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Tidbits: Chaos V-Ray 2 for Rhino, e-on Software, MagicPlan, etc.

Mac and iOS CAD/3D News : We have some news tidbits on Chaos Group’s V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino as well as news on e-on software’s PLE’s for Vue 2014, plus news on MagicPlan coming to Android


Chaos Group releases V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino

Although this isn’t a Mac product yet until Rhino for Mac supports third-party extensions, the latest news from Bulgaria-based Chaos Group is the new release of V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino. Much like the V-Ray product featured on Architosh regarding V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp–which is of course on the Mac–this latest update sports numerous improvements.

For starters V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino is now up to 30x faster for V-Ray RT performance, V-Ray Express Tools and HDR Light Studio live connection with Light Paint. This latest update is available now for Rhino versions 4 and 5. The update is free for current V-Ray 1.5 for Rhino license holders. Suggested retail price is 690.EUR or 960.USD. To learn more visit them here.

e-on software releases Vue 2014 PLE and Trial Versions

Since early December e-on software has made available the free Vue xStream and Infinite 2014 PLE (Personal Learning Edition) software, together with trail versions of its products for 3d artists: Vue Esprit, Vue Studio and Vue Complete 2014.

The new PLE versions are fully functional versions of Vue xStream and Vue Infinite 2014. In this version e-on software has abolished some of the limitations of previous releases. In particular users can:

  • Create complete projects, save your work and export to other applications
  • Render in full HD (for stills) and animations up to 720p
  • Experience Vue’s power directly inside 3ds Max, Maya, Softimage, LightWave or Cinema 4D
  • Try Vue render nodes on your network
  • Learn at your own pace (PLE never expires)

The Person Learning Editions ship with a wide selection of Vue presets, as well as a complete PDF reference manual. Users can download the Vue 2014 PLE at no charge from

MagicPlan now on Android

While  MagicPlan has been available on Apple’s iOS since 2011, Sensopia has recently announced that version 3.2 is now available for Android.

“MagicPlan 3.0 has been the version we have been targeting for release on Android,” says Pierre Gaubil, CEO of Sensopia. “Developing MagicPlan on Android has presented a unique challenge, due to the fact that our software leverages all of the hardware in each device so specifically, unlike any other product on the market.”

You can learn more about MagicPlan on their website:

Architosh Analysis

Sensopia’s CEO’s comments about Android express, though subtly, the complexity inherent in developing for the Android platform because the platform is much more open than iOS but presents the software developer with myriad more choices in targeting many more types of devices running several different flavors of Android. The company acknowledges its iOS users submit more than 20,000 plans online each day. It shall be interesting to see if MagicPlan on Android contributes substantially to this number in the months ahead.

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