Updates: Chaos V-Ray 5 for SketchUp, V-Ray 5 for Rhino, Update 2 Now Available
Chaos has updated both V-Ray for SketchUp and V-Ray for Rhino with a number of powerful new features, including Scatter and V-Ray Decal, plus Chaos Vantage Live Link and V-Ray Vision upgrades.
With V-Ray 5 for Rhino and V-Ray 5 for SketchUp’s real-time visualizations, designers can get more done in less time. Thanks to dozens of improvements to V-Ray Vision and a new Live Link to Chaos Vantage, users can bring real-time rendering into more parts of their process, opening up faster workflows and feedback while working within Rhino or SketchUp.
Other new features in update 2 include:
Scatter – The new scattering tool is perfect for building believable terrains and detailed scenes, as it can add hundreds to millions of objects and Chaos Cosmos models to any surface – all in an intuitive and memory-efficient way. Users can disperse multiple objects simultaneously while controlling their size, orientation and density for maximum realism.
Decals – With the new V-Ray Decal, it’s easy to project unique materials onto objects of any shape without any extra mapping work. While perfect for applying graffiti on a wall or logos on a product, decals can also be used across multiple materials at once, making it easy to add elements like stickers, dust, stains and scratches to several objects within a scene without disturbing any underlying materials.
New Chaos Cosmos materials – Chaos’ curated collection of render-ready V-Ray content now includes 200 new high-quality materials that you can use on any project. While each material can be applied immediately without the need for mapping, users can also customize them as needed.
V-Ray Material improvements – Complex realism for transparent and translucent materials is now possible with the updated V-Ray Material. Easily create glass material for single-sided objects with the thin-walled option or set up translucent materials like plastic or wax with a few clicks through the SSS and Volumetric translucency modes.
Light Gen improvements – Users can now add their own HDRIs to the hundreds of HDR environments included in the Light Gen library for even more lighting possibilities.
V-Ray for Grasshopper updates
In V-Ray for Rhino, we’ve also introduced a number of important updates in V-Ray for Grasshopper — support for the full range of V-Ray Lights, Scatter, and Cosmos components and a connection to Chaos Vantage directly from the Live Link node.
V-Ray 5 for SketchUp, update 2 — How to build realistic terrain with Scatter.
Use the new scattering tool to quickly and easily add extensive entourage. Add hundreds, thousands, or even millions of Chaos Cosmos models and objects to any surface without encumbering SketchUp or Vision. Control their density, size and orientation and create realistic terrain for your exterior scenes.
Real-time and photoreal rendering in one
Chaos Group V-Ray for SketchUp is the ultimate visualization solution for SketchUp artists and designers.
V-Ray for SketchUp is a 3D rendering software that combines real-time and photoreal rendering — all in SketchUp. From beginner to pro, V-Ray has all the tools you need to visualize your SketchUp projects from start to finish.
The next generation of rendering
V-Ray for Rhino is the all-in-one visualization solution for Rhino and Grasshopper.
V-Ray for Rhino is a 3D rendering software that combines real-time and photoreal rendering into one complete suite of visualization tools. From architecture to product design, it’s everything you need to bring your next design project to life.
Posted by Kim Sternisha