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Release Date

December 10, 2019

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  • Update to Arnold

  •  New AOV and Light Groups interface.

  •  Extend the Arnold Properties modifier for cameras.

  • OSL version of the physical sun and sky shader.

  • Export/Import materials as .ass/.mtlx files.

  • Include the Arnold License Manager.

  • Expose aov_write_vector.

  • Remove the operator graph button from the rendering options.

  • Switch to 4-digit installer.


  • Crash with an Alembic object instanced in GPU mode.

  • Various OSL maps not rendering correctly in GPU mode. 

  • Procedural and volume object's On Frame label is wrong and confusing.

  • Poor support for animated procedurals and volumes.

  • MAXtoAInterface.MAXtoAVersion()/ArnoldVersion() print strangely in Windows 7.

  • Quad lights set to portal should not contribute to lighting in viewport.


See the Arnold release notes for the full list of enhancements and fixes.

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