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v4.10.03 Chaos Group V-Ray for Revit – Rental Options

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Chaos Group V-Ray for Revit – Rental Options
 

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Chaos Group V-Ray

Professional Rendering for Architects and Designers

High-quality visuals are key to communicating ideas throughout the design process.  With V-Ray Next for Revit, you can generate incredible renders of your Revit models from your earliest concepts to the final marketing materials with the highest level of realism.

BENEFITS

Accuracy

Analyze a design according to its actual lighting and the true reflections and refractions of its materials.

Seamless Revit integration

All decisions live in the Revit project without altering the BIM database. All workflows are done within Revit — there’s no import/export.

Interoperability

Leverage the V-Ray work done in other 3D tools like 3ds Max, Rhino or SketchUp for render-ready assets and reusable materials.

Custom entourage

Easily place custom 3D entourage in Revit without polluting your BIM database or impacting Revit’s performance.

Scalable quality

Quickly make traditional, monochromatic studies with convenient material overrides.

Power

Speed up workflow with multiple processors (CPU and/or GPU), harness networked machines with Swarm or use Chaos Cloud on demand.

Rent Additional Render Nodes Here:   Annual   Monthly

 

WHAT’S NEW

Faster, smarter and simpler, V-Ray for Revit is now more powerful than ever.

Boasting faster performance, new Scene Intelligence, improved asset management and simpler workflows, V-Ray Next for Revit is supercharged, super smart — and ready to take on your biggest projects yet.

Features

chaos group v-ray next revit workflowImproved workflow

The intuitive Asset Editor manages your materials in one place and features new, advanced materials. Add variety to scene entourage, such as plants and trees, by randomizing proxy objects. Plus, the new and powerful asset-management features will help streamline your workflow.

 

chaos group v-raynext revit integrationEnhanced integration

V-Ray Next naturally extends and complements your Revit workflow without altering the BIM database. With support for Decals you can add images to paintings, signs, screens and more. The new V-Ray Toolbar and improved V-Ray management settings will also speed up workflow.

 

chaos group v-ray next revit intellegenceScene Intelligence

Lighting your interior scenes is even faster with the new Adaptive Dome Light. Accurate Lighting Analysis makes it easy to visualize real-world illumination values in any scene. Plus, benefit from improved background image settings and all-new Auto Exposure and White Balance settings.

 

chaos group v-ray next performanceOptimized performance

Render 2x faster thanks to V-Ray Next’s speed and performance optimizations. Plus, enjoy quicker-than-ever renders with additional GPU-ready features. Use the new NVIDIA AI Denoiser to instantly remove noise while rendering and make close to real-time iterations.

 

Key Features

chaos group v-ray next revit renderingRendering

CPU, GPU & HYBRID RENDERING

V-Ray comes with two powerful rendering engines. You can choose between super-fast GPU and CPU or Hybrid rendering to best suit your project needs and requirements.

INTERACTIVE RENDERING

Render interactively while you design. Fine-tune lights, materials and cameras and see the results right away.

DENOISER

A new NVIDIA AI Denoiser uses artificial intelligence to remove noise in an instant. And the V-Ray Denoiser supports denoising individual render channels to simplify compositing.

RENDER CHANNELS

Choose from many unique beauty, utility and matte passes to give you more control over your rendered images in compositing.

SCENE INTELLIGENCE

Automatically analyzes your scene to optimize rendering so you get the best quality in less time.

CHAOS CLOUD

Rendering on the Cloud is just one click away.

V-RAY SWARM

Powerful and scalable distributed rendering system that’s simple and fast. Get an extra speed boost with V-Ray Render nodes.

SETTINGS MANAGEMENT

Easy to share render settings across teams and projects.

chaos group v-ray next revit uiUser interface

SEAMLESS INTEGRATION

V-Ray naturally fits into Revit’s UI and complements your Revit workflow without altering your BIM database.

ASSET EDITOR

Create, edit, save and manage your V-Ray materials all in one place with the new Asset Editor. Various advanced materials give designers even more control to fine-tune their designs.

APPEARANCE MANAGER

Take your Revit renders to the next level. With the Appearance Manager, you can set basic Revit assets to automatically switch to more realistic V-Ray assets at render time.

FRAME BUFFER

Track history of your rendered images, fine-tune their color parameters and save them directly to your Revit project.

chaos group v-ray next revit lightingLighting

ACCURATE LIGHTING

Simulate any type of natural, artificial, or image-based lighting.V-Ray automatically converts all Revit lights to V-Ray ones and further extends Revit’s lighting capabilities.

ADAPTIVE LIGHTS

This lighting algorithm dramatically speeds up rendering in scenes containing many lights.

ADAPTIVE DOME LIGHT

Render image-based lighting much faster with the new Adaptive Dome Light. It’s exceptionally quick for interiors and substantially speeds up your rendering.

LIGHTING ANALYSIS

Easily visualize real-world illumination values (lux) with the new Lighting Analysis render element.

chaos group v-ray next revit cameraCamera

REAL-WORLD CAMERAS

Simulate photographic cameras from Revit’s native camera views.

AUTO EXPOSURE AND WHITE BALANCE

It’s as simple as point and shoot. The V-Ray Physical Camera can now set the correct camera exposure and white balance automatically.

LENS EFFECTS

Add that extra touch of photorealism with real-world camera lens effects such as bloom and glare.

VIRTUAL REALITY

Experience your designs at 1:1 scale. Create content for popular VR headsets with 6×1 cubic and spherical stereo camera types.

DOF and vignetting

Emphasize a particular part of your rendered model with advanced camera effects like DOF and vignetting.

chaos group v-ray next revit materialsMaterials & Textures

PHYSICAL MATERIALS

Create great looking materials that look exactly like the real thing.

MATERIAL LIBRARY

Over 500 high-quality architectural materials — compatible with V-Ray for 3ds Max, Rhino and SketchUp.

NATIVE MATERIALS SUPPORT

Render an enhanced version of your Revit materials automatically.

DECALS

Add images to paintings, signs, screens and more. V-Ray Next for Revit adds full support for Revit Decals.

TEXTURE MAPS

Create realistic and unique shaders using any texture map or one of V-Ray’s many built-in procedural textures – Gradient, Temperature, Tri-Planar, etc.

MATERIAL OVERRIDES

Make the most out of your early designs and get a feel of your project by quickly rendering cardboard models.

VRSCANS

1000+ scanned materials. Import and render directly in V-Ray.

METALNESS

The V-Ray Material adds native support for metallic reflections (Metalness) for greater compatibility with PBR materials from applications like Substance Designer.

chaos group v-ray next revit atmosphericAtmospheric Effects

ENVIRONMENT FOG

Quickly add realistic atmospheric depth and haze and use true 3D fog with realistic light scattering.

AERIAL PERSPECTIVE

Simulate natural looking skies with realistic atmospheric depth.

VOLUMETRIC MATERIALS

Realistic material light scattering and translucency.

chaos group v-ray next revit geometryGeometry Management

V-RAY SCENE LINKING

Link render-ready V-Ray scene files (.vrscene) from your favorite V-Ray applications, complete with geometry, lights and materials.

V-RAY PROXIES

Use your Revit families as stand-ins for V-Ray proxy objects. These are memory efficient models of highly detailed objects like trees and cars.

V-RAY GRASS & FUR

Render realistic grass, carpets or fabric.

RANDOMIZE PROXY OBJECTS

Add variety to your scene entourage such as plants and trees by randomizing the scale and rotation of V-Ray Proxy and V-Ray Scene instances.

DISPLACEMENT

Quickly add surface detail without extra modeling. It’s perfect for architectural materials like brick and stone.

SECTION BOX

Render sections easily with full support for Revit’s native section box.

INFINITE GROUND PLANE

Create context for your project in a click of a button.

V-RAY SCENE EXPORT

Share complete ready to render V-Ray for Revit files.

OTHER PRICING OPTIONS

ADD RENDER NODES

Need more render power? See pricing for cost-effective V-Ray Render Nodes.
Annual Monthly

RENDER WITH CHAOS CLOUD

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Benefit from fast and simple rendering.
Try Chaos Cloud

FIND A RENDER FARM

Tight deadline? Find an authorized V-Ray render farm.

 

V-Ray for Revit – Quick Start: Intro

Windows

Please make sure that your system fulfills these requirements before installing V-Ray. Note that V-Ray is only supported for 64 bit operating systems and 64 bit versions of Revit.

Processor

  • Single- or Multi-Core Intel® Pentium®, Xeon®, or i-Series processor or AMD® equivalent with SSE2 technology. Highest affordable CPU speed rating recommended.

RAM

  • 8 GB RAM and 8 GB swap minimum

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows® 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows® 8 & 8.1 x64, Windows® 10

The following table shows the versions of Autodesk Revit and operating systems on which V-Ray is supported.

Version of Revit Supported Year
Revit 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Revit Architecture 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Revit MEP 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Revit Structure 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

V-Ray Next, Update 1.1

Official release

Date – June 18, 2020
Download Build 4.10.02

Improvements

General

  • V-Ray Swarm updated to version 1.4.4
  • License Server updated to version 5.5.0
  • Improved compatibility with Project Lavina
  • Improved Revit transactions handling in Extensible Storage

Asset Editor

  • Use relative paths for textures when saving out an asset as .vrmat

UX/UI

  • Added ability to reset Appearance Manager filters to default on right-click

Bug fixes

General

  • FilteredElementCollectorProxy exception in models upgraded to Revit 2021
  • V-Ray stops working when an external asset is added to the project

Worksharing

  • The sequence contains more than one element exception
  • Assets don’t update on Sync to central
  • Users disappear from Project Storage UI after Sync to central

Swarm

  • Adding rendering hosts fails when using RTX engine

Asset Editor

  • Purge command does not affect Fur and Textures
  • Creating Fur triggers saving of unrelated materials
  • Null exception in GetSceneId when closing multiple projects at once

UX/UI

  • Update Appearance Manager filtered items when importing settings

V-Ray Next, Update 1

Date – May 13, 2020
Download – Build 4.10.01

Improvements

General

  • Added support for Revit 2021
  • Asset Editor updated to version 1.0.2
  • License Server updated to version 5.4.0
  • Chaos Cloud client app updated to version 1.7.1
  • Added ability to save view-specific V-Ray settings
  • Added support for RTX GPU devices
  • Implemented Batch Rendering
  • Improved Interactive performance when modifying materials

Lights

  • Added support for Revit animated Solar Study
  • Optimized export of IES files

Camera

  • Added ability to review and transfer auto EV & White Balance values

Appearance Manager

  • Modified Fur workflow/Adding Fur moved to the Materials tab
  • Added Pick Material tool
  • Added ability to filter materials by V-Ray Fur assignment

Asset Editor

  • Added ability to create V-Ray Fur
  • Added Sharp Isotropic filter to bitmap filter types
  • Library materials migrated to the latest version with optimized shader structure
  • Optimized performance when deleting materials
  • Removed Translucency attributes option from SSS and Blend materials

Settings

Added ability to purge all V-Ray data from within the Revit project

UX/UI

  • Redesigned Current View selector
  • Renamed Acquire/Release License buttons to Enable/Disable V-Ray
  • Reduced Geometry Tessellation sliders to one

Bug fixes

General

  • Rendering of Revit families (.rfa files) causes an exception
  • Resolution Width/Height are calculated twice when selecting a new 3D View
  • Wrong output in Current view list after a view is deleted in a work shared project
  • Exception in AppGlobals when retrieving ActiveRevitDocument
  • Exception when acquiring license after Save As
  • Unhandled exception when entering random characters in the View Selector

Settings

  • InvalidObjectException when getting data from Extensible Storage
  • Fur settings reset to default on project reopen
  • Specific settings appear in the default list even though their values are default
  • Missing interval in default RGB color values requires an additional reset to default

Geometry/Revit

  • Some geometries disappear after adding steel connections
  • Some Revit duct system elements render in a wrong material

Appearance Manager

Displayed family type is multiplied when syncing work shared projects

Asset Editor

  • Version 8 vrmat file is not correctly imported from file
  • Deleting assets does not function in succession
  • Displacement attribute disappears after renaming a material

Lights

  • Enabling Artificial Lights Overrides during Interactive crashes the renderer
  • Expanding image preview reverts the Dome Light image to default

Camera

Auto EV and White Balance affect Interactive rendering

Interactive Rendering

  • Wrong export when copying Revit links during interactivе
  • Wrong positioning of proxies when in nested Revit link
  • Disabling Can be overridden does not work when override is enabled
  • Vrscene geometries appear after Reveal Hidden Elements is enabled
  • Show/hide overriding V-Ray object based on corresponding Revit element state
  • RPCs are exported twice on Interactive rendering start
  • Wrong result on GPU when turning Environment Light off

VFB

  • The image is saved to the active project instead of the corresponding one
  • Render Last fails to re-export Revit data when project context has been changed

UX/UI

  • Fixed behavior of three-state checkboxes
  • Selected user label remains after settings import from Project Storage
  • Leap in Camera window width when White Balance is set to Incandescent

What’s new in version 4

Improvements

General

  • Updated the Chaos Cloud client app installer to version 1.6.2
  • Implemented log rotation (last 10 log files are kept)

Appearance Manager

  • Asset Browser renamed to Appearance Manager
  • Added scale settings to Proxies materials
  • Ability to lock Width and Height of materials
  • Expand Revit material names when expanding the window horizontally
  • Increased width of V-Ray materials drop-down

Camera

  • Focus Source is switched automatically after Pick Focus Point has been selected

Bug fixes

General

  • Exception with DefaultSettings.xml becoming unaccessable/being used by another process
  • Exception on attempt to render .rfa files
  • VRayExtensibleStorage exception Material Plugins already contain <plugin name>
  • Fields that use the project units are not properly updated

Materials

  • Modifying assigned materials doesn’t cause an update during Interactive Rendering

Asset Editor

  • Asset Editor is minimized when Render Progress window is minimized
  • InvalidOperationException/No process is associated with this object
  • Creating Blend material with Bump produces incorrect material plugins
  • Textures’ UV Channel parameter is not properly updated during Interactive Rendering

Swarm

  • Select all/none tags does not update the tags highlights

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