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V-Ray RT is a production-ready interactive raytracing technology. Created with the busy and rigorous 3D artist in mind, this topnotch raytracing technology allows immediate interaction between the user and the virtual environment.
V-Ray RT follows the user's actions while working on the scene and automatically and progressively generates a photorealistic preview of the scene. V-Ray RT fully supports: Interactivity, Animation, Illumination, Global illumination, Shading effects, Texturing, Camera effects, Color mapping, and Distributed rendering.

Please note that V-Ray RT is an "add-on" to the V-Ray Advanced package and NOT a stand-alone product. In order to take advantage of the rendering capabilities of V-Ray RT, the user must have a working installation of V-Ray 1.50.SP3 or later. The customer's existing V-Ray dongle can be reprogrammed to contain the extra
V-Ray RT license or they may purchase V-Ray and V-Ray RT and a license for both will be shipped on a single dongle for that order.


If you have any questions about the V-Ray RT or V-Ray Advanced package, please call Leigh on 082 926 0412 or 021 421 5501.

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Pdplayer is an advanced image sequence player supporting multi-layered sequence playback for the 3D, CG and VFX industry. Its incredible speed and ease of use make it an exceptional tool for review and quality control. Additionally, Pdplayer is capable of displaying .VRIMG files with embedded render elements.

This way you can preview and composite your V-Ray renderers much faster and easier than before.

Save your money, save your time, increase your pipeline..

 

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Chaos Group Announces V-Ray 3.0 for Maya

Chaos Group recently announced the release of V-Ray 3.0 for Maya, delivering a powerful new set of features and optimizations focused on speeding up lighting, look development, and rendering workflows.

"This is, by far, the most substantial upgrade for our rendering pipeline since we switched to V-Ray five years ago," said Kirk Shintani, Head of 3D at a52. "The 'beta' was stable and amazingly fast, and the staff reaction to 3.0 is summed up with one word, 'Whoa.' It's that kind of fast. It allows us to stay focused on making cool imagery. That's why we do what we do, isn't it?"

Throughout the V-Ray 3.0 for Maya development cycle, Chaos Group worked with artists and studios to benchmark and analyze a number of production scenes. From their research, they found opportunities for significant speed increases as their team refined each section of code. These advances, coupled with beta feedback, bring about many of the key features in V-Ray 3.0 for Maya including:

Faster Ray Tracing and Rendering Performance

V-Ray 3.0 for Maya introduces a faster ray tracing core that significantly speeds up a number of calculations for global illumination, lighting, shading and more. For additional speed gains, V-Ray 3.0 also includes an option to enable the Intel® Embree ray caster for static and motion-blurred geometry, proxy objects and instances.

Faster Feedback

V-Ray 3.0 for Maya adds a new Progressive Image Sampler with a full range of production features and is compatible with all of V-Ray's GI algorithms such as irradiance map, light cache, and brute force path tracing. The Progressive Image Sampler generates quick feedback even with complex features such as volumetric effects, depth of field, and motion blur. An enhanced V-Ray RT engine renders directly in the Maya Viewport and supports animated sequences as well as final frame rendering.

Advanced Characters and Creatures

V-Ray 3.0 optimizes shading and rendering of millions of strands of semi-transparent hair with greater speed and efficiency. For added detail and realism, V-Ray 3.0 now supports subsurface scattering with object-based and ray traced illumination, and the new VRaySkinMtl skin shader.
For the complete list of new features, please visit the Chaos Group website

 

 

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 V-Ray 3 for SketchUp is a brand new rendering experience.

It’s been redesigned from the ground up to help you focus on being creative without worrying about the technical stuff. The new user interface is clean and simple, with quick presets and streamlined controls. Now, it's faster and easier than ever to create great looking renders right in SketchUp.

Now in V-Ray 3 for SketchUp

● 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.

● Virtual Reality – 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.

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V-Ray 3.5 for 3ds Max is here, and it’s fast. Our new Adaptive Lights algorithm speeds renders up to seven times faster on some scenes. If you’re a V-Ray 3.x customer, this update is free and available now.

V-RAY FOR 3DS MAX + PHOENIX FD PROMOTION

Special bundle price offers for V-Ray 3 for 3ds Max and Phoenix FD - save up to 39%!

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V-Ray® for Rhino offers visualization professionals a state-of-the-art solution that generates high-quality images of unparalleled realism.

Rhino users in all fields - from engineering and product design to 3D animation - depend on V-Ray as a quick, easy and cost efficient way to render their most cutting-edge images.

Rendering Engines
V-Ray RT is a revolutionary rendering engine providing instant feedback and streamlining scene setup. Because V-Ray RT is built upon the same robust core as V-Ray, it is seamless to transition between V-Ray RT and production rendering.

Randomize Sampler improves anti-aliasing of nearly horizontal or vertical lines. You can now take advantage up to 30 times speed improvement with GPU support. Optimize your workflow with even more interactivity with V-Ray RT now available as a direct Rhino viewport mode.

Read more: V-Ray for Rhino

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Pdplayer™ is a professional image sequence player and viewer for the 3D, CG and VFX industry. It supports most industry standard file formats including EXR, HDR, DPX, CIN, R3D, TGA, SGI, IFF, PIC and VRIMG. Multiple layers can be color-corrected and composed together in real time. Pdplayer is fast and lightweight solution, it starts quickly and flips through frames with ease.

pdfView the Pdplayer Brochure

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Chaos Group recently released All-in-one Fluid Dynamics Plugin Phoenix FD 3 for Autodesk Maya

Fire, Smoke, Liquid and Ocean Simulations Now Possible Directly in Maya; FLIP Solver Tops New Feature Set
Phoenix FD 3 for Maya is a major update to its all-in-one fluid dynamics plugin for Autodesk Maya. Phoenix FD supports a wide range of fluid simulations including smoke, fire, water and oceans, making it a popular choice for fast-paced television productions such as Arrow, Once Upon a Time and The Man in the High Castle. With a new FLIP liquid solver, plus a new fire and smoke solver, Phoenix FD 3 for Maya delivers realistic visual effects in shorter time frames.

Read more: Pheonix FD

 

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V-Ray Comes to The Foundry's MODO, NUKE and KATANA

 V-Ray | MODO – Provides flexibility and production-proven rendering capabilities for MODO artists creating 3D content. Now in public beta.

V-Ray | NUKE - Unifies the pipeline between NUKE artists and 3D artists for unprecedented workflow improvements at all stages of production, while providing access to V-Ray's advanced ray tracing capabilities.

 V-Ray | KATANA – First used on "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" by Industrial Light & Magic, the industry-leading lighting and look development package is now coupled with industry-standard rendering technology. Available upon request.

 

 

Read more: V-Ray for the Foundry

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