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If I create a model in VRay and hand it off to someone who only has Renderzone will the mapping still work?

I am supposing the answer is no.

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Yes, it mostly works, but you need to only use the GENERIC Vray texture style inside of the FormZ materials type, which will translate to Shaded and RenderZone.  If you use VRMAT or VISMAT files, then NO, it will not work.  Which sucks, because those are what the built in VRAY library of materials is based on (I wish they were all Generic based).  However, this problem is not unique to FormZ or Vray.  All Rendering packages have translation issues if you are not using the same rendering engine.

Also, since the lighting of the scene is so different from Vray to Renderzone, the other person will likely have to adjust or even relight the scene with a more compatible RenderZone lighting scheme.  I also suspect the materials, even though they translated, would need to be tweaked to look right.  A basic sun lit scene will work fine, but once you start adding a bunch of spots or dome, or mesh lights, all bets are off.

They can always download a 30 day trial of Vray, if they need convincing it's a much better solution, and worth every penny.

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Unfortunately I can't get the trial version to work due to our firewall blocking VRay trying to connect to their server.

No worries. You told me what I need to know

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The texture map controls (placement, scale etc) are formZ parameters so they are used by both RenderZone and V-Ray for formZ (and shaded work/full of course). 

Renderzone inherits the the basic material parameters (diffuse color, diffuse texture map, bump map etc) from V-Ray materials. Materials that use these parameters (Generic, Car Paint etc) will appear very similar in Renderzone.  If your V-Ray material uses a VRMAT material or other non image based parameters (reflectance, refraction etc), then RenderZone will show a approximation of the material.

This works both ways so if you have RenderZone materials, V-Ray will inherit the basic material parameters (diffuse color, diffuse texture map, bump map etc) from RenderZone.

Keep in mind that there are many other factors that affect the rendering including lighting, environment, global settings etc that its not realistic to expect the engines to give the same results.

 

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We are not aware of any firewall issues with the V-Ray license server. We have a number of large company's with very secure networks that use the V-Ray license server with no issues. Please contact formZ support so we can get the issue resolved!

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We are locked down tight. Trying to get anything resolved with IT takes weeks not days.

My trial expired and they never did get back to me.

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