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V-Ray Next for 3ds Max

Smarter, faster and more powerful rendering than ever before
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V-Ray Next for 3ds Max

Powerful Scene Intelligence, AI Denoiser & 2x faster GPU rendering
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V-Ray Next for 3ds Max

Up to 7x faster with new Adaptive Dome Light
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Introducing the next generation of rendering.

V-Ray Next Scene Intelligence delivers faster ray tracing, cleaner sampling and more accurate rendering. That means you work smarter — not harder — by automating steps that used to take up valuable time.

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.

WHAT'S NEW

V-Ray Next for 3ds Max — Now Available
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ADAPTIVE DOME LIGHT

Faster, cleaner and more accurate image-based environment lighting. Up to 7x faster than before.
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Point & shoot camera

Perfect renders are as easy as taking a snapshot with new Automatic Exposure & White Balance.
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2X FASTER GPU RENDERING

Fast new GPU rendering architecture with support for more of your favorite high-end production features.
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GPU Volume Rendering

V-Ray GPU now supports blazing fast rendering of volumetric effects like smoke, fire and fog.

NVIDIA AI Denoiser

Instantly remove noise while rendering. Based on AI-accelerated denoising technology by NVIDIA.
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Lighting Analysis

Accurately measure the light levels in your scene using new lighting analysis tools.
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Physical Hair Material

Render more realistic-looking hair with accurate highlights and melanin color controls.
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V-Ray SWITCH MATERIAL

Apply several materials to the same object and select the one you want at render time.

V-RAY PLUGIN MATERIAL & TEXTURE

Load any texture or material that’s available in V-Ray Standalone and render it in V-Ray Next.

Denoised Render Elements

Denoise individual render elements for added control in compositing. Supports animation.

Layered Alembic workflows

Supports Alembic 1.7 and layers for efficient handling and updating of Alembic data.

New V-Ray SDK

V-Ray's core rendering engine has been optimized for extra speed and added flexibility.

Localized Tooltips

Tooltips are now in multiple languages: Japanese, Korean, Russian, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

Cloud-ready

New utility checks your scene to see if it's ready to render on the cloud with Linux and V-Ray Standalone.

Metalness

The V-Ray Material adds support for PBR shaders with new Metalness reflection controls.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Virtual reality

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

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Physically-based materials

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

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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.

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