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VirtualRig™ Studio - professional software for realistic motion blur simulation in traditional photography and CGI.

The new version is packed with dozens of features to streamline your workflow and boost your creativity.

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VirtualRig Studio user interface

Trial

Download a trial version and try it with your own images.

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Pricing

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Watch a complete workflow with VirtualRig™ Studio.

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Gallery

View images blurred by some of our notable clients.

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Features

Version 3.0 introduces a number of features to make your work more effective and extend your artistic options.

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Real-time render preview

Real-time render preview allows you to see results of your work on the fly. Change the speed or jitter effect settings with full control over the results. With no more test renders, you'll get your job done faster.

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Jitter effect

Back in the days of physical camera rigs, vibrations of the rig could produce some strange artifacts in the photos. We missed these imperfections so now you have an option to emulate them using a new jitter effect tool.

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Overlay layer

Wouldn't it be nice if you could get a glimpse how your final image will look like? We thought the same. Now you can simply add a static overlay layer with a picture of a car to help you correctly align blur vectors with its direction.

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VirtualRig Studio car overlay layer
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Floating licenses

Now you can share a single copy of VirtualRig™ Studio between more computers in your office.
Sharing is caring.

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Render queue

Don't feel like waiting 10 minutes for your high-resolution render? No problem, just add it to the queue and continue your work. Multi-core rendering is now also supported.

New

Redesigned user interface

We have completely redesigned the user interface to improve your workflow with the application.
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Spherical image mode

Smoothly blur 360 degree panoramic images and use the results in your favorite 3D modelling tool to render photo-realistic blurred reflections on your car.

HDRI support

VirtualRig™ Studio supports high dynamic range images (HDRI) which preserve more luminance information per pixel than traditional image formats.

Speed adjustment

Adjust the speed to change the look of the picture with just a few clicks. Want to go faster? Slow down? VirtualRig™ Studio allows you to change the gears!

Transparent images support

This feature allows you to break a picture down into separate transparent layers, render them with different speed and blur settings, and then combine the final results.

Multi platform

VirtualRig™ Studio is available for both Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. See software requirements below for details.

Try and Buy

Join thousands of our satisfied customers. Whether you are a car photographer who is just starting out, a CGI studio or an international car manufacturer, we have a solution for you. Pick a version of VirtualRig™ Studio that matches your needs.

Trial
Lite
Pro
Real-time render preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Jitter effect
Yes
Yes
Yes
Overlay layer
Yes
Yes
Yes
Speed adjustment
Yes
Yes
Yes
Project saving, no watermarks
No
Yes
Yes
Floating license option
No
No
Yes
Transparent images
No
No
Yes
HDRI and spherical image mode
No
No
Yes
Output image formats
JPG
JPG
Unlimited
Maximum render resolution
3000 x 3000 px
3000 x 3000 px
Unlimited
Fixed-computer licenses
N/A
1
2
Total price
Free
$99
$1499

Floating license

$1999

With a floating license, you can install VirtualRig™ Studio on multiple computers in your office so that anyone can use it. Note that only one instance can be running at a time and the computers must be connected to the internet. Floating licenses are only available in the Pro version.

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Software requirements
Operating system:
Windows XP Professional or higher,
Mac OS X 10.8.3 (Mountain Lion) or higher
Architecture: 32-bit or 64-bit
Java platform: Java 8 or higher
Purchase details
All the prices are charged in U.S. dollars (USD). The price is always final; shall the purchase be a subject to VAT or other applicable taxes, we'll cover the taxes from the price as necessary. If your credit card uses a different currency than USD, an equivalent of the price will be withdrawn from your card, based on your card issuer's exchange rate. Note that additional charges might be applied - please check with you credit card issuer. By purchasing VirtualRig™ Studio 3.0 you are entitled for a free update to all future 3.X releases (see release history). Whenever a new version is released, you'll be automatically offered an update.
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Buy VirtualRig™ Studio 3.0

Please fill in the form below and click SUBMIT. You will be redirected to a secure payment site. After we process the payment, you will receive an email with a download link and application activation codes. If you have any special requests please get in touch with us.

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Our clients

Soon we will be introducing short profiles on some of our clients. Discover how professionals use VirtualRig™ Studio whether on set or in the office.

Frank Kayser

Photographer

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Carl Lyttle

Founder, Moofe

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Frederick Schlosser

Photographer

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Ralph Hillertt

CCO, Mainworks GmbH.

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and many others ...

Tutorial

You can find more video tutorials on our Vimeo channel. The complete workflow and all application features are explained in detail in VirtualRig™ Studio 3.0 User Manual.

Support and FAQ

Can I upgrade an already purchased Lite version to a full Pro version?

Yes, you will only pay the difference between the Lite and Pro version. Please contact us to arrange for such an upgrade.

Floating licenses need internet connection, but what if I'm offline and still want to use VirtualRig™ Studio?

That's no problem, you can be offline for up to one week and the application will continue working normally. If you want to extend this period to two weeks while you're still online, please go to HelpLicense manager and click Renew.

Can I use VirtualRig™ Studio without internet connection?

Yes, it's possible, we can send you a license file by email that will enable you to start the application without internet connection. Please contact us for details.

How can I transfer my copy of VirtualRig™ Studio to another computer?

First, you need to deactivate the application on the old computer. Just go to HelpLicense manager and click Deactivate. After that you can activate the application on a new computer using your activation code. This applies to both fixed and floating licenses.

What is the difference between fixed and floating licenses?

With both fixed and floating licenses you can transfer your copy of VirtualRig™ Studio to another computer. However, with a fixed license you can only do it once every few months while with a floating license you can do it any time.

I already bought VirtualRig™ Studio 2.3. How can I upgrade to version 3.0?

We sent all our customers an email with information about how to upgrade. If you didn't receive it, please contact us and we'll look after you.

Do you offer student discounts?

We don't offer any special discounts to students, in a hope that the Lite version is affordable to everyone. However, contact us if you think different, we might make an exception.

What are the hardware requirements of VirtualRig™ Studio?

VirtualRig™ Studio can be used on every computer running Windows XP Professional or Mac OS X 10.8.3 (Mountain Lion), or any newer version of these operating systems. However, in order to open and render large images, you will need at least 2 gigabytes of RAM installed on your system. Also, more CPUs will make your render finish a lot faster.

Is it better to point the vector in the car's direction or the opposite direction?

Actually, a physically "correct" approach is to point the vectors in the opposite direction of the car's movement. However, people sometimes point the vectors in the direction of the car and also get appealing results. It really depends on what works better for you. Note that you can easily swap the vector direction using the Invert tool in Edit menu.

How can I make car wheels look spin?

Although it's possible to blur wheels to make them look spin, it's very difficult to do so in a photo-realistic fashion. That's because the shape of the rims produces very distinct artifacts in the photos that cannot be reproduced from static pictures. Also, some parts of the wheels such as brakes don't spin at all and therefore shouldn't be blurred. In order to get finest results, we recommend to use separate photos of spinning wheels and superimpose them to the static photos of cars.

Does VirtualRig™ Studio support non-standard ICC color profiles?

No, the application only supports sRGB ICC color profile. If you open a picture with a different color profile, the colors might look shifted. Please convert your image to sRGB before opening it in VirtualRig™ Studio.

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Technical support

If you have any technical questions, bug reports or comments please contact us by email at

support@virtualrig-studio.com

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VirtualRig™ Studio is developed in association with Playground and Dev tank.