Finally after a long run, Cebas Computer release Final Render Stage-1 2.0. It shows that the new features and additions of Final render will satisfy the needs and the expectations of final render users and Computer Graphics Artists, moreover, it is still the fastest rendering Engine in the Industry.
Final Render Stage-1 R2 now supports 3dsmax 9 32 and 64 bit to render extremely hi res textures with gigantic polygonal 3d scenes. In addition, for high resolution renderings and texture maps, you can load and save final Render's .bbt format directly by using 3ds Max with fR Block Bit Map Format Importers / Exporters
Now by using New Physical Sky, you can create physically accurate HDRI backgrounds with user friendly Sun and sky color controls, and with the addition of AQMC GI engine, with the Acceleration Engine (MSP) which is 50 percent faster than the previous version of final render. you can render fast camera and character animations without flickering with great quality.
Absorption feature is added to materials, and with the new Ambient Occlusion, fR-MTD (True 3D Micro Triangle Displacement) addition and the enhancements of final render materials like fR-Skin (to create SSS Skin effects), fR-Architecture (to emulate 3), fR-Wax (advanced SSS rendering effects), fR-Fillet (to add rounded and soft corners to sharp edges of an object), fR-Dirt (for dirt effects), fR-CarPaint (for car paint) effects), fR-Light (light material), Final render has never been more powerful.
Rectangular Lights have severe improvements and additions for Lights that enters in Global illuminated 3D scenes from gaps into closed areas like caves or windows.
finalRender supports even more Render Elements like include and excludes for RE's, Advanced Zdepth and Tdepth with an extra support of texture baking elements. In addition, final Render brings in the Color Mapping tools within 3D Max's exposure controls under Environment Menu section, Geometric sampling is more efficient and user friendly for the usage of "UltraBlur" technology that offers the best cooperation between speed and render output quality for blurry reflection / refraction effects.
With automatic details detection, the GI renders will catch more realism with lots of details even with fewer samples or higher interpolation values.