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This page provides information on the Live Link feature in Chaos Vantage.

 


The Live Link feature makes it possible to instantly see changes made in a V-Ray compatible DCC without the need to export and import .vrscenes in Chaos Vantage.

 

Live Link works only with officially released V-Ray 5 versions or stable nightly builds.


The following changes made in the V-Ray compatible DCC will be propagated through Live Link:

  • Editing, creating and deleting of:
    • Camera
    • Geometries
    • Lights
    • Materials
    • Textures
    • Environment


The following require a restart of the Live Link Session in order to be updated properly.

  • Updating of:
    • V-Ray Proxy files (.vrmesh)

While in Live Link, the following actions can be done Inside Chaos Vantage :

  • create cameras;
  • create camera animation in the animation editor;
  • edit environment and fog
  • add post effect (LUT, Bloom, Highlight burn)
  • Render:
    • snapshots;
    • HQ still image
    • HQ sequence
  • save .vantage file with the changes from above.

However the following actions cannot be done:

  • transform objects;
  • hide/unhide objects;
  • reassign materials;
  • edit lights;
  • import external(including cosmos assets) files;