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V-Ray 3.5 for Max is here!

February 15, 2017

V-Ray 3.5 for 3ds Max is officially available for download now. The update for this high-end render plugin for Autodesk's 3ds Max contains the following improvements:

  • Online Licensing - With online licensing, licenses can be activated in real-time once an order is processed. Only available for new licenses.
  • Interactive Production Rendering - Fully interactive production rendering with immediate feedback on both V-Ray CPU and GPU.
  • V-Ray Scene node - Import and render complete scene files created in any V-Ray application.
  • Glossy Fresnel - New, physically-accurate reflection model adds realism to any scene.
  • Resumable Rendering - Ability to stop and continue rendering at any point, preserving work and saving time. Supports both progressive and bucket rendering.
  • Live VR Rendering - Render directly to Oculus Rift or HTC Vive with full GPU acceleration. Visualize changes within the headset as they are made in 3ds Max.
  • Interactive Lens Effects - GPU-accelerated glare and bloom effects that can be enabled and adjusted while rendering. Compatible with V-Ray Denoiser.
  • Forest Color Support - Color variation support in Forest Pack by iToo Software. Available for V-Ray CPU and GPU.
  • alSurface material - General-purpose shader by Anders Langlands includes built-in SSS controls; popular for skin.
  • MDL Materials - NVIDIA’s universal material format is now supported by V-Ray, allowing designers to apply MDL materials authored in programs like Substance Designer to their assets and scenes.


If you are new to V-Ray for 3ds Max, you can download demo versions here. If you are already using V-Ray 3.x for 3ds Max, you can go to your login page at ChaosGroup's website to get your latest full version of V-Ray for 3ds Max.

Happy Rendering!


Design8 starring on National Television

February 14, 2017

Experience the future with 3D and Virtual Reality.

In our current society, 3D and Virtual Reality take an increasingly important position. This will only be more in the future. In the Dutch TV show 'Bouwen aan de Toekomst' (translated: 'Building the Future') our Managing Director Orlando Sardaro explains which role these two aspects will fulfill in the design industries and what the expectations are for the future. For example: could everyone print their designs on a 3D printer in the future? Curious for more? Watch 'Bouwen aan de Toekomst'!

TV Show: 'Bouwen aan de Toekomst' - Saturday February 18, 15:30 CET at SBS6

This Saturday (February 18, 2017), everything about 3D and Virtual Reality can be seen in the broadcast of 'Bouwen aan de Toekomst': an informative program on various innovations and developments, with a special view on the future in various sectors. The program shows which possiblities there are for a better future. 'Bouwen aan de Toekomst' is a program for both entrepreneurs and consumers. Eventually, the future concerns all of us.

Replay: 'Bouwen aan de Toekomst' - Sunday February 19, 15:00 CET at SBS6


Design8 present @ RapidPro 2017

February 14, 2017

Design8 will be present at RapidPro 2017, the tradeshow for the latest developments in Rapid Technologies.

The tradeshow RapidPro 2017 will be held from Tuesday March 7 until Thursday March 9, 2017. The fair is open from 09:30 until 17:00 every day.

At RapidPro 2017 we will show our 3D Software and 3D Printers. Because you will need good 3D Software for 3D Printing, we will show you the complete workflow from idea to 3D tangible object.

Come and meet us at booth number 24 and be amazed by the possibilities! Please fill out this form for free entrance to this event. See you then!


Artlantis 6.5 available!

February 2, 2017

Free upgrade available for Artlantis 6!

Design8 is pleased to announce the release of Artlantis 6.5, the latest version of our powerful 3D visualization software tool. Artlantis 6.5 offers a number of new features that maximize calculation speed and rendering accuracy:

  • Render Manager
    The new Render Manager optimizes the rendering calculation time, because it shares rendering tasks among the available computers in your local network.
  • Preview in Draft Mode
    For even greater productivity, Artlantis 6.5 offers a choice between display speed and accuracy in the preview window with its new “draft” mode.
  • Physical Sky
    New, realistic clouds are now integrated in the physical sky and 'God Rays' are now visible behind glass surfaces.
  • SketchUp Pro 2017 Support
    Artlantis 6.5 can now open files saved from SketchUp 2017. The corresponding plug-in can be downloaded here.
  • Twinmotion Support
    Users can now export their Artlantis projects directly to 3D immersion and visualisation tool Twinmotion.


Artlantis 6.5 is available for download at the Artlantis download section (demo as well).

Happy Rendering!

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