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Fresh Update: V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max Now Supports 3ds Max 2015

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A new update for V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max 2015 is now available for download. In addition to support for 3ds Max 2015, Chaos Group has added a new VrayPointParticleMtl material. This is a free update for current V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max users.
This update also includes:

  • V-Ray: Added option to the .vrmesh exporter to automatically create a Multi/Sub-Object material when exporting multiple objects in a single file
  • V-Ray RT CPU: Added lights include/exclude list support
  • V-Ray RT: Implemented showing Safe Frame when rendering in a viewport
  • VRayProxy: Added option to render particles as points
  • VRayProxy: Added option to enable/disable Alembic full names support in visibility lists
  • V-Ray MetaballsVRayProxy: Added support for hair and particles color channels from Alembic
  • VRayProxy: Make the “Animation offset” parameter animatable
  • To purchase additional licenses or for more information, please visit: ArchVision.com for the latest on feature update availability. Click product version for current purchase options.
    Licensed users may access the update directly from Chaos Group here.

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    User Spotlight

    Project Alpha: Green Building Doha, Qatar Leverages RPC Content in Animation

    Project Alpha is an approximated 160,000 square meter development surrounded by 11 hectares of landscaping. It is comprised of a resort hotel, multi-residential condos, business center, commercial shops, museum, university, and exposition centers. Project Alpha promises to be one of the most advanced high rise development of its kind in the world.
    Submitted into a global competition for consideration by the Kingdom of Qatar, Project Alpha was selected as a to-be-built project in Doha, Qatar. CIVE, XV Studio (Xavier Vilalta i Sabart├ęs) and fco3d collaborated on this project.
    [vimeo http://vimeo.com/36940870]

    ArchVision RPC Content user, Francisco J Penaloza, fco3d , produced the models, renderings and video animation. Francisco shared the video submission with us recently to discuss his use of RPC Content within the presentation. Thanks for sharing this project with us Francisco!

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    Innovations + Observations

    Well Designed Arenas, Stadiums and Ballparks Add to the Experience

    FIFA Women’s World Cup is in full swing. Yesterday, Team USA pulled out a win over Brazil at Dresden Germany’s Rudolf-Harbig Stadium. The match was AWESOME — and from an architectural perspective the facilities sports teams use today are awesome.
    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFNyySJiTs0]

    HKS, AECOM, NBBJ, Populous, Foster + Partners and HOK are some of the more widely known architectural firms of record for larger sports venues around the globe. Creating renderings and animations to share with client, community and other stakeholders is standard procedure. HKS Sports & Entertainment Group designed Dallas Cowboys Stadium marketing video above, showcases the stadium-experience-to-be and demonstrates how RPC Content can be effectively integrated into renderings and animations.
    Looking forward to the rest of the World Cup matches! Wednesday’s round features France v USA and Japan v Sweden. GO USA!