Maxon releases Redshift 3.6.02 | CG Channel

Maxon has launched Redshift 3.6.02, the newest model of the production renderer.

The replace extends Redshift’s Non-Photorealistic Rendering system, together with Toon Materials-specific contributions for all mild varieties, and a brand new cross-hatching impact.

There are additionally updates to quantity rendering and the Incandescent materials.

Updates to Non-Photorealistic Rendering
The brand new NPR system launched in Redshift 3.6 final month will get a number of updates, with all lights now having Toon Material-specific lighting contributions.

Diffuse and reflection contributions can now be set individually to straightforward supplies, and rim lighting will also be set individually for some mild varieties.

The Toon Materials itself will get new choices to regulate whether or not opacity impacts reflections or refractions, and the way delicate the Toon Rim lighting impact seems.

Additionally it is now attainable to regulate whether or not outlines generated with the Contour shader seem in reflections and refractions, as proven above.

The Tonemap Pattern node will get a brand new cross-hatching impact on prime of the present halftone, sine wave and grid results.

Updates to quantity rendering and the incandescent materials
Different new options embrace a Quantity Padding parameter to broaden a quantity’s bounding field, avoiding artefacts when making use of quantity displacement.

The Incandescent shader will get a brand new Additive Mix possibility (proven above), appropriate for additive particle results.

Modifications particular to particular person DCC purposes
The Cinema 4D integration now helps a customized Viewport Preview shader, making it attainable to regulate how supplies are displayed within the viewport with out affecting remaining renders.

The opposite integration plugins have been up to date to help the present variations of their host purposes, together with 3ds Max 2025, Blender 4.0 and 4.1, and Maya 2025.

Value and system necessities
Redshift 3.6.02 is suitable with Home windows 10+, glibc 2.17+ Linux and macOS 12.6+.

The renderer’s integration plugins are suitable with 3ds Max 2018+, Blender 2.83+, Cinema 4D R21+, Houdini 17.5+ (18.0+ on macOS), Katana 4.0v1+ and Maya 2018+.

The software program is rental-only, with subscriptions costing $45/month or $264/12 months.

Read a full list of changes in Redshift 3.6.02 on the Redshift forum
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