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  • ID: 578
  • Date:  15 April 2014
  • Product: V-Ray|Max

Chaos Group Office Closed for Easter Holidays April 18-21, 2014

We would like to inform you that our headquarters in Bulgaria will be closed from April 18 to April 21, 2014 for Easter Holidays. Please, email us at contacts@chaosgroup.com in case of any inquiries during that time. Our representatives will respond upon return.

Happy Holidays from the Chaos Group team!

Posted by: Chaos Software, marketing division Last edit: 15 April 2014

  • ID: 577
  • Date:  07 April 2014
  • Product: V-Ray|Max

Chaos Group at FMX 2014

Join us at FMX 2014 - Europe’s most influential conference for animation, effects, games and transmedia. We’ve invited industry experts to deliver insightful presentations, live demos and introduce recent advancements in graphics hardware and software capabilities.

Learn more at fmx2014.chaosgroup.com

Posted by: Chaos Software, marketing division Last edit: 07 April 2014

  • ID: 576
  • Date:  27 March 2014
  • Product: Pdplayer

Pdplayer 1.0.7.5 Now Available

Pdplayer 1.0.7.5 is now available for download at the Chaos Group Downloads page. We’ve added EXR and DPX export, support for RGBA .vrimg channels generated by V-Ray 3.0, support for deep OpenEXR images, improved dynamic range of EXR, .vrimg, IEEE float TIFF images. We have also improved cache playback, color controls and fixed a number of things, so we recommend that you update your copy of Pdplayer.

For more information, visit the Pdpayer product page.

Posted by: Chaos Software, marketing division Last edit: 27 March 2014

  • ID: 574
  • Date:  20 March 2014
  • Product: V-Ray|Maya

V-Ray 3.0 for Maya Beta Now Open

V-Ray 3.0 for Maya Beta

The V-Ray 3.0 for Maya Beta program is now open! This major release is just around the corner and we’d like your input to help make it our best update yet.

A new Progressive Rendering Engine, support for several open source technologies, plus up to 5x faster ray tracing and rendering performance are some of the features included in the initial round of enhancements.

Our new website V-Ray.com has been updated with a complete list of new features and improvements to the already powerful toolset.

V-Ray 3.0 for Maya public beta is available now and open to all V-Ray for Maya commercial users. Join today!

Posted by: Chaos Software, marketing division Last edit: 20 March 2014

V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp Service Pack 1 Available

V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp Service Pack 1 is now available. We’ve added some new features, streamlined some current ones and now V-Ray supports SketchUp 2014. We’ve also fixed a number of things, so we recommend that you update your copy of V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp.

Login to our website to download the update.

New Features:
•  Added support for SketchUp 2014.
•  V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp now provides the Batch Render Tool which allows the user to render all scene tabs in a SketchUp file with the click of a button. Here is a new tutorial on the Batch Render Tool.
•  SketchUp files are saved alongside the .VRMesh proxy output so that component creation can be streamlined.
•  When clicking the RT button during an RT render it now automatically refreshes the scene.


Feature Improvements:

•  Much faster light editing.
•  Faster Proxy export and creation.
•  Optimized memory performance for faster render times.
•  When rendering, the render toolbar icons are now disabled until the render is finished.


And more…


For more information, visit the V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp product page.

Posted by: Chaos Software, marketing division Last edit: 19 March 2014

  • ID: 572
  • Date:  11 March 2014
  • Product: V-Ray|Max

Notice: All Passwords to Chaosgroup.com Have Been Reset

Recently, we discovered that we may have been the target of an attempted website breach. Rest assured, we do not store any vital customer information such as credit card numbers. For security reasons we have reset all passwords to Chaosgroup.com. If you use the same password on other websites, we recommend that you change those passwords as well.

You can reset your password here.

While we investigate the matter, we are also looking into improved preventative measures.

Posted by: Chaos Software, marketing division Last edit: 11 March 2014

V-Ray for Softimage Updates

Softimage is going to be retired after the release of Softimage 2015 this coming May. We will continue to support V-Ray for Softimage artists and we're working on a Service Pack release to ensure compatibility with Softimage 2015.

Artists, who purchased a V-Ray for Softimage commercial license until March 6th, 2014 will qualify for a free crossgrade to V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max or V-Ray 3.0 for Maya, once it ships. In fact, you’ll be able to use V-Ray for Softimage concurrently with V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max or V-Ray 3.0 for Maya for six months to help ease the transition.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at sales.software@chaosgroup.com.

Posted by: Chaos Software, marketing division Last edit: 06 March 2014

  • ID: 567
  • Date:  26 February 2014
  • Product: V-Ray|Max

Chaos Group Office Closed on March 3rd

Our headquarters in Bulgaria will be closed on Monday, March 3rd, due to Liberation Day public holiday. Please, email us at contacts@chaosgroup.com in case of any inquiries. Our representatives will respond upon return.

Posted by: Chaos Software, marketing division Last edit: 26 February 2014

  • ID: 566
  • Date:  20 February 2014
  • Product: V-Ray|Max

A Focus on V-Ray for Blender

V-Ray for Blender

We believe that the open source community plays a strategic role in the development of the computer graphics industry. Bringing our decade-long experience and innovation with the efforts of the open source community, we are devoting resources toward the development of V-Ray for Blender.

Andrey Izrantsev, the developer of V-Ray for Blender, has recently joined the Chaos Group team and he is working actively on the better integration of V-Ray and Blender. Blender artists and designers can now utilize the full set of features included in the V-Ray rendering system.

Check out the V-Ray for Blender product page and join the Blender community on our forum!

Posted by: Chaos Software, marketing division Last edit: 20 February 2014

  • ID: 565
  • Date:  04 February 2014
  • Product: V-Ray|Max

V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max Now Available!

V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max

Built to meet the creative demands of CG artists and designers, V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max is a comprehensive physically-based lighting, shading, and rendering toolkit with seamless integration into Autodesk 3ds Max.

Focused on artist productivity and modern CG workflows, V-Ray 3.0 introduces a powerful set of new features and improvements including Faster Rendering Performance, Artist-Friendly Controls, a new Progressive Rendering Engine, and more.

For a complete list of features visit www.v-ray.com – the new home for the V-Ray community.

Posted by: Chaos Software, marketing division Last edit: 04 February 2014

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