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V-Ray Masters the GPU

Following its very well received user group meeting at SIGGRAPH 2009 last week in New Orleans, Chaos Software introduces the next step in the development of its V-Ray RT interactive raytracing technology. Massively parallel general-purpose GPUs become more widely available, and with industry-standard APIs now in place to utilize them, the usage of GPUs to accelerate raytracing finally becomes practical.

Combined with the existing distributed rendering architecture of V-Ray RT, this solution will offer unparalleled ray-tracing performance far beyond what is available today. Chaos Software performed extensive research into current and emerging technologies for acceleration of raytracing. The already great and ever increasing power of GPUs and the acceptance and implementation of OpenCL as an industry standard were the decisive factors for selecting this platform for future development.

The goal of Chaos Software is to deliver on the GPU the same level of photorealistic rendering now available in the V-Ray RT engine with complex material and lighting effects, including physically accurate global illumination, glossy reflections, area lights, layered materials etc.

About Chaos Group:

Chaos Group provides state of the art rendering solutions for architectural, VFX, film, media andentertainment, automotive design, television and other industries. Chaos Group started its business in 1997 with establishing a CG production studio for 3D design and animation services. After creating V-Ray render engine in 2002 Chaos Group dedicated its efforts on development and global distribution of rendering solutions for 3D visualization through its daughter company -- Chaos Software. The professional expertise and experience of Chaos Software team and the feedback provided by our customers forged V-Ray into what it is today -- trendsetting rendering technology. V-Ray became rendering solution of choice for many 3D production houses due to its capability to deliver high quality photorealistic images in the shortest time. Chaos Group portfolio includes the following outstanding products: V-Ray for Autodesk3ds Max, V-Ray RT for Autodesk 3ds Max, V-Ray for Autodesk Maya, SimCloth and Pdplayer -- the production oriented image sequence player and viewer for the CG industry. Chaos Group provides software solutions and high standards of support worldwide through its network of more than 120 distributors and resellers.

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