Ornatrix Maya V4 released

Posted by:EPHERE
Data created:24 March

We are thrilled to announce the release of our new Ornatrix Maya V4 plugin! This new version comes with several exciting changes and improvements that we believe will significantly enhance your experience with Ornatrix.

 Here are some of the changes and improvements:

  • New Box and unbox nodes commands
  • Can box Guides from Mesh node, allowing boxing of whole stack
  • Groom node, containing multiple internal operators with ability to expose custom parameters
  • Sphere generator for boxed grooms

New Graft groom tool

  • Allow setting array element values through groom parameter script
  • Cancel graft groom fitting if Escape is pressed
  • Added mirroring to graft grooms
  • Eyebrow, short hair, long hair graft groom

Performance improvements

  • Switched to Embree 3 significantly improving performance in some parts.
  • Improved hair display performance.
  • Using Embree in Ground operator, significantly speeding it up
  • Significant performance improvements in multiple areas

We have also completed work on Arnold procedural and made significant improvements to Surface Comb. We have added an option to export sink groups to channel data and exposed sink length setting to the MEL command. We have also added an option to set sink data values based on an absolute length and dim strand channel controls in Surface Comb when not used.

Hair from Guides has also been improved with the addition of “Hidden Guide Behavior” option for Hair from Guides (don’t generate hair for hidden guides), PartingTool: Avoid object selection when in Edit mode if there are no parting planes and multiple distributions maps.

Clump has been improved with the addition of an option to set strand groups based on clump ownership, “Ground Displaced Roots” option, an option to exclude already clumped strands from the selection and Multiplier map support to the Clump Size parameter.


If you purchased Ornatrix Maya V3 within past 6 months (or after October 24, 2022) you get a free upgrade to this new version! Please log in to make sure your automatic upgrade was completed successfully.
All existing Ornatrix license owners get a 50% upgrade discount if purchased before October 24, 2022. After this date the upgrade discount will drop to 25% perpetually. The upgrade discount is automatically applied to perpetual licenses once you log into your account. Upgrade discount doesn't apply to rented licenses.

We hope you enjoy using Ornatrix Maya V4 as much as we enjoyed creating it!

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Marsel Khadiyev (Software Developer, EPHERE Inc.)