Chaos Group showed a complex scene with 800,000 polygons and multiple bounces of global illumination rendered with V-Ray on the GPU with 6-7 frames per second at VGA resolution
The Chaos Group team announced the official release of V-Ray for Maya. The comprehensive set of features provided by V-Ray for Maya includes true 3D Motion Blur, Sun & Sky procedural lighting system, Physical camera for matching life footage, Environment Fog, a set of Sub-Surface Scattering shaders and many others. V-Ray for Maya is supported on Windows, Mac OS X, and Red Hat Linux and Fedora operating systems in their 32-bit and 64-bit versions. V-Ray runs with Autodesk Maya 2008, 2009 and 2010 versions.
V-Ray for Maya now enables the rendering of larger scenes with greater complexity while at the same time artists can rely on a faster rendering stage without compromising on the quality side of their work.Demonstration of GPU-based V-Ray
"Having used V-Ray in production for many years, and having been involved in large Maya centric pipelines, it was great to finally put the two together. Now that V-Ray can work inside Maya in virtually the same way that it operates in 3ds Max, it allows for a more flexible pipeline that would allow for the same high quality output that you expect from V-Ray. Being centered on a solid V-Ray Standalone pipeline allows you to use V-Ray within Maya, and have your whole renderfarm operate outside of Maya. It also operates nicely within a Windows or Linux or Mac pipeline which allows for even greater flexibility regardless of the size of your project" says Christopher Nichols, VFX Supervisor.