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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 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.

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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, 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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Explore the unexplored with V-Ray 6 for Houdini.

V-Ray 6 adds support for Houdini 19.5, a fully-featured V-Ray Hydra delegate for Solaris, plus native support for Houdini’s ocean tools. New smart tools and performance enhancements help create anything imaginable, and you can deploy our new tool to optimize your scenes for even faster rendering.
And much more.

Enhanced volumetric rendering

Generate more realistic volumetric effects such as clouds, smoke, and more, with support for anisotropic scattering also known as Phase Function for volumetric rendering. Easily create masks for volumetrics with the new option to export Cryptomatte elements without using the Volumetric Geometry mode.

Chaos Cosmos

Bring your scenes to life with Chaos Cosmos, our free library of high-quality V-Ray content. With its collection of high-resolution materials, beautiful HDR environments, and render-ready 3D models such as plants, trees, bushes, and more, Chaos Cosmos is a great resource for your next project.

Procedural clouds

Customize just the right clouds for your environment without spending hours browsing through HDRI libraries. V-Ray Sun and Sky’s new procedural clouds system helps you achieve the perfect look and animate your clouds for impressive timelapses in a simple and memory-efficient way.

Ocean rendering

Create the perfect ocean waves with native support for Houdini’s ocean tools. With more control than ever before, you can render Houdini’s oceans faster, and without the need for texture baking.

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