Dear all,

this is the first public version of Iray for Maya, which utilize the enhanced rendering performance of NVIDIA RTX GPUs. The article RTX Performance Explained gives a good overview of the technology and the expected performance gain.

Feedback is welcome. Either you can reply to this forum thread or write us an email.

If your NVIDIA GPU driver version is older than 430.86 then you MUST upgrade in order to run this version.

The plugin is available for download here:

Windows
Iray for Maya 2.3 Beta - Maya 2016
Iray for Maya 2.3 Beta - Maya 2017
Iray for Maya 2.3 Beta - Maya 2018
Iray for Maya 2.3 Beta - Maya 2019

Linux
Iray for Maya 2.3 Beta - Maya 2016
Iray for Maya 2.3 Beta - Maya 2017
Iray for Maya 2.3 Beta - Maya 2018
Iray for Maya 2.3 Beta - Maya 2019

The new User Guide can be download here:
Iray For Maya 2.3 User Guide

The new Release Notes can be download here:
Iray For Maya 2.3 Release Notes

The new features we have added include:

  • NEW: RTX support
  • NEW: Render option: Instancing Shift Camera
  • NEW: Enhanced EXR output


There are some known issues:
  • Lighting inconsistencies in IPR
  • Rendering artifacts may occur when using Area Lights
  • Faulty ambient occlusion rendering on RTX GPUs