The world's most complete rendering software for animation and visual effects.
For 3D artists who need a fast and flexible renderer, Chaos® V-Ray® is built for speed, and designed for production. No matter the project, V-Ray delivers when it matters most.
Emmy and Academy Award-winning rendering technology.
V-Ray is production-proven. For more than a decade V-Ray has been used by the world’s leading studios to render over 300 television series and feature films. In 2017, V-Ray’s ray tracing technology received a Sci-Tech Academy Award for its contribution to photorealistic visual effects. In 2021, V-Ray was awarded with an Engineering Emmy for advancing the use of fully ray-traced rendering.
Take full advantage of your hardware with production rendering that scales on multiple CPUs, GPUs, or both. You can even render a single image across multiple machines with distributed rendering.
Seamless integration with your pipeline.
V-Ray works seamlessly with Maya and your studio pipeline. ACEScg support is new in V-Ray 5, joining other industry standards like Alembic, OpenVDB, and OpenColorIO. Your favorite Maya plugins are also compatible, including Golaem, Massive, Ornatrix, Chaos Phoenix, and Yeti.
V-Ray is easy to deploy on any Windows, macOS, or Linux network. V-Ray licenses are floating and can be centrally served and locally checked out. And V-Ray Standalone allows for headless rendering across your render farm.
V-Ray for Maya also includes two software development kits to customize your rendering workflow. For example, you can write custom shaders with the V-Ray SDK (C++) or build custom pipeline tools with the V-Ray App SDK (Python).
Now compatible with Autodesk Maya 2023. V-Ray 5, update 2.2 also adds initial Bifrost-USD support, Adaptive Bucket Splitting, enhanced USD support, and more!
V-Ray 5, update 2 is here to streamline your creative workflow. Get free 3D models, materials, and HDRIs from Chaos Cosmos. Easily apply signs, stickers, and stains to any surface with V-Ray Decal. Enhance your workflow with support for USD. And save time by batch rendering to Chaos Cloud.
New to V-Ray for Maya? Want to learn at your own pace?
V-Ray Personal Learning Edition (PLE) for Maya is a free, non-commercial version of V-Ray for Maya. You can use it for your personal projects and education or to explore it's features at a pace that suits you.