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QUALITY

V-Ray comes with all the lighting, shading, and rendering tools you need to create professional, photoreal imagery and animation.

POWER

Built to handle your biggest projects and your toughest scenes. Render anything and everything with V-Ray.

SPEED

Spend less time waiting and more time being creative. Deliver your best work and never miss a deadline.

CREATIVE CONTROL

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.

SMART INTEGRATION

Work the way you want – without interruption. V-Ray’s seamless 3ds Max integration keeps your workflow fluid and smooth.

AN INDUSTRY STANDARD

Independent artists and top studios choose V-Ray every day to create world-class designs and visual effects.

"Having 3ds Max without V-Ray is like having a car without wheels."

Marek Denko, 3D Artist

WHAT'S NEXT?

Now in Beta

The next major release of V-Ray will be smarter, faster and even better.
Here’s a look at some of the new features available now in V-Ray Next for 3ds Max, beta 3.

NEW — Faster GPU rendering architecture

V-Ray GPU has been redesigned for better performance and faster parallel processing.

NEW — Lighting Analysis

Accurately analyze and measure the light levels in your scene with new lighting analysis tools.
Learn more >

NEW — Layered Alembic workflows

Now supporting Alembic 1.7 with layering — for faster, more efficient handling and updating of Alembic data.

NEW — GPU VOLUME RENDERING

Render volumetric effects such as fog, smoke and fire with the speed of V-Ray GPU. Compatible with V-Ray Volume Grid which supports OpenVDB, Field3D and Phoenix FD volume caches.

NEW — NVIDIA AI DENOISER

Introducing incredibly fast real-time denoising based on NVIDIA's AI-accelerated denoising technology. Learn more >

V-RAY GPU

Fast GPU production rendering with faster, cleaner lighting — now supports environment fog and VRscans. Learn more >

NEW — ADAPTIVE DOME LIGHT

Faster, cleaner image-based lighting, removing the need for skylight portals. Learn more >

NEW — AUTO EXPOSURE & WHITE BALANCE

Fast, automatic scene analysis determines correct exposure and white balance for your image.
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V-RAY PHYSICAL CAMERA

Back by popular demand, the V-Ray Physical Camera has been updated with a simpler UI and support for the new auto exposure and white balance settings.

NEW — HAIR SHADER

New more realistic VRayHairMtl2 hair shader with melanin color controls, better highlights and more natural light distribution. Learn more >

NEW — SWITCH MATERIAL

Easily switch between several materials applied to any object with the new VRaySwitchMtl, great for rendering material options, adding random variations or creating render passes.

NEW — V-RAY PLUGIN MATERIAL AND TEXTURE

Load any texture or material that’s available in V-Ray Standalone and render it in V-Ray for 3ds Max using the new V-RayPluginTex or VRayPluginMtl.

DENOISE RENDER ELEMENTS

Denoise any render element, not just the beauty pass, for better control in compositing.

NEW — V-RAY SDK

Updated rendering architecture that takes full advantage of modern hardware, including optimized vector calculations using SSE 4.2 and customized Intel® Embree ray tracing library 2.13.

V-Ray Next beta is open to V-Ray 3.x for 3ds Max customers.
SSE 4.2 compatible processor required.
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KEY FEATURES

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Highly-optimized ray tracing

Render professional-quality, photorealistic images and animation with V-Ray’s adaptive ray tracing technology.

Dabarti - Countdown© Dabarti Studio
Powerful GPU rendering — now with hybrid mode

V-Ray GPU CUDA now renders on CPUs as well as GPUs, to take full advantage of all available hardware.

V-Ray for 3ds Max Fully Interactive Production Rendering Bee Over Flower
V-Ray IPR

Fully interactive production rendering.

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V-Ray Denoiser

Automatically remove noise and cut render times by up to 50%.

V-Ray for 3ds Max Resumable Rendering
Resumable rendering

Stop your render at any point and pick up where you left off.

Blackhaus - Interior© Blackhaus
Global illumination

Choose from several global illumination options – exact, approximate or a hybrid of both.

V-Ray for 3ds Max Adaptive Lights
Adaptive Lights

New algorithm that dramatically speeds up rendering in scenes with many lights.

Forge & Morrow - Alfa Romeo© Forge & Morrow
Accurate lights

Simulate any type of natural, artificial, or image-based lighting. With a wide range of light types, including area lights, physical sun & sky and IES lights, you can render any lighting scenario.

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Photorealistic cameras

Real-world camera controls let you work like a photographer. Render images with detailed depth of field and cinematic motion blur.

V-Ray for 3ds Max Interactive Lens Effects Light Bulbs Village
Interactive lens effects

Instantly add GPU-accelerated glare and bloom for added photorealism. Fine-tune lens effects interactively while you render.

Alexander Razgonyaev - Huize House© Alexander Razgonyaev
Virtual reality

Experience your project in virtual reality. Create content for popular VR headsets with 6x1 cubic and spherical stereo camera types.

Studio Aiko - Candy Bar© Studio Aiko
Physically-based materials

Create any type of physical material. From multilayered car paint to accurate subsurface scattering, you can make any material imaginable.

V-Ray for 3ds Max alSurface Material© Chaos Group
ALsurface material

General-purpose shader by Anders Langlands includes built-in SSS controls; popular for skin.

V-Ray for 3ds Max Glossy Fresnel
Glossy fresnel

New, physically-accurate reflection model.

Alessandro Bandinelli - Sax Man© Alessandro Bandinelli
Memory-efficient textures

Work with production-ready, multiresolution tiled textures from your favorite applications, like MARI, Mudbox and Zbrush.

Triplanar Mapping
Triplanar mapping

Quickly apply seamless textures without UVs.

Rounded Corners
Rounded corners

Generate perfectly smooth edges at render-time with no extra modeling.

NKI - Winimax Monkey© NKI
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.

Den Brooks - Forest© Den Brooks
Proxy geometry

Render massive scenes with proxy objects. V-Ray proxies efficiently replace complex scene geometry and load only at render time.

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Specialty geometry

Create unique geometry like infinite planes, metaballs and isosurfaces, particles and object cutaways with render-time booleans.

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Clipper with render-time booleans

Create complex cutaways and sections using any mesh object.

Federico Ciavarella - Buildings Fog© Federico Ciavarella
Volumes

Render fog, smoke and atmospheric effects that respond correctly to light. Bring in volume grid caches from Houdini, FumeFX and PhoenixFD.

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Render elements

37 unique beauty, utility and matte passes give you more control over your rendered images for compositing.

V-Ray for 3ds Max Light Select
Full light select render element

Now with full support for GI, reflections and refractions for accurate light mixing in post.

Tendril - Microscope© Tendril
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.

Learn more about Frame Buffer >

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