V-Ray’s powerful CPU and GPU rendering is built to handle the toughest projects and demands of high-end
▪ CPU rendering, GPU rendering, Resumable rendering, Denoising, Debug shading
Lighting & illumination
V-Ray helps users create the highest quality renders possible. It analyzes a design according to its actual
lighting and the true reflections and refractions of its materials. You can choose from a variety of lights.
▪ Adaptive lights, Lighting Analysis tools, Accurate lights, Global Illumination
Cameras & optical effects
V-Ray supports any commonly used camera type options. V-Ray also has additional advanced controls for
▪ Lens effects, Point & Shoot camera, Photorealistic cameras, VR
V-Ray supports a versatile selection of materials to achieve different looks — from simulating simple surface
properties like plastics and metals to complex uses such as translucent objects, subsurface materials like skin
and light-emitting objects.
▪ Physically based materials, physical V-Ray Hair material, Metalness, V-Ray Toon Shader, Chaos Scans
A wide variety of memory-efficient textures are also available to use with V-Ray materials. V-Ray has all the
texturing capabilities required for production rendering.
▪ Memory-efficient textures, Triplanar mapping, Rounded corners
There are different ways V-Ray can create and modify geometry objects in a scene, including primitives andprocedural geometry, modifiers, proxy objects, particle instancing, volume grids, etc.
▪ Proxy geometry, V-Ray Clipper with render-time booleans, Hair and Fur, Specialty geometry
Atmospheric & volumetric effects
The atmospheric and environment effects in V-Ray simulate fog, atmospheric haze and participating media
for a number of image effects.
▪ Volume rendering, Aerial Perspective
With V-Ray, users can choose from nearly 40 unique beauty, utility and matte passes to give them more
control over their rendered images in compositing.
▪ Render Elements, Cryptomatte
What’s new in V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max?
V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max is the most complete 3D rendering software for artists and designers.
V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max’s modern and efficient material library workflow, faster look-development with material
presets, and flexible post-processing features can save users time, take them beyond just rendering and help
them focus on artistic exploration — from a single creation tool.
Post-processing with V-Ray
With V-Ray 5 you can now use one tool for more than just rendering. There’s no need to go back and forth
between different apps.
▪ Light mixing, Layered compositing, Light Path Expressions
Learn more about the Light Mix in V-Ray 5.
Added with Update 1
▪ Masking in V-Ray Frame Buffer
▪ Multiple additive Dome Lights
Optimized lighting & shading workflow
Artists can focus on designs and worry less about creating materials and textures. Access to the material library
means users can initiate their custom materials in no time. A new Sun & Sky analytical model dramatically
improves lighting at sunrise and sunset.
|Material Library and Browser, Material presets, Material previews, Coat and Sheen layer, Texture|
randomization, Stochastic texture tiling, Extended V-Ray Dirt
|New Sun and Sky model|
|Native ACEScg support||Chaos Cosmos|
|Advanced material override||Auto-translation of Physical Materials|
|New V-Ray Material translucency||Improved V-Ray Material in viewport|
Added with Update 1
Superior quality, extra fast
V-Ray is known for its physically-accurate, photorealistic results. With the latest update, artists can achieve
real-world reflections and refractions in less time with progressively calculated caustics.
Added with Update 1
▪ Progressive caustics
Why should users choose V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max?
- The redefined V-Ray Frame Buffer means users can now use one tool for rendering and basic compositing
without going back and forth between different apps.
- From a single render, users can simulate many light environments and instantly tweak specific parts of
- Access to the material library means users can jump-start their custom materials in no time.
- Users can automate their lighting and shading process with a selection of tools and presets for faster
results with fewer clicks.
- The latest V-Ray GPU enhancements in V-Ray 5 allow users to fully utilize their hardware for maximum
- V-Ray 5 introduces even quicker ways to handle tasks, such as with the newly added material presets.
- Artists can now manipulate different lighting scenarios interactively and even after rendering, without
having to render again.
- Users can easily avoid seams in their textures with texture randomizations.
- Achieve real-world reflections and refractions in less time with progressively calculated caustics.