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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.
What's new in V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max
Its modern and efficient material library workflow, faster
look-development with material presets and flexible post-processing
features save you time, let you go beyond just rendering and help you
focus on creative exploration - all in one single creation tool.
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.
System requirements for Vray for 3ds Max
Please make sure that your system fulfills these requirements before installing V-Ray.
||Intel® 64-bit or compatible processor with SSE2 support
||4 GB RAM and 4 GB swap minimum – recommended 8 GB or more RAM, 8 GB or more swap file
||Microsoft® Windows® 7 (SP1), Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 Professional operating system
||3ds Max 2012/3ds Max Design 2012 or later, 64 bit versions only
||Required for hardware lock, preferably USB 2.0
||Only IPv4 is supported. IPv6 is currently not supported.