V-Ray for 3ds Max

Chaos Group’s flagship product, V-Ray for 3ds Max, has made its mark in the Architectural, Automotive & Product Design industries because of its ability to quickly render realistic images without ever losing control of the workflow.


V-Ray comes with all the lighting, shading, and rendering tools you need to create professional, photoreal imagery and animation.
V-Ray gives you the power to render anything and everything - from quick concepts to your largest and most detailed 3D scenes.
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.
  The 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

  • Powerful Scene Intelligence
    Automatically analyzes your scene to optimize rendering — so you get the best quality in less time.
  • Adaptive Dome Light
    Faster, cleaner and more accurate image-based environment lighting. Up to 7x faster than before.
  • Point & Shoot Camera
    Perfect renders are as easy as taking a snapshot with new Automatic Exposure & White Balance.
  • 2x Faster GPU Rendering
    Fast new GPU rendering architecture with support for more of your favorite high-end production features.
  • 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.
  • Lighting Analysis
    Accurately measure the light levels in your scene using new lighting analysis tools.
  • Physical Hair Material
    Render more realistic-looking hair with accurate highlights and melanin color controls.
  • 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.

Key Features

  • Highly-optimized CPU Rendering
    Render high-quality, high-resolution images and animations with V-Ray’s adaptive ray tracing technology.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Global Illumination
    Choose from several global illumination options – exact, approximate or a hybrid of both.
  • Photoreal Cameras
    Work like a photographer. Real-world camera controls let you capture images with detailed depth of field and cinematic motion blur.
  • Physically-Based Materials
    Create any type of physical material. From multilayered car paint to accurate subsurface scattering, you can make any material imaginable.
  • Memory-Efficient Textures
    Work with production-ready, multiresolution tiled textures from your favorite applications, like MARI, Mudbox and Zbrush.
  • Dynamic Geometry
    Render massive scenes with proxy objects. V-Ray proxies efficiently replace complex scene geometry and load only at render time.
  • 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.
  • VRscans
    400+ scanned materials. Import and render directly in V-Ray.
  • 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.
  • Volumes
    Render fog, smoke and atmospheric effects that respond correctly to light. Bring in volume grid caches from Houdini, FumeFX and PhoenixFD.
  • Render Elements
    37 Unique beauty, utility and matte passes give you more control over your rendered images for compositing.
  • Variance-Based Adaptive Sampling
    Get cleaner renders with better noise detection.
  • Automatic Sampling
    Save time with automatic sampling of lights and materials.
  • V-Ray Denoiser
    Automatically remove noise and cut render times by up to 50%.
  • Aerial Perspective
    Simulate natural looking skies with realistic atmospheric depth.
  • 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.
  • Triplanar Mapping
    Quickly apply seamless textures without UVs.
  • Rounded Corners
    Generate perfectly smooth edges at render-time with no extra modeling..
  • Specialty Geometry
    Create unique geometry like infinite planes, metaballs and isosurfaces, particles and object cutaways with render-time booleans.

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Now available for:
V-Ray for SketchUp
V-Ray for 3ds Max
V-Ray for Maya

Windows 7 - 10
Mac OS X 10.10 - 10.12

Dual Core Processor
3D Video Card 1+ GB

Buy & Pricing
The V-Ray plug-in has got the following advice selling prices:

V-Ray 3 for Revit:

€ 500,-

V-Ray 3 for SketchUp:

€ 500,-

V-Ray 3 for Rhino:

€ 500,-

V-Ray Next for 3ds Max:

€ 850,-


€ 300,-

Click here for all prices and a list of value added resellers.

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Order V-Ray (Max and Rhino only) through our webshop

V-Ray for SketchUp / Revit can be ordered through our value added resellers.