PlayblastVR for Maya

  • PlayblastVR LatLong
  • PlayblastVR Fulldome
  • PlayblastVR  Cubemap

PlayblastVR is a renderer for Maya that creates hardware rendered panoramic images using OpenGL or DirectX. The PlayblastVR renderer allows you to create immersive previz renderings of Maya scenes in LatLong, angular fisheye, domemaster, cylindrical, and cubic panorama formats.

The PlayblastVR renderer can render previews of elements like animated polygon and NURBS geometry, lights, fluid effects volumes, FumeFX volumes, paint effects strokes, sprites, particles, nParticles, nHair and fur, cloth sims, and shading networks.

PlayblastVR supports rendering output to Google PhotoSphere spherical panoramas, and YouTube 360 + Facebook 360 movies with automatic metadata embedding.

After a PlayblastVR panoramic rendering is complete it can be sent automatically to a panoramic viewing program or a video playback tool like DJV Viewer, Adobe SpeedGrade, Amateras Dome Player, Assimilate Scratch and Scratch Player, Buf Software BVIEW, Domemaster3D DomeViewer, Kolor Eyes, GoPro VR Player, Whirligig, Whirligig SteamVR, VLC, VLCwarp Player, RV, Live View Rift, FCheck, or IMF Display.

PlayblastVR previz renderings will save you time & money because hardware based panoramic renderings make better use of the artist’s time. Using PlayblastVR will also free up your render nodes from having to use a slower software based production renderer to output your animation test renderings into a panoramic format.

PlayblastVR Comes With a Roller Coaster Demo Scene

PlayblastVR Comes With a Roller Coaster Demo Scene

New in Version 2.1
PlayblastVR v2.1 adds Maya 2017 support including the “Render Sequence” feature and “Workspace Control” based dockable windows, a new “Advanced” tab in the render settings window with controls for re-rendering footage, a new “Selection Highlighting” checkbox, a pair of “Hide ALL” and “Show ALL” buttons in the Visibility Options, the ability to use the PlayblastVR “Show Batch Render Using” command with 3rd party renderers, custom multi-camera rig and stereo rendering MEL scripting support, and a new PLAYBLASTVR_TEMP_PATH environment variable for moving the temporary rendered images to another folder, disk, or network volume.

This PlayblastVR updates also include many small changes that improve the overall experience of using PlayblastVR in Maya.For a full list of new features check out the version history page.

New in Version 2.0
PlayblastVR v2.0 adds Maya 2016.5 support, a new Individual Cube Map Faces panorama format, Facebook Cubemap 3×2 panorama format support, custom LatLong horizontal and vertical FOV cropping controls, Whirligig HTC VIVE HMD/Steam VR support, a Lighting Mode setting for better control of scene illumination, network installation support via the PLAYBLASTVR_INSTALL_PATH environment variable, a hardware texturing control, a custom file name prefix <PanoProjection> token, GoPro VR Player viewer support, Buf Software BVIEW viewer support, improved Amateras Dome Player support, and a movie encoding shelf tool.
Panoramic Formats
    • Angular Fisheye
    • Angular Fisheye With 4:3 Ratio Background
    • Angular Fisheye with 16:9 Ratio Background
    • Equirectangular / LatLong / Spherical
    • Cube Map 3×2
    • Cylindrical
    • Gear VR Mono Cube
    • Quadsphere (Starglobe)
    • Perspective
    • Vertical Cross Cube
    • Horizontal Cross Cube
    • Vertical Tee Cube
    • Horizontal Tee Cube
    • Vertical Strip Cube
    • Horizontal Strip Cube
    • Mental Ray Horizontal Strip Cube1
    • Facebook Cube Map 3×2
    • Individual Cube Map Faces
To learn more about the many features available in PlayblastVR be sure to check out the online documentation.
Licensing Options
Single User License
The single user license allows the use of the software on a single computer.
5 User License
The 5 user license allows the use of the software on five computers.

10 User License
The 10 user license allows the use of the software on ten computers.

Add to Cart
  • Version: 2.1
  • Maya Compatibility: Maya 2012-2017
  • Operating System: Windows 64-Bit, Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10, and 10.11, and Linux 64-Bit