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V-Ray 3.5 for Revit is here!

July 12, 2017

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

  • Revit 2018 support
  • Adaptive Lights - Fast new lighting algorithm that can cut rendering time by up to 7X in scenes with many lights.
  • Material Library - Over 500 fully customizable, photorealistic materials.
  • Aerial Perspective in V-Ray GPU - Interactively render atmospheric depth and haze to distant objects and buildings.
  • Material IDs - Easily render object masks and speed up post-production in your favorite image editing application.
  • V-Ray Swarm - Use any networked computers as render nodes, including Mac and Linux machines.

Availability

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

Happy Rendering!

 

MODO 11.1 is here!

July 3, 2017

MODO 11.1 is available for download now. The update for this high-end SubD modeler contains the following improvements:

  • Modeling workflow
    • Revamped Topology Pen
    • Revamped Smooth Tool
    • More dynamic Falloffs
    • Loop Slice Tool enhancements (functionality & workflow)
    • Radial Sweep enhancements (functionality & workflow)
    • Enhanced procedural modeling features, including new UV create and smooth operators
  • UV workflow
    • Efficiently arrange UV maps with the new UV coverage indicator
    • Easily separate or move and position UVs more fluidly with the new Box Transform tool
    • Easier detecting problems with UV layouts
    • Easier maintaining uniform texture detail
    • Enhanced UV to SVG export
  • Advanced Viewport
    Better visual quality and better interactive performance.
  • Vertex Normal & Baking
    • Support for object space normal map baking
    • New Use Polygon Area Smoothing option
    • Two new options for vertex illumination baking control what is baked and output
    • Contextual menu command that will bake either occlusion, illumination, normal, displacement or texture effects
  • Preview Render
    • Maximum Progressive Render Time
    • Scripting the Preview Viewport
    • Preview Convergence based on Primary Render Output
    • Preview Full Resolution Zoom snaps
  • File I/O & Alembic Improvements
    Geometry can now be transferred using enhanced Alembic streaming, greatly speeding up the rate at which large scenes of animated data transfer to other applications.
  • Unreal Bridge
    Enhancement of the direct connection to Unreal Engine 4, allowing entire scenes or selected elements of a scene to be pushed and updated. The connection can be remote, on the same machine or across multiple machines in a network.
  • Better out of the box experience
    • Drag and drop channels onto mesh items in your scene to turn them into users channels
    • Setting, Loading, Saving Scene Thumbnails
    • Create Scene Templates and Load from the Preset Browser
    • Disable GL Textures and GL Color Overrides
    • 3D Viewport Matcaps, UV Textures, and Environments

Availability

MODO 11.1 is available as a free update for all users of MODO 10. To update your MODO 11 to 11.1, please go to our download section and download the latest version there.

If you are new to MODO (11.1), you can also download a free trial for evaluation. If you are excited about MODO 11.1, you can obtain your (upgrade) license for MODO 11.1 through our webshop.

Happy Modeling!

 

V-Ray 3.6 for Max is here!

June 28, 2017

V-Ray 3.6 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:

  • 3ds Max 2018 support
  • Hybrid Rendering - V-Ray GPU CUDA now renders on CPUs as well as GPUs, to take full advantage of all available hardware.
  • NVIDIA NVLINK - Supports shared GPU memory across NVLink compatible graphics cards..
  • Full Light Select Render Element - Now with full support for GI, reflections and refractions for accurate light mixing in post.
  • Cryptomatte - Automatically create ID mattes with support for transparency, depth of field, and motion blur.

Availability

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!

 

V-Ray 3 for Rhino update available

June 21, 2017

A new update for V-Ray 3 for Rhino (v3.40.02) is now available for download. The update for this high-end render plugin contains the following improvements:

  • Updated License Server (v4.4);
  • Match Viewport mode has been added to the Render Output;
  • Geometry Type icons have been addded to the Asset Editors Geometry list, making it possible to identify the geometry type even if a custon name has been used;
  • Light Type icons have been added to the Asset Editors Light list, making it possible to identify the light source type and to enable or disable the light;
  • Side-by-side stereo output layout has been implemented.

Availability

If you are new to V-Ray for Rhino, you can request your demo version here. If you are already using V-Ray 3.x for Rhino, you can go to your login page at Chaos Group's website to get your latest full version of V-Ray for Rhino.

Buy / Upgrade

If you are convinced by the possibilities of V-Ray 3 for Rhino, you can buy your (upgrade) license through our webshop.

Happy Rendering!

 
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