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, the world’s leading studios have used V-Ray to render over 400 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. This includes support for MASH, Bifrost-USD, MayaUSD, and MaterialX, as well as your favorite Maya plugins, including Golaem, Massive, Ornatrix, Chaos Phoenix, Yeti, and more. V-Ray for Maya is also compatible with ACEScg, Alembic, OpenVDB, and OpenColorIO industry standards.
V-Ray is easy to deploy on any Windows, macOS, or Linux network, and offers flexible licensing options for you to choose from. The bundled V-Ray Standalone renders scenes directly with V-Ray, which is perfect for headless render-farm nodes.
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).
V-Ray 6, update 2 is now also available for Autodesk Maya.
Redefining creative connectivity and collaboration.
Ensure work continuity and smooth collaboration with MaterialX support and extended USD compatibility, allowing effortless asset transfer between departments, studios, and tools. Enjoy even more creative freedom with an unprecedented level of control. Elevate environmental effects and scatters thanks to new, more advanced options. Plus, more granular creative controls for every detail, from camera effects to lights, shadows, and surface details, powered-up V-Ray GPU rendering, and much more.
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.