3D Visualizers Should Check Out V-Ray Next for Revit from Chaos Group
3D Visualizers Should Check Out V-Ray Next for Revit from Chaos Group

The realm of BIM (Building Information Modeling) is continuously looking for improvement, and a means that will allow it to grow and evolve. This time, it is with the help of Chaos Group that the BIM industry can make a giant step forward, thanks to the latest photorealistic renderer.

Released for Revit, V-Ray Next opens a portal of technological power for the BIM software platform. This most advanced V-Ray technology allows modern architects and other artistic professionals to harness high rendering power and use it on any design platform of their choosing.

There are dozens of amazing improvements and useful features to choose from. V-Ray Next is the result of 4 years of hard work until the Chaos Group finally managed to implement their R&D knowledge into a powerful tech that will become the ultimate rendering tool for the modern architecture industry.

One of the main goals of this powerful renderer is to save time in the process of moving from concept design to construction. According to the specialists from Chaos Group, V-Ray Next is designed to help both architecture and construction evolve, and allow Revit to unleash its full power and potential.

The Next-Generation Photorealistic Rendering Software

While the release of V-Ray Next is the next logical step in the evolution of rendering technology, this amazing and advanced tech is meant to make Revit better than it was by helping it do things that didn't seem possible before.

This is mostly due to a plethora of new features and improvements that allow this technology to go further than any other rendering tool. For example, one of the most exciting new features is a new Asset Editor. Architects can use it to create, manage, and edit any V-Ray material that they can save in one single place.

Why is this so important?

Well, the answer, even though complex in nature, is quite simple - architects and professional artists can use the Revit Appearance Manager to turn any asset into a photo-real V-Ray asset. These assets can be rendered in real-time to ensure new BIM models are clean and unaffected.

An Impressive Set of Features

In case that a project calls for an evaluation of real-time flux from fixtures and daylight, there is an entire set of tools for lighting analysis that allow ascertaining the real levels of illumination of a design.

We could go on and on about all the innovations and features that this new photorealistic rendering software tool has to offer, but one of its main advantages is that it is 50% faster than anything we've seen so far.

In addition to that, V-Ray Next for Revit heavily relies on the advanced GPU rendering power, which adds an amazing 200% to those 50 previously mentioned. With such potential, V-Ray can exhibit up to 2x improvements when it comes to rendering potential.

This goes especially when one of its most powerful features, Adaptive Dome Light, is in question. While all the features above bring innovation, each in its own field, one of the most useful features is about to make a real breakthrough - the V-Ray Physical Camera.

It allows an architect to achieve digital harmony between white balance and camera exposure automatically. This is only possible due to a quite ingenious solution to put together a real-time Denoiser, that utilizes the power of artificial intelligence, with new lens effects.

It seems that the wonders never cease with this renderer. The next fantastic feature worth mentioning here is Revit Decals. It has a very user-friendly interface that allows any user to render screens, signs, paintings, images; you name it.

Thanks to the Direct Render option, you can save any Revit project by accessing the V-Ray frame buffer. And, if you need to make a change or an edit, you can simply revisit the same project from the frame buffer. This is probably one of the most significant improvements that this amazing software has to offer, but it isn't the last one.

Other improvements, such as a redesigned toolbar, allow users to organize their new icons any way they see fit. All these amazing features, options, and innovations significantly improve user experience. Any user that wields the new V-Ray Next for Revit will notice a certain level of simplicity in use while handling all those advanced features.

That's because the primary goal of this rendering software is to elevate your entire design process to harness the full rendering potential of Revit and achieve top-class renders while saving time, effort, and resources.

Since we live in the age of sustainability where architecture and construction meet with the ultimate building information modeling technology, V-Ray Next for Revit is expected to aid the evolution of all three industries and much more.

Key features of this renderer are:

●       Rendering - an interactive, hybrid, GPU and CPU rendering, Denoiser, separate render channels, Chaos cloud, V-Ray swarm and settings management

●       User interface - seamless integration, asset editor, appearance manager, frame buffer

●       Lighting - accurate lighting, adaptive lights, adaptive dome light, lighting analysis

●       Camera - real-world cameras, auto exposure and white balance, lens effects, VR, DOF and vignetting

●       Materials and textures - physical materials, material library, native materials support, decals, texture maps, material overrides, VRScans, metalness

●       Atmospheric effects - environment fog, aerial perspective, and volumetric materials

●       Geometry management - V-Ray scene linking, V-Ray proxies, V-Ray fur, and grass, randomize proxy objects, displacement, section box, infinite ground plane, V-Ray scene export

Benefits of Using V-Ray Next for Revit in BIM

Since the primary objective of this software tool is to achieve the highest level of photorealism from the initial design phase to completion, V-Ray Next for Revit allows architects to focus on the intent of their design while saving time in post-production.

However, this wouldn't be possible without the amazing level of proxy implementation and photorealistic lighting. Simply, this photorealistic renderer allows you to create the highest quality visuals to maintain the highest level of communication throughout the design process.

Because of this, this amazing renderer offers a wide range of excellent benefits for both BIM-based industries of sustainable architecture and construction. These benefits include:

●       The highest levels of accuracy

●       Seamless and enhanced Revit integration

●       High-level interoperability

●       Custom entourage

●       Scalability

●       Power

●       Improved workflows

●       Scene intelligence

●       Optimized performance


Faster rendering, scene intelligence, randomized entourage, saved settings, redesigned asset editor, AI-based Denoising; these are just some of the best advantages that the most advanced new photorealistic renderer offers in comparison to any other similar software tool.

In terms of sustainable architecture, BIM and construction, this amazing renderer will bring a whole new level of flexibility that will allow architects and contractors to design and build structures, objects, and buildings with much more efficiency than ever before.

In terms of pricing and availability, V-Ray Next for Revit is already available at 750$ for a full workstation while you'll need an additional 395$ for the upgrades. If you want to rent it for a month, that will cost you 60$ per month while the annual rent starts at 350$. There's also a free 30-day trial.

V-Ray for Revit is the next biggest thing in the evolution of the rendering technology, and it will change the way we perceive things.