interactive changes on your Maya scenes that include these lovely SSS shaders.

SSS shaders are probably one of the most tricky to set up with lots of settings to tweak, so having this real-time feedback as you play with the sliders and properties is a must for any Maya artist. With feedback this fast on your shader tweaks…. you’ll rediscover and fall in love with the amazing SSS shaders all over again!

Please note, there is one exception to this, the less used and slower to render misss_physical shader is still unsupported.

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SprayTrace 1.2 – adds HDR Light Studio support, native environment lighting and improved final gathering

20th February 2012 – London

Holomatix Ltd are proud to announce the launch of SprayTrace for Maya version 1.2 – which includes support for HDR Light Studio 3 live. Continue reading

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Waiting for iray for Maya?

Some may say: “Why do I need SprayTrace? iray is on the horizon (maybe?) for Maya users. iray could provide the real-time feedback that SprayTrace offers, and it will be free. So I’ll wait for that”… Continue reading

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DEMO SCENE COMPETITION – 10 seats of SprayTrace to give away!

Here at Holomatix we are fed up with the same old demo scenes we use for SprayTrace, showing our Audi car and Stanford Dragons. We need some nice looking scenes that show how cool SprayTrace really is for fast previews… so we are looking for your help! Continue reading

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