The ultimate 3D rendering software for procedural effects.
V-Ray® for Houdini is a production-proven CPU & GPU rendering software for high-end VFX and animation. It comes with all the tools artists need to render amazing-looking procedural effects. Seamlessly integrated in Houdini, it enables smooth scene exchange and iterations between Houdini and other DCC applications.
Emmy and Academy Award-winning ray tracing technology.
V-Ray’s performance is production-proven. It’s been used by the world’s leading studios to render over 300 television series and feature films. In 2017, V-Ray 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.
Fast and scalable to help you meet tight deadlines.
V-Ray’s adaptive ray tracing is highly optimized for superior speed and scalability. You can take full advantage of your hardware rendering on multiple CPUs, & GPUs, or both. With V-Ray’s distributed rendering, you can render a single image across multiple machines.
Smart integration for a smooth workflow.
V-Ray works seamlessly with Houdini and enables smooth scene exchange with other DCC applications. V-Ray for Houdini is compatible with industry standards including USD, ACEScg, Alembic, OpenVDB, and OpenColorIO.
Bring your projects to life with the right tools for the job. V-Ray equips you with a complete set of lighting, shading, and rendering tools. It's the most full-featured 3D rendering software available.
Breathe life into any idea with powerful, new tools. Elevate your skin shading. Gain artistic control over lighting. Effortlessly project decals onto any cylindrical object and add surface effects. Create even more breathtaking skies with new procedural cloud options. Boost cross-team collaboration with seamless USD data exchange between applications, accelerate rendering, and more.