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DEEP C4D INTEGRATION
V-Ray’s very deep C4d integration keeps your workflow fluid and smooth and combines best of both worlds [C4D & V-Ray]
AN INDUSTRY STANDARD
Independent artists and top studios choose V-Ray every day to create world-class designs and visual effects.
NEW V-RAY 3.6 CORE – BLAZING FAST CPU & GPU RENDERING SPEED
In V-Ray 3.6 all parts of the engine have been greatly sped up. The new extremely optimized CPU rendering brings V-Ray to speeds never seen before rendering, providing a feature full and powerful production toolset for high-quality, high-resolution images and animations with V-Ray. V-Ray provides 100% physical correct ray tracing methods. In addition, V-Ray 3.6 now also offers blazing fast GPU render options for previews and final frame rendering (for supported features-see FAQ page).
SIMPLE USAGE – NEW FULL AUTOMATIC SAMPLING
Simplicity is one of the best new features. V-Ray 3.6’s new automated sampling with its variance based adaptive ray tracing technology offers a dramatically different way to work for artists in eliminating the need to set or tune any complex settings – just choose the GI engine type, the render time and start rendering. Subdivisions, technical render settings, all that is not needed any more in V-Ray 3.6. The new progressive rendering for CPU and GPU gives you an instant feedback on the render result.
GLOBAL ILLUMINATION & ACCURATE LIGHTS
V-Ray uses physically-correct ray tracing methods to precisely calculate lights and reflected light (“GI”) as we see it in reality. You can choose from several global illumination options – precise path tracing, approximate or a hybrid of both.
PHYSICAL LAYERED BRDFS WITH NEW MATERIALS & SHADERS
V-RAYforC4D offers a real world & multi-layered BRDF for creating high end and physical correct materials. Due to its real-world layering setup, it is automatic full energy preservation correct. Special BRFD Material types gives you the all the tools and Artist can wish for.
PHYSICAL CAMERAS – VR READY – 360 DEGREE STEREO CAMERAS
V-Rays real-world camera system let you work like a photographer, it offers all physical control and provides detailed depth of field and cinematic motion blur. The new VR 360 stereo camera types let you output to the newest VR technologies.
UNLIMITED UV’S PER SHADERS & TRIPLANAR MAPPING
Our new UV manager Tag brings UV channels to C4D. This allows you to use unlimited UVs per shader for comprehensive UV mapping control. The new Triplanar mapping feature enables an artist-friendly workflow to proper map models which have no UV map at all.
PROXIES & INSTANCING WITH SHADER & MATERIAL RANDOMISATION TOOLS
Render massive scenes with proxy objects. V-Ray proxies efficiently replace complex scene geometry and load only at render time. Via random variation shaders and materials, you can control variations in colour and texture to the proxies or render instances.
NEW SKY MODES, AREAL PERSPECTIVE & FASTER VOLUME RENDERING
V-Ray offers several realistic sky models for realistic lighting of outdoor and indoor scenes, including Hosek sky with atmospheric haze. The volume environment fog renders faster now and is also available on per material basis, to make clouds, fog, volume light, god rays etc.
FULL MAXON HAIR, FUR, SPLINE AND GRASS RENDER SUPPORT
V-RAYforC4D fully supports Maxon Hair via real 3d geometry using V-Ray’s memory efficient hair procedurals. The V-Ray Hair BRDF gives physical correct Hair shading. Effects like base colour sampling, root tip colour & transparency, are supported. Also included is V-RayFur and V-Ray FastFur.
NEW VFB WIN & OSX – LUT CONTROL, DENOISER & LENS EFFECTS
The advanced VFB offers high-level tools, like colour correction, exposure, white balance, LUT support, History, V-Ray lens effects and the new V-Ray denoiser tool which can greatly speed up your renders. It is available on Windows and OSX.
NEW V-RAY CLIPPER, RENDER TIME BOOLEANS & RENDER MASK
V-Ray 3.6 offers a real-time clipper which lets you cut any geometry, even proxies multiple times, making architectural section renderings of big buildings a breeze with it. It also has an option to use custom geometry for render time booleans. Each Vray BRDF has a raytraced rounding option for automatic edge chamfering, for enhanced realism. The new Render mask tool lets you mask out any region of the render by various methods.
CPU & GPU PRODUCTION RENDER & NEW IPR PREVIEW WINDOW
V-Rays famous production render options have been further enhanced in speed and features. Beside the very fast and powerful CPU production renderer, we offer now the option to use also GPU for production for the GPU supported features(for features/limits- see FAQ page). In the new IPR window, you can preview your scene in CPU or GPU mode. Also, VFB lens effects and denoiser add GPU acceleration to your renders.
NEW EXTENDED RENDER ELEMENTS, ID PASSES AND LIGHT SELECT FEATURE
V-Ray 3.6 offers an extensive set of render elements and object/material id selection channels via its multipass feature for professional post-production pipelines. It also supports now to have selected lights on separate layers, for changing colour or intensity later on via post editing tools.
V-RAY DR & FULL UNLIMITED C4D CMD-LINE/TEAMRENDERING
V-Ray is designed from the core to render on distributed systems. It offers native V-Ray Distributed rendering (DR) with free DR nodes included. Dr supports CPU and GPU rendering and allows you also to render only on nodes, excluding the local machine. In addition, we support Maxon Team/Cmd line render for stills and animations, with unlimited free nodes included!
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The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: HEICO, Group 1 Automotive, Rent-A-Center, Repligen and Strategic Education
For Immediate Release
Chicago, IL – June 4, 2019 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include: HEICO Corp. HEI, Group 1 Automotive Inc. GPI, Rent-A-Center Inc. RCII, Repligen Corp. RGEN and Strategic Education Inc. STRA.
Here are highlights from Monday’s Analyst Blog:
U.S. Heading for Largest Economic Expansion: 5 Top Stocks
Finally, May's market mayhem is over. June 2019 promises to bring along fortunes as the United States is on the verge of completing the longest economic expansion. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the ongoing expansion started back in June 2009. The previous record of longest economic expansion was from March 1991 to March 2001.
Fundamentals of the U.S. economy remain strong with no nearby sign of recession. Despite the stock market rout in May, a closer look at the U.S. economy has a different story to tell, with enough reasons for further rally on Wall Street.
Stock Market Meltdown Likely Temporary
President Donald Trump’s tariff wars against China and Mexico brought back volatility in Wall Street, which otherwise sailing through impressively in the first four months on 2019. In May, the three major stock indexes -- the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite -- plunged 6.7%, 6.6% and 7.9%.
However, year-to-date, these indexes are still in the positive territory with gains of 6.4%, 9.8% and 12.3%, respectively. Notably, per Ben Carlson, director of institutional asset management at Ritholtz Wealth Management, a pullback of 5% or more in a month on the S&P 500 Index happened in 65 of the last 70 years. So, a sudden shock last month may well be the much-needed correction in stock markets.
U.S. Economy Remains Strong
For May 2019, the Conference Board's measure of consumer confidence index stands at 134.1 compared with 129.2 in April. May’s reading is near the 18-year high recorded in November 2018. This indicates that U.S. consumers are highly confident about future growth despite trade concerns.
On May 3, the Department of Labor reported that the U.S. economy added 263,000 jobs in April. Year to date, job gains are impressive at 205,000 on an average per month. Unemployment fell to 3.6% compared with the consensus estimate of 3.8%. This marks the lowest level of unemployment since December 1969.
The Philadelphia Fed manufacturing index came in at 16.6 in May, a massive gain from the reading of 8.5 in April. The index was the highest in four months in May. Notably, any reading above zero indicates improving conditions. The employment index grew to 18.2, the highest in five months. The prices index was at 17.5, the lowest in 17 months.
Fed Maintains Dovish Stance
The Federal Reserve has decided to keep the federal funds target rate unchanged in the range of 2.25-2.50% at least for the time being. The central bank also said that it will not downsize its $4 trillion balance sheet this year. Per the Fed, although U.S. economy is in solid footing, trade-related concerns may result in global economic slowdown which will reduce the growth rate of the U.S. economy.
Moreover, core PCE inflation index – Fed’s favorite inflation gauge – increased 1.6% in April, well below the central bank’s target rate of 2%. Muted inflation and the likelihood of a reduction of U.S. economic growth may compel Fed to reduce interest rate, much to the delight of President Trump. The Trump administration is constantly blaming the central bank for its aggressive monetary stance as the major hindrance of economic growth.
CTO at API Fortress, Simone Pezzano comments:
Our Top Picks
At this stage, it will be prudent to invest in stock with strong growth potential and a favorable Zacks Rank. We have narrowed down our search to five such stocks with a Growth Score of A and Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here. Each of these stocks has moved higher in the last three months and still has upside left.
HEICO Corp. designs, manufactures, and sells aerospace, defense, and electronic related products and services in the United States and internationally. The company has expected earnings growth of 22.7% for the current year. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the current year has improved by 3.7% over the last 30 days. The stock has surged 30.6% in the past three months.
Group 1 Automotive Inc. is a leading operator in the automotive retailing industry. It has expanded to become the third largest dealership group in the United States. The company has expected earnings growth of 13.6% for the current year. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the current year has improved by 4.5% over the last 30 days. The stock has surged 15.7% in the past three months.
Rent-A-Center Inc. leases household durable goods to customers on a rent-to-own basis. It operates through four segments: Core U.S., Acceptance Now, Mexico and Franchising. The company has expected earnings growth of 100% for the current year. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the current year has improved by 11% over the last 30 days. The stock has surged 24.6% in the past three months.
Repligen Corp. develops, manufactures, and sells products used to enhance the interconnected phases of the biological drug manufacturing process in North America, Europe, APAC and internationally. The company has expected earnings growth of 28.8% for the current year. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the current year has improved by 10.6% over the last 30 days. The stock has surged 17.4% in the past three months.
Strategic Education Inc. provides a range of post-secondary education and non-degree programs in the United States. It operates through three segments: Strayer University, Capella University and Non-Degree Programs. The company has expected earnings growth of 36.2% for the current year. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the current year has improved by 7.1% over the last 30 days. The stock has surged 23.8% in the past three months.
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