LOS ANGELES — Chaos Group (www.chaosgroup.com) has released V-Ray 3 for SketchUp, a photorealistic rendering plug-in that is fast and easy to use. Built for architects and designers, the intuitive new interface allows users to create great-looking renders quickly, with no training required.
V-Ray 3 for SketchUp is interactive and significantly faster, taking full advantage of CPU or GPU acceleration. From quick design models to fully detailed and photorealistic scenes, V-Ray 3 is designed to be SketchUp’s most powerful rendering solution.
“Our users want as much rendering power as they can get, but in the most streamlined form possible,” says Corey Rubadue, VP of AEC and Design at Chaos Group. “V-Ray 3 for SketchUp has been rebuilt from the ground up to make the entire user experience simpler, so anyone can create professional-level renders on day one.”
V-Ray 3 for SketchUp includes a full suite of tools for lighting, materials and rendering. Now, any natural or artificial lighting scenario can be created with built-in light types, a physical sun and sky system, and HDR environments. For realistic interior scenes, these tools can be paired with V-Ray’s unique global illumination methods, resulting in the most accurate representation of light possible.
This new version also includes a drag-and-drop library of over 200 physically accurate materials, perfect for adding realism to any project. Real-world camera controls let designers work like a photographer, with settings for exposure, perspective correction and depth of field. V-Ray 3 for SketchUp includes everything users need to render anything they want.
New features include the ability to render VR-ready content for the most popular virtual reality headsets (Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift). V-Ray Swarm is a powerful, scalable distributed rendering system that's simple and fast. Users can easily create quick cutaways and section renders with V-Ray Clipper. The denoiser automatically remove noise and cuts render times by up to 50 percent.
V-Ray 3 for SketchUp is available now for Windows and Mac OS. Workstation licenses are $695 and are fully compatible with SketchUp Version 8, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017. Upgrades are also available.