In its latest update, V-Ray 5 for SketchUp offers an essential collection of free ready-to-render assets with the Chaos Cosmos Library and HDRI skies. Plus, take advantage of boosted CPU denoising with Intel Open Image Denoise support and more functionality in V-Ray Vision and the VFB Compositor.
Let’s take a closer look at these latest features.
Chaos Cosmos Library
Chaos Cosmos is a universe of smart V-Ray content, organized into 7 categories: Furniture, Accessories, Lighting, Vegetation, Vehicles, People, and HDRI skies. The new curated 3D content library, Chaos Cosmos, brings essential entourage. Searchable through the new Cosmos browser, the assets can easily be placed anywhere in your SketchUp scene and will be visible through any viewport.
There’s also no need to spend any time on geometry optimization or material setup—the Cosmos assets are always render-ready and deliver high-quality results.
Take a look at the Cosmos Library here!
More precision in post
Any mask render element from V-Ray can be used to select and colour correct specific areas of the rendered image directly in the VFB.
Faster denoising for CPU
The new Open Image Denoise engine is perfect for interactive rendering and because it runs on any CPU configuration, you are not constrained to specific hardware.
New possibilities in V-Ray Vision
Transparent material reflections
Surfaces such as glass or water now reflect other scene objects in screen space.
Finer texture details and small geometric elements like plants or facade ornaments are presented with better clarity with the new Temporal Anti-aliasing method.
Triplanar textures and randomization support
You can now take advantage of the Triplanar texture projection and Stochastic texture randomization features in Vision.
Soft Sun shadows
Objects cast soft shadows depending on the Sun Light size multiplier when the new high quality shadows mode is enabled.