One of the bigger announcements coming out of the world of 3D software this week at this week’s SIGGRAPH 2014 conference and exhibition is news of Chaos Group’s V-Ray renderer coming to The Foundry’s popular 3D software applications MODO and NUKE. The companies have partnered to make this happen due to demand from artists who want access to the famed V-RAY renderer.
“Chaos Group and The Foundry’s products have been cornerstones of Atomic Fiction’s workflow since day one,” said Kevin Baillie, co-founder and VFX supervisor at Atomic Fiction. “Both companies share an obvious passion for making amazing, production-focused tools, and are constantly looking towards the future. We’re excited that their futures are converging to unify our rendering pipeline across our favorite applications!”
Bill Collis, CEO of The Foundry comments: “We have been working together with Chaos Group for a number of years and it’s great that we are now able to offer this integration between our products. V-Ray has a great user-base in our own key markets, VFX and design, and we are excited to help our clients to access these technologies in a more streamlined and efficient workflow.”
Details and Integration
Starting today V-Ray for MODO and NUKE are available as a public beta, and the commercial version of V-RAY for KATANA is available for purchase.
Built on V-Ray’s latest 3.0 core rendering technology, the integration of V-Ray with The Foundry’s toolset helps streamline the workflows of numerous studios around the world. The status of each V-Ray integration product is:
- V-Ray | MODO — Provides flexibility and production-proven rendering capabilities for MODO artists creating 3D content. Now in public beta.
- V-Ray | NUKE — Unifies the pipeline between NUKE artists and 3D artists for unprecedented workflow improvements at all stages of production, while providing access to V-Ray’s advanced ray tracing capabilities. Now in public beta.
- V-Ray | KATANA — First used on “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” by Industrial Light & Magic, the industry-leading lighting and look development package is now coupled with industry-standard rendering technology. Available upon request.
Users looking to hear more about the V-Ray for The Foundry’s tools will get their chance at SIGGRAPH 2014, as both companies will be discussing this exciting new development as part of a series of joint events.
“Chaos Group and The Foundry products are staples of the VFX and broadcast industries, which makes every measure of efficiency or improvement a step forward for artists in the trenches,” said Peter Mitev, CEO of Chaos Group. “With this alliance, we will continue to give artists whatever they need to be successful at every stage of their pipeline.”
Chaos Group on-stage interview – Chaos Group’s Chief Commercial Officer Lon Grohs will join Brad Peebler (President of the Americas at The Foundry) in The Foundry Booth (#601, right next to the Chaos Group Booth) for a web-streamed discussion of the announcement on Wednesday, August 13 at 10:00 a.m.
MODO/MARI user group – Chaos Group will outline the new functionality of V-Ray for MODO at the Vancouver session of this popular user group. It is open to the public and will be held August 13 at the Georgia Ballroom A at The Hyatt Regency Hotel from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.