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Sep 25, 2014 V-Ray 2.0 for Sketchup Service Pack 2 Released

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V-Ray 2.0 for Sketchup Service Pack 2 Released

V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp Service Pack 2 is now available for download at the Chaos Group Downloads page.

This is a free update for all current V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp customers. Encourage your customers to get this free update to create even smoother and faster V-Ray workflows.

What’s New in V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp SP2

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. V-Ray Express will be available separately from their downloads page.
Frame Start animation option: You can now render individual frames or ranges of frames. e.g.: 5,100-110, 200, 352.
Pack all V-Ray Materials: Archive your V-Ray for SketchUp materials and all external files into a single ZIP for easy sharing and back up.
Improved support for using V-Ray Frame Buffer Channels
Improvements and fixes to the Batch Render tool
New and improved product documentation

V-Ray 2.0 supports SketchUp 2014. Please be aware that there are two different sets of V-Ray for SketchUp installation files, one set for SketchUp 2014 and one for previous versions (SketchUp 8 and SketchUp 2013).

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Mar 19, 2014 V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp, Service Pack 1 Now Available

More : Chaos Group · Software · Updates/Upgrades · ·

V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp, Service Pack 1 Now Available

V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp, Service Pack 1 is now available for download at the Chaos Group Downloads page. This is a free update for all current V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp customers. With this update, V-Ray now supports SketchUp 2014.

Other features include:

• The new Batch Render Tool allows the user to render all scene tabs in a SketchUp file with the click of a button.
• SketchUp files are saved alongside the .VRMesh proxy output so that component creation can be streamlined.
• When clicking the RT button during an RT render it now automatically refreshes the scene.

You can access the full list of new features, modifications and fixes here. For more information, visit the V-Ray for SketchUp product page.

Make sure your customers are aware that there are two different V-Ray for SketchUp installation files, one set for SketchUp 2014 and one for previous versions (SketchUp 8 and SketchUp 2013).

May 15, 2013 V-Ray 1.6 for Sketchup Beta Now Open

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V-Ray 1.6 for Sketchup Beta Now Open

Chaos Group has announced the open beta for V-Ray 1.6 for Sketchup. This massive upgrade to V-Ray for SketchUp includes a series of new feature introductions that enhance visualization workflow and render quality (V-Ray RT®, V-Ray Dome Light), and streamline scene complexity (V-Ray Proxy).

V-Ray 1.6 for SketchUp Key Features

Rendering Engine Upgrades:

  • V-Ray RT – This CPU-supported rendering engine streamlines scene setup and provides instant visual feedback directly in SketchUp for quicker design, material, and lighting decisions.

Lights:

  • Dome Light – Creates simple, artifact-free image-based lighting through importance sampling of HDR images and optimization tools for light tracing and GI precision.

  • Lights as Components – V-Ray lights can now be part of a SketchUp component, making the process of changing the design and settings of multiple lights at once much easier.
  • Sphere Light – Creates spherically shaped area lights.

Geometry:

  • V-Ray Proxy – Manages scene memory and efficiently renders large amounts of geometry to increase detail and complexity in scenes. V-Ray Proxy objects are dynamically loaded and unloaded at render time, which saves vital RAM resources.


Open Beta Application Process and Beta Duration

This beta program will be open to everyone who wants to take part in it and users will not need a dongle to participate. More details here.

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