VRscans Plug-in1-Year Rental is combination of a hardware-based scanning system and a software-based rendering plugin that work together to easily create material properties
for creating realistic renderings without the usual workflow of texture maps and tweaking shader settings. This enables a high level of accuracy for
visualizing real-world materials in renders.
The VRscans Plug-in is specially designed to import and render scanned materials. Since .vrscan files are a proprietary format, the VRscans Plug-in acts as a bridge into
the latest versions of V-Ray for 3ds Max and V-Ray for Maya. Chaos Group expects to support other applications soon.
Access to the growing library of VRscans materials is now available, and comes with the purchase of VRscans Plug-in.
How does the VRscan process work?
The process begins with a scan of an existing real-world object surface. VRscans Plug-in uses BTF (bidirectional texture functions) instead of BRDF
approximations (such as Phong, Blinn, Ward, etc) to capture a material's true surface appearance, texture data, and its unique response to light.
All this information is then stored in a unique VRscans Plug-in material format. This scanned material is then read in to the CG scene using the VRscans Plug-in and is
ready for rendering through V-Ray without much (if any) additional tweaking required to match the original scanned material's surface.
Step 1. Send materials to be scanned
Clients provide Chaos Group with one or more physical material samples.
Step 2. Materials are evaluated for scanning
Chaos Group's lab techs evaluate each material to determine if it's suitable for scanning. If not, the material will be returned at no charge.
Step 3. Materials are scanned
Each material is carefully scanned by one of Chaos Group's expert lab techs. Once the scan is complete, the resulting images are transformed
into a seamless, tileable file. And after passing inspection and strict quality control, the material scans are ready for delivery.
Step 4. Scanned files are delivered
Files are delivered by private FTP link or physical drive. Additional courier fees may apply.
Step 5. Material samples are returned
Chaos Group understands that materials may be proprietary or copyrighted, and all samples are promptly returned to the client.
Here are some of VRscans Plug-in's key features:
Adjust UV tiling
Adjust the scale of the texture tiling by interactively clicking on the object's mesh.
Control the color
Tint the color of the original scanned surface to suit your scene's needs by adjusting the Filter color on the scanned material
Easily read information on the scanned object
The scanned material hosts information fields that display information from the original scanned object such as the size of the physical
sample used to scan the material.
Set the Subdivision level
Control quality and speed of reflections by adjusting subdivisions of reflection rays as well as the Trace Depth to set the number of
reflection bounces needed.
Index of Refraction
Scanned materials with a clear coat layer, like car paint, also have an accurate IOR value that is obtained from the scanning process
for the surface.
Adjustable surface bump
The VRscans Plug-in process stores a built-in bump map for the clear coat layer of the scanned material that can be controlled for the needs of
In order to work properly, your copy of VRscans Plug-in — 1-Year Rental requires :
VRscans Plug-in — 1-Year Rental will be be digitally delivered to you. Within 1 or 2 working days from your purchase you will receive an e-mail with your Licensing Information and instructions on how to download and activate the software.
VRscans Plug-in — 1-Year Rental will be delivered digitally, no Sales Tax will be collected by Novedge.