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New @ Design8: V-Ray for Revit

March 21, 2017

V-Ray for Revit from now on available at Design8!

V-Ray 3 for Revit will revolutionize the workflows of architects and designers. It combines our most intuitive interface to date with industry-standard rendering technology. Any Revit user can create high-quality photorealistic imagery, and make design decisions faster than ever before.

About V-Ray for Revit

V-Ray for Revit is built for architects who want to create great design renders without the learning curve. V-Ray for Revit uses the same interface as other version 3.x versions of V-Ray (SketchUp, 3ds Max, Maya, etc.), so you could make consistent renders during your complete 3D workflow.

Click here for more information about V-Ray for Revit.

If you are already interested in buying or demoing V-Ray for Revit, please click one of the buttons below for a demo download or a map with resellers in your neighborhood.


New change in SketchUp Pro upgrade policy

March 20, 2017

More than 60% discount on your SketchUp Pro upgrade / renewal? Yes, please!

After April 21, 2017, the upgrade policy for SketchUp Pro will have a new change. With the new upgrade policy it will no longer be possible to upgrade your license for SketchUp Pro version 8 or earlier to the latest version of SketchUp Pro (version 2017). Also, if the Maintenance on your license has expired more than 3 years, you will not be able to renew the Maintenance anymore. So, take advantage from the current upgrade policy now and save a lot on your SketchUp Pro renewal! You can order your upgrade through one of our dedicated resellers or contact us for the upgrade possibilities.

New Upgrade & Renewal Pricing

As from April 21, 2017, the following prices for upgrading and renewing licenses (excl. VAT and per license/seat) will apply:

Standalone licenses:
Regular Maintenance renewal
Maintenance expired less than 1 year
Maintenance expired 1 to 3 years
Maintenance expired more than 3 years
SketchUp Pro v8 or earlier

Networked licenses:
Regular Maintenance renewal
Maintenance expired less than 1 year
Maintenance expired 1 to 3 years
Maintenance expired more than 3 years
SketchUp Pro v8 or earlier

  Current price:
€ 122,-
€ 183,-
€ 244,-
€ 244,-
€ 244,-

€ 202,-
€ 303,-
€ 404,-
€ 404,-
€ 404,-

  Price after 21-04-2017:
€ 122,-
€ 183,-
€ 244,-
€ 702,-1
€ 702,-1

€ 202,-
€ 303,-
€ 404,-
€ 1.564,-2
€ 1.564,-2

1 Price of a new license including 1 year of Maintenance
2 Price of a new network license including 1 year of Maintenance, minimum order quantity is 5 seats!

Happy Sketching!


Free Live Demonstration solidThinking Inspire

March 13, 2017

Time to lose weight now and create a beautiful shape!

On Thursday March 30, 2017, Design8 will organize an extensive demonstration of the topology optimization software solidThinking Inspire.

During this live demonstration, Felix Radisch from Altair (developer of solidThinking) will show how easy it is to save weight on your product concept and reach its optimal stiffness at the same time. Participation is free, you only need to fill in this subscription form or call +31(0)344 577 884. The event includes lunch and lasts until 13:00 CET, so you will have the whole afternoon to yourself.


Event title:
  solidThinking Inspire - Live Demonstration
Thursday March 30, 2017
Edisonstraat 24, Tiel (NL)
Free Subscription

We are looking forward seeing you March 30, 2017!


V-Ray 3 for SketchUp released!

March 8, 2017

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

Design8 is excited to announce V-Ray 3 for SketchUp! It has been redesigned from the ground up to help the user focus on being creative without worrying about the technical stuff. The new interface is clean and simple, with quick presets and streamlined controls. Now, it's faster and easier than ever to create great looking renders right in SketchUp!

New Features

  • SketchUp 2017 Support
    V-Ray 3 for SketchUp is compatible with SketchUp 2015, 2016 and 2017.
  • 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 200 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%.
  • One-click VR
    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 SketchUp 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 SketchUp. 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 SketchUp 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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