The Latest Chaos Vantage Update Supports V-Ray Blend Material

Elevate the art of material blending to achieve a photorealistic look with the newly introduced support for VRayBlendMtl, the Multi-matte render element, and lots of other workflow improvements in Vantage 2.3.

Following the major Vantage update in 2023 that introduced support for V-Ray Fur, V-Ray Displacement, new Scene States system, enhanced animation and rendering capabilities with integrated NVIDIA DLSS 3.5 denoiser, Vantage 2.3 brings out smaller, but sufficient new functions.

This release adds support for two prominent V-Ray features such as V-Ray Blend Material (VRayBlendMtl) and the Multi Matte render element. While it doesn't support every feature of V-Ray yet, this brings Vantage closer to being as powerful for VFX as it is for architectural visualization with the ability to render the original .vrscene files as its biggest advantage.

Image Credits: Chaos Vantage 2.3

Image Credits: Chaos Vantage 2.3

With the newly introduced Support for V-Ray Blend Materials, you can layer and mix complex materials in a physically based way to achieve a photorealistic look as shown in the video above on a wet asphalt road demo example.

As for the new Multi Matte render element, it allows for more control over the rendered images in compositing. It enables selective object isolation, efficient post-production workflows, and fine-tuned masking for achieving precision in every render.

Image Credits: Chaos Vantage 2.3

Image Credits: Chaos Vantage 2.3

In terms of user interface, Vantage 2.3 introduced several improvements.

These include a toggle filter for Light Gizmos, detailed information on the application used for Live Link, and an option to enhance desktop responsiveness during rendering at the expense of slightly reduced performance.

Image Credits: Chaos Vantage 2.3

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