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V-Ray 6 for Houdini

Super-fast production rendering for VFX artists.
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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 into Houdini, it enables smooth scene exchange and iterations with other DCC applications through full support for USD and a fully-featured V-Ray Hydra Delegate for Solaris.

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.

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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 and MaterialX, ACEScg, Alembic, OpenVDB, and OpenColorIO.

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Creative control to render anything imaginable.

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.

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V-Ray 6, update 2 is now also available for Houdini.

Redefining creative connectivity and collaboration.

Ensure work continuity and smooth collaboration with MaterialX support in V-Ray for Solaris and an even more powerful V-Ray Hydra Delegate. Experience seamless asset transfer between departments, studios, and digital content creation tools. Elevate your creative control and iteration speed with grooming and shading enhancements. And much more.

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Render to the cloud with a push of a button.

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