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Nozon’s Volumetric VR Tech PresenZ Now Available as a Plugin for V-Ray Next and 3DSMax

Developers who use Chaos Group’s V-Ray Next and Autodesk 3ds Max may be please to know that from today, Nozon, a Visual Effects (VFX) studio, is making its volumetric virtual reality (VR) technology PresenZ available as a plugin for both.

This collaboration between Nozon and Chaos Group actually began way back in 2016, just prior to Nozon being snapped up by Starbreeze Group to help boost its StarVR ecosystem.

Using the PresenZ volumetric VR tech, creators can pre-render movies with 6 degrees of freedom 96DoF) in existing 3D visualisation pipelines, helping both comfort and immersion. With PresenZ, the viewer is able to move inside the image or video, get closer to objects or characters, and even look behind them, feeling like they are really there.

Detailing the software’s particular skill set, Nozon explains: “PresenZ can achieve the same visual fidelity audiences are used to from high-end previsualisation, feature length motion pictures or pre-rendered animations. With PresenZ, you can render the most complex scenes and highest quality assets in Virtual Reality. For example – architects can show their customers their creations in VR to scale, with the ability to move around in different scenes. Content creators of CGI movies can easily allow movie goers to further experience all or parts of their work in immersive VR with retained quality by utilizing the existing pipeline and assets.”

PresenZ & V-Ray

So from today, anyone can download the plugin for V-Ray Next and 3DSMax as well as the PresenZ player on the official website. New updates for PresenZ include, a new user interface, a new viewer and improved quality of the overall experience. Both the plugin and the player are free for testing where renders will display a watermark. To remove the watermark, customers can choose between paying per image or buying a player license.

Nozon plans on releasing further PresenZ plugins for other software in the near future, when the happens VRFocus will let you know.