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Chaos connects V-Ray 6 for SketchUp and Rhino to Enscape

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Photorealistic renderers now support real-time viz tool for the ‘smooth transfer’ of assets between architects and viz specialists


Chaos has created a bridge between its real-time architectural visualization software Enscape and its photorealistic rendering tools V-Ray 6 for SketchUp and V-Ray 6 for Rhino/Grasshopper. The new workflow enhancement follows on from the merger of Chaos and Enscape earlier this year.

With the new connection, architects can start the visualisation process in Enscape’s real-time environment, and then ‘smoothly transfer’ the asset to the visualisation team to deliver the highest levels of photorealism in V-Ray.

“When applications don’t talk to each other, design intent can quickly get lost as a project moves from schematic to marketing,” said Konstantin Gaytandzhiev, V-Ray for Rhino and SketchUp product manager at Chaos.

“With this new bridge, an architect’s design can continue to be iterated on with every nuance intact, removing the open questions that slow teams down.”

According to Chaos, with support for Enscape materials, environments, lights and compatible 3D assets, V-Ray 6 ensures that all design decisions are kept throughout the project development stages, creating an unbroken chain between designers and V-Ray specialists.

V-Ray users can also use Enscape technology as part of the new Procedural Cloud system that allows artists to ‘easily simulate’ a variety of cloud types and weather conditions, from partly cloudy to overcast.

V-Ray 6 also includes a new ‘Enmesh’ tool that allows complex geometric patterns to be quickly created over object surfaces to make detailed panels, fences, fabrics and more in an automated and memory-efficient way.

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There are also improvements to lighting, materials (iridescent and translucent) reflections, and textures, including SketchUp/Enscape Material support where native Enscape materials can be kept as is or promoted to V-Ray materials as desired.

A full list of features can be found in the “What’s New” pages for V-Ray 6 for SketchUp and V-Ray 6 for Rhino/Grasshopper.

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