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  • ID: 623
  • Date:  21 April 2015
  • Product: V-Ray|Max

Chaos Group at FMX 2015

We'll be at FMX 2015 for the 20th anniversary of Europe’s most influential conference for animation, effects, games, and transmedia.

At booth #1.3 you can meet the Chaos Group team and learn about the latest developments in V-Ray. We’ll have special crash courses on character design in V-Ray for 3ds Max, and liquid simulations in Phoenix FD.

We'll be hosting a series of presentations by artists from Morro Images, LUXX Studios, Important Looking Pirates, and Mackevision on projects such as Game of Thrones, Grand Budapest Hotel and Crossbones.

In addition, we'll have special educational activities for all the students and educators at FMX 2015.

Learn more at fmx2015.chaosgroup.com

Posted by: Chaos Software, marketing division Last edit: 21 April 2015

  • ID: 622
  • Date:  21 April 2015
  • Product: V-Ray|Max

It's time to update your V-Ray license server

We've updated the V-Ray license server for all products. Go to our downloads page for the latest update. If you're using a term license, you'll be notified a couple weeks before it expires.

This is a recommended update.

Posted by: Chaos Software, marketing division Last edit: 21 April 2015

  • ID: 619
  • Date:  11 December 2014
  • Product: V-Ray|Max

V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max SP1 Now Available

V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max Service Pack 1

V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max Service Pack 1
is now available for download. V-Ray RT GPU now supports hair and fur, subsurface scattering and light cache. In addition, we’ve added support for Microfacet GTR / GGX BRDF, which is ideal for hard surfaces such as metal.

Other highlights include:

• New VRayInstancer geometric plugin for instancing objects using ParticleFlow systems
• Added support for OpenSubdiv objects in Alembic files
• A number of V-Ray Frame Buffer improvements
• Updated to Embree 2.3; Embree can now accelerate V-Ray Proxy objects, instances and Hair Farm / Ornatrix hair and fur.

Learn more at www.v-ray.com/features

All V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max customers can download the Service Pack for free.

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

V-Ray 3.0 for Softimage SP1 Available

V-Ray 3.0 for Softimage SP1 is now available with several feature refinements. We’ve added a raytraced option to the FastSSS2 material and took care of flickering between renders with the rectangle light.

Go to the V-Ray for Softimage forum for more details on this update and download the latest update here.

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

  • ID: 616
  • Date:  20 November 2014
  • Product: V-Ray|Rhino

V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino Service Pack 2

A new update to V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino is now available. In addition to other refinements, we’ve made code optimizations to improve the general performance of V-Ray for Rhino.

Download the latest version here.

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

V-Ray for SketchUp Support for SketchUp 2015

A new update to V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp is now available and includes support for SketchUp 2015. V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp supports the new 64 bit versions of SketchUp 2015 on both Windows and Mac.

All V-Ray for SketchUp users can download the updated version of V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp here.

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

  • ID: 610
  • Date:  22 October 2014
  • Product: V-Ray|Maya

V-Ray 3.0 for Maya is ready for battle

V-Ray 3.0 Maya Out Now!

V-Ray 3.0 for Maya is here. With a powerful new set of features and optimizations focused on speeding up lighting, look development and rendering workflows, V-Ray 3.0 for Maya is ready for battle.

Features include:

   • Faster Ray Tracing and Rendering Performance
   • New Progressive Image Sampler
   • Enhanced V-Ray RT CPU and V-Ray RT GPU
   • Optimized Hair and Fur
   • Improved SSS with new VRaySkinMtl shader
   • New Phoenix FD Shaders with support for OpenVDB and Field3D
   • Max Ray Intensity, Probabilistic Light Sampling, Render Masks
   • OpenColorIO, GGX, OpenEXR 2.2, Ptex and Alembic 1.5 compatibility
   • Bifrost and XGen Maya 2015 support

Learn more at v-ray.com/maya.

Posted by: Chaos Software, marketing division Last edit: 22 October 2014

V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp Service Pack 2 Now Available

V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp Service Pack 2 is now available for download. This free update is available now for current V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp artists.

What's New in V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp SP2

  • V-Ray Express: Users can easily access more than 200 materials and interchangeable lighting setups to create realistic studio scenes and illuminate models faster than ever. V-Ray Express is available separately on the downloads page.
  • Frame Start animation option: You can now render individual frames or ranges of frames, e.g.: 5, 100-110, 200, 352.
  • Pack all V-Ray Materials: Archive your V-Ray for SketchUp materials and all external files into a single ZIP for easy sharing and back up.
  • Improved support for using V-Ray Frame Buffer Channels
  • Improvements and fixes to the Batch Render tool
  • New and improved product documentation

Check out the full list of features in V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp SP2 and the growing list of tutorials.

Posted by: Chaos Software, marketing division Last edit: 25 September 2014

  • ID: 608
  • Date:  25 September 2014
  • Product: V-Ray|Rhino

V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino Service Pack 1 Now Available

V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino Service Pack 1 is now available for download. This free update is available now for V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino artists.

What's New in V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino SP1


   • Batch Render: Easily queue up files and specific views to be rendered in a batch process.
   • Show in Viewport: With the new texture manipulation option you can now control which textures will be visible in the Rhino viewport.
   • Pack all V-Ray Materials: Archive your V-Ray for Rhino materials and all external files into a single ZIP for easy sharing and back up.
   • Improved support for using V-Ray Frame Buffer Channels.
   • New toolbar for Batch Render, Guess Lens Shift, Edit Material and set Focus Point tools.
   • New and improved product documentation.

Check out the full list of features in V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino SP1 and the growing list of tutorials.

Posted by: Chaos Software, marketing division Last edit: 25 September 2014

V-Ray 3.0 for Softimage Now Available

V-Ray 3.0 for Softimage

V-Ray 3.0 for Softimage is now available as a free update for all current V-Ray for Softimage users. V-Ray 3.0 for Softimage also includes several new features.

Here are just a few new items:


•    Progressive Image Sampler - Faster feedback for artists with this powerful upgrade to the path-tracing engine. V-Ray 3.0 also allows you to cache scene assets between renders for even faster iterations.
•    New Skin Shader - V-Ray 3.0 introduces the VRaySkinMtl. With artist-friendly controls, the VRaySkinMtl is a dedicated skin shader with built in Subsurface Scattering and layered reflections.
•    Render Mask - Render Mask uses either an object selection, object IDs, or a Render Mask property to control the exact pixels to be rendered.

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

Posted by: Chaos Software, marketing division Last edit: 10 September 2014

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