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V-Ray 5.2 for 3ds Max available!

V-Ray 5.2 for 3ds Max available!

V-Ray 5.2 for 3ds Max is officially available for download now and now contains decals, Cosmos materials, new lighting possibilities and several other improvements to V-Ray.

What's New

  • Decals — Easily project unique materials onto objects of any shape to create effects like logos, cracks, stains and more.
  • Chaos Cosmos materials — Chaos' collection of render-ready content now also contains materials, which users can use out-of-the-box and also customize their color, bump, gloss and more.
  • More artistic control in post — The V-Ray Frame Buffer now has a sharpen and blur effect to polish final renders.
  • V-Ray Instancer lights distribution — More versatile ways of distributing lights in the scene. Instance your lights based on any kind of particle system.
  • Atmospheric light contribution control — Improved control to speed up your lighting setup. Easily tweak how much an individual light illuminates the environment fog around it.
  • Extended material override — In addition to update 1’s extensive global override functions, you can now preserve a scene’s materials’ original reflection, coat, sheen, and displacement.
  • Extended V-Ray Dirt — New advanced options in VRayDirt ensure precise and agile control over weathering effects.
  • Chaos Cloud updates — An improved cloud rendering experience to speed up project delivery. Displacement is now consistent with V-Ray for 3ds Max, and initial support for SiNi scatter and Anima 4D.
  • GPU updates — New V-Ray Material translucency and support for Sparse Volumes using Nvidia’s NanoVDB library are now available on V-Ray GPU.
  • Initial support for Pixar’s USD format — With USD, you can smoothly exchange large amounts of data between DCC tools. And you can reference and render USD files in V-Ray for 3ds Max.
  • Rendering animations with Vantage — Render 3ds Max animations with Vantage via live link.
  • Improved UI draw times — Faster UI loading time for most commonly used materials.


If you are new to V-Ray for 3ds Max, you can download demo versions here. If you are already using V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max, you can go to your login page at Chaos Group's website to get your latest full version of V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max.

Buy / Upgrade

If you are convinced of the possibilities of V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max, you can purchase your (upgrade) license for the render plugin through our reseller channel.

Happy Rendering!

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