Marek Denko Autumn Relay Outpost© Marek Denko
Marek Denko Autumn Relay Outpost© Marek Denko

PROFESSIONAL RENDERING FOR ARTISTS & DESIGNERS

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.

Blur Studio © Twentieth Century Fox

BLUR: ANIMATION & FX REEL

Blur Studio

Award-winning Blur Studio showcases their amazing work on revered franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Batman, Halo, League of Legends and the latest Doom. Even more eyes are on Blur since the release of co-founder Tim Miller’s passion project and directorial debut – Deadpool.

© Aldo Garcia

VR: CHURCH ON THE WATER

Aldo Garcia

Architectural visualization artist Aldo Garcia explores architect Tadao Ando’s famous Church on the Water in his latest passion project. Aldo has rendered a cinematic journey, a beautiful animation through interior and exterior spaces that is topped only by seeing the space in virtual reality.

© RealtimeUK

SMITE: TO HELL AND BACK

RealtimeUK

RealtimeUK launched a new SMITE: To Hell and Back trailer for Hi-Rez Studios, just in time for the 2016 SMITE World Championships. The action-packed cinematic is filled epic battles between the games most iconic characters. Be sure to watch the three part Behind the Scenes series to see how they tackled animation, lighting, and effects.

WHAT'S NEW

Render up to 50% faster in V-Ray 3.4 for 3ds Max
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VARIANCE-BASED ADAPTIVE SAMPLING

Get cleaner renders with better noise detection.

AUTOMATIC SAMPLING OF LIGHTS & MATERIALS

Save time with automatic sampling of lights and materials.

ROUNDED CORNERS

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

NEW SKY MODEL & AERIAL PERSPECTIVE

Simulate natural looking skies with realistic atmospheric depth.

TRIPLANAR MAPPIING

Quickly apply seamless textures without UVs.

CLIPPER W/ RENDER-TIME BOOLEANS

Create complex cutaways and sections using any mesh object.

UPDATE TO V-RAY 3.4 FOR 3DS MAX

KEY FEATURES

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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.

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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.

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Global illumination

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

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Accurate lights

Simulate any type of natural, artificial, or image- based lighting. With area lights, sun & sky and IES lights, you can render artistically – and accurately.

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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.

© Alessandro Bandinelli
Memory-efficient textures

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

© Tonic CGI
photoreal cameras

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

© Alexander Razgonyaev
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.

© Den Brooks
Dynamic geometry

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

© Thomas Deffet
Specialty geometry

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

© 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.

© Federico Ciavarella
volumes

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

Pixomondo © Paramount Pictures
Render elements

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

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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.

Check what's coming in V-Ray for 3ds Max

Roadmap

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CASE STUDIES

© INK
INK - DOGFIGHTERS

Spurred by a love of dogs and airplanes, artists at INK carefully matched the personalities of dog breeds with World War II planes to create “Dogfighters.”

Our cinematics are packed with action – huge environments, crowds of characters with hair and SSS, fire, explosions, and debris – all with 3D motion blur and render passes. It’s a lot to work with, but V-Ray makes it easy to get the job done.

Kevin Margo, Director & VFX Supervisor, Blur

V-RAY FOR 3DS MAX + PHOENIX FD PROMOTION

Special bundle price offers for V-Ray 3 for 3ds Max and Phoenix FD - save up to 39%!

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