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Susan Smith
Susan Smith
Susan Smith has worked as an editor and writer in the technology industry for over 16 years. As an editor she has been responsible for the launch of a number of technology trade publications, both in print and online. Currently, Susan is the Editor of GISCafe and AECCafe, as well as those sites’ … More »

V-Ray 3.0 for Maya Beta is now available from Chaos Group

August 28th, 2014 by Susan Smith

The Chaos Group is responsible for developing V-Ray, a staple rendering engine for architectural visualization that has its roots in the film industry. Rendering is also a vital part of the design process, so the company works with architects and visualization artists to build the exact tools they need to communicate their designs from concept to final presentation.

The products they were showing at AIA Chicago this year were V-Ray for 3ds Max, V-Ray for SketchUp and V-Ray for Rhino. Chaos Group technology partner and virtual reality pioneer, Nurulize, offered an exclusive preview of AtomView, which connects V-Ray rendering with the Oculus Rift. AtomView will allow designers to accurately visualize and explore their designs in a fully immersive, photorealistic environment. Designers from Gensler, BIG and Studio JDK were at the Chaos Group booth to discuss their latest projects.

A new update to V-Ray 3.0 for Maya Beta is now available. You may now define render regions using an object selection or image mask using the Render Mask feature. If you’re participating in the public beta, be sure to download this latest version.

•    Render Mask support
•    Support for Maya 2015 (OSX)
•    Simplified render settings user interface
•    VRayFastSSS2/VRaySkinMtl: Optimized raytraced multiple scattering
•    Optimized rendering performance with tiled textures
•    Optimized primary visibility with Maya Hair and V-Ray Proxies
•    Reduced memory usage for hair and particles

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Categories: 3D, AEC, AIA Convention 2014, architecture, reality capture, video

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