V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max is professional software for high-end visualisation and production.
V-Ray for 3ds Max is production-proven, known for its ability to handle any type of project from massive, dynamic scenes having thousands of lights to a sublime still life.
The go-to solution for artists and designers across 3D industries, create truly photorealistic renders with a raytracer that’s built for quality, optimised for speed, and ready to scale.
V-Ray for 3ds Max is even compatible with all the most popular 3ds Max plugins — Substance, Forest Pack, Railclone, Ornatrix, Tyflow, Phoenix, and more. It's the perfect fit for any pipeline with support for open standards such as Alembic, OSL, OpenColorIO, and now ACEScg.
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.
Automatically remove noise and reduce render times with V-Ray or NVIDIA AI denoiser.
Chaos Cloud Rendering
Render scenes directly to the cloud with a push of a button.
V-Ray's new progressively calculated caustics achieve real-world reflections and refractions in less time. Easier to set up, without the need for pre-calculated photon maps.
Lighting & Illumination
Multiple Additive Dome Lights
You can now render multiple dome lights at the same time. Direct support in Light Mix makes it easier than ever to fine-tune the results.
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.
Lighting Analysis Tools
Accurately measure the light levels in your scene using the lighting analysis tools.
Simulate any type of natural, artificial, or image-based lighting with a wide range of light types.
Cameras & Optical 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.
Quickly set custom aspect ratios for each of your V-Ray cameras, saving precious frame setup time, then batch render in your preferred resolution locally or with Chaos Cloud Rendering.
Experience your project in virtual reality. Create content for popular VR headsets with 6x1 cubic and spherical stereo camera types.
Auto-Translation of Physical Materials
Autodesk's Physical Materials are auto-translated to V-Ray materials without additional conversions.
Physical Hair Material
Render more realistic-looking hair with accurate highlights. Use melanin colour as a base and Glint and Glitter controls for additional highlights.
Chaos Scans Material Library
1000+ scanned materials. Import and render directly in V-Ray.
Create soft microfiber fabrics like velvet, satin and silk with the new Sheen options in the updated V-Ray Material.
Quickly apply seamless textures without UVs.
Generate perfectly smooth edges at render-time — with no extra modeling.
Work with production-ready, multi-resolution tiled textures from your favourite applications, like MARI, Mudbox and ZBrush.
Add variety to your scene with the new VRayUVWRandomizer map and enhanced VRayMultiSubTex controls.
V-Ray proxies also support layered alembic files, efficiently replace complex scene geometry, and load only at render time. Plus, you can use hierarchy view to easily control objects within a V-Ray Proxy.
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, optimised hair shaders, and supports 3ds Max Hair And Fur, HairFarm and Ornatrix.
Create unique geometry like infinite planes, metaballs and isosurfaces, particles, and object cutaways with render-time booleans.
Atmospheric & Volumetric Effects
Render fog, smoke and atmospheric effects that respond correctly to light. Bring in volume grid caches from Houdini, FumeFX and Phoenix FD.
Simulate natural-looking skies with realistic atmospheric depth.
Choose from nearly 40 unique beauty, utility and matte passes to give you more control over your rendered images in compositing.
Auto-create ID mattes with support for transparency, depth of field and motion blur.
Light Path Expressions
Use the behavior of light, rather than just geometry, to produce flexible masks for very efficient compositing. Built-in presets make getting started easy, while scripting is there for ultimate control.
Create dozens of lighting scenarios from a single render. Interactively edit the colour and intensity of lights and light materials, and see the results without rendering again.
Use Cryptomatte, MultiMatte, and Object/ Render/ Material IDs to fine-tune parts of your render. Smooth out areas of your image, or apply Lens Effects to lights and materials within post.
V-Ray’s extensive post-processing capabilities are bolstered with batch image processing and a new Sharpen/Blur layer for even more artistic control without leaving 3ds Max.
Fine-tune and finish your renders in the new Layer Compositor. Combine render elements, set blending modes, and adjust colours without a separate post-processing app.
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