10 Reasons You Need The New V-Ray 5 For Revit

February 25, 2021 3 min read

10 Reasons You Need The New V-Ray 5 For Revit

Chaos Vantage

V-Ray and Revit are the perfect team - Revit is the world's most widely used BIM software for architecture and design. And V-Ray is the world's #1 rendering software for architectural visualization. V-Ray for Revit just got reinvented. 

These are the top 10 reasons to start using V-Ray 5 for Revit now!

Real Time Rendering

V-Ray 5 for Revit now includes V-Ray Vision for real-time visualization. With V-Ray Vision you can enjoy a realistic real-time view of your model while you work. You can see your design evolve instantly as you apply materials or setup lights, allowing for rapid iterations. You can quickly produce pictures and even export 360 panoramas to speed up the approval process. And whenever you are ready to present your design to your clients, you can easily scale your model to photoreal quality.


New Light Mix Tool

With the new Light Mix feature, you can experiment with all the light sources in your model after you have rendered. Group your lights, tweak their brightness or change their color to find what best fits your space.

New V-Ray Frame Buffer

V-Ray's redesigned Frame Buffer comes with powerful new features that take you beyond just rendering. You don’t need a separate app for compositing or color corrections — they can be handled with V-Ray and saved as presets for future projects.

New Global Contours Setting 

The new global Contours setting helps you give a sketch-like look to your concepts. Apply them to the whole model automatically or use them selectively to highlight certain objects.

Streamlined Proxy Material Setup

At Chaos they have simplified the proxy material assignment process with the V-Ray Asset Editor. Assign materials in the Editor once, save them along with the mesh file and you can reuse this configuration in any project.

Creative freedom with Sun & Sky

Studying the design’s interaction with natural light has never been easier. With more control over the sky generation parameters and access to V-Ray's improved sky model, sunrises and sunsets will never look better.

More Realistic Materials

You can now achieve more realistic materials with the help of:

  • Displacement. Displacement is not just limited to V-Ray materials — it’s an asset of its own that’s easy to apply to native materials. 
  • UVW Placement.UVW Placement asset can be used to randomize patterns and colors of V-Ray materials as they would appear in the real world.
  • Coat & Sheen layers.Quickly create polished surfaces of your materials and use the new Sheen layer to create realistic fabrics such as velvet, satin or silk.
  • Dirt & weathering. Add weathering effects to any surface of your model with the improved V-Ray Dirt texture
  • Improved material library. V-Ray's ready Material library contains over 500 high-resolution 4K textures such as glass, metal, wood and many more.


Chaos Cosmos

V-Ray for Revit comes with a brand new curated asset library - Chaos Cosmos.

Chaos Cosmos helps you better tell your story. Easily create real-world context for your model’s interior and exterior by adding high-quality entourage from the essential categories - furniture, accessories, lighting, vegetation, vehicles and people. Search and import straight from within V-Ray and spend zero time on setup - Cosmos assets have accurate physical scale, automatic levels of detail, and are ready to be rendered. Chaos Cosmos provides a consistent 3D content experience across Chaos products and renderers. 


V-Ray's real world camera allows you to work like a photographer, with controls for exposure, white balance, depth of field and more. The new Auto Exposure and Auto White Balance camera controls make rendering as simple as point and shoot.

User Interface

V-Ray naturally fits into Revit's UI and complements your Revit workflow without altering your BIM database.

Join our upcoming Novedge Webinar to find out how V-Ray 5 for Revit can help you bring your design projects to life. You’ll see how real-time rendering, shading improvements and powerful post-processing functionality can help you to create your best-ever work — even after you’ve rendered. Register here.

Novedge Webinar


Deal Alert: If you already own a V-Ray workstation license you can now add a V-Ray Collection Subscription to your workflow and can get immediate access to 15 Chaos products including, Phoenix FD, Chaos Vantage, Chaos Cloud, and VRScans.
 All of this, while keeping your Workstation license! The subscription is now offered at the discounted price of $590.
 Call our V-Ray expert Calvin at 866 362 8970 ex. 704 to place your order.

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