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High-end, complete render solution for Autodesk 3ds Max. If you choose quality, you choose V-Ray! 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.



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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.

Industry Standard

Independent artists and top studios choose V-Ray every day to create world-class designs and visual effects.


V-Ray for 3ds Max is equipped with the following functionalities to offer you the highest level of rendering.

Complete Feature List
  • 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.



System Requirements


Processor   1e Generation Intel® Core™ or compatible processor with SSE4.2 support (x64)
RAM   4 GB RAM and 4 GB swap file minimum – recommended 8 GB or more RAM, 8 GB or more swap file
TCP/IP   Only IPv4 is supported. IPv6 is not supported yet.
Operating System   Windows® 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10.
3ds Max   3ds Max® 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 (64-bit)
GPU   Maxwell-, Pascal-, Volta- and Turing-based NVIDIA card(s) with the latest driver or at least version 441.20. nVidia RTX requires version 441.28 or higher.


Video card

* If you are considering a new machine, please pay attention to the video card. We recommend Maxwell, Pascal, Volta and Turing based nVidia cards. These cards are supported by the developer and have good quality drivers.


At this moment, there is no macOS version of V-Ray for 3ds Max available



At this moment, there is no Linux version of V-Ray for 3ds Max available



Commercial Licenses

V-Ray Next for 3ds Max

V-Ray Next Render Node (1 seat)
V-Ray Next Render Node (2-5 seats)
V-Ray Next Render Node (5-10 seats)
V-Ray Next Render Node (11-20 seats)
V-Ray Next Render Node (21-30 seats)
V-Ray Next Render Node (31-50 seats)
V-Ray Next Render Node (51-100 seats)
V-Ray Next Render Node (101+ seats)

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Rental Licenses
Upgrade Licenses
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You can buy V-Ray for 3ds Max through one of our dedicated resellers:

V-Ray for 3ds Max History

New in V-Ray Next for 3ds Max (May 2018)
  • 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.
New in V-Ray 3.6 for 3ds Max (June 2017)
New in V-Ray 3.5 for 3ds Max (February 2017)
New in V-Ray 3.4 for 3ds Max (June 2016)
New in V-Ray 3.3 for 3ds Max (December 2015)
New in V-Ray 3.2 for 3ds Max (June 2015)
New in V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max (February 2014)


Video's, manuals, tutorials and more. Everything you need to get you started with V-Ray for 3ds Max.


Got more out of V-Ray for 3ds Max with the following add-on(s).

Laubwerk 3D Plants & Trees

Laubwerk 3D Plants & Trees

VRscans Materials

VRscans Materialen

Chaos Cloud Rendering

Chaos Cloud Rendering


The newest V-Ray for 3ds Max video tutorials to get you started.

Displacement and Hair


Sun and Sky

Fur and Grass

High-Res Rendering

God Rays


In case you have missed it - watch the recordings of the V-Ray for 3ds Max webinars here:

V-Ray Next for 3ds Max

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