Assets can be incorporated into the architecture and design projects.
Chaos has forged a new partnership that gives architects and interior designers access to 480 digital replicas of Twinbru textiles and Haworth furniture models, available on Chaos Cosmos, a free library of ready-to-render high-quality 3D content that users can place within their projects. This marks the first time that Chaos Cosmos is offering materials and models direct from manufacturers, making it easier to create photorealistic stills and animations with real-world components.
Twinbru and Haworth join the growing ranks of manufacturers creating photorealistic copies of their designs and materials. The reasons range from promoting sustainability to enabling customer-friendly sales tools like configurators. In addition, they are looking at the looming metaverse, which will require realistic content and environmental designers.
“Bru Textiles and Haworth are known throughout the design world for their high-quality fabrics and office furniture, making them a constant reference for high-end visualizations,” said Kalina Maneva, product manager of Chaos Cosmos. “By incorporating some of their top designs into Chaos Cosmos, designers can be confident that their visualizations are populated with exact replicas of the real thing.”
Digital fabrics are the glue that hold 3D spaces together; as virtual environments become more prevalent, the need for high-quality, on-demand fabrics will only continue to grow,” says Jason Neiman, CEO of Bru Textiles. “By partnering with Chaos, we are making the transition even easier for designers and 3D artists, giving them instant access to the biggest digital fabric library on the planet.”
The new collection features photorealistic fabrics and office staples (chairs, armchairs, and sofas) for use in a 3D scene. Chaos Cosmos works with Chaos renderers (V-Ray, V-Ray GPU, and Vision) and is included in Chaos Vantage and Corona 8. Host applications including 3ds Max, SketchUp, Rhino, Revit, Cinema 4D, and Maya are supported as well.
In addition to the new Twinbru/Haworth collection, Chaos is releasing more than 200 other new assets, including:
- CGAxis—Kitchen appliances, musical instruments, toys, medical equipment, and more
- Fisherman3D—Sports cars, sedans, airplanes, watercraft, electric vehicles, etc.
- Globe Plants—Plants, trees, bushes, etc.
- Chaos—3D scanned rocks and food
This brings the library to over 2,000 assets of commonly used 3D models, HDRI, and material types by professional designers. New features have also been added, including a light/dark mode.
Chaos Cosmos is free to any V-Ray or Chaos Corona user.
What do we think?
It seems as if the universe is gearing up for the age of the metaverse, and realistic 3D content will be in high demand. We expect that digital replicas of real-world objects and textiles will be a hot commodity, as will photorealistic models of everyday objects, all of which will enable designers to populate 3D worlds and spaces with greater ease.