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V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino

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V-Ray for Rhino



The upgrade to V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino is free for current holders of
commercial V-Ray 1.5 for Rhino licenses.


Product Overview

V-Ray for Rhino offers visualization professionals a state-of-the-art solution that generates high-quality images of unparalleled realism. The plug-in works with Robert McNeel & Associates’ Rhinoceros, which is one of the most popular Windows-based NURBS modeling tools available today.

Rhino users in all fields - from engineering and product design to 3D animation - rely on V-Ray as a quick, easy and cost efficient way to render their most cutting-edge images.

V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino is now available for Rhino versions 4 and 5.



What's new in V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino?

V-Ray RT® - Interactive responses and a streamlined scene composition with GPU ray tracing up to 30 times faster from directly inside the Rhino viewport.





V-Ray Wrapper Material - Can be used to specify additional properties per material. You can now create true matte materials which show the background as opposed to the base material.




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 from our downloads page.


HDR Light Studio Support* - Live connection to HDR Light Studio with Light Paint feature accessed directly within Rhino, providing the most intuitive and creative way to light a design.

*The V-Ray for Rhino HDR Light Studio live connection is only supported on Rhino 5 64-bit and requires a license of HDR Light Studio 4.3 or higher.



V-Ray Material - A brand new compact and optimized material for V-Ray that includes parameters to adjust diffuse, reflection, and refraction.


V-Ray for Rhino Key Features

Here are some key features of V-Ray for Rhino:

Dome Light - create simple, artifact-free image-based lighting using the Dome Light. Its powerful importance sampling analyzes HDR images and optimizes light tracing and GI precision.




V-Ray Proxy - an indispensable tool for managing scene memory and efficiently rendering massive amounts of geometry. V-Ray Proxy objects are dynamically loaded and unloaded at render-time, saving vital RAM resources.

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Lens Effects (Glare / Bloom ) - simulate the natural lens effects that occur when photographing highlights.

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Dispersion - trace and refract light based on its wavelength.

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Ambient Occlusion - generate shading based on an object’s proximity, and enhance GI details without significantly increasing render time.

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Check out the full list of features.

 


Pricing & Upgrade Policy

Chaos Group products are licensed per machine and with one V-Ray for Rhino license you can start and use V-Ray GUI and tools inside the platform, start one local render job, speed up rendering using distributed rendering on up to 10 render slaves.

To provide optimum security, reliability, and portability Chaos Group requires a hardware key to license its software. This hardware security key safely protects the V-Ray License from computer malfunctions, routine hardware maintenance, and equipment changes; and it provides users the ability to use V-Ray on multiple machines.

It is important to note that the hardware key is not a node-locked device. The V-Ray License Server is a floating license system, allowing multiple users to check out a license up to the maximum concurrent number of licenses available.

The official suggested end user price of a single new license of V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino is 690 EUR/ 960 USD/ 590 GBP.

The upgrade to 2.0 is free for current holders of commercial V-Ray 1.5 for Rhino licenses.

Crossgrade to V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino from all supported platforms is possible. Please, contact our sales team at sales.software@chaosgroup.com for details.

Note: Prices do not include dongle/VAT/shipping.

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System Requirements

Hardware:
     • Pentium, Celeron, or higher processor.
     • 200 MB disk space.
     • 512 MB RAM minimum. 2-3 GB or more recommended.


Supported Platforms

V-Ray for Rhino runs only on:
     • Windows 2000 including server
     • Windows XP Pro
     • Windows XP Home
     • Windows Vista*
     • Windows 7*
     • Windows 8*

V-Ray for Rhino will not run on:
     • Windows NT
     • Windows 95
     • Windows 98
     • Windows ME
     • OS X or lower
     • Linux

* V-Ray for Rhino runs as a 32-bit application on Windows x64 and will also run as a 64-bit application with the 64-bit version of Rhino 5.

* Virtualization systems such as VMWare and Parallels are not recommended.

* The V-Ray Express toolbar works only in Rhino 5. It will work either the 32 bit version or the 64-bit version.

* Currently we do not have a version of V-Ray for Rhino on the OS X platform. We have been in contact with Robert McNeel and Associates regarding the options for porting our Windows version of V-Ray for Rhino to Rhino for OS X. However, Rhino for OS X is in the work-in-progress phase and the official Rhino OS X SDK for third party developers is not yet available. We will continue to investigate our options and will announce news on V-Ray for Rhino OS X as soon as it becomes available.


V-RAY FOR RHINO USERS MIGRATION POLICY TO CHAOS GROUP SERVICES
(Applicable to ASGVIS customers who purchased V-Ray for Rhino before May 27, 2011)

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