SOURCE: Chaos Group

Chaos Group

July 06, 2016 12:00 ET

Chaos Group Launches V-Ray for MODO

Production-Proven Tools for Lighting, Shading and Rendering Now Available to MODO Community

SOFIA, BULGARIA--(Marketwired - July 06, 2016) - Today, Chaos Group releases V-Ray for MODO, a powerful rendering system optimized for large productions and photoreal design projects. V-Ray for MODO is seamlessly integrated and optimized for both CPUs and GPUs, using whatever an artist picks to deliver high-quality imagery and animation quickly, even when working with complex 3D scenes.

V-Ray for MODO operates under the same core technology that has made V-Ray an industry-standard in visual effects, broadcast and architectural design projects for nearly 20 years. With a complete interactive lighting, shading, and rendering toolkit at their disposal, artists and designers have full control over the entire creative process, from real-time look development to the final frame.

"If my experience with the MODO community has taught me anything, it's that MODO modelers are among the best around," said David Tracy, Communications Director at Chaos Group. "I can't wait to see what MODOnauts create now that they have access to V-Ray."

Additional Features Include:

  • V-Ray Denoiser - Automatically remove noise and cuts render times by up to 50%
  • Virtual Reality Cameras - Render VR-ready content for popular virtual reality headsets, using 2 new cameras (spherical and stereo cube map)
  • Ray Traced Rounded Corners - Generate perfectly smooth edges at render-time with no extra modeling
  • Proxy Objects - Fit massive scenes into memory and cut render times using load-on-demand proxy objects
  • Volume Rendering - Render optimized volumetric effects and import OpenVDB files

"Modeling with ease and intelligence has always been important to artists and designers," said Shane Griffith, The Foundry's MODO Product Marketing Manager. "Now MODO users can benefit from V-Ray's production-proven renderer, expanding their capabilities for professional content creation and design communication."

"The integration of V-Ray into MODO makes it feel like a native renderer," said Volker Troy, CEO and digital artist at PixelWerk. "No workarounds, no compromises. We can stick to our established workflow, and bring in V-Ray's advanced toolset when we need to dig deeper. Adding it was a no-brainer."

For a complete list of new features, please visit: V-Ray.com.

Pricing/Availability

V-Ray for MODO is available now for the Mac OS X and Windows platforms. A full workstation license of V-Ray for MODO can be purchased for $700, and includes a new online licensing option.

Promotional pricing will be available until July 20, reducing the V-Ray for MODO workstation license to $556. This discount is accessible through The Foundry store and Chaos Group resellers.

About Chaos Group

Chaos Group is a worldwide leader in computer graphics technology, helping artists and designers create photoreal imagery and animation for design, television, and feature films. Chaos Group's physically based lighting and rendering software V-Ray is used daily by top design studios, architectural firms, advertising agencies, and visual effects companies around the globe. Today, the company's research and development in cloud rendering, material scanning, and virtual reality is shaping the future of creative storytelling and digital design. Founded in 1997, Chaos Group is privately owned with offices in Sofia, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Seoul, and Tokyo. For more information, visit: chaosgroup.com.

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