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.
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Update 2 adds exciting new features, including Chaos Cosmos materials, UVW Randomizer, and VFB enhancements, to streamline your workflow and maximize efficiency.
Streamline your workflow
Materials now available in Cosmos
In addition to high-quality 3D models and HDRI skies, Chaos Cosmos now includes 200 high-resolution V-Ray materials that are ready to render just the way you want.
New randomization options
The new V-Ray UVW Randomizer with Stochastic tiling helps you add natural variety to materials for extra realism, and eliminates the problem of texture tiling artifacts.
Live Link with Chaos Vantage
If you’re working with an NVIDIA RTX graphics card, you can use the new Live Link between V-Ray for Cinema 4D and Chaos Vantage to see a real-time ray-traced view of your scene.
Blur and Sharpen in the VFB
Adjust the details of your renders using the new Blur and Sharpen layers right in the V-Ray Frame Buffer. No need for a separate post-processing app!
Maximize efficiency and performance
GPU Light Cache
V-Ray Light Cache now runs on your GPU, so your renders start faster.
Work with multiple lights more efficiently, and improve performance with new V-Ray Light instancing.
Support for Apple M1 processors
MacOS users can now unleash the full power of their M1-powered devices with native support for Apple’s new ARM-based processors.
V-Ray Render Masks
Make changes to any object or group of objects in your scene even after you’ve rendered. No need to re-render the whole image.
V-Ray scene import
Import and render V-Ray scenes from other applications, or share render-ready V-Ray for Cinema 4D content.
New in V-Ray 5.1 for Cinema 4D — Placing Chaos Cosmos assets in your scene
New in V-Ray 5.10, Chaos Cosmos is now also available as part of V-Ray for Cinema 4D.
It’s all-new in V-Ray 5 for Cinema 4D
V-Ray 5 brings a whole new rendering experience to Cinema 4D. With new smart tools and workflows, plus an intuitive interface, it’s faster and easier than ever. V-Ray 5 for Cinema 4D goes beyond rendering with built-in compositing and interactive light mixing.
Go beyond rendering
Interactive post-processing right in the new V-Ray Frame Buffer.
Now from a single render, you can create dozens of lighting scenarios. Change the color and intensity of lights instantly without having to render again.
The new layer-based compositor allows you to combine render passes, set blending modes and adjust colors without going to a separate app.
Unleash the power of V-Ray
Faster rendering than ever before
GPU + CPU rendering
Take full advantage of your hardware. With V-Ray, you can render on GPUs, CPUs, or a combination of both.
GPU production rendering
Get a powerful speed boost with the GPU-accelerated performance of V-Ray GPU. Now even faster with an NVIDIA RTX card.
Fast interactive rendering
Create the look you want without the wait. To explain, interactive rendering lets you see the changes to your scene rendered on the fly.
Easily harness the power of multiple machines working together to render images even faster.
Render stills and animations alike in the cloud, at the push of a button. Not to mention, V-ray now comes with full support for Chaos Cloud, our cloud rendering service.
Render realistic fog, smoke, and atmospheric effects. In the same fashion, bring in volume grid caches from Houdini, FumeFX, and Phoenix FD.
Let V-Ray do the work for you.
Auto Exposure and White Balance
The V-Ray Camera can automatically set exposure and white balance for you, so you don’t have to do it manually.
The NVIDIA AI Denoiser uses artificial intelligence that instantly reduces noise while you render.
Expand your creative toolkit with all the right tools for the job.
Easily create layered materials with reflective coatings directly in the V-Ray Material. It’s faster to set up and renders more quickly than a blend material.
Easily create materials for fabrics like velvet, satin, and, of course, silk with the new Sheen layer added to the V-Ray Material.
Metalness reflections are now supported directly by the V-Ray Material. In other words, you get full compatible with PBR workflows.
Car Paint 2 Material
Take your automotive renders to the next level with a new car paint material. To emphasize, it includes more realistic flakes and uses less memory.
Improved V-Ray Dirt
Give surfaces a weathered look. To explain, with the improved V-Ray Dirt texture, you can add dirt to cracks and crevices, create procedural streaks, or cover an entire surface.
Physical Hair Material
Achieve more realistic results with the new physically accurate V-Ray Hair Material.
New Sun and Sky Model
Capture the light of magic hour. The new Sun & Sky model is more accurate and looks better at sunrise and sunset. Markedly, even as the sun dips below the horizon.
Add variety to your scenes by, for example, randomizing colors and textures with V-Ray MultiSub Texture.
VRscans Material Library Support
Get access to a library of over 1,000 unbelievably real materials. Significantly, it’s a great asset to help you with your V-Ray visualizations.
Native Support for Cinema 4D Noises
Enhance your renderings with different noise patterns and detailed surfaces. To emphasize, V-Ray now uses less memory consumption.
Light Path Expressions
For the ultimate control in compositing, by all means, you can create your own render passes with Light Path Expressions.
See a cleaner render faster. With blue-noise sampling, you’ll see less noise in your renders using the same amount of samples.
Out-of-core GPU Rendering
This initial implementation of out-of-core rendering can help you render scenes that are larger than the memory of your GPU.
V-Ray Node space is available in Cinema 4D versions 21.1 and later!
3– V-Ray 5, update 2 for Cinema 4D is supported on macOS machines with ARM architecture. Note that Intel Denoiser is not supported with universal builds of V-Ray. If you are using universal builds with ARM architecture, make sure to turn off Rosetta. See this video for additional information.
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Vray does not need no introduction, if your reading this your know how often this render engine is used in big productions, and is known for its quality output. Vray for C4D fits the balance between its blistering speed, and flexibility for small studios thanks to the extra render node choices. Thanks to the hard working team Vray for C4D has been taken to a new level along side other platforms such as Max. You can go as deep as you wish into its settings, or simply use its finely tuned render presets to get set up rather fast. Like any professional renderer it has a learning curve if you wish to get into the deeper areas, but the user manual has improved a great deal since v1.9. I would like to see a pdf version as at times there can be delays online. The IPR (Interactive Preview Renderer) is very fast, and providing you know its current limitations such as SDS tags removing all material previews unless you apply it to a null, multiple material tags can not be used, and rigged characters can cause odd artefacts, your get very fast feedback with the IPR, in fact im often taken back how fast I can preview thousands upon thousands of hairs in real time along with the SSS options. The team behind this version of Vray are very hard working, and are quick to help, so any limitations as mentioned im sure will get addressed, however some limitations are native to Vray across all platforms in which rely on a good collaboration with Chaos Group, Vray core developer. Other things worth mentioning is due to the way C4D works, currently you wont get much of a preview in the view-port, but hope in due time the r18-r19 view port abilities will be used to better this area in future updates.
Vray 3.4 is polished like never before for the C4D platform, and after a short while your be at home with it producing high quality stills, and animations. Its not the cheapest solution out there up front, but you get them extra render nodes that certain other reneder engines dont, hence Vray fits the bill for freelancers, small studios to large production studios.
With Vrays fast speeds, high quality realistic lighting and materials its hard not to recommend Vray for C4D v3.4. Id like to see Vray for C4D community gel more, and interact better as often is the case that troubleshooting works best with a good community such as found on C4D Cafe.
Would you recommend this product to a colleague? Yes
By: Daniel Ripley Date: January 05, 2017
Official release, update 2.5
Date – Jun 09, 2022
New nodes for context control
Add VRayEdges texture for node and classic materials
Expose the UVWChannel shader for use with Classic materials
Implement the “Use object material” option for V-Ray Clipper
Add support for Multi Sub Tex plugins from Cosmos Assets
Wrap existing shader on TriPlanar creation
Cinema S26 crash when loading multiple objects
Receive GI option is ignored when cast shadow is enabled
Randomly generated motion blur with cloth simulation tear effect
Classic material preview with large textures blocks UI
Corrupted node materials when changing versions
Crash when Phong tag is removed from geometry used for V-Ray fur
The Object Properties tag doesn’t affect child objects with multiple materials and polygon selections
If you missed the live webinar, no worries, you can find out about Chaos V-Ray 5 for Cinema 4D's exciting new features and workflow changes with the webinar replay right here. Learn about the new V-Ray Frame Buffer, learn how to add more variety to your scenes through new material layers, enhance the magic hour with the refreshed Sun and Sky system, go beyond rendering with V-Ray’s built-in interactive post-processing — and more!
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