One of the best rendering engines in the world, V-Ray is among the top rendering software in the world. And, Rhino is arguably one of the best 3D modeling software in the market. When you combine them together, you get awesome visualizations of your 3D creations – the latest, in the essence of V-Ray 5 for Rhino.
V-Ray is basically a 3D rendering program that works as a plugin for many 3D modeling applications. The program is developed and released by the Chaos Group from Bulgaria. This commercial plug-in for third-party graphics software is used for visualizing 3D models in realistic settings and is widely used across many industries such as media, entertainment, video, and game productions. However, in this case, the usage is mostly locked in various kinds of engineering industries – the construction industry taking the lead in V-Ray usage.
Features of V-Ray 5 for Rhino
Perhaps the most exciting part of this new release, V-Ray Vision is a system where you can see the changes in the works as you arrange lights and shadows, daytime, etc. It is a really useful tool for anyone who uses Rhino or Grasshopper. This feature comes into play as you set up materials on surfaces as well. V-Ray Vision lets you have the following:
- Exploring the model in real-time reality
- Collaborating about decision making in the design
- Exporting normal and panoramic pictures of a scene
- Save real-time animations as you progress
For the above features, V-Ray Vision is best suited for speeding up your decision-making work as you design your model’s looks for presentation.
Light Gen Tool
This nifty little tool generates many thumbnails based on possible outcomes of applying various environment lighting scenarios. This lets you see at a glance how the final render might look like in case you apply a plethora of pre-chosen lighting choices. You can then choose any one of them and the lighting preset gets applied to the model. This works just like those quick photo editing apps on a phone. Exciting!
Mix up the flavors! Once you are done with the render, you can afterward mix and match and play with the various lighting effects like brightness and color of any light source, interactively in real-time, without rendering again.
Layered V-Ray Materials
Great news for material enthusiasts! Now the materials in V-Ray 5 come with two layers on them – the sheen and the coat. Sheen works with creating fine fabric realities like silk, satin, and velvet surfaces.
The coat layers make reflective rich surfaces like varnished wood. Combining them, you have the almost unlimited possibility of new materials – make it just so!
Material Library Update
The already vast material library of V-Ray just got even bigger. New high-resolution 4k UHD textures, hundreds of deploy-ready materials, and much of them layered as stated above! Browse, test, and use any of the textures and materials easily through the user-friendly V-Ray library interface.
For those who want that bit of extra shine, V-Ray 5 for Rhino now includes an extra new Frame Buffer, for all you delicious post-processing needs. Color corrections, render element combination, and other preset applications all can be done now without needing an external post-processing application.
Improved Sun & Sky
Now you can create beautiful sunrises and sunsets in V-Ray 5 for Rhino! The new sun and sky models work great in rendering photorealistic sky effects, including when the sun is below the horizon. Furthermore, you can now decide the sun’s orientation from V-Ray directly, to get that perfect render.
Doesn’t it just ruin the best renders when you spot that irritating repeated texture? Thanks to the new UVWrandomizer tool, you will never spot the same texture twice in close proximity. Plus, it also increases the Stochastic Tiling value.
There is a new global contour setting that gives you precise control over lines in your render. You can use it to make your model look softer, or harden them to make it look more like a sketch.
- Better dirt
- Better weathering
- More efficient engine core
- Faster loading
- Faster exporting
- More robust app architecture
- New API documentation
How to get V-Ray 5 for Rhino
V-Ray 5 for Rhino is available for trial too! You can try this amazing rendering plugin for 30 days for the full potential before you choose to buy it. If you’ve already bought V-Ray after September 2020, you can get a free upgrade too!