NEWS: Chaos Group releases V-Ray 3 for Revit

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Plug-in makes professional V-Ray rendering technology available directly inside Revit

V-Ray 3 for Revit, the rendering tool designed for architects rather than design viz specialists, has come out of beta and is now available.

Built on the widely used V-Ray rendering technology, the Revit plug-in is optimised to handle large BIM datasets. The software is also designed to preserve the integrity of the BIM database, allowing architects to add realistic lights, cameras and materials using what developer Chaos Group describes as a non-destructive workflow.

“V-Ray for Revit gives us the ability to render great imagery and use it as part of our design process,” said Daniel Hurtubise, BIM manager at Renzo Piano Building Workshop. “We can test out ideas, get feedback, and make decisions faster. It’s a new level of freedom, and something we think most architects will be excited about.”

V-Ray for Revit is part of a wider strategy by Chaos Group to create a unified rendering standard for the AEC community. With updates to V-Ray for SketchUp and Rhino coming soon, the company says projects will be able to look consistent, regardless of visualisation application.

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“V-Ray for Revit opens visualization up to the entire design team,” said Brian Russell, V-Ray for Revit Product Manager at Chaos Group. “Now every team member can communicate more effectively at every stage of the process.”

V-Ray 3 for Revit is available now for Windows and is compatible with Autodesk Revit 2015, 2016, 2017. A full workstation license can be purchased for $695, €500, or £430, and includes a new online licensing option.

To learn more about the software, read our in-depth preview.

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