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The one renderer that does it all.

With Chaos V-Ray, you can bring your boldest designs, stories, and art to life. Unlock photorealistic imagery with this powerful rendering tool – a favorite of 3D artists around the world! It seamlessly integrates into several hosts with one license, including 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, Houdini, Maya, Nuke, Revit, Rhino, SketchUp, and Unreal, transforming any space or concept into an immersive experience. Let creativity run wild – unleash visual masterpieces with Chaos V-Ray today!

V-Ray

V-Ray At a Glance

The one renderer that does it all.

  • What it is: Physically accurate, photo-realistic rendering and simulation, optimized for animation and images.
  • Who uses V-Ray? Professional artists and designers in architecture, games, animation, VFX, and VR.
  • Why V-Ray? V-Ray is the industry standard visualization tool for producing physically accurate and photorealistic images.

    V-Ray also seamlessly integrates into several hosts with one license, including 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, Houdini, Maya, Nuke, Revit, Rhino, SketchUp, and Unreal.

What is the difference between Chaos’ Renderers?

Chaos V-Ray, Corona, Enscape, and Vantage are all rendering and simulation software products, but they differ in their features, industry, and user needs. Learn which renderer is right for you!

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Tiered Options

V-Ray is now available in three different tiers: Solo, Premium, and Enterprise.  It’s now easier to choose the best option to suit your needs.

  • Solo: Solo is for artists who want to render on a single computer.
  • Premium: Premium is ideal for customers who want access to floating licenses and Chaos companion products such as Phoenix, Player, and Scans.
  • Enterprise: Enterprise is ideal for large studios considering volume purchases. (5 seats or more)

Note: New sales of perpetual licenses are discontinued, options to upgrade to the latest version are available with migration to subscription options.

Included integrations

Purchase a single V-Ray license to access all V-Ray integrations, including 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, Houdini, Maya, Nuke, Revit, Rhino, SketchUp, and Unreal.

Cinema 4D

Chaos V-Ray for Cinema 4D

Professional 3D rendering software for Cinema 4D artists and designers

V-Ray for Cinema 4D puts industry-standard technology for photorealistic 3D rendering into the hands of Cinema 4D artists and designers. With smart tools and powerful rendering capabilities, V-Ray’s combination of speed and creative control is perfect for any project.

Bring ideas to life

With V-Ray’s complete set of lighting, shading, and award-winning rendering tools, you can bring any idea to life.

Built to handle it all

Built to handle your biggest projects, including scenes with massive amounts of geometry and thousands of lights.

Get the job done with ease

Artist-friendly tools and an intuitive interface help you work smarter, making it easy to get the job done.

Render fast

V-Ray’s GPU and CPU rendering capabilities boost any production speed. With fast interactive rendering, you’ll see the changes to your scene rendered on the fly.

Ready to scale

Harness the power of multiple computers to render high-resolution images with V-Ray’s distributed rendering. Or take your rendering to the cloud with direct access to Chaos Cloud.

Go beyond rendering

V-Ray 5 is more than a renderer. Built-in compositing and interactive light mixing let you fine-tune and finish your renders in the V-Ray Frame Buffer without going to a separate app.

What’s new in V-Ray 6 for Cinema 4D

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V-Ray Decal

Add anything from stickers and labels to cracks, stains, and scratches in just a few clicks. Project V-Ray Decals onto surfaces at any angle without extra UVW work or disturbing the underlying materials. Turn on displacement for even more realism.

V-Ray Enmesh

Tile 3D geometry patterns across objects to create complex surfaces with lots of detail for stunning close-up shots. Enmesh is ideal for creating intricate panels, fences, fabrics, and so much more, and it uses much less memory than displacement or copying by hand.

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Procedural Clouds

Create the perfect sky for your environment in just a few clicks with V-Ray Sun and Sky’s new procedural cloud system. Easily simulate various cloud types and weather conditions, from partly cloudy to overcast. Render realistic stills or dynamic timelapse.

Particle rendering support

Quickly render particles based on different conditions such as size, speed, color, and many more. Achieve a wide variety of effects — from splashes and foam to bubbles and sparks.

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V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max

V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max Update supports the latest version of 3ds Max 2024, with MarerialX support and USD for 3ds Max. See Update Details for more

Go beyond rendering

Chaos V-Ray for 3ds Max is the world’s most complete 3D rendering software for high-end visualization and production.

V-Ray for 3ds Max is a production-proven rendering software. Known for its versatility and ability to handle any type of project — from massive, dynamic scenes having thousands of lights to a sublime still life – it is the go-to solution for artists and designers across 3D industries.

V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max brings in scattering, memory-efficient 3D geometry pattern tiling across objects, procedural clouds, cloud collaboration, and much more.

Award-winning rendering technology for any project.

For truly photorealistic renders, you want a raytracer that’s built for quality, optimized for speed, and ready to scale. V-Ray gives you the power to work with lightning-fast interactive and heavyweight production rendering—all while getting the most from your CPU and GPU hardware.

Built to handle your toughest scenes.

When you’re working with the biggest scene you’ve ever seen, you need a renderer that won’t let you down. Billions of polygons? Thousands of lights? V-Ray can handle it all. Render anything and everything with V-Ray. Adaptive Lights, Proxy Objects, Distributed Rendering — an arsenal of production-proven features when you need them.

Post-process your renders without the need for a separate tool.

V-Ray equips you with a complete set of lighting, shading, and rendering tools—all integrated with 3ds Max. The redesigned V-Ray Frame buffer with light mixing and layered compositing means you only need to use one tool for more than just rendering — no need to go back and forth between different apps.

Free up your machine with quick and easy cloud rendering.

Turn your computer into a supercomputer with easy access to cloud rendering directly from V-Ray. Keep working on your designs and render them on the cloud.

Work seamlessly with other software.

V-Ray is compatible with all the most popular 3ds Max plugins — Substance, Forest Pack, Railclone, Ornatrix, Tyflow, Phoenix FD, and more. V-Ray is also the perfect fit for any pipeline with support for open standards such as Alembic, OSL, OpenColorIO, and now ACEScg.

Maya

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The world’s most complete rendering software for animation and visual effects.

For 3D artists who need a fast and flexible renderer, V-Ray for Maya – Rental Options is built for speed, and designed for production. No matter the project, V-Ray delivers when it matters most.

Create without limits.

Generate complex geometric surfaces for stunning close-up shots at no extra memory cost. Create custom skies for your environments with ease. Take your product design and HDRI renders to the next level. Speed up your projects’ reviews and approvals by taking them to the cloud. Get data to optimize your scenes for even faster rendering. Free up your creative time with a number of workflow and performance enhancements. And more.

Emmy and Academy Award-winning rendering technology.

V-Ray is production-proven. For more than a decade, the world’s leading studios have used V-Ray to render over 400 television series and feature films. In 2017, V-Ray’s ray tracing technology received a Sci-Tech Academy Award for its contribution to photorealistic visual effects. In 2021, V-Ray was awarded an Engineering Emmy for advancing the use of fully ray-traced rendering.

High-powered rendering at any scale.

Take full advantage of your hardware with production rendering that scales on multiple CPUs, GPUs, or both. You can even render a single image across multiple machines with distributed rendering.

Seamless integration with your pipeline.

V-Ray works seamlessly with Maya and your studio pipeline. This includes support for MASH, Bifrost-USD, and MayaUSD, as well as your favorite Maya plugins, including Golaem, Massive, Ornatrix, Chaos Phoenix, Yeti, and more. V-Ray for Maya is also compatible with ACEScg, Alembic, OpenVDB, and OpenColorIO industry standards.

Easy to deploy and customize.

V-Ray is easy to deploy on any Windows, macOS, or Linux network and offers flexible licensing options for you to choose from. The bundled V-Ray Standalone renders scenes directly with V-Ray, which is perfect for headless render-farm nodes.

V-Ray for Maya also includes two software development kits to customize your rendering workflow. For example, you can write custom shaders with the V-Ray SDK (C++) or build custom pipeline tools with the V-Ray App SDK (Python).

What’s new in V-Ray 6 for Maya

Generate complex geometric surfaces for stunning close-up shots at no extra memory cost. Create custom skies for your environments with ease. Take your product design and HDRI renders to the next level. Speed up your projects’ reviews and approvals by taking them to the cloud. Get data to optimize your scenes for even faster rendering. Free up your creative time with a number of workflow and performance enhancements. And more.

SketchUp

The ultimate solution for SketchUp rendering

V-Ray® for SketchUp is a 3D rendering software that combines real-time and photorealistic rendering — all in SketchUp. From beginner to pro, Chaos® V-Ray has all the tools you need to create stunning architectural renders and animations.

V-Ray and Enscape compatibility.

You can now open your real-time Enscape scenes directly in V-Ray to continue building on your work to take it to the highest possible level of photorealism. Your department can now experience a fast and easy end-to-end design process.

See your designs in real-time.

Seeing your Sketchup designs in real-time has never been easier. Now with V-Ray Vision, you can visualize your designs in real time while you work in SketchUp. Move around your model, apply materials, and set up lights and cameras — all in a live real-time view of your scene. You can also package your V-Ray Vision result for others to experience as you did in SketchUp.

Create photorealistic renders

With true-to-life lights, cameras, and materials, rendering with V-Ray is as real as it gets. For any project, you can see exactly how it will look. It’s as close as you can come to the real thing before it’s built.

Bring your scenes to life.

Employ our curated collection of smart assets — including high-quality models of furniture, accessories, vegetation, and people — and stage your project with just a few clicks. The all-new Chaos Cosmos asset browser lets you easily drop render-ready 3D content right into your SketchUp scene.

Get a headstart on your next project.

V-Ray comes with hundreds of ready-to-render materials that you can apply to any scene and access to an extensive library of video tutorials, free technical support, and helpful forums. In fact. V-Ray has one of the largest visualization communities, with a world of community-created content that’s readily available.

Chaos V-Ray is the ultimate power-up for SketchUp.

V-Ray and SketchUp are the perfect team. SketchUp is, of course, the world’s most widely used 3D modeling software for architecture and design. And V-Ray is the world’s #1 rendering software for architectural visualization. In other words, the two together are the perfect combo to take your designs to the next level.

What’s new in Version 6 for SketchUp

V-Ray does everything when you’re ready to create photorealistic renderings and animations. And now, V-Ray 6 for SketchUp lets you do even more. Powerful new tools let you create detailed geometric patterns and beautiful custom skies. New and improved materials boost rendering speeds and realism. And cloud collaboration and Enscape compatibility bring teams together like never before.

Rhino

Real-time and photoreal rendering in one.

V-Ray for Rhino lets you accomplish more than ever before.

The all-in-one visualization solution for Rhino and Grasshopper.

V-Ray® for Rhino is a 3D rendering software that combines real-time and photoreal rendering into one complete suite of visualization tools. From architecture to product design, it’s everything you need to bring your next design project to life.

V-Ray and Enscape compatibility

You can now open your real-time Enscape scenes directly in V-Ray to continue building on your work to take it to the highest possible level of photorealism. Your department can now experience a fast and easy end-to-end design process.

Visualize in real-time.

V-Ray Vision gives you a live real-time view as you build your model, apply materials, and light your Rhino and Grasshopper designs. Now you can visualize any project in real-time while you design. You can also package your V-Ray Vision result for others to experience just like you did in Rhino.

Turn your vision into reality.

With photorealistic lights, cameras, and materials, rendering with V-Ray is as real as it gets. Communicate and collaborate with confidence, knowing that your designs look just right.

Go beyond rendering.

Introducing all-new tools that let you fine-tune and finish your renders without needing an extra app. Composite to render layers, make color corrections, and instantly adjust the lighting in the new V-Ray Frame Buffer.

Elevate your designs.

Choose from a collection of smart assets — including high-quality models of plants, people, vehicles, and furniture — and give your project real-world context. The all-new Chaos® Cosmos asset browser lets you easily place render-ready 3D content right into your Rhino scene.

Seamless Grasshopper integration.

Visualize your parametric designs on the fly. V-Ray for Grasshopper comes with V-Ray for Rhino and includes a collection of nodes to support V-Ray geometry, lighting, materials, rendering, and animation.

What’s new in V-Ray 6 for Rhino

V-Ray 6 enables you to take advantage of powerful new ways to collaborate with colleagues and clients. Now, bring an Enscape scene inside V-Ray and take it to photorealism. Share your work and get feedback with Chaos Cloud Collaboration. Add custom clouds and create breathtaking time-lapses with the new procedural cloud system. Create more complex and more realistic materials with just a few clicks. And more.

Unreal

With V-Ray 5 for Unreal, it’s never been faster or easier to take your V-Ray scenes into Unreal’s real-time engine.

Now better than ever.

With V-Ray 5 for Unreal, it’s never been faster or easier to take your V-Ray scenes into Unreal’s real-time engine. Chaos’ smart technology gives you our most flexible and efficient light baking workflow to date, while effortlessly handling the material conversion.

V-Ray for Unreal is a plug-in for Unreal Engine (UE) Editor that allows you to import your V-Ray scenes from 3ds Max, Maya, and SketchUp directly to Unreal Engine Editor for rendering. To point out, V-Ray for Unreal maintains data consistency. In other words, your original materials from V-Ray for 3ds Max, Maya, and SketchUp remain connected to their real-time versions. To explain, call them up when you’re ready to render. Use V-Ray for Unreal for light baking. In addition, use it for the rendering of native UE scenes or of 3rd party data that has been imported to Unreal Engine Editor with Epic’s own Datasmith.

Custom light baking controls

V-Ray 5 gives you a new level of control over light baking. Now, in addition to Preview, Medium, and High-quality presets, you can completely customize your render settings. This means you can fine-tune global illumination, sampling, and noise levels so they’re optimized for your specific project.

Post-processing is built in.

V-Ray 5 introduces a new Frame Buffer with post-processing controls built-in. You can make color corrections, combine render elements, and add finishing touches without the use of a third-party image editor. This saves you time and helps you get the perfect look straight from your renderer.

Coat layer

A new Coat layer has been added to the V-Ray Material. In summary, it makes it easy for you to create materials with reflective coatings like coated metal and lacquered wood.

Respect pivot points

Now when you import objects with V-Ray for Unreal, their pivot points will remain unchanged. In previous versions, pivot points were placed at the world origin.

Selective export to V-Ray scene

Select any objects in your scene and export them as a V-Ray scene. This makes it easy to transfer assets to other V-Ray applications.

Intel Open Image Denoise

For users without an NVIDIA graphics card, the Intel Open Image Denoise uses your CPU to reduce noise during interactive rendering.

Blue noise sampling

With blue noise sampling, your rendered image will appear cleaner using the same amount of samples. This is especially noticeable when rendering motion blur and depth of field effects.