As you probably already know, Vray is a render plugin. It's a plugin, which means that it adds functionality to an existing program. Vray's features mainly aim at creating photorealistic images, together with improving rendering speed. Currently V-Ray is available for the following software products:
There is a standalone version available aswell.
Most of Vray's features can be found in the render setup dialog (F10), but many other additions are distributed across the complete program. For example Vray adds its own materials and textures, light types, a fur generator, a toon style effect, displacement modifier, frame buffer, effects, etc.
Vray is created by Chaosgroup, a European company based in Sofia, Bulgaria.
V-Ray comes with all the lighting, shading, and rendering tools you need to create professional, photoreal imagery and animation.
Built to handle your biggest projects and your toughest scenes. Render anything and everything with V-Ray.
Spend less time waiting and more time being creative. Deliver your best work and never miss a deadline.
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.
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.
Automatic sampling of lights and materials
Save time with automatic sampling of lights and materials.
Work with production-ready, multiresolution tiled textures from your favorite applications, like MARI, Mudbox and Zbrush.
VR & Specialty cameras
Изживейте проекта си във виртуална реалност. Създавайте съдържание за популярните VR очила, като Samsung Gear VR, с тип 6x1 и сферични стерео камери.
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.
Render massive scenes with proxy objects. V-Ray proxies efficiently replace complex scene geometry and load only at render time.
Simulate any type of natural, artificial, or image- based lighting. With area lights, sun & sky and IES lights, you can render artistically – and accurately.
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.
Create any type of physical material. From multilayered car paint to accurate subsurface scattering, you can make any material imaginable.
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.
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.
Work like a photographer. Real-world camera controls let you capture images with detailed depth of field and cinematic motion blur.
For more information visit the Chaos Group website
|System requirements of V-Ray for 3ds Max|
|Processor||Intel 64-bit or compatible processor with SSE2 support|
|RAM||4 GB RAM and 4 GB swap minimum – recommended 8 GB or more RAM, 8 GB or more swap file|
|Operating system||Microsoft® Windows® 7 (SP1), Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 Professional operating system|
|3ds Max||3ds Max® 2013/3ds Max Design® 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 (64-bit)|
|USB port||Required for hardware lock, preferably USB 2.0|
|TCP/IP||Only IPv4 is supported. IPv6 is currently not supported.|