Chaos V-Ray for Revit
Visualization from concept to completion
Real-time and photoreal rendering in one
V-Ray for Revit is a versatile visualization toolset that brings you the best of both worlds—real-time visualization and photorealistic rendering. It’s everything all in one. And all in Revit. From beginner to pro, Chaos® V-Ray has all the tools you need to visualize your Revit projects from start to finish.
See your designs in real-time
Visualizing your Revit projects in real-time has never been easier. Now with V-Ray Vision, you can see your designs in real-time while you work in Revit. Move around your model, apply materials, set up lights and cameras—all with a live real-time view of your model.
Rendering that’s as real as it gets
See exactly how your project will look. With true-to-life lights, cameras, and materials, Revit rendering with V-Ray is as real as it gets. It’s as close as you can come to the real thing before it’s built.
Bring your models to life
Choose from an array of high-quality materials and 3D assets—including detailed models of furniture, trees, cars, and people—to bring your project to life. The all-new Chaos Cosmos asset browser lets you easily place render-ready content right into your Revit model.
V-Ray and Revit are the perfect team
Revit is the world’s most widely used BIM software for architecture and design. And V-Ray is the world’s #1 rendering software for architectural visualization. The two together are the perfect combination to take your designs and presentations to the next level.
Now compatible with Revit 2023
V-Ray 5 for Revit, update 2 brings powerful tools to visualize your most ambitious projects in a streamlined way and present your work more engagingly. Easily customize materials and objects used in linked files right inside the host project. Employ the new object scattering tool to quickly enrich your model without encumbering Revit or V-Ray Vision. And share your V-Ray Vision results via video or interactive 3D versions of your scene.
Boost your workflow
Fine-tune linked files
Now you can access and control the V-Ray material and family replacements existing in the linked files of your model.
This powerful new workflow allows you to reuse previous work and significantly improves the collaboration with your peers.
Building terrain for your models is significantly streamlined thanks to the new scattering tool. Enrich your design context with realistic detail by adding hundreds, thousands, or millions of objects and Chaos Cosmos families on any surface in an intuitive and memory-efficient way. Control their size, orientation, and density for maximum realism.
Chaos Vantage Live Link
Take your design to the next level with Chaos Vantage. With Live Link, you can explore even your most complex models in pure ray-traced real-time with zero setup. Navigate and interact with your design’s true lighting and materials, and create animations and images with ease.
V-Ray Material improvements
With updates to the V-Ray Material, it’s easy to create realistic translucent and transparent materials such as glass. Plus, you can create materials such as plastic and wax quickly and easily via SSS and Volumetric translucency modes.
More artistic control in post
Add popular sharpen and blur camera effects in the V-Ray Frame Buffer when polishing your final renders.
Chaos Cosmos Updates
Chaos Cosmos materials
Our curated collection of render-ready 3D content adds an important new category: materials. Take advantage of 200 new assets for your next project, including roofs, tiles, wooden floors, and more. Use them out-of-the-box or edit their color, bump, and gloss to fit your vision.
Expand the creative possibilities with the Cosmos 3D models by getting access to the underlying materials. Change material parameters like color or completely replace the material to get the desired look.
All Cosmos family items are now conveniently organized into a separate sub-tab of the Families tab, so you can access and distinguish them with ease.
New capabilities in V-Ray Vision
Standalone app export
Now, you can share your design with your clients via an executable file to explore it whenever and wherever they want. No license needed.
Sun animation support
Load sun animations from Revit into Vision for quick and easy lighting studies and export them as WebM format videos.
Add preset grass to any surface to build realistic terrain in an efficient way.
IES lights support
IES light profiles can now be used for more realistic presentations in Vision.
Ambient light support
Use ambient lights to give a brighter presentation of scarcely lit spaces like interiors without direct sunlight.
With V-Ray Vision, you receive real-time high-quality visual feedback of your model as you build it. Additionally, you can easily export images, 360 panoramas, and videos. Materials, cameras, and lighting set up in V-Ray Vision can easily be scaled to photorealism. Alternatively, you can take your design to the next level with Chaos Vantage Live Link, and explore even the most complex model in pure ray-traced real-time.
Render-ready 3D assets
Our integrated asset library, Chaos Cosmos, enables you to search and add render-ready objects, materials, and HDRI skies to your model directly in Revit. With accurate scale, automatic LODs and interoperability across 3ds Max, SketchUp and Rhino, Chaos Cosmos assets are an essential addition to any Revit pipeline.
CPU, GPU & Hybrid rendering
V-Ray comes with two powerful rendering engines. You can choose between super-fast GPU and CPU or Hybrid rendering to best suit your project needs and requirements.
The NVIDIA AI Denoiser uses artificial intelligence to remove noise in an instant. And the V-Ray Denoiser supports denoising individual render channels to simplify compositing.
Render interactively while you design. Fine-tune lights, materials and cameras and see the results right away.
Rendering on the Cloud is just one click away.
Powerful and scalable distributed rendering system that’s simple and fast. Get an extra speed boost with V-Ray Render nodes.
Choose from many unique beauty, utility and matte passes to give you more control over your rendered images in compositing.
Automatically analyzes your scene to optimize rendering so you get the best quality in less time.
Set up individual lighting, mood, and composition per view in the same Revit model. Easily share render settings across teams and projects.
Leave V-Ray to render your project images while you are away. Batch rendering helps you schedule multiple views for rendering with a click of a button.
V-Ray adds extra realism to Revit’s Solar Study. Explore and visualize the impact of natural light and shadows on your designs across a variety of timespans.
V-Ray naturally fits into Revit’s UI and complements your Revit workflow without altering your BIM database.
Create, edit, save and manage your V-Ray materials all in one place with the Asset Editor. Assign materials to a new proxy object, save it in the Editor and reuse this configuration in any project.
Take your Revit renders to the next level. With the Appearance Manager, you can set basic Revit assets to automatically switch to more realistic V-Ray assets at render time.
Track history of your rendered images, fine-tune their color parameters and save them directly to your Revit project. Use the new layer-based compositor to do color corrections of final renders and save your presets for future projects.
Simulate any type of natural, artificial, or image-based lighting.V-Ray automatically converts all Revit lights to V-Ray ones and further extends Revit’s lighting capabilities.
Study your model in different lighting scenarios without the need for lengthy manual setup. Automatically trigger hundreds of natural lighting scenarios, choose the ones you like best and render.
Experiment and adjust your model’s lighting after you have rendered. Tweak the brightness and color of individual or groups of light sources to find the best rendition for your space.
This lighting algorithm dramatically speeds up rendering in scenes containing many lights. And you can render image-based lighting much faster with the new Adaptive Dome Light. It’s exceptionally quick for interiors and substantially speeds up your rendering.
Easily visualize real-world illumination values (lux) with the new Lighting Analysis render element.
Sun & Sky
Take advantage of our improved sky model to present your design in its best light when the sun is at the horizon. Alternatively, use the sky generation parameters for full creative control.
Render photorealistic rooms and interiors with powerful and fast global illumination.
Work like a photographer, with controls for exposure, white balance, depth of field and more.
Automatic exposure & white balance
Capture the perfect exposure every time. The new Auto Exposure and Auto White Balance camera controls make rendering as simple as point and shoot.
Add that extra touch of photorealism with real-world camera lens effects such as bloom and glare.
Experience your designs at 1:1 scale. Create content for popular VR headsets with 6×1 cubic and spherical stereo camera types.
Materials and textures
Create great looking materials that look exactly like the real thing.
Download over 500 4K-quality architectural materials from our library on demand. Glass, metal, wood — any texture you need for your model is available and render-ready.
Native materials support
Render an enhanced version of your Revit material automatically. Alternatively, convert it to .vrmat and customize it to represent the actual complex material you’ll put in your design.
Add images to paintings, signs, screens and more. V-Ray for Revit has full support for Revit Decals.
Give your model a sketch-like look. Use the global contour settings to create every outline automatically or the Contour material attribute to highlight a certain region.
Coat & Sheen materials
Use these two new layers to add distinct effects to V-Ray materials. The Coat layer creates polished surfaces while the Sheen layer is perfect for realistic fabrics such as silk or velvet.
Use the UVW Randomization asset to create realistic materials by randomizing patterns and colors. The Stochastic Tiling functionality removes texture tiling seams.
Weathering and dirt
Easily add weathering effects to any surface of your model with the V-Ray Dirt texture with complete control over its position and amount.
The V-Ray Material adds native support for metallic reflections (Metalness) for greater compatibility with PBR materials from applications like Substance Designer.
Create realistic and unique shaders using any texture map or one of V-Ray’s many built-in procedural textures – Gradient, Temperature, Tri-Planar, etc.
Make the most out of your early designs and get a feel of your project by quickly rendering cardboard models.
1000+ scanned materials. Import and render directly in V-Ray.
Quickly add realistic atmospheric depth and haze and use true 3D fog with realistic light scattering.
Simulate natural looking skies with realistic atmospheric depth.
Realistic material light scattering and translucency.
Work smart without altering your BIM database. Use your Revit families as stand-ins for all V-Ray objects.
Use your Revit families as stand-ins for V-Ray proxy objects. These are memory efficient models of highly detailed objects like trees and cars.
V-Ray Grass & Fur
Render realistic grass, carpets or fabric.
Randomize proxy objects
Add variety to your V-Ray entourage such as plants and trees by randomizing their scale and rotation.
Link and render V-Ray scenes from other applications such as 3ds Max, Rhino, and SketchUp. Share complete ready-to-render V-Ray for Revit files.
Quickly add surface detail without extra modeling when creating materials such as brick and stone. The displacement asset can be applied to both V-Ray materials and Revit materials.
Scatter Revit families and Chaos Cosmos assets to create detailed terrain in a memory-efficient way. Use essential randomization parameters such as density, size, and orientation for maximum realism.
Render sections easily with full support for Revit’s native section box.
Infinite Ground Plane
Create context for your project in a click of a button.
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