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Note

Autodesk Network Licensing in Arnold 6 requires new license files with an updated 2020 version. Please follow the instructions on this page to generate your license file. More info about Arnold 6 licensing can be found here. 

Compatible 3ds Max Versions

  • 3ds Max 2019
  • 3ds Max 2020
  • 3ds Max 2021

System Requirements

  • Windows 7 or later, with the Visual Studio 2015 redistributable
  • CPUs need to support the SSE4.1 instruction set
  • Optix™ denoiser requires an NVidia GPU with CUDA™ Compute Capability 5.0 and above
  • Arnold GPU requires an NVIDIA GPU of the Turing, Volta, Pascal, or Maxwell architecture. We recommend using the 451.77 or higher drivers on Windows. See Getting Started with Arnold GPU for more information.

Compatible 3ds Max Versions

  • 3ds Max 2019
  • 3ds Max 2020
  • 3ds Max 2021

Enhancements

  • Arnold RenderViewan interactive rendering (IPR) utility designed to give real-time feedback on any changes made to the scene while solving the limitations of the legacy render view. 
  • tyFlow instancer: support for both the 'Shape/Mesh' operators and tyFlow's new 'Instance Node' operator (WIP). Tested internally with tyFlow v0.16089.
  • Baking using GPU is now matching CPU, except for some very specific elements such as Lighting (3ds Max 2021 only).
  • Baking: several projected elements can now be baked in a single render pass, instead of one pass per each element (3ds Max 2021.2 only).
  • Baking: roughness and metalness can now be baked also when the parameters are unconnected (3ds Max 2021 only).
  • Logging to file: leveraging the new messaging API is fixing the problem of void or incomplete rendering log files.
  • Mikkt Tangents and binormals can now be exported as vector user data, through the Arnold Properties modifier (3ds Max 2021 only).
  • Enhanced tooltips for the Arnold lights and properties modifier.

 

Arnold Enhancements

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GPU Enhancements 

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