V-Ray 5 for 3ds Maxis 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.
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 of 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 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.
V-Ray 5 lets you do more with your renderer than ever before. Composite renders and interactively relight your scenes in the new V-Ray Frame Buffer. Set up materials fast with new presets and over 500 ready-made shaders. V-Ray 5 helps you save time and make your renders look even better.
Light Mix -Explore lighting possibilities interactively in real-time. Use LightMix in the new V-Ray Frame Buffer to freely experiment with lighting changes after you render, save out permutations, and push back improvements you’d like to have in your scene.
Layered Compositing - The new Layer compositor lets you fine-tune and finish your images directly in the new V-Ray Frame Buffer — without the need for a separate post-processing app.
Material Manager - Efficiently browse from a library of over 500 render-ready materials including metals, glass, wood and more.
Material Preset - Save time creating common materials with presets for aluminum, chrome, glass and more.
Material Preview - New rendered material swatches show you exactly what your materials will look like.
Coat Layer - Add reflective coatings directly in the updated V-Ray Material, saving you both material creation and rendering time vs. using Blend material.
Sheen Layer- Create soft microfiber fabrics like velvet, satin and silk with the new Sheen options in the updated V-Ray Material.
Texture Randomization - Add variety to your scene with the new VRayUVWRandomizer map and enhanced VRayMultiSubTex controls.
Stochastic Texture Tiling - Automatically remove texture tiling artifacts with the new Stochastic tiling option on the VRayUVWRandomizer.
Extended V-Ray Dirt - Weathered streaks and dirt in crevices are now easy with the enhanced V-Ray Dirt, which now employs both ambient and inner occlusion.
New sun and sky model - Reproduce the subtleties of twilight when the sun is below the horizon with the new Sun and Sky model.
CPU and GPU Rendering
Lighting Analysis Tool
Point and Shoot Camera
Physical Hair Material
Physical Based materials
V-Ray Toon Shader
VRScans Material Library
In order to work properly, your copy ofV-Ray Next for 3ds MaxWorkstation Licenserequires:
Autodesk 3ds Max 3ds Max: Realize your most complex, creative ideas.
Support & Maintenance
AV-Ray Next for 3ds Maxmajor version has activeSOFTWARE SUPPORT & MAINTENANCEfrom its release date to the following next major release date. During the SOFTWARE MAINTENANCE stage Chaos Group will:
Release minor updates including patches, bug fixes, service packs, enhancements, new minor features, and platform compatibility updates.
Provide support and technical assistance to clients.
Provide software builds for download.
V-Ray Free Trial Software Download
Download and test V-Ray before you make your purchasing decision.
Recommended System Specification
Manufacturer's system requirements are generally the bare minimum that you need to run the software and insufficient for effective and productive operation of the product.
Our suggested "real world" mid-range desktop system key specifications to properly run V-Ray are as follows:
CPU: Intel Core i5
Graphics Card: NVIDIA QUADRO P620
Hard Drive: 500GB NVMe
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
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