Monday, December 11th, 2023 Posted by Jim Thacker

Chaos releases V-Ray 6 for SketchUp Update 2

Chaos has released V-Ray 6 for SketchUp Update 2, the latest version of the renderer.

The release features a major update to the software’s object scattering system, support for chromatic aberration in the V-Ray Frame Buffer, and support for Enmesh in V-Ray GPU.

Editor’s note: this is an In Brief story, summarizing only the key features of a software release. For a complete feature list, check out the links at the foot of the story.

New options to scatter lights as well as geometry, in one, two or three dimensions
V-Ray 6 for SketchUp Update 2 features a major update to Scatter, the software’s object scattering toolset, adding new modes for scattering objects along curves, on UV grids, and within bounding boxes.

It is also now possible to scatter lights as well as geometry.

Updates to the VFB and V-Ray GPU
The V-Ray Frame Buffer (VFB) gets support for chromatic aberration, and the option to use solid colors in the background layer.

V-Ray GPU, the software’s GPU/CPU render engine, can now render assets generated by Enmesh, V-Ray’s new surface geometry replication system.

There are also updates to handling of IES lights, curve editing, and workflow with cloud-rendering system Chaos Cloud.

Pricing and system requirements
V-Ray 6 for SketchUp Update 2 is compatible with SketchUp 2019+, running on 64-bit Windows 10+ and macOS 10.15+.

The software is rental-only, with node-locked V-Ray Solo subscriptions priced at $466.80/year, and floating V-Ray Premium subscriptions priced at $694.80/year. Find more details in this story.

Read an overview of the new features in V-Ray 6 for SketchUp Update 2 on the product website

Read a full list of new features in V-Ray 6 for SketchUp Update 2 in the online release notes

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