Chaos Group has unveiled V-Ray 1.6 for SketchUp open beta today, these users now have the biggest expansion to SketchUp’s rendering capabili...
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Key Features are: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.
*Dome Light – Creates simple, artifact-free image-based lighting using importance sampling of HDR images. This technique greatly optimizes 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.
*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.
V-Ray Lens Effect
Lens Effect - allows you to achieve bloom and glare effects in your renderings.
V-Ray Material - a compact and optimized material that includes diffuse, reflection, and refraction parameters with the ability to change the BRDF
Wrapper Material - can be used to specify additional properties per material. Most importantly you can now create true matte materials which shows the background as opposed to the base material.
Material Library - this new library contains over a 100 ready to use and photo realistic V-Ray materials.
Procedural Texture Mapping - we add more texture mapping toallow you create different effect on the materials. Now you have more freedom on the materials creation.
- Combine Color
Three different Color Spaces - to correct the gamma of the images.
- Gamma Corrected
You can Apply for being V-Ray 1.6 for SketchUp Open Beta tester here
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