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U-RENDER Beta 3 (2018.09.07-beta) is available. New features are support for the Background Object - including compositing tag support, as well as a range of improvements and fixes.

Release Notes

New Features

  • [1069] - Background Object Support
  • [1077] - Handle Background Object & Compositing Tag Workflow

Improvements

  • [1064] - Do not use opaque ambient occlusion for transparent objects
  • [1086] - Camera Tag slider steps for focus distance no longer increment in 10
  • [1089] - Cinema 4D Plug-in uses it’s own U-RENDER Console in Cinema 4D R20

Fixes

  • [853] - Can not load High Resolution Environment Texture (now should load HDR Images up to 16K pixels)
  • [921] - artifacts on borders when using opacity texture and high emissive values
  • [992] - Vector Displacement Produces Wrong Normals
  • [944] - Material Converter : on the fly conversion does not work
  • [1055] - shading errors when using bump/normal maps (invalid UVWs after extrude)
  • [1058] - area and point lights cast wrong shadows when using displacement maps
  • [1059] - Transparent Objects Do Not Write Alpha Channel
  • [1079] - Default Light is not rendered in Transparency Pass (Black Objects when Opacity = 100%)

Internal

  • [1049] - updated third-party libraries
  • [1078] - Shadowmap & Frustum Culling Performance Improvements