V-Ray for form•Z is now available as a public beta. This a chance to get a first look at this exciting new renderer and give feedback on how well its working for you.
You can register for the beta here and once processed you will receive an email from vray@formZ.com with the installation details. This may take up to one business day.
V-Ray for form•Z requires v8.6 which is the soon to be released update for form•Z 8.5. If you already have v8.5, you can go ahead and get ready for the V-Ray for form•Z beta by installing the pre release 8.6 version from the form•Z WIP page.
If you are using an earlier version, you will need to upgrade to form•Z v8.5 to participate in the V-Ray for form•Z beta.
Purchase or upgrade to V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp today and get a free upgrade to V-Ray 3.0 for SketchUp when it releases early next year. Users who have purchased a license from 1st November will be eligible for the free upgrade.
Chaos will also be releasing a free update tomorrow (25th Nov.) for all V-Ray for SketchUp users which will include full support for SketchUp Pro 2016.
Join Francesc Salla, VisualARQ Product Manager, for a fast-paced and exciting demonstration of VisualARQ 1.9. (in English). The webinar will show an overview of VisualARQ 1.9 and will focus on the latest new features and enhancements, including:
IFC Import & Export
IFC Tag and Export options
New Plan View features
New Slab object features
New way to insert doors and windows
New Curtain wall features.
Create columns from 3D and 2D blocks
Overview of VisualARQ Grasshopper Components WIP IV
Who is this webinar aimed at?
VisualARQ users: new and existing users
Rhino users working in architectural models
Architects interested in the BIM workflow VisualARQ adds to Rhino, and the comunication with Revit through IFC file format.
The webinar is free and will last about about 1 hour, including the Q & A session.
The latest update to V-Ray for 3ds Max is now available. V-Ray 3.2 is fully compatible with 3ds Max 2016 and is now VR-ready. All V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max customers can download the update for free.
New features & updates
Fully compatible with 3ds Max 2016, V-Ray 3.2 introduces VR rendering capabilities and multiple V-Ray RT GPU enhancements. V-Ray 3.2 for 3ds Max also includes improved volume rendering, distributed rendering, and global illumination.
New VR cameras
With our two new VR camera types, you can now render stereo cube maps and spherical stereo images. Output your V-Ray scenes to popular VR formats like Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR quickly and easily.
New V-Ray RT GPU Features
V-Ray 3.2 for 3ds Max includes a faster and more powerful V-Ray RT GPU.
V-Ray RT GPU supports:
QMC sampling using NVIDIA CUDA (resolves noise faster)
UDIM support (MARI)
Volume rendering New V-Ray Volume Grid adds support for OpenVDB, Field3D, and Phoenix FD volume grid formats. This allows you to import and render data from popular effects applications like Houdini and FumeFX.
Distributed rendering Add or remove distributed rendering nodes on the fly
Updated Light Cache algorithm removes light leaks and improves animation
New preview types for proxy objects – includes mesh simplification for optimized proxy display
Faster rendering of hair and fur
Intel Embree support for 3ds Max Hair & Fur and V-Ray Fur
3ds Max 2016
Full support for new Physical Camera – co-developed with 3ds Max team
Support for new Physical Camera Exposure Control
V-Ray Lens Analysis Utility adds support for the 3ds Max Physical Camera