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New release | V-Ray for Revit

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The NEW V-Ray for Revit is here! Rendering the highest quality architecture and design images has never been so easy or this fast. Why not try it out for free.

Call Storm FX on 1300 061 007 today to find out more.

 


 

 

V-Ray 3.4 for SketchUp BETA

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V-Ray 3.4 for SketchUp has been built from the ground up, specifically for designers and design workflows. With the new designer-friendly interface, it's easy to get great results quickly. In this 3.4 beta version, the latest V-Ray core rendering technology is included. 

We're super excited about this release and can't wait for it to be available to the public. Watch out for this space.


New Update - V-Ray 3.4 for 3ds Max and Maya

New update to V-Ray for 3ds Max and Maya. V-Ray 3.4 introduces CPU and GPU-accelerated denoising. Now you can autmatically remove noise and cut render times by up to 50%. Check it out!

 


 

Update to V-Ray for NUKE

The lastest update to V-Ray for NUKE is now available. Now compatible with NUKE 10. Get your FREE update today!

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V-Ray 3.3 for Maya is here!

The first thing users we’ll notice is speed. Most scenes render 20-50% faster with V-Ray 3.3 for Maya, and it’s a free update for V-Ray 3.X for Maya artists. Also, this release introduces final frame production rendering on the GPU with a major update to V-Ray RT. Like V-Ray for 3ds Max, 3.3 for Maya adds Variance-based Adaptive Sampling with better noise detection for cleaner images. It also brings faster set-up with less adjustments since lights and materials can now be evaluated automatically. And these are just a few of the many new features.

Users who have V-Ray 3.0 or 3.1 for Maya, just need to login at chaosgroup.com and go to the download page to get this free update.

For more information on what else is new, check out the below video or visit V-Ray.com.
 

 

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V-Ray for Revit beta 2 now available


As a result of testing and feedback, our friends at ChaosGroup have released Public Beta 2 of V-Ray for Revit.

This new release includes multiple refinements and new features including:

  • Distributed rendering lets you render images faster with the power of multiple computers.
  • Better RT GPU support for your CUDA-enabled device with support for OpenCL coming soon.
  • Better performance across the board with numerous memory optimisations and bug fixes.

V-Ray for Revit public beta is available as a free download. After creating an account on chaosgroup.com, users can follow the link at the V-Ray for Revit product page to register.

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V-Ray 3.3 for 3ds Max – FREE update

Our friends at ChaosGroup have just released a big update to V-Ray for 3ds Max - that will render most scenes up to 20-50% faster!

V-Ray 3.3 for 3ds Max introduces a new variance-based adaptive sampler – a new algorithm that makes renders quicker to setup and removes the need to set subdivisions for lights and materials. This will make it much easier for you to get high-quality, predictable renders.

New Features

  • Ray Traced Rounded Corners – for perfectly smooth edges at render time
  • New Sky Model and Aerial Perspective – for realistic natural-looking environments
  • Triplanar Mapping – for simple, UV-less textures
  • Improved V-Ray Clipper with Render-time Booleans – for cutaways using any arbitrary mesh
  • Stochastic Flakes – for more realistic materials like snow, sand, and car paints

Current features have also been updated, including better global illumination and GPU rendering with V-Ray RT.

This FREE update is available to all V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max users. 

Download this free update now from your account at www.chaosgroup.com

V-Ray 3.3 for 3ds Max – Overview

 
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Introducing V-Ray for Revit Public Beta

BIG NEWS for BIM Managers and Revit users.
Chaos Group have launched V-Ray for Revit public beta!

Now integrated into Autodesk Revit, V-Ray’s core rendering technology has been tailored to meet the needs of architects at all stages of the design process.

V-Ray for Revit has been designed to fit seamlessly into production, providing powerful rendering with streamlined controls. New users will be able to take advantage of V-Ray's proven capabilities with its familiar interface and easy-to-use presets. While its advanced post-processing and a stereoscopic VR camera will set you up for creative success down the line.

V-Ray for Revit supports interchange of all V-Ray design tools (to SketchUp, Rhino and 3ds Max), which will make your projects more efficient and designs more reliable as they move between platforms. Revit cameras, lighting and materials are all supported as well, ensuring a simple adoption process.

V-Ray for Revit public beta is available as a free download. After creating an account on chaosgroup.com, users can follow the link at the V-Ray for Revit product page to register.

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V-Ray for NUKE

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V-Ray for NUKE - now available!

V-Ray for NUKE is a new approach to lighting and compositing that integrates production-quality ray traced rendering into NUKE and NUKEX. Compositors can now take advantage of V-Ray's lighting, shading and rendering tools inside NUKE's node-based workflow.

V-Ray for NUKE brings the same technology used on Game of Thrones, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and hundreds of other film, commercial and television projects to professional compositors. Built on the same adaptive rendering core as V-Ray’s industry-standard plugins for Autodesk 3ds Max and Maya, V-Ray for NUKE is ready for all production pipelines.

Click here for more key features on V-Ray for NUKE

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V-Ray 3.1 for Maya now available

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V-Ray 3.1 for Maya now available! 

DOWNLOAD THE UPDATE FOR FREE HERE

V-Ray 3.1 for Maya contains over 100 new and modified features, including Maya 2016 compatibility, numerous V-Ray RT GPU enhancements and two VR cameras. The free update also offers more efficient handling of proxy objects, an improved global illumination algorithm, and faster rendering performance.

V-Ray RT GPU now supports:

  • Hair & fur
  • Subsurface scattering
  • Displacement & subdivision surfaces
  • Light Cache GI
  • Anisotropic highlights
  • UDIM textures
  • Texture baking
  • QMC sampling on NVIDIA CUDA devices

Proxy Object improvements:

  • Identical proxy objects are now automatically instanced
  • Improved viewport previews with mesh simplification options
  • Import multiple proxy objects at once
  • Support for hair and particle instances
  • Support for instancing Ogawa Alembic files
  • Mesh viewer utility – to view proxy objects and Alembic files, including subdivision surfaces, particles, and hair


Additional New Features in V-Ray 3.1:

Maya 2016 support

  • Full support for new Hypershade Node Editor, Material Viewer, and Lookdev view
  • Enhanced Bifrost support – including rendering liquids as isosurfaces without meshing

Workflow & User Interface

  • Quick settings
  • Light Lister
  • Tooltips
  • Updated default render settings

Geometry

  • Faster rendering of dynamic meshes, proxy objects, and instances
  • Faster rendering of hair and fur
  • Intel Embree acceleration for hair and fur
  • VRayClipper – for cutaways and sections

Lights

  • Light meter – new helper object for lighting analysis

Global Illumination

  • Updated Light Cache algorithm removes light leaks and improves animation

 Volume rendering

  • Probabilistic shading for faster volume rendering

Availability

V-Ray 3.1 for Maya is a free update for all V-Ray 3.0 for Maya customers.

DOWNLOAD THE UPDATE FOR FREE HERE


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