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By Ricardo Eloy

Chaos Vantage 2, update 5 with VR and animated vegetation

These are huge news for those using Chaos Vantage: Chaos has just released the 5th update to their real-time ray-tracer Chaos Vantage, bringing the much anticipated support for VR and new animated vegetation with procedural wind straight from Chaos Cosmos, among other things.
The full list of new features:

Virtual Reality
  • Initial(WIP) support for interactive rendering in VR headsets.
    Details
    Ensure an appropriate OpenXR runtime is set in the VR's respective app:

    • Windows Mixed Reality: "Mixed Reality Portal" > "Settings" > "Set up OpenXR".
    • Oculus: "Oculus" app > "Settings" > "General" > "Set Oculus as Active".
    • SteamVR: "SteamVR" app > "Settings" > "Developer" > "Set SteamVR as OpenXR Runtime

Animation
  • Support for Chaos Cosmos animated vegetation assets.
    Details

Materials
  • Support for VRayEdgesTex in bump and rounded corners.

Geometry
  • Support for animated partial object visibility.

Rendering
  • Support for ACEScg rendering color space.
  • Tool for quickly saving a previz video with DLSS.
    Details

UI/UX
  • Search filtering and sorting for scene objects, lights, and cameras.
  • Progress bar for importing assets.
  • Added meter scale information in the log and Scene stats.
  • Added "Flip horizontally" option to the Background image.
    Details
  • Added ability to drag and drop files onto FilePath property labels(LUTs, Environment texture, Background texture, Point, Spot, Directional Projection textures).

Color Corrections
  • Loading chromatic aberration from VFB settings in .vrscene.

As usual, this is an update you should not miss. The full list of changes and updates can be found here.
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Chaos has just released the 5th update to their real-time ray-tracer Chaos Vantage, bringing the much anticipated support for VR and new animated vegetation with procedural wind straight from Chaos Cosmos, among other things.

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CGarchitect Editor/3D Specialist at Chaos

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