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Happy Easter 2017!

Modeled in MODO and rendered in KeyShot by Martin Kamminga


V-Ray 3 for SketchUp update available

April 13, 2017

A new update for V-Ray 3 for SketchUp (v3.40.02) is now available for download. The update for this high-end render plugin contains the following improvements:

  • V-Ray Swarm now works with macOS;
  • Denoiser improvements;
  • Added toolbar controls;
  • Viewport improvements.


If you are new to V-Ray for SketchUp, you can request your demo version here. If you are already using V-Ray 3.x for SketchUp, you can go to your login page at Chaos Group's website to get your latest full version of V-Ray for SketchUp.

Buy / Upgrade

If you are convinced by the possibilities of V-Ray 3 for SketchUp, you can buy your (upgrade) license through one of our dedicated resellers.

Happy Rendering!


V-Ray 3.5 for Max update available

April 12, 2017

A new V-Ray 3.5 for 3ds Max update (3.50.04) is available for download now. The update for this high-end render plugin for Autodesk's 3ds Max contains the following improvements:

  • Adaptive lights – Fixed rendering artifacts in certain situations;
  • V-Ray/V-Ray RT - Optimized geometry compilation for scenes with displacement on machines with multiple cores;
  • V-Ray IPR - New settings to track changes to the VFB size, and to force progressive sampling;
  • Virtual Reality - V-Ray RT now has the option to only render the visible part of the image in OpenVR and Oculus renders.


If you are new to V-Ray for 3ds Max, you can request a demo version here. If you are already using V-Ray 3.x for 3ds Max, you can go to your login page at ChaosGroup's website to get your latest full version of V-Ray for 3ds Max.

Happy Rendering!


V-Ray 3 for Rhino released!

April 5, 2017

(Re)Introducing Rhino's most powerful rendering plugin!

Design8 is excited to announce V-Ray 3 for Rhino! V-Ray 3 for Rhino is made for designers. The new quick render presets and intuitive controls let the user focus on design, not the technical details. It’s clean, it’s simple and it’s now faster than ever to create great-looking renders right in Rhino!

New Features

  • Online Licensing
    With online licensing, licenses can be activated in real-time once an order is processed. This option is only available for new licenses.
  • New User Interface
    A designer-friendly user interface for faster workflows.
  • Material Libray
    Over 500 drag and drop materials to speed up your next projects.
  • V-Ray Swarm
    A powerful, scalable distributed rendering system that's simple and fast.
  • Denoiser
    Automatically remove noise and cut render times by up to 50%.
  • Virtual Reality
    Render VR-ready content for popular virtual reality headsets.
  • Section Cuts
    Easily create quick cutaways and section renders with V-Ray Clipper.
  • Aerial Perspective
    Quickly add realistic atmospheric depth and haze.
  • Grass
    Create realistic grass, fabrics and carpets with V-Ray Fur.

Free Upgrade

Did you buy your copy of V-Ray 2.x for Rhino after November 1, 2015? Then you will be eligible for a free upgrade. This free upgrade includes one workstation license plus one render node. If you qualify for this free upgrade, please contact your reseller and provide them with the WBC file of your current dongle for V-Ray 2.x for Rhino. Due to high interest in this offer, free upgrades can take up to 10 business days to be processed!

Try & Buy

Click here to request a 30-day trial of V-Ray 3 for Rhino and be amazed by the possibilities! Convinced? Click here to see a map of resellers that can perfectly be at your service and you will be rendering the most incredible images tomorrow!

Happy Rendering!

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