V-Ray comes with all the lighting, shading, and rendering tools you need to create professional, photoreal imagery and animation. Built to handle your biggest projects and your toughest scenes. Render anything and everything with V-Ray. Spend less time waiting and more time being creative. Deliver your best work and never miss a deadline. V-Ray puts you in the driver seat. You’re in control. With V-Ray’s versatile features, you can choose the best approach for your scene. Work the way you want – without interruption. V-Ray’s seamless 3ds Max integration keeps your workflow fluid and smooth. Independent artists and top studios choose V-Ray every day to create world-class designs and visual effects.
HIGHLY-OPTIMIZED CPU RENDERING
Render high-quality, high-resolution images and animations with V-Ray’s adaptive ray tracing technology. V-Ray uses physically-correct methods to calculate photoreal lighting, materials, and cameras. V-Ray is optimized to use all CPU cores across multiple machines for the fastest renders possible.
INCREDIBLY FAST GPU RENDERING
Fine tune the look of your scenes in real time with the power of GPUs. Build materials, dial in cameras, and adjust lights interactively in the viewport. Switch to Production Mode when you’re ready to render final images.
Choose from several global illumination options – exact, approximate or a hybrid of both.
Simulate any type of natural, artificial, or image- based lighting. With area lights, sun & sky and IES lights, you can render artistically – and accurately.
Create any type of physical material. From multilayered car paint to accurate subsurface scattering, you can make any material imaginable.
Work with production-ready, multiresolution tiled textures from your favorite applications, like MARI, Mudbox and Zbrush.
Work like a photographer. Real-world camera controls let you capture images with detailed depth of field and cinematic motion blur.
VR & SPECIALTY CAMERAS
Experience your project in virtual reality. Create content for popular VR headsets, like Samsung Gear VR, with 6x1 and spherical stereo camera types.
Render massive scenes with proxy objects. V-Ray proxies efficiently replace complex scene geometry and load only at render time.
Create unique geometry like infinite planes, metaballs and isosurfaces, particles and object cutaways with render-time booleans.
HAIR & FUR
Render realistic hair efficiently and flicker-free. V-Ray includes procedural fur, optimized hair shaders, and supports 3ds Max Hair&Fur, HairFarm and Ornatrix.
Render fog, smoke and atmospheric effects that respond correctly to light. Bring in volume grid caches from Houdini, FumeFX and PhoenixFD.
37 unique beauty, utility and matte passes give you more control over your rendered images for compositing.
V-RAY FRAME BUFFER
Review, analyze and post process your renders directly in V-Ray’s advanced frame buffer. You can be sure your images will match your final output.
V-Ray requires a USB Dongle to license its software. This safely protects the V-Ray License from computer malfunctions, routine hardware maintenance, and equipment changes; and it provides users the ability to use V-Ray on multiple machines. The Dongle is not a node-locked device. The V-Ray License Server is a floating license system, allowing multiple users to check out a license up to the maximum concurrent number of licenses available.