Consume and combine different data formats for accurate visualizations
Create realistic representations of CAD data to verify quality, appearance, and function
Generate photorealistic images using physically accurate material, lighting, and shadow information
Simulate and validate ergonomic, lighting, and engineering designs
Aid design review and collaboration between global teams using a multitude of different devices
Explore scenes with a variety of immersive virtual and augmented technologies
Collaborate, review, and connect from anywhere using a host of devices and browsers
Real-time rendering for faster and more informed decision making for any type of CAD design
Fully accessible API through Python scripting to create your custom, automated visualization platform
Check out the latest features and workflows in VRED
Reworked Material Editor
The new decoupled Material Editor provides full Python API access, together with improved efficiency and usability that was previously unavailable. You can now select multiple materials to make changes, have a better view of complex materials, and navigate through with more flexibility. (video: 1:33 min.)
Material filtering and representation
Get better support for Substance materials. A powerful filtering mechanism gives more flexibility and a better overview. The updated Material Editor also includes different geometric representations of material and corrected texture tilling. (video: 2:48 min.)
GPU ray tracing on the graphic card
Switch easily between CPU and GPU ray tracing for maximum flexibility between hardware choices.
VRED Stream and Streaming App
Stream Render window content with UI controls to a web browser, desktop, or mobile device.
Enhanced geometry behavior
Work more easily with the geometry, promote geometry simply, and communicate your designs more effectively.
File I/O and interoperability
Get support for Alias Variants and Transform Pivots support in VRED with enhancements to the Alias wire import capability.
Import Alias layer structure
Wire files from Alias industrial design software are imported with the corresponding layer and tagging information.
Accurately simulate the translucent behaviors of materials such as skin, milk, wax, and plastic.
Create a lens flare effect for your lights in ray tracing and OpenGL modes.
Fog effect in VRED
Create an atmospheric fog effect in your scene, with controls for color, falloff, and density.
Use a wide range of photorealistic automotive virtual prototyping materials such as glass, car paint, and metal.
Powerful lighting options
Easily control brightness using HDR lighting to illuminate an entire scene with a high-dynamic-range picture.
Physical camera setting
The camera module’s physical parameters make elaborate post-processing unnecessary.
Visualize realistic behavior based on captured material data with measured materials.
Efficiently simulate highly detailed surface structure based on texture information in real time.
Layered glass material
Single-sided objects can have a simulated thickness to achieve the appropriate index of refraction (IOR).
Variants and VariantSets
Present different configurations of your 3D model using Variants and VariantSets.
Support for new HMD
In addition to our VR Oculus Rift and HTC Vive support, VRED offers extended support for head-mounted displays.
Virtual reality enhancements
Improvements include omnidirectional stereo render for 360-degree style images for mobile and web VR.
Remotely control a VRED scene from your mobile device when connected to the Internet.
Enhancements in materials
Improved metallic car paint options allow for more realistic automotive virtual prototyping.
Use 3D clipping on digital data, polygons, and even native NURBS data.
Attach annotations directly to a 3D model during an interactive review.
Alias curvature shader
Use the same curvature shader evaluation mode available in Alias industrial design software.
Visual simulation features help you better understand lighting distribution inside a scene.
Set material override in the Render Layer module. Store render passes in pre-composed layered EXR and PSD files.
Render passes and render layer
For additional post-processing, export your render passes for further adaptations in image processing software.
Better results with fewer cycles
Improve visual quality for interior scenes with fewer overall samples with a noise reduction tool for rendering.
Multiple rendering modes
Rendering modes deliver various levels of display quality and speed. Switch between OpenGL and ray tracing mode.
Organize how multiple users share a cluster, schedule cluster ray tracing, and manage jobs.
Organize complex batch processes and execute them sequentially, on a single machine or in a CPU cluster environment.
Build NURBS topology or rebuild an existing one. With TrueNURBS, you can load native NURBS data from a CAD model.
Achieve color correctness and capture realistic dispersion effects with wavelength-based spectral rendering.
Show all your product configurations at a local dealership, even on a stereo display, without an Internet connection.
Internal and external presentations
Communicate your design vision to your team, management board, or external partners and customers.
External device control
Control your presentation and content in real time using a tablet or mobile phone.
Powerful rendering engines
VRED Presenter uses the same powerful OpenGL and ray tracing rendering engines as that of other VRED products.
Complete Python API
Use Python for automated data translation, preparation of visualization assets, and automated visualization systems.
Stream high-quality real-time renderings for management reviews and internal or customer-facing visualization systems.
Cloud or on-premise
Easy to deploy and integrate via on-premise servers or in the cloud to power rendering systems on Linux and Windows.
Scalable ray tracing capabilities
Full flexibility to scale GPU and CPU rendering needs according to hardware setup.
Stream high-quality VRED real-time renderings on laptop, tablet, or other mobile devices.
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