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Chaos Group V-Ray for Cinema 4D


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Chaos Group V-Ray

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 bring a speed boost to any production. 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.

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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.

Light Mix

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.

vray c4d compositingBuilt-in compositing

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

vray c4d gpuGPU + CPU rendering

Take full advantage of your hardware. With V-Ray, you can render on GPUs, CPUs, or a combination of both.

vray c4d gpu renderingGPU 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. Interactive rendering lets you see the changes to your scene rendered on the fly.

vray c4d distributed renderingDistributed rendering

Easily harness the power of multiple machines working together to render images even faster.

vray c4d chaos cloudChaos Cloud

Render stills and animations alike in the cloud, at the push of a button — now with full support for Chaos Cloud, our cloud rendering service.

vray c4d volume renderingVolume rendering

Render realistic fog, smoke and atmospheric effects. Bring in volume grid caches from Houdini, FumeFX and Phoenix FD.

Work smart

Let V-Ray do the work for you.

vray c4d white balanceAuto 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.

vray c4d denoisingAI Denoising

The NVIDIA AI Denoiser uses artificial intelligence that instantly reduces noise while you render.

Get creative

Expand your creative toolkit with all the right tools for the job.

vray c4d coat layerCoat Layer

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.

vray c4d sheenSheen Layer

Easily create materials for fabrics like velvet, satin and silk with the new Sheen layer added to the V-Ray Material.

vray c4d metalnessMetalness

Metalness reflections are now supported directly by the V-Ray Material, making it fully compatible with PBR workflows.

vray c4d car paintCar Paint 2 Material

Take your automotive renders to the next level with a new car paint material that includes more realistic flakes and uses less memory.

vray c4d dirtImproved V-Ray Dirt

Give surfaces a weathered look. With the improved V-Ray Dirt texture, you can add dirt to cracks and crevices, create procedural streaks, or cover an entire surface.

vray c4d hairPhysical Hair Material

Achieve more realistic results with the new physically accurate V-Ray Hair Material.

vray c4d sun and skyNew 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, even as the sun dips below the horizon.

vray c4d random texturesTexture randomization

Add variety to your scenes by randomizing colors and textures with V-Ray MultiSub Texture.

vray c4d vrscansVRscans Material Library Support

Get access to a library of over 1,000 unbelievably real materials — a great asset to help you with your V-Ray visualizations.

And more

Native Support for Cinema 4D Noises

Enhance your renderings with different noise patterns and detailed surfaces. Now with less memory consumption.

Light Path Expressions

For the ultimate control in compositing, you can create your own render passes with Light Path Expressions.

Blue-noise Sampling

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.





Operating Systems

Windows 8.1 & 10:

  • Processor: 1st Gen Intel® Core™ or compatible processor with SSE4.2 support (x64)
  • RAM: 256 MB RAM, preferably 512 MB RAM
  • Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Professional operating system
  • Hard Disk Space: 40 MB Hard Disk Space, preferably 200 MB Hard Disk Space
  • USB Port: USB 1.0 required for hardware lock, preferably USB 2.0
  • TCP/IP: Only IPv4 is supported. IPv6 is currently not supported
  • Network Capability: Ethernet card or WiFi

Mac OS 10.14 or later:

  • Processor: 1st Gen Intel® Core™ or compatible processor with SSE4.2 support (x64)
  • RAM: 256 MB RAM, preferably 512 MB RAM
  • Operating System: macOS 10.7
  • Hard Disk Space: 40 MB Hard Disk Space, preferably 200 MB Hard Disk Space
  • USB Port: USB 1.0 required for hardware lock, preferably USB 2.0
  • TCP/IP: Only IPv4 is supported. IPv6 is currently not supported
  • Network Capability: Ethernet card or WiFi

C4D versions

  • MAXON Cinema 4D R20 – R23


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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

What’s new in v5

New Features

  • Implement Chaos Cloud Submit dialog and initial integration with Cloud client
  • Add support for VRScans (V-Ray Scanned Material)
  • Implement MultiSubTex shader


  • VolumeGrid voxel and bounding box preview for loaded caches
  • Support for Cinema 4D noises with V-Ray GPU
  • Add Object Select Render Element
  • Add MultimatteID Render Element
  • Support for the Cinema 4D “Background” object
  • Implement V-Ray image output options
  • Keep the FOV when Film Gate is changed and Specify FOV is checked
  • V-Ray Light previews should hide when the Viewport filter for lights is off
  • Make the Auto White Balance option a checkbox
  • Set the default Mix Type for some float textures to “Normal”
  • Change the size step for several real parameters to be more intuitive
  • Improve user interface for V-Ray FastSSS2 and Light material
  • Improve user interface for V-Ray Dirt and Distance shaders
  • Improve user interface for V-Ray Sun
  • Menu command for triggering V-Ray 3.7 scene conversion

Bug Fixes

  • Drag and Dropping a material to a polygon selection doesn’t create a selection tag
  • Polygon selections are not working correctly with correction deformer attached to objects
  • Polygon selections are not working when the name of the poly select tag is the same as the texture tag name
  • Region rendering with production does not work on the first render
  • Exporting a vrscene with single non-zero frame does not render the same frame
  • Textures loaded with V-Ray bitmap are not saved correctly in the content browser
  • VFB spin controls delimiter does not match the one in Cinema 4D
  • Textures are not mapped in Environment fog and VolumeGrid

What’s new in v 3.70.05

Official Release

Date – Oct 22, 2019

Download – Build 3.70.05

Modified features

  • Submit to Chaos Cloud now opens download page of the client if it is missing
  • Submit to Chaos Cloud warns with dialog if render region is enabled before submitting a job
  • Rename material creation button to “V-Ray” and make it second in the material manager
  • Make material and texture preview less resource exhausting
  • Change denoiser render element default parameters for better usage

Bug Fixes

  • R21: V-Ray now loads on machines with processors without support for AVX
  • R21: Fix crash when shader popup is opened after using the multipass manager
  • R21: Fix crash when creating OSL shader
  • R21: Fixed V-Ray Bridge menu not showing when the layout is changed

What’s new in v3.70.04?

New features

  • V-Ray for Cinema 4D now supports Cinema 4D R21
  • Include missing standalone tools (vdenoise, filter_generator, vrimg2exr, ply2vrmesh)

Bug fixes

  • Override material now works on objects without material

3.70.03 – Official Release

Date – Apr 04, 2019, Download – Build 3.70.03

New features


  • Add preferences option for converting materials to VRay Standard material
  • Add shortcuts or scripts for starting DR slave (Windows)

Modified features


  • Changed default gravity vector value for VRayFurTag to resemble real gravity
  • Disable OpenCL engine on OSX, due to incompatibility
  • Disable OSL Material on OSX, due to incompatibility
  • Changed default value of DR port number to match Standalone default port
  • Remove Irradiance Map presets from the GI presets
  • Fixed an issue with spawning multiple `vray -server` processes
  • Fixed interface license engagement in Team Render with animations
  • Fixed “Default Lights” value to work properly on Cinema 4D R20
  • Fixed the displacement material with 2D displacement in R20
  • Fixed material converter specular translation for Blinn reflective layers
  • Fixed regression from 3.6 – darker material previews

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