Victoria, BC - Dec 19, 2016

cebas Visual Technology Inc. announces the immediate availability of psd-manager 4.0 - the multi-layer PSD exporter for Autodesk 3ds Max. The update provides new features and support for 3ds Max 2017.

New Features:

  • Adjustment layers for a non-destructive workflow
    • Save 3ds max Gamma correction as precise Photoshop Adjustment Layer in the PSD file
      • Precisely matches 3ds max Gamma correction
      • Allows to correctly compose render elements in linear space within 8/16 bit PSD files

    • Save V-Ray color corrections as Adjustment Layer (embedded LUT)
      • Start tonal adjustments in the V-Ray framebuffer, then improve or revert as needed within Photoshop
  • Improved Render Elements Output:
    • New Auto-Sort mode keeps layers organized continuously
    • Render elements can now be encloed into a global layer group
    • Per render element control over Gamma correction and V-Ray color corrections
    • Updated built-in presets for over 200 render element types
  • Named Selection Sets Output:
    • 3ds max Named Selection sets can now be used for quick and easy creation of masks
    • User friendly, since no IDs need to be assigned to create masks for arbitrary groups of objects
    • Masks can be exported as layers (Alpha Matte, Luminance Matte, Render Cut-out) or channels
  • Corona Renderer Support:
    • psd-manager now supports Corona (Rendered Image Output and Render Elements Output)
    • Built-in presets apply correct blending mode, layer visibility, layer order etc. for all Corona render elements
    • Auto-sort mode ensures Framestamp, Beauty, Bloom & Glare are on top of the stack and all Masking and Light Select elements stay among their own kind
    • Automatic Corona CMasking_Mask render element splitting & naming

  • V-Ray specific improvements
    • Optimized workflow for V-Ray Denoiser
      • Denoiser elements are automatically arranged on top of other layers
      • Gamma correction is applied to Denosier layer but not to elements that need to stay in linear space for back-to-beauty compositing
      • Optionally exclude render channels generated by V-Ray Denoiser from export
    • Export V-Ray color corrections as Color Lookup Adjustment Layer (LUT based)
    • New built-in presets for V-Ray Render Elements (Denoiser, NoiseLevel, MtlReflectIOR, OptionRE )
    • V-Ray color corrections are automatically applied to specific render elements only (RGB, Denoiser, ObjectSelect, MtlSelect)
    • V-Ray color corrections can be enabled per render element
    • VRayMtlSelect and VRayObjectSelect elements now use layer transparency by default
  • PSB Format support (Photoshop Large Document Format):
    • Creation of Photoshop documents over 2 gigabytes in file size or 30000 pixels in resolution is now supported
    • Automatic switching to PSB format when the limits of the PSD format are exceeded (no re-rendering required)
  • Improved Scene Layers Output:
    • List of scene layers is now shown as a hierarchy, sorted and resizable
    • Scene layers appear in order of the flattened hierarchy in the PSD file.
    • Empty layers are filtered out even when objects are just obscured or outside the field of view
  • Other new Features and Changes:
    • 3ds max 2017 support
    • Custom dithering algorithm to avoid noticeable patterns of standard 3ds max dithering
    • Option to show or hide all masking layers
    • Support for ART Renderer render elements export (added workaround for ART bug)
    • Simplified deployment and updates using Cebas Product Manager

Free Trial Download

A free trial version of psd-manager 4.0 for 3ds Max can now be downloaded from the psd-manager website. A free After Effects plug-in providing 3D -camera and point helper animation transfer from 3ds Max to After Effects is also included.

More Information

Please visit the psd-manager 4 website to learn more about the advanced multi-layer PSD exporter for 3ds Max.

Pricing & Availability

psd-manager 4.0 is now available at the cebas shop starting from 5$/5€ a month (one year license). Licensing options now include both perpetual (Full 159$ / Upgrade 79$) and rental licenses. Prices may vary depending on the region you are located in. All purchases of psd-manager 3 made in 2016 will be upgraded to psd-manager 4 at no charge. The free upgrade can be ordered until end of March 2017 using this email form. Please contact if you have any questions.


About cebas Visual Technology Inc

cebas Visual Technology Inc. is a developer of advanced CG software for 3ds Max and other CG applications, based in Victoria, BC. With more than 20+ years of expertise in software development for the CG market, cebas has become renowned for its quality and unique software products, serving graphics and animation studios in movie production and gaming industries around the world.For more information, please contact:

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