The one renderer that does it all.
Bold designs. Moving stories. Mind-blowing art. Whatever your vision, Chaos V-Ray can help you bring it to life. Create photorealistic images and animations with the rendering software that’s used by 3D artists and designers everywhere.
V-Ray works seamlessly with 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, Houdini, Maya, Nuke, Revit, Rhino, SketchUp, and Unreal. So you can transform 3D scenes into works of art from your favorite application.
Purchase a single V-Ray license to access all V-Ray integrations, including 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, Houdini, Maya, Nuke, Revit, Rhino, SketchUp, and Unreal.
V-Ray is now available in three different tiers: Solo, Premium, and Enterprise. It’s now easier to choose the best option to suit your needs.
Solo: Solo is for artists who want to render on a single computer.
Premium: Premium is ideal for customers who want access to floating licenses and Chaos companion products such as Phoenix, Player, Scans, and Vantage.
Enterprise: Enterprise is ideal for large studios considering volume purchases. (5 seats or more)
Note: New sales of perpetual licenses are discontinued, options to upgrade to the latest version are available with migration to subscription options.
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.
With V-Ray’s complete set of lighting, shading, and award-winning rendering tools, you can bring any idea to life.
Built to handle your biggest projects, including scenes with massive amounts of geometry and thousands of lights.
Artist-friendly tools and an intuitive interface help you work smarter, making it easy to get the job done.
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.
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.
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.
Go beyond rendering
Chaos V-Ray for 3ds Max is the world’s most complete 3D rendering software for high-end visualization and production.
V-Ray for 3ds Max is 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.
V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max brings in scattering, memory-efficient 3D geometry pattern tiling across objects, procedural clouds, cloud collaboration, and much more.
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.
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.
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.
Present your ideas in 100% ray-traced quality without the need for extra optimizations and conversions. Make project changes directly in 3ds Max and validate your designs on the spot.
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.
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.
Fast-forward your creative workflow.
For 3D artists who need a fast and flexible renderer, V-Ray for Maya – Rental Options is built for speed, and designed for production. No matter the project, V-Ray delivers when it matters most.
Chaos V-Ray 5 for Maya Rental is the complete 3D rendering software for animation and visual effects. Composite renders, incorporate Light Path Expressions, and interactively relight your scene in the new V-Ray Frame Buffer. Randomize your textures for seamless tiling and get a massive speed boost with the all-new V-Ray Proxy node.
V-Ray 5 helps you save time and make your renders look even better — both on the CPU or GPU.
V-Ray is a production-proven. For more than a decade V-Ray has been used by the world’s leading studios to render over 300 television series and feature films. In 2017, V-Ray’s ray tracing technology received a Sci-Tech Academy Award for its contribution to photorealistic visual effects.
Take full advantage of your hardware with production rendering that scales on multiple CPUs, GPUs, or both. You can even render a single image across multiple machines with distributed rendering.
V-Ray works seamlessly with Maya and your studio pipeline. ACEScg support is new in V-Ray 5, joining other industry standards like Alembic, OpenVDB, and OpenColorIO. Your favorite Maya plugins are also compatible, including Golaem, Massive, Ornatrix, Phoenix FD, and Yeti. Easy to deploy and customize.
V-Ray is easy to deploy on any Windows, macOS, or Linux network. V-Ray licenses are floating and can be centrally served and locally checked out. And V-Ray Standalone allows for headless rendering across your render farm.
V-Ray for Maya also includes two software development kits to customize your rendering workflow. For example, you can write custom shaders with the V-Ray SDK (C++) or build custom pipeline tools with the V-Ray App SDK (Python).
Introducing the Next Generation of Rendering
Chaos V-Ray for SketchUp is the ultimate visualization solution for SketchUp artists and designers.
V-Ray for SketchUp is a 3D rendering software that combines real-time and photoreal rendering — all in SketchUp. From beginner to pro, V-Ray has all the tools you need to visualize your SketchUp projects from start to finish.
Seeing your SketchUp designs in real-time has never been easier. Now with V-Ray Vision*, you can visualize your designs in real-time while you work in SketchUp. Move around your model, apply materials, and set up lights and cameras — all in a live real-time view of your scene.
With true-to-life lights, cameras, and materials, rendering with V-Ray is as real as it gets. For any project, you can see exactly how it will look. It’s as close as you can come to the real thing before it’s built.
V-Ray comes with hundreds of ready-to-render materials that you can apply to any scene and access to an extensive library of video tutorials, free technical support, and helpful forums. In fact, V-Ray has one of the largest visualization communities, with a world of community-created content that’s readily available.
Truly, V-Ray and SketchUp are the perfect team. SketchUp is the world’s most widely used 3D modeling software for architecture and design. And V-Ray is the world’s #1 rendering software for architectural visualization. The two together are the perfect combo to take your designs to the next level.
Real-time and photoreal rendering in one.
V-Ray for Rhino lets you accomplish more than ever before.
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.
New in V-Ray 5, V-Ray Vision gives you a live real-time view as you build your model, apply materials, and light your Rhino and Grasshopper designs. Now you can visualize any project in real-time while you design.
With photorealistic lights, cameras, and materials, rendering with V-Ray is as real as it gets. Communicate and collaborate with confidence, knowing that your designs look just right.
Introducing all-new tools that let you fine-tune and finish your renders without needing an extra app. Composite to render layers, make color corrections, and instantly adjust the lighting in the new V-Ray Frame Buffer.
Visualize your parametric designs on the fly. V-Ray for Grasshopper comes with V-Ray for Rhino and includes a collection of nodes to support V-Ray geometry, lighting, materials, rendering, and animation.
Now better than ever.
With V-Ray 5 for Unreal, it’s never been faster or easier to take your V-Ray scenes into Unreal’s real-time engine. Chaos’ smart technology gives you our most flexible and efficient light baking workflow to date, while effortlessly handling the material conversion.
V-Ray for Unreal is a plug-in for Unreal Engine (UE) Editor that allows you to import your V-Ray scenes from 3ds Max, Maya, and SketchUp directly to Unreal Engine Editor for rendering. To point out, V-Ray for Unreal maintains data consistency. In other words, your original materials from V-Ray for 3ds Max, Maya, and SketchUp remain connected to their real-time versions. To explain, call them up when you’re ready to render. Use V-Ray for Unreal for light baking. In addition, use it for the rendering of native UE scenes or of 3rd party data that has been imported to Unreal Engine Editor with Epic’s own Datasmith.
V-Ray 5 gives you a new level of control over light baking. Now, in addition to Preview, Medium, and High-quality presets, you can completely customize your render settings. This means you can fine-tune global illumination, sampling, and noise levels so they’re optimized for your specific project.
V-Ray 5 introduces a new Frame Buffer with post-processing controls built-in. You can make color corrections, combine render elements, and add finishing touches without the use of a third-party image editor. This saves you time and helps you get the perfect look straight from your renderer.
A new Coat layer has been added to the V-Ray Material. In summary, it makes it easy for you to create materials with reflective coatings like coated metal and lacquered wood.
Now when you import objects with V-Ray for Unreal, their pivot points will remain unchanged. In previous versions, pivot points were placed at the world origin.
Select any objects in your scene and export them as a V-Ray scene. This makes it easy to transfer assets to other V-Ray applications.
For users without an NVIDIA graphics card, the Intel Open Image Denoise uses your CPU to reduce noise during interactive rendering.
With blue noise sampling, your rendered image will appear cleaner using the same amount of samples. This is especially noticeable when rendering motion blur and depth of field effects.
V-Ray 5 adds initial support for rendering large scenes that exceed your GPU memory.
Professional Rendering for Architects and Designers
V-Ray® for Revit is a versatile visualization toolset that brings you the best of both worlds. In other words, get real-time visualization and photo-realistic rendering. In fact, it’s everything all in one. And all in Revit. From beginner to pro, Chaos® V-Ray has all the tools you need to visualize your Revit projects from start to finish.
Visualizing your Revit projects in real-time has never been easier. Now with V-Ray Vision, you can see your designs in real-time while you work in Revit. Move around your model, apply materials, and set up lights and cameras—all with a live real-time view of your model.
See exactly how your project will look. With true-to-life lights, cameras, and materials, rendering with V-Ray is as real as it gets. It’s as close as you can come to the real thing before it’s built.
Choose from an array of high-quality 3D assets to bring your project to life, including detailed models of furniture, trees, cars, and people. The all-new Chaos Cosmos asset browser lets you easily place render-ready content right into your Revit model.
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. The two together are the perfect combination to take your designs and presentations to the next level.
Super-fast production rendering for VFX artists
V-Ray for Houdini is a production-proven CPU & GPU rendering software. To summarize, it comes with all the tools artists need to render amazing-looking procedural effects. Seamlessly integrated with Houdini, it enables smooth scene exchange and iterations between Houdini and other DCC applications.
V-Ray’s performance is production-proven. It’s been used by the world’s leading studios to render over 300 television series and feature films. In 2017, V-Ray received a Sci-Tech Academy Award for its contribution to photorealistic visual effects.
V-Ray’s adaptive ray tracing is highly optimized for superior speed and scalability. You can take full advantage of your hardware rendering on multiple CPUs, & GPUs, or both. With V-Ray’s distributed rendering, you can render a single image across multiple machines.
V-Ray works seamlessly with Houdini and enables smooth scene exchange with other DCC applications. ACEScg support is new in V-Ray 5, joining other industry standards like Alembic, OpenVDB, and OpenColorIO.
Bring your projects to life with the right tools for the job. To explain, V-Ray equips you with a complete set of lighting, shading, and rendering tools. It’s the most full-featured 3D rendering software available.
V-Ray 5 for Nuke offers powerful rendering for compositing artists.
Chaos V-Ray for NUKE offers powerful ray-traced rendering for the VFX industry’s #1 compositing application.
Top artists and studios use V-Ray every day to render world-class imagery and visual effects.
Equally important, V-Ray adds production-proven lighting, shading, and rendering capabilities to NUKE’s powerful compositing toolset.
Save time by making look development decisions on the fly, and output final frames faster by rendering directly in post-production.
V-Ray for NUKE gives you full control over lighting, shadows, reflections, and more, similarly, without the need to send it back to 3D.
Furthermore, V-Ray fits seamlessly into NUKE’s native node-based workflow.
Additionally, V-Ray’s Academy Award-winning ray-traced renderer in Nuke’s industry-standard compositing application gives artists the best of both worlds.