Chaos (formerly Chaos Group) released last week V-Ray 5 for Revit. The new software brings an intuitive mix of photorealistic rendering and real-time rendering to the popular BIM workflow.
V-Ray 5 for Revit
With a real-time view into daily Revit work, BIM users can design with the aid of immediate feedback before moving forward with full photorealism with V-Ray’s final renderer. Additionally, Chaos has included Chaos Cosmos, a powerful new 3D content library tailored for the needs of architecture.
“No one wants to start and stop when it comes to visualization; architects need constant access to push ideas to their full potential,” said Phillip Miller, VP of product management at Chaos. “With V-Ray 5 for Revit, that creative process can finally be unbroken. When changes are made, they’ll be reflected right away, giving architects an always-on view into how each idea is shaping up. This is a complete visualization solution from start to finish. And for many, it’s going to feel like a whole new world.”
Real-Time with V-Ray Vision
V-Ray Vision is an “always-on” viewer that updates in real-time, offering a high-quality representation of a Revit model as architects work. Vision helps users work quickly through iterative workflows to optimize their designs and it encourages design visualization as part of the design workflow.
The redesigned V-Ray Frame Buffer (VFB) now includes V-Ray 5’s most user-friendly features, making it easy to bring a personal touch to any rendering. With Light Mix, users can interactively explore changes in color and brightness of any light without rendering again, creating multiple lighting scenarios from a single render. There is also post-processing features replacing the need for external editing tools. And for extra control, the Layer Compositor can be used to render layers and recombine render settings and effects.
Other new features include:
- New Sun and Sky – Improves accuracy across the board, including when the sun is near the horizon, right before sunrise and after sunset.
- Line Renderings – Give renders an illustrative look by adding linework with global contour controls and material overrides.
- Texture Randomization – Now easier to create subtle variations in textures and materials for added realism.
- Stochastic Texture Tiling – An automatic fix for repeating textures.
- Coat Layer – Gain extra reflections on polished or lacquered surfaces without using blend materials.
- Sheen Layer – Easily simulate fabrics like velvet, satin, and silk.
- New Displacement Workflow – Displacement can now be applied to both native Revit and V-Ray materials.
- Dirt and Weathering – New controls for aging materials with procedural streaks have been added to the VRayDirtMtl.
Pricing and Availability
V-Ray 5 for Revit is available now. A perpetual license is priced at $790, with upgrades available for $395. Term licensing is available at $350 (annually) and $60 (monthly). V-Ray 5 for Revit is also included in V-Ray Collection, an annual plan that gives users full access to 15 Chaos products and services for $699/year.
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