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V-Ray for Revit — Key features

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Rendering

Real-time rendering

With V-Ray Vision, you get real-time high-quality visual feedback of your model as you build it. Additionally, you can easily export images or 360 panoramas. Materials, cameras and lighting set up in V-Ray Vision can easily be scaled to photorealism.

Render-ready 3D assets

Our integrated asset library, Chaos Cosmos, enables you to search and add render-ready objects to your model directly in Revit. With accurate scale, automatic LODs and interoperability across 3ds Max, SketchUp and Rhino, Chaos Cosmos assets are an essential addition to any Revit pipeline.

Learn more about Chaos Cosmos >

CPU, GPU & Hybrid rendering

V-Ray comes with two powerful rendering engines. You can choose between super-fast GPU and CPU or Hybrid rendering to best suit your project needs and requirements.

Denoiser

The NVIDIA AI Denoiser uses artificial intelligence to remove noise in an instant. And the V-Ray Denoiser supports denoising individual render channels to simplify compositing.

Interactive rendering

Render interactively while you design. Fine-tune lights, materials and cameras and see the results right away.

Chaos Cloud

Rendering on the Cloud is just one click away.

V-Ray Swarm

Powerful and scalable distributed rendering system that's simple and fast. Get an extra speed boost with V-Ray Render nodes.

Render Channels

Choose from many unique beauty, utility and matte passes to give you more control over your rendered images in compositing.

Scene Intelligence

Automatically analyzes your scene to optimize rendering so you get the best quality in less time.

Settings management

Set up individual lighting, mood, and composition per view in the same Revit model. Easily share render settings across teams and projects.

Batch rendering

Leave V-Ray to render your project images while you are away. Batch rendering helps you schedule multiple views for rendering with a click of a button.

Sun animation

V-Ray adds extra realism to Revit’s Solar Study. Explore and visualize the impact of natural light and shadows on your designs across a variety of timespans.

User interface

Seamless integration

V-Ray naturally fits into Revit's UI and complements your Revit workflow without altering your BIM database.

Asset Editor

Create, edit, save and manage your V-Ray materials all in one place with the Asset Editor. Assign materials to a new proxy object, save it in the Editor and reuse this configuration in any project.

Appearance Manager

Take your Revit renders to the next level. With the Appearance Manager, you can set basic Revit assets to automatically switch to more realistic V-Ray assets at render time.

Frame Buffer

Track history of your rendered images, fine-tune their color parameters and save them directly to your Revit project. Use the new layer-based compositor to do color corrections of final renders and save your presets for future projects.

Lighting

Accurate lighting

Simulate any type of natural, artificial, or image-based lighting.V-Ray automatically converts all Revit lights to V-Ray ones and further extends Revit's lighting capabilities.

Light mixing

Experiment and adjust your model’s lighting after you have rendered. Tweak the brightness and color of individual or groups of light sources to find the best rendition for your space.

Adaptive lights

This lighting algorithm dramatically speeds up rendering in scenes containing many lights. And you can render image-based lighting much faster with the new Adaptive Dome Light. It’s exceptionally quick for interiors and substantially speeds up your rendering.

Lighting analysis

Easily visualize real-world illumination values (lux) with the new Lighting Analysis render element.

Sun & Sky

Take advantage of our improved sky model to present your design in its best light when the sun is at the horizon. Alternatively, use the sky generation parameters for full creative control.

Global Illumination

Render photorealistic rooms and interiors with powerful and fast global illumination.

Camera

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Real-world cameras

Work like a photographer, with controls for exposure, white balance, depth of field and more.

Automatic exposure & white balance

Capture the perfect exposure every time. The new Auto Exposure and Auto White Balance camera controls make rendering as simple as point and shoot.

Lens effects

Add that extra touch of photorealism with real-world camera lens effects such as bloom and glare.

Virtual Reality

Experience your designs at 1:1 scale. Create content for popular VR headsets with 6x1 cubic and spherical stereo camera types.

Materials and textures

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Physical materials

Create great looking materials that look exactly like the real thing.

Material library

Download over 500 4K-quality architectural materials from our library on demand. Glass, metal, wood — any texture you need for your model is available and render-ready.

Native materials support

Render an enhanced version of your Revit materials automatically.

Decals

Add images to paintings, signs, screens and more. V-Ray for Revit has full support for Revit Decals.

Contours

Give your model a sketch-like look. Use the global contour settings to create every outline automatically or the Contour material attribute to highlight a certain region.

Coat & Sheen materials

Use these two new layers to add distinct effects to V-Ray materials. The Coat layer creates polished surfaces while the Sheen layer is perfect for realistic fabrics such as silk or velvet.

Randomizer

Use the UVW Randomization asset to create realistic materials by randomizing patterns and colors. The Stochastic Tiling functionality removes texture tiling seams.

Weathering and dirt

Easily add weathering effects to any surface of your model with the V-Ray Dirt texture with complete control over its position and amount.

Metalness

The V-Ray Material adds native support for metallic reflections (Metalness) for greater compatibility with PBR materials from applications like Substance Designer.

Texture maps

Create realistic and unique shaders using any texture map or one of V-Ray’s many built-in procedural textures - Gradient, Temperature, Tri-Planar, etc.

Material overrides

Make the most out of your early designs and get a feel of your project by quickly rendering cardboard models.

Chaos Scans

1000+ scanned materials. Import and render directly in V-Ray.

Atmospheric effects

Environment Fog

Quickly add realistic atmospheric depth and haze and use true 3D fog with realistic light scattering.

Aerial perspective

Simulate natural looking skies with realistic atmospheric depth.

Volumetric materials

Realistic material light scattering and translucency.

Geometry management

Geometry replacements

Work smart without altering your BIM database. Use your Revit families as stand-ins for all V-Ray objects.

V-Ray Proxies

Use your Revit families as stand-ins for V-Ray proxy objects. These are memory efficient models of highly detailed objects like trees and cars.

V-Ray Grass & Fur

Render realistic grass, carpets or fabric.

Randomize proxy objects

Add variety to your V-Ray entourage such as plants and trees by randomizing their scale and rotation.

V-Ray Scene

Link and render V-Ray scenes from other applications such as 3ds Max, Rhino, and SketchUp. Share complete ready-to-render V-Ray for Revit files.

Displacement

Quickly add surface detail without extra modeling when creating materials such as brick and stone. The displacement asset can be applied to both V-Ray materials and Revit materials.

Section Box

Render sections easily with full support for Revit's native section box.

Infinite Ground Plane

Create context for your project in a click of a button.

Looking for what's new in V-Ray 5?

Visit our What’s New page to stay up-to-date with our latest feature additions.
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