First post here but I think this may be of interest to you guys.
https://Clara.io, the online 3D modeling and rendering web app, is pleased to announce that we have just officially launched V-Ray rendering and our new 3DStream render embed technology. The full details are in this blog post.
Clara.io has come a long way since we first launched in a rough beta back in August 2013.
This is a fairly complete V-Ray integration in that we support progressive 3D renders that stream from our cloud servers, we support most V-Ray light (area, sun, hemi, mesh) and material types (v-ray standard, sss, bump, layered BRDFs), we support vismats, vrmats and vrscenes. We support background rendering as well, along with a +1000 preset material library.
The other aspect of this release is our 3DStream technology that allows you to embed V-Ray renders into web pages as interactive progressive cloud streams. Here is an example: Porsche Caymen 3DStream You can move the Porsche around with your finger or mouse -- it is a V-Ray progressive render stream.
For getting your architectural models into Clara.io, we support importing FBX, Collada, and OBJ/MTL file formats. We do support a number of other formats (another 20 formats), but the FBX/Collada formats are the best if you want to get in your lights, cameras and material settings in.
We'd love to get your feedback on where we should go from here.
Thanks for your time!
-ben houston (firstname.lastname@example.org)
PS. We are running a $1000 contest for our users with the best V-Ray rendering.
A lot of examples of what you can do with Clara.io are available here in our library:
Here is an introductory video on how easy it is to use V-Ray in Clara.io:
Some V-Ray results from Clara.io:
The +1000 preset material library: