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 Next for Rhino is much more than a do-it-all renderer that creates gorgeous images of your designs. See your Rhino designs like never before. Visualize in real-time with V-Ray Vision. Light scenes automatically with Light Gen. Apply finishing touches to your photoreal renders in the new V-Ray Frame Buffer. And much more.
V-Ray Next for Rhino is compatible with Rhino 5 and Rhino 6. V-Ray for Rhino is supported on Windows only.
Enter the Chaos Cosmos - Bring designs to life with a few clicks:
Chaos® Cosmos is a brand-new curated library of high-quality 3D content you can use to effortlessly stage interior and exterior scenes. Set the mood and engage your audience with an array of free smart assets covering essential categories such as trees, people, vehicles, furniture, lighting and accessories.
Easily accessible through the new Cosmos browser inside V-Ray, the 3D assets are easy to import and always deliver consistent render-ready quality without the need for any setup.
Go Beyond Rendering - Powerful post-processing built in:
LIGHTING MADE SIMPLE
Now with Light Mix, after your scene is rendered, you can instantly adjust the brightness and color of lights without having to render again. This lets you look at dozens of lighting scenarios from just a single render.
ADD YOUR FINISHING TOUCH
With the new V-Ray Frame Buffer, you can do more in V-Ray than ever before. Make color corrections, combine render elements, adjust lighting, and add the final touches to your renders without needing a separate image editing app.
New live link between V-Ray Vision and Grasshopper lets you visualize your parametric designs in real-time. V-Ray Clipper support makes it easy to render sections and cutaways. And Stereo Camera support now lets you render stereoscopic 3D images.
Smart Tools to Save Time- Save time without sacrificing quality:
LIGHTING THAT’S AUTOMATIC
With the new Light Gen tool, lighting your Rhino scene is automatic. In minutes, Light Gen calculates multiple lighting options and shows them as thumbnails. Simply choose the look you want and render.
NEW V-RAY MATERIAL LAYERS
With new built-in Coat and Sheen layers added to the V-Ray Material, it’s faster and easier than ever to create materials with reflective coatings and soft fabrics such as silk, satin, and velvet.
HIGH-RESOLUTION MATERIAL LIBRARY
Get a headstart on your next design project. V-Ray 5 for Rhino comes with access to over 500 render-ready materials with high-resolution 4K textures.
Complete Creative Control- The details make the difference:
MORE ACCURATE SUN AND SKY
The new Improved Sun and Sky model is more accurate and looks great even at sunrise or sunset when the sun is at the horizon. You can also override the position of the sun and sky with new Custom Orientation controls.
ADD RANDOMNESS FOR REALISM
New randomization tools make it easy to create subtle variations in textures and materials for added realism. Plus the new Stochastic tiling controls are a fast fix for repeating patterns.
IMPROVED LINE RENDERING
To give your renders an illustrative look, now you can easily add linework with global contour controls and material overrides.
DIRT AND WEATHERING
The improved V-Ray Dirt texture can help give your Rhino model a weathered look. Easy controls let you vary the amount of dirt and streaks in corners or across entire surfaces.
Improvements in V-Ray Vision
Transparent material reflections Surfaces such as glass or water now reflect other scene objects in screen space.
Improved anti-aliasing Finer texture details and small geometric elements like plants or facade ornaments are presented with better clarity with the new Temporal Anti-aliasing method.
Triplanar textures and randomization support Take advantage of the Triplanar texture projection and Stochastic texture randomization features in Vision.
Soft Sun shadows Objects cast soft shadows depending on the Sun Light size multiplier when the new high-quality shadows mode is enabled.
More precision in post Composite more precisely in the Frame Buffer. By employing mask render elements from V-Ray, you can now color-correct specific areas of your scene.
Faster denoising for CPU Now with the Open Image Denoise engine, you can take advantage of interactive rendering on any CPU configuration.
REAL-TIME RENDERING - V-Ray Vision gives the power to design and refine in real-time to anyone working in Rhino or Grasshopper. Now, you can explore a real-time view of your scene, set up lights and cameras, and apply materials.
CPU, GPU AND HYBRID RENDERING - V-Ray comes with two powerful rendering engines. You can choose between super-fast GPU and CPU or Hybrid rendering to best suit your project needs and requirements.
DENOISER - Remove noise and dramatically cut the render times. With V-Ray Denoiser, you can denoise each render element in post-production. And with the NVIDIA AI Denoiser, V-Ray delivers instant feedback with less noise, while you design interactively.
INTERACTIVE RENDERING - Render while you design. See results right away as you adjust lights, materials and cameras. You could also look at the denoised image while rendering in the Rhino viewport.
RENDER ELEMENTS - Render separate layers for more artistic control in image-editing software.
V-RAY SWARM - Render with maximum power using V-Ray’s new simple and scalable distributed rendering.
ANIMATIONS - V-Ray for Rhino enables light studies, turntables and fly-through animations rendering and an optimal way.
LINE RENDERING - Apply contours to your entire scene or to a separate shader with a single click. Intuitively tweek controls to get the desired appearance.
CHAOS CLOUD - Rendering on the Cloud is just one click away.
AUTOMATING SNAPSHOTS & BATCH RENDERS - V-Ray Batch makes it easy to render snapshots from the same project or views from multiple Rhino files all at once.
VIEWPORT RENDERING - An overlay on top of Rhino's viewport. It is rendered interactively and if scene changes are made, updates the rendered result.
V-Ray for Grasshopper
STRAIGHTFORWARD WORKFLOW. POWERFUL FUNCTIONALITY - Visualize within the environment you use to model. Use the node system to utilize V-Ray’s powerful functionalities through five Node groups and their components.
FORGET BAKING - Render generative geometry directly in Grasshopper. Work uninterrupted without the need to bake your designs in Rhino as you iterate.
V-RAY VISION IN GRASSHOPPER - Add the Live Link component and observe your design update in real-time while working inside Grasshopper.
CUSTOMIZABLE MATERIALS - Start with the basic preset V-Ray material and modify it form the node or with the Asset Editor. Alternatively, use your own materials from previous projects or just employ the vast material library directly.
CUSTOMIZABLE LIGHTING - Utilize V-Ray lights and customize them to move from realistic to stylized. Easily add numerous light sources to find your models’ best appearance.
ANIMATIONS - Create, render and export animation sequences right in Grasshopper. Animate the movement of the sun or the camera by employing the V-Ray Graph and Timeline components.
SCATTERING - Create a realistically distributed entourage in Grasshopper that materializes in Rhino only after you’re started rendering.
LIGHTING ANALYSIS - Perform a light intensity evaluation of your project and visualize the results on your render.
CAMERAS - Use the V-Ray Camera component to simulate physical camera settings like aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Take advantage of Orthographic or Stereo camera parameters to facilitate your workflow.
CLIPPER - Render cross sections or fast cutaways right in Grasshopper. Convert custom meshes to clippers for render time Boolean effects.
LIGHT GEN - Explore the best lighting for your scene without the need for manual setup. Automatically generate hundreds of natural light versions for your exterior or interior.
LIGHT MIXING - Easily fine-tune any light source in your scene after you’re done rendering. Group them, adjust their brightness and color, and create your best presentation.
LIGHT INSTANCES - Lights can be instanced and controlled as a single light in the Asset Editor.
GLOBAL ILLUMINATION - Render realistic rooms and interiors with V-Ray’s powerful and fast global illumination.
ACCURATE LIGHTS - Render natural and artificial lighting with a wide range of built-in light types. Adaptive Lights mode helps you substantially speed up render times in scenes with many light sources.
IMAGE BASED LIGHTING - Light your scenes with a single high-dynamic-range image (HDRI) to render faster, cleaner and more accurate image-based lighting. Use the Adaptive Dome Light and remove the need to set up Portal lights for interiors.
SUN & SKY - Render realistic daylight for any time and any location. Visualize stunning sunsets and sunrises, and control the sun’s position for maximum artistic effect.
LIGHTING ANALYSIS TOOL - This tool makes it easy to to visualize the real-world illumination (Lux) values of any scene.
SMART ASSET EDITOR - Create, edit and manage all of your assets including lights, materials, textures, geometry and render elements all in one place. All assets are structured in an intuitive folder structure.
FILE MANAGER - Manage all of your scene files in one place. Set file paths, create scene archives, and keep track of assets like textures, IES files, and proxy objects.
COLOR PICKER - A powerful color picker, which provides RGB color values and a corresponding Kelvin temperature slider, allows you to save and modify temperature values for every color slot.
FRAME BUFFER - Completely redesigned Frame Buffer upgraded to intuitively handle post-processing tasks like color corrections and compositing among other improvements.
ACCURATE VIEWPORT PREVIEWS - Get an accurate preview of your materials in the Rhino viewport with improved reflections, refractions, bump maps and more.
POWER UP WITH SCRIPTS - Use RhinoScript and Python to program V-Ray Next to do even more for you, like automating scene management or accessing parameters not shown in the UI.
UNIVERSAL ASSET PREVIEW - Preview your materials, lights, textures and render elements in a single viewer. Observe how parameter changes affect the appearance of the asset in a specific isolated setting.
TEXTURE INSTANCING - Map multiple material parameters with the same source texture to simplify the shader structure and management.
REAL-WORLD CAMERAS - Work like a photographer with controls for exposure, white balance and depth of field.
VIRTUAL REALITY - Render VR content for popular virtual reality headsets.
INTERACTIVE LENS EFFECT - Instantly add GPU-accelerated glare, bloom and procedurally generated dust and scratches for added photorealism. Fine-tune lens effects interactively while you render.
AUTOMATIC EXPOSURE & WHITE BALANCE - Capture the perfect exposure every time. The new Auto Exposure and Auto White Balance camera controls make rendering as simple as point and shoot.
Materials and Textures
PHYSICAL MATERIALS - Create great looking materials that look exactly like the real thing.
PROCEDURAL TEXTURES - Texture NURBS models with ease with a rich set of procedurals that don't require UV unwrapping.
NATIVE MATERIALS SUPPORT - Render an enhanced version of your Rhino materials without converting them to V-Ray shaders.
MATERIAL LIBRARY - Download on demand a vast array of high resolution materials. Simply drag and drop to bring realistic textures to your models instantly.
MATERIAL METALNESS - The V-Ray Material adds native support for metallic reflections (Metalness) for greater compatibility with PBR materials from applications like Substance Designer.
MATERIAL COAT - Add reflective coating to your material to achieve effects like varnished wood or metallic paint.
MATERIAL SHEEN - Create realistic soft fabrics like velvet, silk or satin.
RANDOMIZER - With the new UVW Placement randomization options, texture coordinates can be randomized to fix patterns and achieve realistic materials.
WEATHERING AND DIRT - Quickly add dirt, control its spread amount and position on the surface of your design.
Atmospheric and Volumetric Effects
FOG - Give your scenes depth with new realistic 3D fog and light scattering effects.
AERIAL PERSPECTIVE - Add depth to your images with realistic atmospheric effects.
VOLUMETRIC MATERIALS - Realistic material light scattering and translucency.
PROXY OBJECTS - Add highly detailed and complex objects like grass, trees, and cars with memory-efficient proxy models. Easily add pre-animated 3D objects with animated V-Ray proxies.
PROXY PREVIEWS - Control the look of V-Ray proxies in the Rhino viewport. Select from Whole mesh, Bounding box, Point (Origin), Custom preview, and a new low poly Proxy preview mode.
DISPLACEMENT - Quickly apply surface detail to a single object or a whole group in your scene. Get materials like brick and stone without the need for extra modeling.
GRASS & FUR - Create realistic grass, fabrics and carpet with V-Ray Fur.
SECTION CUTS - Render quick cutaways and cross sections with V-Ray Clipper.
V-RAY SCENE IMPORT & EXPORT - Import and render V-Ray scenes from other applications such as 3ds Max, Revit, and SketchUp or share complete ready to render V-Ray for Rhino files.
In order to work properly, your copy of V-Ray Next for Rhino — Workstation License requires:
McNeel Rhino for Windows and Mac The most powerful NURBS 3D CAD Industrial Design and modeling tool with full support from McNeel. Rhino 6.0 license now comes with Grasshopper included.
Support & Maintenance
A V-Ray Next for Rhino major version has active SOFTWARE SUPPORT & MAINTENANCE from its release date to the following next major release date. During the SOFTWARE MAINTENANCE stage Chaos 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.
Proof of Academic Status
An educational institution, or a student/staff member at the institution, may use V-Ray Educational licenses for educational purposes only and not for commercial for-profit work, transfer, or resale.
Student/Teacher Educational license A "Student/Teacher" is a person who can confirm enrollment/employment at a degree-granting educational institution. Students and staff must present current student ID or current proof of employment at the educational institution to purchase a license.
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Technical Support Novedge does not provide technical support for educational versions of the software. If you need technical support please refer to the manufacturer website for additional information.
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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
Novedge, in partnership withHigh Speed Computing, can also provide the perfect hardware for your design needs,pre-installed with your software, at a very competitive price. Contact us to discuss custom-configured workstations and laptops.