Chaos Group has announced the its real time rendering application Project Lavina is out of beta and has been renamed Chaos Vantage. The program allows users to explore projects in real-time without several of the obstacles that come from using a traditional game engined. Instead the user simply exports in .vrscene format from 3ds Max and import it in Chaos Vantage. In this version it is also possible to live link from 3ds Max.
According to Chaos Group. Chaos Vantage can handle billions of polygons without any loss in detail or significant decrease in speed. “Vantage is currently averaging 24-30fps on a consumer-grade NVIDIA RTX card at HD resolution, with additional speed boosts available using two GPUs.”
Vantage includes an Animation Editor that can create, edit and render animated sequences for presentations or previsualization purposes. With cameras set in Vantage as markers, designers can direct the editor through the various milestones, manipulating transition times and moves at will. An onboard tool keeps track of all new cameras/poses during this process, ensuring scene consistency across a production.
Chaos Vantage is currently free until June 2 2021 after which point it will cost £300. Find out more on Chaos Groups website.