Our integrated asset library, Chaos Cosmos, enables you to browse and add render-ready models, high-resolution materials, and beautiful HDRI skies to your scene with just a few clicks directly from the V-Ray toolbar.
Get reports on the time spent calculating shaders and volumes, compiling geometry and displacement, loading bitmaps, and more. Locate all hot spots in your scene and optimize pipelines for even faster rendering.
Viewport interactive rendering
Save time with the new interactive rendering functionality that allows you to simultaneously navigate through your scene and make changes while it is being rendered — all inside Cinema 4D’s viewport.
Forget about having to start your render all over again because of a power outage, or because you realized you forgot to make a change. You can now continue your render exactly where you left off.
Add realism to your renders with V-Ray’s new progressively calculated caustics, helping you achieve real-world reflections and refractions faster. And it’s easier to set up, without the need for pre-calculated photon maps.
V-Ray Render Masks
Make changes to any object or group of objects in your scene even after you’ve rendered. No need to re-render the whole image.
Capture the light of magic hour. The new Sun & Sky model is more accurate and looks better at sunrise and sunset, even as the sun dips below the horizon.
Work with multiple lights more efficiently, and improve performance with new V-Ray Light instancing.
Create the perfect sky for your environment in just a few clicks with V-Ray Sun and Sky’s new procedural clouds system. Easily simulate a variety of cloud types and weather conditions, from partly cloudy to overcast. Render realistic stills, or dynamic timelapses.
Finite Dome light mode
Elevate your product design and HDRI renders with the new, more flexible ground projection capabilities of the V-Ray Dome Light. Control the size of a dome light and blend settings with the new finite mode.
Custom Light Decay
Define how much light is emitted over distance. With creative control over hotspots, light intensity, spread and length of the rays, and more, you can create any effect.
Perfect renders are as easy as taking a snapshot with the Automatic Exposure and White Balance settings.
Node-based material editing
With support for Cinema 4D’s latest node-based material editing system, you can now easily view and manage your entire V-Ray shading network—all the way from creating materials and textures to adding the finishing touches.
Achieve 2D cartoon and cel shading effects in no time with the V-Ray Toon material. Add cartoon-style outlines to objects in your scenes. Great flexibility and fine control allow you to easily create eye-catching renders.
Easily create layered materials with reflective coatings directly in the V-Ray Material. It's faster to set up and renders more quickly than a blend material.
Easily create materials for fabrics like velvet, satin and silk with the new Sheen layer added to the V-Ray Material.
Metalness reflections are now supported directly by the V-Ray Material, making it fully compatible with PBR workflows.
It’s now easier than ever to render photorealistic skin, plastic, wax, and more. The updated V-Ray Material with built-in volumetric subsurface scattering lets you create translucent materials in just a few clicks.
Car Paint 2 Material
Take your automotive renders to the next level with a new car paint material that includes more realistic flakes and uses less memory.
Physical Hair Material
Achieve more realistic results with the new physically accurate V-Ray Hair Material.
Chaos Scans Material Library support
Get access to a library of over 1,000 unbelievably real materials — a great asset to help you with your V-Ray visualizations.
Instance millions of objects in just a few clicks. Quickly and easily populate any scene with vegetation, rocks, crowds, and more, without using lots of memory. Distribute the scattered objects exactly as you want to achieve the desired look. Get started now with assets from Chaos Cosmos >
Add anything from stickers and labels to cracks, stains, and scratches in just a few clicks. Project V-Ray Decals onto surfaces at any angle without extra UVW work or disturbing the underlying materials. Turn on displacement for even more realism.
Tile 3D geometry patterns across objects to create complex surfaces with lots of detail for stunning close-up shots. Enmesh is ideal for creating intricate panels, fences, fabrics, and so much more, and it uses much less memory than displacement or copying by hand.
Get even more post-processing control right from the V-Ray Frame Buffer. With this new masking option, you can decide which objects to apply lens effects to, which ones to blur, sharpen, or even denoise — all without re-rendering.