If you missed the release of V-Ray for Unreal, watch this webinar to get up to speed with setting up your project and moving your V-Ray data into Unreal. Keep watching to find out the simple techniques which ensure your projects look as good as possible in Unreal.
As of November 1st 2018, V-Ray for Cinema 4D, created by LAUBlab, is an official member of the Chaos Group family.
Starting now through March 15, 2019, owners of V-Ray for Cinema 4D 3.6, or earlier, are entitled to a free license for the Chaos Group version (3.7). This license will include all updates, and it expires on January 15, 2020.
V-Ray 3.7 for Cinema 4D has the same V-Ray feature set as 3.6, is compatible with Cinema 4D R18–20 and uses Chaos Group Licensing.
All migration requests to V-Ray 3.7 for Cinema 4D will be processed through a form on Chaos Group’s website which can be found here:
A Note About Render Nodes
Any existing V-Ray for Cinema 4D “DR” licenses entitle customers to new V-Ray for Cinema 4D Render licenses valid through January 15, 2020.
V-Ray Cloud brings cloud rendering to artists and designers without the complicated hardware configuration and virtual machine setup. Just render, and V-Ray cloud takes care of the rest for you.
You can join the V-Ray Cloud beta now
Cloud rendering for everyone
Now, cloud rendering is built right into V-Ray, and it’s as easy as pushing a button. It handles everything for you automatically — from licensing and uploading your scenes to launching virtual machines — so you get your job done fast.
Turn your computer into a supercomputer
What if you could render an animation in the time it takes to render a single frame? Now you can. With V-Ray Cloud, you now have your own personal render farm. And it scales with you for any job that comes your way.
Render while you work
Keep creating. Keep designing. Let V-Ray Cloud do the rendering so you can keep working. And you can render multiple jobs at the same time. Because you’ve got more important things to do than wait.
The second beta of V-Ray Next for Maya is here! GPU rendering has been updated with a smart new interface and V-Ray GPU IPR is even more stable.
This beta is open to anyone, and requires SSE 4.2 compatible processor. Get the latest build and let us know how it goes.
Improved IPR in V-Ray GPU
Refine the look of your scene even faster with the real-time feedback of GPU rendering. In the latest beta, V-Ray GPU IPR is much more stable.
New GPU rendering UI
New V-Ray GPU user interface now only shows GPU-compatible features — making it easier than ever to use V-Ray GPU in production.
Toon shader improvements
Improved from beta 1, the new Toon shader adds new controls for inner and outer edge outlines.
New Hair Glints
New glint and glitter controls in the VRayHairNextMtl more accurately simulate the way light scatters in human and animal hair.
New V-Ray menu
Easy access to all your favorite V-Ray tools from one place.
For a full list of changes, check out the release notes.
For the past 16 years, Chaos Group have used dongles as a primary protection method of their products, like VRay for 3DS Max, until the addition of the Online licensing system (OLS) option 2 years ago. During this time, a lot of user feedback was collected on their licensing methods, and after a detailed analysis, Chaos Group have made the decision to phase out dongles over the next year. We’ll do our best to ensure a smooth and easy transition for all customers.
When Is This Happening?
Not quite yet. We will stop actively selling new dongles in Q3 2019, and will continue servicing customers with dongle-based licenses as long as their product version is officially supported. Chaos will be gradually increasing the number of users and expand product versions eligible for auto migration to OLS using their Migration tool. Also, Chaos Group are actively working on extended borrowing for offline use, which will be introduced in the next couple of months.
What Does This Mean For You?
We will continue selling Chaos Group licenses both with dongles and OLS. However, we strongly recommend you choose OLS instead of dongle licensing. As there has been a decrease in dongle sales, Chaos will be implementing a price increase for the dongle in the coming months.
Dongle vs OLS – What’s The Difference?
Please take a look at the comparison chart below to see why it makes sense to go with the OLS option whenever possible.
Chaos Group are always looking to improve their existing OLS solution, so if you have any feedback we really want to hear it at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tell us about your specific requirements which mean you strictly need a dongle, whether it is your setup, workflows, security policies or anything else. Can you think of any additional features or options that need to be added to OLS? Let us know!
From today until July 15, 2018, we’re offering a 25% discount on V-Ray for Revit Workstation perpetual licenses. The license includes one GUI and one render node license, and the render node can be used with any V-Ray 3.x application — not just V-Ray for Revit!
To get yours before the deal is over, check out V-Ray for Revit over on CADSoftwareDirect.com