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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

  • ID: 599
  • Date:  11 August 2014
  • Product: V-Ray|Max

V-Ray Comes to The Foundry’s MODO, NUKE and KATANA

V-Ray is now available for a number of The Foundry’s key products. V-Ray for MODO, V-Ray for NUKE and V-Ray for KATANA will be unveiled for the first time at SIGGRAPH 2014 and can be seen in action at our booth (#501).
  • V-Ray | MODO – Provides flexibility and production-proven rendering capabilities for MODO artists creating 3D content. Now in public beta.
  • V-Ray | NUKE - Unifies the pipeline between NUKE artists and 3D artists for unprecedented workflow improvements at all stages of production, while providing access to V-Ray's advanced ray tracing capabilities. Now in public beta.
  • V-Ray | KATANA – First used on “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” by Industrial Light & Magic, the industry-leading lighting and look development package is now coupled with industry-standard rendering technology. Available upon request.
Starting today, V-Ray for MODO and NUKE are available as a public beta, and the commercial version of V-Ray for KATANA is ready for purchase.
For more information on V-Ray for NUKE and V-Ray for MODO products, go to: v-ray.com/NUKE and v-ray.com/MODO. For information on V-Ray for KATANA, contact: VFX@chaosgroup.com.


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

  • ID: 598
  • Date:  25 July 2014
  • Product: V-Ray|Max

SIGGRAPH 2014: Chaos Group is Heading to Vancouver

Chaos Group at Siggraph 2014

Join us at SIGGRAPH 2014. We’ve invited guests from ILM, Digital Domain, Scanline VFX, Method Studios, Blur Studio and IKEA to present about their amazing work in this year’s top films, games and more.

V-RAY LIVE DEMOS AT THE EXHIBITION FLOOR
Join us at Booth #501, we’re right by the entrance. Check out the full schedule.

V-RAY DAYS
V-Ray Days will be held on August 12 and 13 in Room 223 in the SIGGRAPH Expo Center. Presentations include the visual effects work on Captain America: The Winter Soldier, X-Men, Divergent, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Maleficent and CONSTRUCT.

Visit our SIGGRAPH 2014 website for details on presentations, guests and times.

Need a pass? Use code CH360482 to register for a free SIGGRAPH expo pass.

 

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

  • ID: 597
  • Date:  11 July 2014
  • Product: V-Ray|Maya

New V-Ray 3.0 for Maya Beta Update Available

A new update to V-Ray 3.0 for Maya Beta is now available. You may now define render regions using an object selection or image mask using the Render Mask feature. If you’re participating in the public beta, be sure to download this latest version.

•    Render Mask support
•    Support for Maya 2015 (OSX)
•    Simplified render settings user interface
•    VRayFastSSS2/VRaySkinMtl: Optimized raytraced multiple scattering
•    Optimized rendering performance with tiled textures
•    Optimized primary visibility with Maya Hair and V-Ray Proxies
•    Reduced memory usage for hair and particles

For more information, check out the the full feature list  for this update.

For those of you that still haven’t registered for the Beta program, be sure to join and give us your feedback.

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

  • ID: 595
  • Date:  26 June 2014
  • Product: V-Ray|Max

Vlado and V-Ray Nominated – 2014 CG Awards

Vote for Vlado

This year’s 3D World CG Awards nominees have been announced. We’re thrilled that our co-founder and CTO, Vlado has been nominated for the CG Awards Hall of Fame, and V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max has also been nominated in the Best Software Update category.

To see a complete list of the nominees, visit the CG Awards site. It’s great to see so many talented artists and studios that use V-Ray nominated.

Voting is open and runs until August 4th, 2014.

If you’d like to vote for Vlado, you can do so here.

If you’d like to vote for V-Ray 3.0, vote here.

Thanks to all who have voted so far.

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

  • ID: 593
  • Date:  16 June 2014
  • Product: V-Ray|Max

V-Ray at 2014 AIA National Convention - Chicago

V-Ray at AIA 2014

Join us June 26-28th in the heart of America’s architectural epicenter for the 2014 AIA National Convention. Visionary designers from Gensler, BIG and Studio JDK will be present at our booth to discuss their latest projects. We'll be on hand as well to give you an in-depth look at the latest in V-Ray for 3ds Max, V-Ray for SketchUp and V-Ray for Rhino.

Our friends at Nurulize will be showing V-Ray rendered environments within the Oculus Rift for a truly immersive virtual reality experience.

Learn more about this event.

Posted by: Chaos Software, marketing division Last edit: 16 June 2014

  • ID: 592
  • Date:  12 June 2014
  • Product: V-Ray|Maya

New V-Ray 3.0 for Maya Beta Update Available

A new update to V-Ray 3.0 for Maya Beta is now available. If you’re participating in the public beta, be sure to download this latest version.

Some of the new features and updates include:

•  Support for Maya 2015 (Windows and Linux)
•  Support for direct rendering of XGen splines and archives in Maya 2015
•  Support for Open Shading Language - VRayOSLMtl and VRayOSLTex
•  VRayMesh: Added VRayPointParticleMtl material for shading point particles from .vrmesh/Alembic files
•  Support for rendering Bifrost meshes and materials
•  Deep output from the VRayEnvironmentFog and Maya fluids
•  Intel Embree now supports proxies and instances
•  Simplified render settings user interface (Alpha)

For more information, check out the the full feature list for this update.

For those of you that still haven’t registered for the Beta program, there’s still time to join. We want your feedback!

Posted by: Chaos Software, marketing division Last edit: 12 June 2014

  • ID: 588
  • Date:  28 May 2014
  • Product: V-Ray|Max

V-Ray 3.0 Now Supports 3ds Max 2015

A new update for V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max is now available for download in the Chaos Group Downloads section. In addition to support for 3ds Max 2015, we’ve added a new VrayPointParticleMtl material.

This update also includes:

•  V-Ray: Added option to the .vrmesh exporter to automatically create a Multi/Sub-Object material when exporting multiple objects in a single file
•  V-Ray RT CPU: Added lights include/exclude list support
•  V-Ray RT: Implemented showing Safe Frame when rendering in a viewport
•  VRayProxy: Added option to render particles as points
•  VRayProxy: Added option to enable/disable Alembic full names support in visibility lists
•  VRayProxy: Added support for hair and particles color channels from Alembic
•  VRayProxy: Make the "Animation offset" parameter animatable

A new update with support for 3ds Max 2015 for V-Ray 2.0 users is also available for download in the Chaos Group download section.

For more information, visit the V-Ray for 3ds Max product page.

Posted by: Chaos Software, marketing division Last edit: 28 May 2014

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