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  • 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

  • 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|Maya

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

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