Chaos Group launches V-Ray Next for Revit

News | 04.12.2019

December 3, 2019 – Chaos Group launches V-Ray Next for Revit, building scene intelligence, asset management and simple workflows deep into the design process. Architects can now be more creative in their favorite tool, using dozens of new features and improvements to produce photorealistic imagery faster than ever before.

We’ve distilled four years of R&D into a tool that will instantly make sense to architects, so they can save more time as they move from concept to construction. V-Ray Next is not just the next step in our evolution, it’s helping Revit do things it couldn’t do before.

Ana Lyubenova, product specialist for Revit at Chaos Group

A Better Revit

  • New Asset Editor – Create, edit, save and manage V-Ray materials all in one place. Advanced materials give designers even more control when fine-tuning their designs, simplifying the process of recreating real-world materials with complex surfaces.
  • Appearance Manager – Basic Revit assets can now be switched to photoreal V-Ray assets at render time to keep BIM models unaffected and clean.
  • Better Entourage – With .vrscene linking, architects can now quickly populate visualizations with high-quality entourage from any V-Ray product, giving designs a more custom look.
  • Randomize Objects – Add variety to plants and trees by randomizing the scale and rotation of V-Ray Proxy and V-Ray Scene instances.
  • Lighting Analysis – Easily evaluate real-world lux values from daylight and fixtures to determine the true illumination levels of design.

Smarter, Faster

  • Speed Boosts – Rendering speeds are now up to 50 percent faster in V-Ray Next. Improvements to GPU rendering offer another 200 percent, further extended through V-Ray’s new Adaptive Dome Light, which can show improvements up to 2x.
  • Auto Exposure & White Balance – The V-Ray Physical Camera can now set the correct camera exposure and white balance automatically, offering picture-perfect renders every time.
  • Real-Time AI Denoiser – No-input denoising eliminates image noise almost instantly to give an immediate sense of lighting.
  • New Lens Effects – Add an extra touch of photorealism with the fully redesigned camera lens effects. Simulate real-world bloom and glare; add lens dust and scratches; or get feedback in the Aperture Preview for more refined control.

More Efficient

  • Improved Toolbar – Redesigned icons and features make for a more intuitive user experience.
  • Revit Decals – With full support for Revit Decals, users can now easily render paintings, signs, screens and more.
  • Settings & Work-Sharing – V-Ray settings can now be saved within a Revit project, making it easy to adopt and share the same render settings across teams and projects.
  • Direct Render Saves – A streamlined workflow now allows for direct saves to a Revit project from the V-Ray Frame Buffer.
  • Background Image – Stunning light setups can now be combined with custom background images through a merged dialog, making it easier to separate out different elements of a lighting simulation.

V-Ray Next for Revit elevates our design process, helping us achieve professional grade renders straight out of Revit. Thanks to its photorealistic lighting and proxy implementation, we can save time in post-production and focus on our design intent.

Miguel Colina, Architectural Designer at Robert A.M. Stern Architects