Chaos Group unites the rendering workflow for VFX and animation studios with V-Ray for Softimage, the latest addition to the V-Ray product line up
Supporting Softimage‘s award-winning ICE system, dynamic geometry and V-Ray proxy objects, V-Ray for Softimage is capable of handling even the most demanding of scenes, with all their complexities. Its physically-based toolset includes versatile shaders, lights and cameras, and it’s entirely possible to standardise the rendering workflow with the quality, speed and stability of the V-Ray core.
Key features in V-Ray for Softimage include:
Render particles, strands, hair, and geometry produced by Softimage’s ICE system
Manage scene memory and efficiently render massive amounts of geometry with V-Ray Proxy
Render dynamic geometry such as displacement, proxy objects, fur, and hair
Use all geometry animation and deformations applied through animated parameters and key frames, the Animation Mixer, and ICE-based simulations
Create materials based on physical properties using V-Ray’s versatile shaders
Use built-in Render Tree procedural shaders, computational, and logic nodes
Simplify the texturing process and eliminate the need to assign UVs using Ptex
Simplify the creation of complex multi-layered automotive paints using the VRayCarPaintMtl
Render hair and fur with unprecedented control, quality, and speed using the VRayHairMtl
Lights & Illumination
Create simple, artifact-free image-based lighting using the Dome Light
Create realistic illumination using physically-based lights, including IES lights and texture-mapped area lights
Emulate real-world atmospheric lighting conditions using the V-Ray Sun and Sky system
Cameras and Optics
Render true 3D motion blur using the V-Ray Physical Camera
Create fast and accurate depth of field with bokeh effects using the V-Ray Physical Camera
Import displacement maps from Nuke to match lens distortion
Check out Chaos Group’s overview video:
A V-Ray for Softimage demo and other tutorial videos are all available on the Chaos Group website.
Chaos Group encourages users to submit artwork created using V-Ray for Softimage for its online gallery. Simply email your submissions to images[at]chaosgroup[dot]com.