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.
Academy Award-winning rendering technology.
V-Ray is production-proven. For more than a decade V-Ray has been used by the world’s leading studios to render over 300 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.
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. ACEScg support is new in V-Ray 5, joining other industry standards like Alembic, OpenVDB, and OpenColorIO. Your favorite Maya plugins are also compatible, including Golaem, Massive, Ornatrix, Chaos Phoenix, and Yeti.
V-Ray is easy to deploy on any Windows, macOS, or Linux network. V-Ray licenses are floating and can be centrally served and locally checked out. And V-Ray Standalone allows for headless rendering across your render farm.
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 5, update 2 is here to streamline your creative workflow. Get free 3D models, materials, and HDRIs from Chaos Cosmos. Easily apply signs, stickers, and stains to any surface with V-Ray Decal. Enhance your USD workflow with support for lights. And save time by batch rendering to Chaos Cloud.
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.