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 fulldome, LatLong, 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 Kolor Eyes, VLC, DJV Viewer, RV, Assimilate Scratch and Scratch Player, Adobe SpeedGrade, Amateras Dome Viewer, Domemaster3D DomeViewer, Whirligig, VLCwarp Player, 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.

New Features Added
The PlayblastVR version 1.2 release adds support for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.10 Yosemite, and 10.11 El Capitan, and Linux 64-Bit, along with Live View Rift support, improved alpha channel handling, Maya “Render All Layers” based render Layer output and movie encoding, and a wireframe on shaded rendering mode.

PlayblastVR version 1.3 adds Gear VR cube map support, improved Whirligig and Domemaster3D cubic media launching, Maya render log output, and a more compact Batch Render Complete dialog.

The latest 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.

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
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.

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  • Version:
  • Maya Compatibility: Maya 2012-2016
  • Operating System: Windows 64-Bit, Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10, and 10.11, and Linux 64-Bit