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Explore the Future of Visualization at Chaos Unboxed New York

We’re about to awake to a new dawn in visualization, where exciting tools and technologies will allow everyone to create anything they can imagine without limitations. Technology enables visualizing spaces and rendering architectural models in immersive environments, utilizing augmented reality to create three-dimensional objects within a real space, and creating a VR walkthrough based on your BIM data.

Microsol Resources a Chaos Gold Partner and a premier provider of technology solutions to the design industry, will host Chaos Unboxed in New York on April 17, 2024, at the CUNY Graduate Center to learn what’s new, where the industry is heading, and how Chaos tools can help you visualize and explore the future of architectural visualization.

ArchViz Workshop

When: Wednesday, April 17, 2024 | 1 to 5 pm
Where: CUNY Graduate Center, Concourse Level – Room C, 34th Street & 5th Avenue, New York

Chaos Unboxed New York


Loaded with exclusive educational content by Nikos Nikolopoulos, Founder and Creative Director of Creative Lighting, this workshop will help you master architectural visualization and lighting by leveraging both the wisdom of Creative Lighting’s philosophy and the cutting-edge technology of Chaos software. Join this workshop to explore:

  • Composition and storytelling
  • Advanced techniques for realistic lighting
  • Exterior lighting strategies for Archviz
  • Mastering the color palette

This is not a hands-on workshop, no equipment will be needed. The workshop is accredited by the AIA for 3.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).


“We are thrilled to be able to bring Chaos Unboxed to New York for the first time and as part of the series of Chaos Unboxed events worldwide and to discuss the future of architectural visualization.” says Emilio Krausz, President of Microsol Resources. “We are excited to hear from leading architectural visualization experts how they incorporate AI with advanced 3D modeling and animation software to produce immersive experiences such as virtual and augmented reality,” added Mr. Krausz.

Chaos Unboxed: The Future of Visualization

When: Wednesday, April 17, 2024 | 5 to 8 pm
Where: CUNY Graduate Center, Proshansky Auditorium, 34th Street & 5th Avenue, New York

Chaos Unboxed New York 2024 Presenters Pics

Join us for the wine and beer reception from 5 to 6 pm. Then, hear the architectural visualization presentations from 6 to 8 pm.


Agenda Highlights for Chaos Unboxed

We will hear from these architectural visualization experts and hear how they enhance real-time visualization workflows, bringing complexity and realism to their designs.

  • Mengyi Fan, Director of Visualization | SHoP Architects
  • Daniel Cashen, Associate Principal | SOM
  • James Falconer, Managing Director | The Boundary
  • Luis Inciarte, Founder & Director | Narrativ

AI (artificial intelligence) rendering is making waves in the world of architecture. Our discussions at this event will explore ways to understand how this new technology has the potential to change architecture visualization as we know it. Is it a threat to avoid or an opportunity to pursue?

We will also hear the product roadmap directly from the Chaos product team. You can learn first about the latest V-Ray and Enscape features, ensuring seamless workflows, cloud collaboration, and their real-time building performance module.

  • Dan Monaghan, Regional Head | Chaos
  • Roderick Bates, Director of Corporate Development | Chaos
  • Ivan Kozaliev, Presales & CGI Specialist | Chaos

Sign up and reserve your seat and be the first to know what’s next in visualization. Chaos Unboxed presentations is accredited by the AIA for 2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).



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Tips to Get Started with 3D Architectural Visualization

What is 3D visualization?

3D visualization is the process of creating graphics and rendering designs using 3D software. Many industries benefit from 3D visualization ranging from architecture, film, and games, to engineering and manufacturing. A number of products and visions are created in 3D visualization prior to execution, saving both time and costs for producers, manufacturers, and customers.

What is 3D architectural visualization?

Visually communicate your clients’ proposed designs and beautifully tell their story with realistic elements and details. The future of architectural design and 3D architectural visualization allows for projects to be designed, revised, and refined in real-time prior to building. This helps eliminate unnecessary costs and time spent on project changes and also helps customers marketing their designs to potential buyers. Adding fine-tuned embellishments such as greenery, lighting, and people, bring an enriched and engaging experience to architecture and its surrounding landscape through 3D visualization.

Benefits of 3D architectural visualization

Technical to Visual

3D visualization software translates technical drawing into a visual story, helping you communicate the project to customers, architects, and engineering teams.

Marketing a Vision

Whether you’re attracting investors or buyers, architectural visualization allows your marketing material to convey an aspirational vision and attract prospects.

Test & Validate

3D architectural visualization helps you to identify design flaws overlooked through conventional 2D techniques. Build life-like models, validate designs, and scale in real-time.

What do you need 3D architectural visualizations for?

Produce High-End Imagery

Advanced modeling, texturing, and lighting tools in 3ds Max give you the freedom to create and deliver photo-real imagery, giving your customer a better experience of their future environment and investment.

Accommodate Changes Instantly

Project timelines are becoming increasingly shorter, and clients want everything faster. 3ds Max gives you the speed and flexibility to perform fast iterations and countless variations without starting from scratch.

Immerse Clients in their Space

Invite your clients to experience their designed environment both virtually and emotionally. 3ds Max 3D building visualization tools embellish down to the smallest detail, and when used with Unity, allows you to create real-time arch viz walkthroughs with ease.

V-Ray for SketchUp

Workflows for Architectural Visualizations

Many immersive visualization tools plug directly into your 3D model, providing fast, immersive access to the project design to anyone, at any time, and on any device.

Start with a sketch, drawing, physical model, scan data, or only an idea.  This new McNeel Rhinoceros 7 can create, edit, analyze, document, render animate, translate NURBS (Non-Uniform Rational B-Splines), curves, surfaces, solids, point clouds, and polygon meshes.

Many tools offer a simple workflow from a 3D modeling tool, like Autodesk Revit, that serves as a hub of information to document everything from schematic massing to construction detail. For photorealistic 3D rendering in various Autodesk products, Autodesk 3ds Max software helps with modeling, animation, rendering, and workflow updates.

V-Ray rendering software is built for architecture — from early massing models to photorealistic imagery, VR, and animation. V-Ray connects seamlessly with the top 3D modeling and design applications including 3ds Max, Revit, Rhino, SketchUp, and Unreal.



V-Ray for 3ds Max

V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max

V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max Scene Intelligence delivers faster ray tracing, cleaner sampling, and more accurate rendering.


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V-Ray for Rhino

V-Ray Next for Rhino offers visualization professionals a state-of-the-art solution that generates high-quality images of unparalleled realism.


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V-Ray for Revit

V-Ray Next for Revit lets architects render professional-quality, high-resolution images directly from their Revit model and helps them make critical design decisions.


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V-Ray for Sketchup

With V-Ray 5 for SketchUp, Chaos Group has dramatically expanded the capabilities of rendering software — so your customers can do more without leaving SketchUp.


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V-Ray for Unreal

V-Ray for Unreal introduces the fastest, simplest way for architects, product designers, and pre-vis specialists to bring V-Ray scenes into real-time and render ray-traced images directly from Unreal Editor, supporting both V-Ray scenes and native Unreal Engine scenes.


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V-Ray Collection

VRay Collection

V-Ray Collection is the ultimate 3D rendering and simulation toolset. Designers looking for total creative freedom and flexibility, get instant access to 15 Chaos products all with one license.


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McNeel Rhino

McNeel Rhinoceros

To be an effective designer today, you need tools to quickly develop your designs and accurately communicate them to everyone in the product research, development, marketing, and manufacturing or construction process. Start with a sketch, drawing, physical model, scan data, or only an idea.


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Autodesk Revit

revit 2021Use Revit to drive efficiency and accuracy across the project lifecycle, from conceptual design, visualization, and analysis to fabrication and construction. Revit features tools for architecture, engineering, and construction professionals.


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For photorealistic 3D rendering in various Autodesk products, Autodesk 3ds Max software helps deliver improved productivity so that users can work more efficiently and creatively with modeling, animation, rendering, and workflow updates.


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Combined with the power of visualization, you’re able to explore your design model and get a much more accurate understanding of the final product before moving into construction.

If you have any questions or need additional information about these visualization tools, feel free to reach out to our team.


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What’s New in Enscape 3.5?

Enscape 3.5 is here! It makes the design and visualization workflow even easier and faster for users.

Enscape introduces the Adjustable Asset series, a selection of assets with modifiable functions that offer more flexibility through color and material customization.

Users will also benefit from improved indirect lighting and mirror reflections, alpha channel export for semi-transparent materials, over 50 unique people assets, Revit 2024 support, and much more!

Enscape 3.5 is the latest version of the software, released in 2023. In this article, we will explore some of the new features and improvements in Enscape 3.5.

Key features in Enscape 3.5

Adjustable assets

With the new Adjustable Asset series, users can make changes to the material, color, or variation of certain Enscape assets. Furniture materials can be altered, clothing colors of certain people assets can be changed, and exact colors can be chosen for each of the 91 vehicles in Enscape. Alternative assets can also be seen for trees and plants, specifically autumnal trees and unpotted plants. All assets with this new functionality can be found by filtering using the tag “Adjustable”.

Improved lighting and reflections

Enscape 3.5 includes improvements to its global illumination algorithm, which delivers enhanced lighting, reflections, and rendering quality to users with GPUs that support hardware-accelerated ray tracing. Users will see an improvement in the quality of indirect lighting, especially in interior scenes, resulting in more realistic and high-quality visualizations. Additionally, users will experience more consistent lighting and precise shading in mirror reflections. This feature is available for users with NVIDIA RTX or AMD RX 6000/7000 series graphics cards.

Enscape is a powerful real-time rendering and visualization software that allows architects, engineers, and designers to create stunning 3D visualizations of their projects.

New 3D people assets

53 people were added to the Enscape Asset Library in January 2023. These are real people who have been scanned with our in-house 3D scanner. The library continues to grow with a new batch of 40 people that allow clothing customization with Enscape 3.5 and will get more diverse over time. Plans are also in place to start scanning more animals and helpful objects using this same technology. The scanned people assets are exclusive to Enscape and will be available in Chaos Cosmos shorty. They can be found by filtering for the tag “Exclusive”.

Alpha channel export improvement

Users can now export renderings with a transparent background, facilitating editing and post-processing in other tools. Users can also export semi-transparent materials, such as windows and glass surfaces, reducing the amount of time required for refining these materials during post-processing.

Orthographic views update for Revit

Enscape 3.5 allows for the synchronization of orthographic views between Revit and Enscape. Any orthographic view created or edited in Enscape will be reflected in Revit, and the crop region in Revit will match the Enscape viewport. This synchronization is bi-directional, meaning that users can adjust the crop region in Revit to
modify the view in Enscape as well.

Certified SpaceMouse support

With Enscape 3.5, it is possible to customize mouse controls through shortcut buttons on the SpaceMouse itself. This will make it easier for users to use a SpaceMouse and navigate a 3D model in conjunction with Enscape.

Layer assignment of assets in Rhino

In previous versions, when an Enscape asset was placed into a project, Rhino would assign it to the Default Layer. Now when placing assets in Rhino or Enscape, they will be placed in the currently selected layer.

New user area in toolbar

Users can now access their accounts directly from the Enscape toolbar. This will make it easier for them to manage and check their license status, manage web standalone, and panoramas.

Revit 2024 support

Enscape 3.5 supports the latest version of Revit – 2024.

Enscape + Chaos’ V-Ray

In 2022, Enscape merged with Chaos, a developer of visualization technologies that empower artists and designers to create photorealistic imagery and animation across all creative industries. Together, the newly-combined company is creating an end-to-end ecosystem of 3D visualization tools accessible to everyone. To learn more about this merger, read this article.

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