Ornatrix 3dsmax V5 is out!

Posted by:EPHERE
Data created:3 March 2017

After one and a half years of development and testing Ornatrix 3dsmax V5 is here! This next great iteration of our flagship hair, fur, and feathers software is available immediately and is chalk full of new features and improvements. We made strides in bettering the guide editing workflow, hair data channel management, and groom flexibility.

What's new

Some of the highlights are:

  • New parametric guide data modifier for LOD and easy control of groom components
  • Hair from particles object adds another dimension to making hair by tracing any 3dsmax particle system
  • Alembic cache import for applying and layering baked hair animations
  • Strand propagation improvements keep the hair relationships intact down the evaluation pipeline for easier feathers and vegetation
  • Mirroring and brush-specific settings significantly improve brush-based workflow
  • Surface comb sink mirroring and control over shape and rotations make styling fur faster and better
  • Push away from surface modifier keeps the hair out of any object to improve realism
  • Single-button detaching of a groom allows you to edit base surface meshes in any way you like while keeping the hair intact
  • Single-button locking to surface future proofs your grooms and makes rendering consistent across different systems
  • New curve ramp diagrams with presets give you greater control across many Ornatrix parameters
  • Single-button vertex color or guide channel creation makes connecting hair attributes to your object data a snap

There are many more features and fixes for you to review in our complete V5 change log.


The beta access for V5 is now closed. If you purchased Ornatrix 3dsmax within past 6 months you get a free automatic upgrade to V5, no further action is needed. If you own a license of Ornatrix 3dsmax you are eligible for a 50% upgrade discount until April 3'rd. After April 2'nd a perpetual 25% upgrade discount will still be available. A free demo version is available to try this new version.

More info

If you haven't done so already, check out our YouTube and Vimeo learning channels. They contain video tutorials covering every corner of Ornatrix and how to use it to solve your every hair, fur, and feathers challenge. We have also updated and improved our documentation with animated illustrations and more concise descriptions.

For any questions regarding Ornatrix, upgrading, or licensing please contact us via our website. We are dedicated to continue bringing you the best tools possible so you can create your best work possible.


Yours truly,

Ephere Team

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Marsel Khadiyev (Software Developer, EPHERE Inc.)