Wednesday, February 28th, 2024 Posted by Jim Thacker

Chaos unveils Project Eclipse

Chaos’s livestream on technologies in development for 2024. Skip to 11:25 for Project Eclipse.

Chaos has announced that it is to launch a new product for “rapid arch viz storytelling”.

The tool, codenamed Project Eclipse, was announced last night’s Chaos Unboxed livestream previewing the company’s product updates for 2024, and is currently “getting close to beta”.

New product will let architects and visualization pros ‘tell the story of their designs’
According to Chaos, the new product is intended to let architects and visualization professionals “quickly tell their design’s story” including “far more detail, permutations and animation than is possible in any CAD tool”.

The livestream footage is labelled Project Eclipse at the top of the screen, but we assume that’s a temporary name: on Chaos’s blog, it’s described simply as a new ‘storytelling platform’.

It will “accept and combine” scenes from V-Ray and Enscape, Chaos’s architectural renderers.

The footage from the livestream shows a user scouting an exterior scene, populating it with 3D plants and stock 3D characters, then generating renders at different times of day.

According to Chaos, the tool will let you “rapidly enhance your scene, explore your design variations, animate the possibilities, and even orchestrate crowds and traffic far more rapidly than you can anywhere else”.

That suggests that it could be targeted at a similar audience to real-time visualization tools like D5 Render, Lumion or Twinmotion, but so far, Chaos hasn’t released any more details.

Price, system requirements and release date
Chaos hasn’t announced the price or system requirements for Project Eclipse. It is “getting close to beta”, and due “later this year”.

Read a brief summary of Chaos’s new storyteling platform on its blog

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