Webinar: Rendering Jewellery in KeyShot

Metals? Lighting? Gems? Master the methods for rendering jewellery in KeyShot plus see the new features in KeyShot 7 to help you along the way. Sign up quickly as space is limited!

In this webinar:

  • Breaking down a jewellery shot
  • What to consider about materials
  • How to control lighting and shadows
  • What and how to adjust in post
  • Q & A

Thursday 5th October 2017
6 pm – 7 pm BST

Webinar: Designviz With Maxwell | Sketchup

Join Next Limit and present François Verhoeve for a hands-on webinar with practical tips and workflow bringing a designviz project to life with the latest Maxwell | SketchUp 4.1.

 

A Little Bit About Your Presenter

François Verhoeven is an architect working with his business partner Dennis Fillié in the Netherlands in their own firm, FillieVerhoeven Architects, since 1993. The architectural firm, has been providing services to other architects as well such as engineering, architectural photography and archviz.


In this webinar:

Tools used:

  • Scene manager
  • Context-sensitive menu items
  • Menu items
  • FIRE
  • Maxwell | Studio

Setting up Maxwell | SketchUp

  • Environment
  • Lighting
  • Camera

Modeling tools & tips for Maxwell | SketchUp

  • Glass
  • Grass
  • Reference files
  • Skatter

Materials in Maxwell | SketchUp

  • Native SketchUp materials
  • Maxwell Materials

 

Register Now

Thursday 5th October 2017
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM BST

Webinar: 5 Things to Know About Moving to KeyShot 7

In one of Luxion’s first webinars covering the important new features in KeyShot 7, they go over the top five things to know about when using KeyShot 7. This webinar will cover moving from KeyShot 6 to 7 for existing users and provide great insight for those new to KeyShot. Sign up quickly as space is limited!

In this webinar:

  • Getting Started with KeyShot 7
  • Organizing KeyShot Resources
  • Using the New Material Features
  • Viewsets and Studios Explained
  • Working with the HDRI Editor
  • Q & A


Tuesday 8th August 2017
6pm – 7pm (UK)

Rhino 5 Surfacing Webinar

Free Webinar : Rhino 5 Intermediate – Surface continuity in Rhino

McNeel Europe
June 29, 2017
11:00 – 12:00 (CET)
Most models will have to deal with surface continuity at some point,  as it is very rare to have an object made out of one single surface. This webinar will cover Position (G0), Tangency (G1) and Curvature (G2) continuity, learning about matching and blending surfaces together using a desired continuity at each side. We will also be using tools to analyse both continuity and quality of surfaces.
The model used for this webinar is a boat hull, where smooth transitions and surfaces are required.
It is strongly recommended to watch the webinar on curves before attending/watching this one!
A solid knowledge of Rhino is required. No microphone or webcam are required. The seminar is not platform dependent; it is aimed at both Windows and Mac users.
The Tech Team experts of McNeel Europe will conduct the webinar in different languages. Remember that all previous webinars can be viewed here.

KeyShot Webinar: Advanced Animation Techniques

Thu, June 8th, 2017 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT (6-7pm British Summer Time)

Need more motion in your visuals? Richard Funnell breaks down advanced animation techniques along with the features and settings to optimize your output. Sign up quickly as space is limited!

Topics covered in this webinar:

  • Creating Material Animations
  • How to Structure Advanced Animations
  • Managing multiple cameras
  • Rendering Full Animations
  • Q & A

Click here to register for this webinar.

Webinar: VisualARQ 2.0, Flexible BIM for Rhino

Join the VisualARQ 2.0 webinar in one of the two identical sessions that will be held next May 17th 2017:

The webinar will focus on the new features of VisualARQ 2.0 but you will see also an overview of the Flexible BIM features that VisualARQ adds to Rhino:

  • How VisualARQ streamlines workflow + improves architectural design process efficiency within Rhino.
  • How to model with 3D parametric architectural objects, also created from Grasshopper.
  • How to create the 2D documentation out of the 3D model (Floor plans, sections, elevations, schedule tables, areas, etc.)
  • IFC import and export features.
  • Integration with Grasshopper.

The webinar is free and will last about about 1 hour, including the Q & A session.

V-Ray 3 for SketchUp is Here!

Yes. It’s here. V-Ray 3 for SketchUp is officially released today. With it comes compatibility with SketchUp 2017, something most people have been crying out for. Beyond this there are actually many more substantial changes. With this iteration, V-Ray for SketchUp radically improves live adjustments and utilises GPU power.

As with all upgrades, V-Ray for SketchUp incorporates the latest V-Ray render engine and this includes support for the latest hardware architecture and new and developing graphics card technology. The interface has been rebuilt to be easier and quicker to use, with changes to enhance fast set up. There are also better underlying improvements for error handling and features most people won’t see but which should result in improved stability and performance.

Buy V-Ray 3 for SketchUp

 

V-Ray 3.5 for SketchUp – New Features

  • New UI – Designer-friendly user interface for faster workflows.
  • Material library – Over 200 drag and drop materials for your next project.
  • V-Ray Swarm – Powerful, scalable distributed rendering system that’s simple and fast.
  • One-click VR – Render VR-ready content for popular virtual reality headsets.
  • Section cuts – Create quick cutaways and section renders with V-Ray Clipper.
  • Aerial perspective – Add realistic atmospheric depth and haze.
  • Denoiser – Automatically remove noise and cut render times by up to 50%.
  • Grass – Create realistic grass, fabrics and carpet with V-Ray Fur.

For more information on, save your seat on the V-Ray 3 for SketchUp webinar!

License Changes

Online Licensing
With the release of V-Ray 3 for SketchUp, Chaos will now offer an online licensing option as well as the USB dongled licenses. Electronic licenses are currently not available for upgrades.

Render Nodes
The basic V-Ray 3 for SketchUp Workstation license no longer includes any additional render nodes. For those users taking advantage of v2’s render nodes, it will be necessary to upgrade based on need. Five and ten render node addons are available as standard, more on request.

30 Day Free Trial

If you’d like to try a full featured trial version of V-Ray 3, please contact us.

Upgrading to v3

Free Upgrades (licenses purchased after November 1st 2015)
Users that purchased a new license or upgraded to V-Ray 2 for SketchUp, after November 1st 2015, qualify for a free upgrade to V-Ray 3 for SketchUp. This free upgrade includes one workstation license and one render node.

To process your free upgrade, we will need a file from your dongle. Please follow the instructions to generate a .wbc file from your V-Ray dongle. Once this has been created, please submit your V-Ray upgrade request, choosing V-Ray Upgrade Request as your Enquiry Type. Please include your original order number if you have this.

Please note: Free upgrades can take up to 10 business days to be processed.

Upgrade from v2 (licenses purchased before November 1st 2015)
You can purchase your V-Ray 2 upgrade here. You will receive an email requesting a file from your dongle. Please follow the instructions to generate a .wbc file from your V-Ray dongle.

Can I Still Use My V-Ray 2.0 License?
After upgrading to v3, you will have access to your V-Ray 2.0 license for 6 months.

Older Versions of V-Ray

With the release of version 3, Chaos Group no longer support V-Ray 1.49 for SketchUp and there is no upgrade path from 1.49 to any other version.

Free Rhino Webinar on Advanced Curve Modelling

Free Webinar: Rhino 5 Intermediate – Tips and Tricks for Advanced Curve Modeling in Rhino
McNeel Europe
February 2017
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (CET)

Good models always start with better curves! Do you want to improve curves in your Rhino model? Read on, this free webinar is for you!

In this session, basic rules on how curves work will be covered first: degree and control points. Is that curve looking good enough? Curvature graph will help you understand all the invisible secrets of curves. Since one curve will almost never be enough to describe the shape you are looking for, connecting curves in different ways and controlling their continuity will be covered as well.

Kinks, knots, control points, edit points, control points weight, periodic curves… Are any of these unfamiliar? We will talk about them, too.

A solid, intermediate knowledge of Rhino is advised. No microphone or webcam is required. The seminar is not platform dependent, it is aimed at both Windows and Mac users.
The webinar will be conducted by the Tech Team experts of McNeel Europe in different languages.

Sign up now:

Spanish: February 20, 2017
Panelist: Rodrigo Bárcena
Registration: click here…

English: February 21, 2017

Panelist: Rodrigo Bárcena
Registration: click here…

Italian: February 22, 2017
Panelist: Giuseppe Massoni
Registration: click here…

German: February 23, 2017
Panelist: Verena Vogler
Registration: click here…

French: February 24, 2017
Panelist: Vanessa Steeg
Registration: click here…

 

• Space is limited; sign up today!
• This webinar is free of cost for all attendees.
• Presentation will take approximately 40 minutes followed by another 15 minutes for Q&A.
• After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.