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V-Ray 5 for Houdini

Super-fast production rendering for VFX artists.
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The ultimate 3D rendering software for procedural effects.

V-Ray® for Houdini is a production-proven CPU & GPU rendering software for high-end VFX and animation. It comes with all the tools artists need to render amazing-looking procedural effects. Seamlessly integrated in Houdini, it enables smooth scene exchange and iterations between Houdini and other DCC applications.

Academy Award-winning ray tracing technology.

V-Ray’s performance is production-proven. It’s been used by the world’s leading studios to render over 300 television series and feature films. In 2017, V-Ray received a Sci-Tech Academy Award for its contribution to photorealistic visual effects.

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Fast and scalable to help you meet tight deadlines.

V-Ray’s adaptive ray tracing is highly optimized for superior speed and scalability. You can take full advantage of your hardware rendering on multiple CPUs, & GPUs, or both. With V-Ray’s distributed rendering, you can render a single image across multiple machines.

Smart integration for a smooth workflow.

V-Ray works seamlessly with Houdini and enables smooth scene exchange with other DCC applications. ACEScg support is new in V-Ray 5, joining other industry standards like Alembic, OpenVDB, and OpenColorIO.

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Creative control to render anything imaginable.

Bring your projects to life with the right tools for the job. V-Ray equips you with a complete set of lighting, shading, and rendering tools. It's the most full-featured 3D rendering software available.

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Update 1 with V-Ray for Solaris beta.



V-Ray 5, update 1 adds features and improvements for easier collaboration and optimized workflow. Make use of the all-new V-Ray Hydra delegate and simplify your design process with texture baking and UI improvements. Plus, achieve more realistic whitewater results with the Chaos Phoenix Foam Shader. 

V-Ray for Solaris beta

Transfer data smoothly, without extra optimizations. The V-Ray Hydra delegate is now fully featured and ready to help you work smarter.

Improved texture baking

Take advantage of packed geometry for your assets, and optimize your texture baking workflow.

Chaos Phoenix Foam Shader

Render realistic foam and bubbles in less time. Speed up your whitewater rendering with the Phoenix Foam Shader.

Simplified UI

Focus on your designs and achieve faster results with fewer tweaks using V-Ray’s latest UI improvements.

Part of the V-Ray Collection.

The ultimate 3D rendering and simulation toolset.



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