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This page gives information about the Chaos Cosmos Browser in Chaos Vantage.


Chaos Cosmos Content System delivers a 3D content library of high-quality 3D content selected from the rich Chaos ecosystem. It allows users to browse, place, and render 3D assets in Chaos Vantage. The asset categories span across Furniture, Accessories, People, Vegetation, Vehicles, HDRIs, and more. In addition, the assets work seamlessly in the different Chaos renderers (V-Ray, V-Ray GPU, Corona, Vision, and Chaos Vantage) and host apps (3ds Max, Maya, Revit, Rhino, SketchUp, Houdini, and Cinema 4D).

UI Path

||Menu|| > Cosmos > Chaos Cosmos Browser


||Toolbar|| > Chaos Cosmos Browser button



Chaos Cosmos Browser is part of the installation of Chaos Vantage and does not require any other specific actions. You can access the downloadable content of the Chaos Cosmos Platform from within Chaos Vantage after the installation is finished.

For more information on Chaos Vantage installation, see the Installation page.


To start using the Chaos Cosmos content, please follow the steps below:

1. Click the Chaos Cosmos Browser button to open the Chaos Cosmos Browser. Alternatively, go to Cosmos menu > Chaos Cosmos Browser.

2. Click the Sign in button. Then enter your Chaos credentials.

3. Use the menu or the Search tab to find assets. You can additionally choose between different Categories. An option to show Downloaded assets only is also available.

The filters help you refine your search by date, popularity, color, and space.


Download Assets

Once you choose an asset, you have to download it. Hover over it and click the Download Vantage_Cosmos_blueButton button.

Another way to download an asset is to click on it and open it in a pop-up window. This reveals additional information such as the category/space/color of the asset and other details. Other connected assets can be filtered by clicking on any of the additional information parameters. Click the Download button to download the asset. 

All downloaded assets are marked with  symbol. They are available in the Downloaded category.

Any Cosmos asset can be marked as your favorite through the Like  button. Favorite assets are marked with  symbol and are available in the Likes category.

Import Assets

Once the download is complete, a pop-up window will state that the asset is downloaded successfully.

Use the Import Vantage_Cosmos_greenButton button to bring the asset into Vantage. Another way to import an asset is to click on it and open it in a pop-up window. Then click the Import button.

Alternatively, drag&drop the asset into the viewport.

Note that downloaded assets can be reused across different host platforms. They are saved locally at the following default directory: C:\Users\[User]\Documents\Chaos Cosmos\Packages.

3D models

You can place downloaded 3D models either in the center or at a random place in the scene.

To import a 3D model into Vantage, do one of the following:

  • Random place in the scene: Use drag&drop in the viewport. That starts the component placement tool and allows you to place the asset wherever you want in the scene with proper surface alignment. Holding Shift while placing ignores the surface normal and places the asset without rotating it.

  • Center of the scene: Use the Import Vantage_Cosmos_greenButton button to bring the asset into the host platform. The button places the asset at 0,0,0 of the coordinates system

Placed 3D assets can be moved, rotated, and scaled, control their visibility and assign materials.


The Materials section contains an array of pre-made materials, such as wood, metal, glass and others. It also contains Decals, which can be used to simulate dirt or stickers on objects.

Once downloaded, materials can be imported via the Import button. If there is an object currently selected, the material is applied directly to it. Otherwise, the material is imported into the Material Lister.

Alternatively, dragging onto an object in the scene or directly into the Material Lister also imports it.

Click the green arrow  for two additional import options.

Use triplanar mappingEnables triplanar mapping on VRayBitmaps (when adding the material to a scene or selection).

When an option is enabled in this menu, a blue circle () indicates the custom setup is in effect for any further material imports.


Cosmos lights are imported as a hierarchy with 3d lighting assets. This means that moving or rotating the parent geometry keeps its light together with it.


Downloaded Chaos Cosmos HDRIs can be imported as Environment texture. To assign an HDRI, drag&drop it in the scene and it will automatically be assigned to the environment slot. For more information, refer to the Environment Tab page.

Update Assets

Cosmos assets get updated over time. When an update is available, an update label appears.

You can download the new versions from within the Chaos Cosmos Browser. Click on the labeled asset to open a popup window and click the Download now update text in the bottom.


  • When you share .vantage files with others, Cosmos assets contained within are available for download on the other machines with a prompt to do so. Internet connection is required.