Chaos Group has released the new V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino, the newest update for its high-performance rendering engine for designers. With up to 30x faster V-Ray RT performance, V-Ray Express tools and HDR Light Studio live connection with Light Paint, this release aims to promote creativity and artist-friendly workflows for Rhino users.
“V-Ray for Rhino has been our renderer of choice at Minimal since the day the company was formed,” says Dustin Brown, Lead Designer at MNML. “The material system is extremely powerful, lighting is quick and customizable, and network rendering works transparently within our design process, even for still images. It helps us spend more time designing and less time visualizing – and that is exactly what we want.”
New features in V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino include:
- V-Ray RT – Interactive responses and a streamlined scene composition with GPU ray tracing up to 30 times faster from directly inside the Rhino viewport.
- V-Ray Material – A brand new compact and optimized material for V-Ray that includes parameters to adjust diffuse, reflection, and refraction.
- V-Ray Express – Users can easily access more than 200 materials and interchangeable lighting setups to create realistic studio scenes and illuminate models faster than ever.
- HDR Light Studio Support – Live connection HDR Light Studio with Light Paint feature accessed directly within Rhino, providing the most intuitive and creative way to light a design.
“Our focus on full integration makes sure our customers never lose precious work hours to inefficiency,” says Corey Rubadue, Product Manager at Chaos Group. “Our commitment to the design community is unwavering, and we believe the faster speeds, easy controls and access to content will only accelerate their projects and products.”
Chaos Group has also prepared a long list of dedicated resources that will help new V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino users. Those materials include: help documentation, introductory videos, a dedicated forum, and a dedicated product page.
V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino is now available for Rhino versions 4 and 5. To provide optimum security, reliability, and portability Chaos Group requires a hardware key to license its software. V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino customers will have the option to purchase a new hardware key or install the license on an existing one. Registered users have access to a free demo through the V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino product page.
The upgrade to 2.0 is free for current license holders of V-Ray 1.5 for Rhino. Single license pricing for V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino $960 /690 euros. V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino can be purchased through Chaos Group’s local resellers.
For more info, visit www.chaosgroup.com/en/2/vrayforrhino.html.