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Chaos Group V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max

The world’s most complete 3D rendering software for high-end visualization and production.

V-Ray for 3ds Max is a production-proven rendering software. Known for its versatility and ability to handle any type of project — from massive, dynamic scenes having thousands of lights to a sublime still life — it is the go-to solution for artists and designers across 3D industries. 

Award-winning rendering technology for any project.

For truly photorealistic renders, you want a raytracer that’s built for quality, optimized for speed, and ready to scale. V-Ray gives you the power to work with lightning-fast interactive and heavyweight production rendering—all while getting the most from your CPU and GPU hardware.

Built to handle your toughest scenes.

When you’re working with the biggest scene you’ve ever seen, you need a renderer that won’t let you down. Billions of polygons? Thousands of lights? V-Ray can handle it all. Render anything and everything with V-Ray. Adaptive Lights, Proxy Objects, Distributed Rendering — an arsenal of production-proven features when you need them.

Post-process your renders without the need of a separate tool.

V-Ray equips you with a complete set of lighting, shading, and rendering tools—all integrated with 3ds Max. The redesigned V-Ray Frame buffer with light mixing and layered compositing means you only need to use one tool for more than just rendering — no need to go back and forth between different apps.

Free up your machine with quick and easy cloud rendering.

Turn your computer into a supercomputer with easy access to cloud rendering directly from V-Ray. Keep working on your designs and render on the cloud.

Work seamlessly with other software.

V-Ray is compatible with all the most popular 3ds Max plugins — Substance, Forest Pack, Railclone, Ornatrix, Tyflow, Phoenix FD, and more. V-Ray is also the perfect fit for any pipeline with support for open standards such as Alembic, OSL, OpenColorIO, and now ACEScg.


V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max brings a modern and efficient material library workflow, faster look-development with material presets and flexible post-processing features that save you time and let you go beyond just rendering. 

KEY FEATURES

RENDERING

CPU AND GPU RENDERING

Powerful CPU and GPU rendering built for the demands of high-end production. V-Ray GPU CUDA renders on CPUs as well as GPUs to take full advantage of all hardware.

DENOISING

Automatically remove noise and reduce render times with V-Ray or NVIDIA AI denoiser.

CHAOS CLOUD

Render scenes directly to the cloud with a push of a button.

RESUMABLE RENDERING

You can stop your render at any point and pick up where you left off.

DEBUG SHADING

Easily isolate textures, materials and geometry to help debug large shading networks in V-Ray IPR and V-Ray GPU IPR.


LIGHTING & ILLUMINATION

ADAPTIVE LIGHTS

Faster, cleaner and more accurate rendering in scenes containing many lights and image-based environment lighting.

LIGHTING ANALYSIS TOOLS

Accurately measure the light levels in your scene using the lighting analysis tools.

ACCURATE LIGHTS

Simulate any type of natural, artificial, or image-based lighting with a wide range of light types.

GLOBAL ILLUMINATION

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


CAMERAS AND OPTICAL EFFECTS

LENS EFFECTS

Fast and accurate simulation of real-world camera lens effects like bloom and glare with dust and scratches. Fine-tune lens effects interactively while you render.

POINT & SHOOT CAMERA

Perfect renders are as easy as taking a snapshot with the Automatic Exposure and White Balance settings.

PHOTOREALISTIC CAMERAS

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

VIRTUAL REALITY

Experience your project in virtual reality. Create content for popular VR headsets with 6×1 cubic and spherical stereo camera types.


MATERIALS

PHYSICAL HAIR MATERIAL

Render more realistic-looking hair with accurate highlights. Use melanin color as a base and Glint and Glitter controls for additional highlights.

METALNESS

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

PHYSICALLY BASED MATERIALS

From multilayered car paint to accurate subsurface scattering and in the aLsurface shader, you can create any material imaginable.

V-RAY TOON SHADER

Quickly add cartoon and cel-shading effects to your 3D projects.

VRSCANS MATERIAL LIBRARY SUPPORT

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


TEXTURES

MEMORY-EFFICIENT TEXTURES

Work with production-ready, multi-resolution tiled textures from your favorite applications, like MARI, Mudbox and ZBrush.

TRIPLANAR MAPPING

Quickly apply seamless textures without UVs.

ROUNDED CORNERS

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


GEOMETRY

PROXY GEOMETRY

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

CLIPPER WITH RENDER-TIME BOOLEANS

Create complex cutaways and sections using any mesh object.

HAIR & FUR

Render realistic hair efficiently and flicker-free. V-Ray includes procedural fur, optimized hair shaders, and supports 3ds Max Hair And Fur, HairFarm and Ornatrix.

SPECIALTY GEOMETRY

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


ATMOSPHERIC & VOLUMETRIC EFFECTS

VOLUME RENDERING

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

AERIAL PERSPECTIVE

Simulate natural-looking skies with realistic atmospheric depth.


RENDER ELEMENTS

RENDER ELEMENTS

Choose from nearly 40 unique beauty, utility and matte passes to give you more control over your rendered images in compositing.

CRYPTOMATTE

Auto-create ID mattes with support for transparency, depth of field and motion blur.


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