V-Ray 6 For Sketchup Is Out: What's New?

October 04, 2022 3 min read

V-Ray 6 For Sketchup Is Out: What's New?

V-Ray 6 for SketchUp opens a new chapter of design development and collaboration.  It is now possible to bring Enscape scenes to V-Ray, and, with Chaos Cloud Collaboration. Powerful new workflows allow you to intuitively create intricate skies and complex geometric patterns like a seasoned pro. Improvements in the V-Ray material enable faster creation of even more realistic materials than before.

Key features in V-Ray 6 for SketchUp include:

V-Ray & Enscape Compatibility.
Introducing the most powerful visualization workflow in the AEC industry. With V-Ray 6, it’s simple to transfer real-time scenes from Enscape and continue building on work to take it to the highest possible level of photorealism. With support for Enscape materials, 3D models, and lights, V-Ray ensures that all design decisions are kept throughout the project development stages and collaboration between designers and visualization specialists is smoother than ever. No dead ends. No starting over. A seamless end-to-end design process. 

Chaos Cloud Collaboration.
It’s easy to share work and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders on the cloud. With Chaos Cloud Collaboration you can upload your images and image panoramas straight from the V-Ray Frame Buffer and significantly speed up the approval process.

Finite Dome light mode.
Elevate your product design and HDRI environment renders with the new, more flexible ground projection capabilities of the V-Ray Dome Light. Set the scale of your light, and have full control over blend settings with the new Finite Dome mode.

Procedural clouds.
Craft just the right cloudy sky for your environment in just a few clicks with V-Ray Sun and Sky’s new procedural clouds system. No need to settle for a static HDR or a cloudless sky. Now you can easily simulate a variety of cloud types and weather conditions, from partly cloudy to overcast. Render realistic stills, or dynamic timelapses.

V-Ray Enmesh.
With Enmesh, you can think of geometry like a texture — but rather than repeating an image over a surface, it uses tileable geometry. Enmesh is ideal for creating patterns such as fences and fabrics, and it uses much less memory than displacement or copying by hand.

Distance Texture. 
Vary effects such as displacement or procedural fur based on proximity to create a realistic correlation between the elements in a composition. Create a well-trodden path through a procedural lawn or form dark spots under downspouts. 

Enhanced Dirt Texture.
Place dirt with higher precision by adding or excluding objects.  

Better Translucent Materials.
Render translucent materials such as frosted glass or marble faster with the V-Ray Material’s improved subsurface scattering mode. 

Iridescent Materials. 
Easily create iridescent materials such as soap bubbles, oil spills, and more with the new Thin Film option available in the V-Ray Material.  

More Accurate Reflections.
Metals and rough reflective materials render more accurately thanks to a new energy preservation technique.

BONUS FEATURES

Pause Your Renders.
Pause and resume renders at any time. 

Asset Tags.
Group assets using the new tags system in the Asset Editor to improve scene organization in complex projects.

All Assets Inside Chaos Cosmos.
V-Ray’s built-in material library is now part of Chaos Cosmos, so it’s easy to find and manage all assets in a single location. 

ACEScg Color Management.
Take advantage of a wider color palette for render output with the industry-standard ACEScg color encoding system.

Smarter Light Calculation in Interactive Mode.
Achieve better-exposed results that are even closer to final render quality thanks to Light Cache calculations in IPR mode.

V-Ray is now available in three plans: Solo, Premium, and Enterprise.
The Solo plan gives independent artists and freelancers an affordable and full-featured solution for rendering on one computer.
The Premium plan is perfect for those who need access to floating licenses and Chaos companion products such as Phoenix, Player, Scans, and Vantage.
The Enterprise plan is ideal for large studios considering volume purchases. 

Users can now render with V-Ray in any host application and benefit from the powerful suite of Chaos products and services with just a single license. Each of the new plans (Solo, Premium, and Enterprise) includes Chaos Cosmos’ high-quality assets. Last but not least, all V-Ray plans include high-quality support at no extra cost.

Feel free to call our experts at 866 362 8970 to find out more about V-Ray upgrades or migrations, or to request a quote.

 

Chaos Products 

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