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  • ID: 635
  • Date:  18 December 2015
  • Product: V-Ray|Max

Chaos Group's Office Closed for Holidays



Our headquarters in Bulgaria will be closed from December 24 to 27 and from December 31 to January 1. E-mail 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: 18 December 2015

  • ID: 634
  • Date:  17 December 2015
  • Product: V-Ray|Max

V-Ray 3.3 for 3ds Max now available

V-Ray 3.3 for 3ds Max

We’ve released another big update to V-Ray for 3ds Max that will render most scenes up to 20-50% faster. V-Ray 3.3 for 3ds Max also introduces new variance-based adaptive sampler – a new algorithm that makes renders quicker to setup and removes the need to set subdivisions for lights and materials. This makes it much easier for users to get high-quality, predictable renders.

More New Features

• Ray Traced Rounded Corners – for perfectly smooth edges at render time
• New Sky Model and Aerial Perspective – for realistic natural-looking environments
• Triplanar Mapping – for simple, UV-less textures
• Improved V-Ray Clipper with Render-time Booleans – for cutaways using any arbitrary mesh 
• Stochastic Flakes – for more realistic materials like snow, sand, and car paints

Many features have been updated as well, including better global illumination and GPU rendering with V-Ray RT. This update is free for all V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max customers. Login at chaosgroup.com to download.

Posted by: Chaos Software, marketing division Last edit: 17 December 2015

Phoenix FD 2.2 now available for 3ds Max 2016

A free update is now available for Phoenix FD. Now compatible with 3ds Max 2016, Phoenix FD 2.2 also supports V-Ray 3.2. for 3ds Max. Just login to your account at chaosgroup.com and you’ll see the latest Phoenix FD in the downloads section.

Posted by: Chaos Software, marketing division Last edit: 10 December 2015

  • ID: 632
  • Date:  02 December 2015
  • Product: V-Ray|Max

V-Ray for Revit public beta now available

V-Ray for Revit

Yesterday at Autodesk University, we announced the release of the V-Ray for Revit public beta. V-Ray for Revit introduces new tools for high-end lighting, materials and environments, without the steep learning curve traditionally associated with high-end rendering. And because it’s been seamlessly integrated, V-Ray’s core technology is now accessible at every stage of design development.

For more information and registration go to the V-Ray for Revit product page.

Posted by: Chaos Software, marketing division Last edit: 02 December 2015

SketchUp 2016 support now in V-Ray 2.0   



V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp has been updated and is fully compatible with SketchUp 2016. Along with improvements to animation and batch rendering, this update also includes support for Skatter and ArchVision RPCs. This free download is available to all V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp users. Just sign in and go to the downloads section.

Posted by: Chaos Software, marketing division Last edit: 26 November 2015

  • ID: 629
  • Date:  11 August 2015
  • Product: V-Ray|Max

V-Ray for NUKE has launched

V-Ray for NUKE

V-Ray for NUKE introduces a new approach to lighting and compositing that integrates production-quality ray traced rendering into NUKE and NUKEX. Compositors can now take advantage of V-Ray's lighting, shading, and rendering tools inside NUKE's node-based workflow.

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

Posted by: Chaos Software, marketing division Last edit: 11 August 2015

  • ID: 628
  • Date:  28 July 2015
  • Product: V-Ray|Maya

V-Ray 3.1 for Maya now available

V-Ray 3.1 for Maya

Today, we announce the immediate availability of V-Ray 3.1 for Maya. V-Ray 3.1 for Maya contains over 100 new and modified features, including Maya 2016 compatibility, numerous V-Ray RT GPU enhancements and two VR cameras. The free update also offers more efficient handling of proxy objects, an improved global illumination algorithm, and faster rendering performance.

All V-Ray 3.0 for Maya customers can download the update for free.

Learn more at www.v-ray.com

Posted by: Chaos Software, marketing division Last edit: 28 July 2015

  • ID: 626
  • Date:  09 June 2015
  • Product: V-Ray|Max

V-Ray 3.2 for 3ds Max now available

V-Ray 3.2 for 3ds Max

Our latest free update to V-Ray for 3ds Max is now available. V-Ray 3.2 is fully compatible with 3ds Max 2016 and is VR-ready. It introduces multiple V-Ray RT GPU enhancements, improved volume rendering, distributed rendering, and global illumination.

Learn more at www.v-ray.com

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

Posted by: Chaos Software, marketing division Last edit: 09 June 2015

  • ID: 625
  • Date:  08 June 2015
  • Product: V-Ray|Max

V-Ray for NUKE beta – new update available

A new V-Ray for NUKE beta update is now available – with updates to V-Ray materials, render elements, and the V-Ray Environment Fog node.

V-Ray materials

  • VRayMtl
  • Car Paint
  • VRaySSS
  • SkinShader

New render elements 

  • AtmosphericEffect
  • Coverage
  • LightSelect
  • MatteShadow
  • Reflection
  • ReflectionRaw
  • ReflectionGloss
  • Refraction
  • RefractionRaw
  • RefractionFilter
  • RefractionGloss
  • SSS

For more details visit the V-Ray for NUKE forum.

Posted by: Chaos Software, marketing division Last edit: 08 June 2015

  • 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

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