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V-Ray 3 for SketchUp update available

February 20, 2018

A new update for V-Ray 3 for SketchUp (v3.60.02) is now available for download. The update for this high-end render plugin contains the following improvements:

  • New camera focus modes - Focal distance can now be determined based on the distance between the camera and target, or a fixed point in 3D space, so focus can dynamically change during batch or animation rendering;
  • Camera exposure toggle - Exposure can now be preserved while changing the distance between the camera and its target;
  • Multi Matte render element - This element works together with V-Ray Object ID assignments to produce RGB color masks perfect for image post-processing;
  • Use camera path option - This setting calculates the global illumination for the entire camera path and significantly speeds up the process of rendering camera fly-through animations;
  • User interface improvements - Camera settings have been reorganized, some options have been re-designed and simplified, and the layered material, material options and raytrace properties section has been added.

Availability

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

Buy / Upgrade

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

Happy Rendering!

 

Rhino v6 officially released!

February 15, 2018

Design8 bv is excited to announce the official release of Rhinoceros version 6. The latest major release of this NURBS based 3D modeling software contains many new features and enhancements!

New features

Rhino v6 offers users the following new features and improvements:

Grasshopper
Grasshopper, the world's most beautiful parametric design module, is now a full-fledged part of Rhino. Used in some of the most ambitious design projects of the past decade, Grasshopper, like Rhino, has become a robust development platform. Grasshopper provides the solid foundation for many incredible third-party components ranging from environmental analysis to robotic control.

Presentation
Presentation is key: during nearly every phase of design, you need to communicate, getting "buy-in" from clients, customers, collaborators, or the public at large. Rhino has been improved with the aim of helping you present your work: be it "quick and dirty" or "high-res glossy." With major changes to Rendering, Materials, or just plain capturing the viewport, it's now easier and faster to present, discuss, make decisions, and iterate.

Display
Rhino's new display pipeline is faster, more stable, and uses features found on modern graphics hardware, like GPU sensitive shaders and memory optimizations. This results in fewer GPU-specific display glitches and more consistent, beautiful, and frequent frames, even with large models. In some conditions, display speed can be up to 300% faster.

Documentation
Modeling is just one part of the design process; you also need to show how to build what is on the screen. Many parts of the documentation workflow have been refined, from a completely reworked annotation-style interface, to better DWG support, and RichText throughout. It's now easier to convey accurately and clearly the what and the how of your design.

Licensing & Administration
Rhino is now easier to install, license, and configure. There's a great new option to license Rhino using the Cloud Zoo.

Make2D
Make2D has been completely rewritten to provide faster, better, cleaner, more customizable results.

Rhino Refinements
Small quirks add up to painful paper cuts over the course of a prolonged modeling session. In Rhino 6, hundreds of minor bugs have been fixed and consolidated disparate - but similar - features into single commands, making Rhino much more refined.

And lots more...

Read more about Rhinoceros...

Try & Buy

Click here to go to the Rhino download section and download a free demo of Rhino v6.

If you are convinced of the possibilities of Rhino v6, ordering will be very simple. You can order your (upgrade) license through our webshop and you will be modeling with Rhino v6 as soon as possible!

Click here for all prices, including educational licenses and special bundle prices.

Happy Modelling!

Note: Service releases for plugins like V-Ray, Flamingo nXt and Penguin are needed to run with Rhino 6. Mac version is still in development and will be released soon.
 

V-Ray 3.6 for Revit is here!

February 12, 2018

V-Ray 3.6 for Revit is officially available for download now. The update for this high-end render plugin for Autodesk Revit contains the following improvements:

  • Faster scene export - With new optimizations and smart caching, translation and rendering of complex scenes is now up to 4 times faster.
  • New Asset Browser - View all materials and proxy objects, and select and edit multiple materials.
  • Powerful GPU & Hybrid Rendering - Faster, more powerful GPU rendering capabilities and V-Ray GPU running on NVIDIA CUDA taking full advantage of all available hardware (CPUs and GPUs).
  • Streamlined UI - The entire V-Ray for Revit interface has been updated and streamlined for a more intuitive, user-friendly workflow.
  • V-Ray Proxies - ArchVision RPC objects can be used as stand-ins for V-Ray proxy objects in your Revit scene to render high resolution models of trees, cars, people and other entourage.
  • V-Ray Grass & Fur - Render realistic grass and fur.
  • VRscans - Now compatible with real-world scanned materials from VRscans with over 600 photorealistic, drag-and-drop materials to bring a new level of realism to any scene.

Availability

If you are new to V-Ray 3.x 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 Chaos Group's website to get your latest full version of V-Ray for Revit.

Happy Rendering!

 

V-Ray 3.6 for Rhino is here!

February 7, 2018

V-Ray 3.6 for Rhino is officially available for download now. The update for this high-end render plugin for Rhinoceros 3D contains the following improvements:

  • Powerful GPU & Hybrid Rendering - Faster, more powerful GPU rendering capabilities and V-Ray GPU running on NVIDIA CUDA taking full advantage of all available hardware (CPUs and GPUs).
  • Streamlined UI - The entire V-Ray for Rhino interface has been updated and streamlined for a more intuitive, user-friendly workflow.
  • Adaptive Lights - In scenes with many lights, the new Adaptive Lights mode can help you speed up render times by up to 700%.
  • Light instances - Lights can now be instanced and controlled as a single light in the Asset Editor.
  • Animation - V-Ray 3.6 for Rhino introduces a new simplified workflow for rendering light studies, turntables and fly-through animation.
  • V-Ray for Grasshopper - V-Ray for Grasshopper is now quicker and simpler with new preset lighting and material setups. Grasshopper objects can be rendered directly as part of the Rhino scene without baking geometry.
  • Improved denoiser - The V-Ray Denoiser is now easier to set up and you can refine settings even after you render.
  • VRscans - Now compatible with real-world scanned materials from VRscans with over 600 photorealistic, drag-and-drop materials to bring a new level of realism to any scene.

Availability

If you are new to V-Ray 3.x for Rhino, you can request a 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.

Happy Rendering!

 
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