Fresh Update: V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max Now Supports 3ds Max 2015

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A new update for V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max 2015 is now available for download. In addition to support for 3ds Max 2015, Chaos Group has added a new VrayPointParticleMtl material. This is a free update for current V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max users.

This update also includes:

  • V-Ray: Added option to the .vrmesh exporter to automatically create a Multi/Sub-Object material when exporting multiple objects in a single file
  • V-Ray RT CPU: Added lights include/exclude list support
  • V-Ray RT: Implemented showing Safe Frame when rendering in a viewport
  • VRayProxy: Added option to render particles as points
  • VRayProxy: Added option to enable/disable Alembic full names support in visibility lists
  • V-Ray MetaballsVRayProxy: Added support for hair and particles color channels from Alembic
  • VRayProxy: Make the “Animation offset” parameter animatable
  • To purchase additional licenses or for more information, please visit: ArchVision.com for the latest on feature update availability. Click product version for current purchase options.

    Licensed users may access the update directly from Chaos Group here.

    LHB Minneapolis Office Renderings Submitted for LEED® CI Platinum

    Gathering Space,  LHB, Inc, Minneapolis

    Gathering Space, LHB, Inc, Minneapolis

    LHB is dedicated to being environmentally responsible, reducing long term operating costs, and improving the quality of life for their clients. This is true even when they are their own clients. LHB is pursuing LEED® CI Platinum certification for their Minneapolis office.

    In this project, RPC Content helps communicate the size and the new collaborative environment the Minneapolis LHB offices offer. The design features of the space, such as overhead fabric ductwork and LED lighting, are part of an effort to gain Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) Platinum designation for commercial interiors from the U.S. Green Building Council.

    We always enjoy seeing customer projects and how they utilize RPC Content. In this project, renderings were completed in Revit. ArchVision RPC Content was ‘ghosted’ in Photoshop and then merged into the Revit scene for final output. Project design by Bruce Cornwall, models by Nick Vreeland, and renderings by Daniel Stine.

    For tutorials on RPC lighting and techniques, please visit our help site. To see how to place RPC Content into Revit scenes, view our video tutorials. Get started using RPC Content, download ArchVision Dashboard here.

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    Meeting Space, LHB, Inc, Minneapolis

    LHB ranked as one of the top engineering and architectural firms in the nation by Engineering News-Record (ENR), Architectural Record, and as a 2013 Hot Firm by ZweigWhite.

    LHB ranked No. 381, up from No. 463 two years ago, in the ENR Top 500 Design Firms List. In addition, LHB placed No. 249 on Architectural Record’s Top 300 Architecture Firms List, and No. 45 on The Zweig Letter Hot Firm List.

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    Phone Booth, LHB, Inc, Minneapolis

    Want to see your firm featured?

    Share your project with us. Contact us at dfife@archvision.com

    Live Webinar Tomorrow: Discover What’s New with ArchVision RPC and Revit

    Live Webinar 11-20-2013

    The Wait is Over! Autodesk 360 Cloud-based Rendering for RPC Content is Available.

    cloud2Since the release of Autodesk 360 Cloud-based Rendering, the demand to render RPC Content in the cloud has been constant. Initially, only the in-application RPC entourage rendered in the cloud. After much collaboration between ArchVision and Autodesk, RPC rendering support is now available for all ArchVision Dashboard RPC Content objects. Please keep in mind that this is early in the release cycle; user feedback is critical. Let us know how your experience goes!

    How do I enable support?
    To enable support for rendering RPCs in Autodesk 360 download the Autodesk Revit 2014 Update Release 2 from the Autodesk Revit Services & Support page.

    How do I place RPC Content into my Revit Project?
    To take advantage of this feature simply Drag & Drop RPC objects from ArchVision Dashboard into your Revit project and then click on Render in Cloud under View. For instructions on using RPCs in Revit, please click here.

    Which RPC Content is supported?
    Every RPC that is featured in ArchVision Dashboard will render. Custom created RPC Content support is coming soon! ArchVision Dashboard provides the platform for a series of new features, including RPC Drag & Drop into Revit and will also enable support for RPC Custom Content in the future. We are seeking beta testers now. Email us at support@archvision.com for more information.

    Things to Know
    To ensure correct rendering results, please use a camera view. At present, orthographic views are presenting unpredictable results. This is a known issue and is being addressed. Some users are reporting ‘Unknown Errors’ with job submissions. This is also being investigated. If you experience other issues, please report them to Autodesk 360 and to our support@archvision.com channel.

    Watch for updates here at blog.archvision.com.

    V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp Officially Released!

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    SketchUp is one of the most widely used and easy to learn 3D modeling software applications on the market. And, V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp only improves the experience! This artist-friendly rendering solution for SketchUp features dramatic improvements to visualization workflow (V-Ray RT®), image-based lighting quality (V-Ray Dome Light), and a designer’s ability to quickly manage complex scenes with highly detailed models (V-Ray Proxy).

    V-Ray 2.0 for Sketchup can be purchased here. ($799 USD)

    Existing V-Ray for SketchUp users can upgrade here. ($320 USD)

    Click here to view the new V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp product at ArchVision and view the PDF for new features.

    Have questions? Contact us at support@archvision.com.

    V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max Beta Announced

    Image Credit:  Marek Denko, Courtesy Chaos Group

    Image Credit: Marek Denko, Courtesy Chaos Group


    Chaos Group has officially announced the V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max Beta Program. ArchVision welcomes you to participate in this program and discover the advantages of the latest edition of the V-Ray render engine. Learn all about the V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max Beta program here.

    During the beta process, you will also have direct access to Chaos Group’s development team and the beta community via the V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max Forum.

    As a beta tester, you will have access to new V-Ray features including-:

    • Faster Ray Tracing: Faster Brute Force and Path Tracing calculations
    • New User Interface: New artist-friendly UI with easy access to common controls
    • Progressive Rendering: New path-traced rendering engine with intuitive set up
    • Quick Settings: New presets and controls for tuning quality and speed
    • VRmats: Universal V-Ray shader for use across multiple applications
    • New Shaders: New Skin shader, ray-traced SSS, and support for OSL
    • Improved Hair: Faster render speeds and optimized shading for hair and fur
    • Alembic: Integrated support for Alembic Caches
    • Advanced Color: Improved color workflow with support for LUTs, ICC, and OpenColorIO
    • Deep Data: Complete support for Deep Data and OpenEXR 2.0
    • Render Mask: Define render areas using an image mask
    • RT GPU Render Elements: Support for render element in V-Ray RT GPU
    • Improved Distributed Rendering: Automatic asset collection for Distributed Rendering

    Check out all of the V-Ray products currently available at ArchVision here. Visit this blog often for more news on the development of V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max.

    ArchVision Previews New Features at the Revit Technology Conference

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    What better place to showcase new Revit features? ArchVision is looking forward to participating in RTC North America, July 10-13. Attendees have a chance to learn best practices and get some incredible tips and tricks from the industry’s top Revit experts. The Revit-centric meeting is managed by users for users and is a perfect opportunity to catch up with users and engage them about some new ArchVision Dashboard 2.0[beta] features and technology trends.

    ArchVision Dashboard 2.0[beta] provides an immediate improvement to Revit users with support for RPC Drag & Drop into Revit 2013 and 2014, RPC Content and Plug-in management tools and a variety of other features.

    ArchVision will demo new content conversion tools and organizational tools:

    • Convert 2D Images into RPCs Instantly
    • Tag and Organize Content
    • Drag & Drop .rfa, .dwg, & .skp Into Your Apps

    Stop by and check it out!

    Contact support@archvision.com for additional information.

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