Chaos Group V-Ray 5 for Rhino - Upgrade Workstation from V-Ray Next to V-Ray 5

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V-Ray Vision lets you visualize your designs in real-time while you work in Rhino and Grasshopper
Now with Light Mix, after your scene is rendered, you can instantly adjust the brightness and color of lights without having to render again
With the new V-Ray Frame Buffer, you can make color corrections, combine render elements and more
With the new Light Gen tool, lighting your Rhino scene is automatic
With new built-in Coat and Sheen layers added to the V-Ray Material, it's faster and easier than ever to create materials with reflective coatings and soft fabrics such as silk, satin, and velvet
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Faster and smarter rendering than ever before

V-Ray for Rhino is a highly accurate renderer for McNeel Rhinoceros, enabling designers to predict and present their designs with the highest level of realism and reduce the need of physical prototypes. V-Ray greatly increases Rhino's ability to handle large scenes and can be used directly within Grasshopper. V-Ray Next for Rhino is compatible with Rhino 5 and Rhino 6. V-Ray for Rhino is supported on Windows only.

Key Benefits

  • Easy To Use
    Easy to learn and easy to use, V-Ray works seamlessly with Rhino's versatile 3D modeling tools.
  • Quality
    V-Ray lets you render the highest quality images possible - right in Rhino.
  • Power
    V-Ray gives you the power to render anything and everything - from quick concepts to your largest and most detailed 3D models.
  • Speed
    Render fast, design faster. V-Ray for Rhino lets you spend more time being creative and less time waiting.
  • Creative Control
    Focus on design, with a full set of creative tools for lights, materials and rendering.
  • The Industry Standard
    Top designers rely on V-Ray every day to visualize world-class products, buildings and more.

Version Number

5.00.01, released 2020 Nov 19

Latest Features

With V-Ray 5 for Rhino designers and architects can design in Rhino like never before. Users can visualize their concepts in real-time with V-Ray Vision. Scene lighting can be automatically generated using Light Gen. Finishing touches of the final photoreal renders can be applied directly in the V-Ray Frame Buffer without leaving Rhino. And much more.

Real-Time Design Visualization.

V-Ray Vision is a real-time revelation for anyone working in Rhino or Grasshopper. Now, users can explore a real-time view of their scene as they set up lights and cameras, and apply materials. Ready to render? V-Ray can start rendering a photorealistic shot at the push of a button.

V-Ray Vision enables users to speed up decision making and iterations by giving them the ability to:

  • Explore their model
  • Collaborate on design decisions
  • Easily save images and 360 panoramas
  • Export real-time animations

More lighting scenarios, faster

Experimenting with light setups one of the design process's biggest time sinks. Light Gen automatically generates multiple thumbnails of the Rhino scene with unique lighting variants. Users can simply choose the one they like best and hit render.

New V-Ray material layers

The V-Ray Material is upgraded to include built-in Coat and Sheen layers. Now, it's easy to create materials with reflective coatings such as varnished wood, realistic fabrics such as silk, satin and velvet, and metallic surfaces.

Updated Material Library

Users can download & use a vast array of high-resolution 4K textures from the material library on demand. They can easily browse, test and employ hundreds of render-ready materials.

New documented API

For developers looking to create and connect tools with V-Ray for Rhino, Chaos Group has added a new fully documented API to make it as easy as possible.

V-Ray Core

Faster and more stable rendering experience with optimized V-Ray core and improved V-Ray GPU.

New software architecture

Chaos Group has reengineered the V-Ray backend for faster scene loading and export.

V-Ray now does post-processing, too

With V-Ray 5's new V-Ray Frame Buffer more can be done more in V-Ray than ever before. Now, users can make color corrections, resize the render region, combine render elements and save settings as presets for future projects.

Easier lighting

Using Light Mix in post instantly adjusts the brightness and color of any light in the scene - without the need to re-render.

V-Ray for Grasshopper improvements

There are a handful of new additions to V-Ray for Grasshopper. Through a V-Ray Vision Live Link component in Grasshopper, design work can be visualized in real-time. With V-Ray Clipper quick cutaways and section renders can easily be created. And the addition of the Stereo Camera effect gives more creative freedom when presenting the final renders.

Best-ever Sun & Sky model

V-Ray has an improved Sun and Sky model - users can make use of great looking sunrises and sunsets, even when the sun is below the horizon. Plus, the orientation of the sun can now be controlled directly from V-Ray for creative effect.

New options for randomization

Random equals real. With the new VRayUVWRandomizer, texture coordinates can be randomized while the Stochastic Tiling functionality automatically fixes repeating patterns.

Better line rendering

It's easier than ever to give renders an illustrative look and customizable linework with the global Contours control.

Weathering and dirt

The improved V-Ray Dirt texture adds dirt and streaks anywhere - users can easily control its amount or whether it's across the whole surface or just the corners of the design.

Key Features


  • CPU, GPU And Hybrid Rendering
    V-Ray comes with two powerful rendering engines. You can choose between super-fast GPU and CPU or Hybrid rendering to best suit your project needs and requirements.

  • Denoiser
    Remove noise and dramatically cut the render times. With V-Ray Denoiser, you can denoise each render element in post-production. And with the NVIDIA AI Denoiser, V-Ray delivers instant feedback with less noise, while you design interactively.

  • Interactive Rendering
    Render while you design. See results right away as you adjust lights, materials and cameras. You could also look at the denoised image while rendering in the Rhino viewport.

  • Render Elements
    Render separate layers for more artistic control in image-editing software.

  • V-Ray Swarm
    Render with maximum power using V-Ray's new simple and scalable distributed rendering.

  • Animations
    V-Ray for Rhino enables light studies, turntables and fly-through animations rendering and an optimal way.

  • V-Ray For Grasshopper
    V-Ray for Grasshopper is now quicker and simpler with new preset lighting and material setups. Grasshopper objects can be rendered directly as part of the Rhino scene without baking geometry.

  • Chaos Cloud
    Rendering on the Cloud is just one click away.

  • Automating Snapshots & Batch Renders
    V-Ray Batch makes it easy to render snapshots from the same project or views from multiple Rhino files all at once.

  • Scene Intelligence
    Automatically analyzes your scene to optimize rendering so you get the best quality in less time.

  • Viewport Rendering
    An overlay on top of SketchUp's viewport. It is rendered interactively and if scene changes are made, updates the rendered result.

  • Cryptomatte Render Element
    The Cryptomatte render element automatically generates and stores object- or material-based masks. It's perfect when you need to create multiple Multimattes or accurately select objects in post-production.


  • Adaptive Lights
    In scenes with many lights, Adaptive Lights mode can help you speed up render times by up to 700%.

  • Light Instances
    Lights can be instanced and controlled as a single light in the Asset Editor.

  • Global Illumination
    Render realistic rooms and interiors with V-Ray's powerful and fast global illumination.

  • Accurate Lights
    Render natural and artificial lighting with a wide range of built-in light types.

  • Image Based Lighting
    Light your scenes with a single high-dynamic-range image (HDRI).

  • Sun & Sky
    Render realistic daylight for any time and any location.

  • Adaptive Dome Light
    Render faster, cleaner and more accurate image-based lighting that's up to 7x faster. The new Adaptive Dome Light also removes the need to set up Portal lights for interiors.

  • Lighting Analysis Tool
    The new Lighting Analysis render element makes it easy to visualize the real-world illumination (Lux) values of any scene.


  • Smart Asset Editor
    Create, edit and manage all of your assets including lights, materials, textures, geometry and render elements all in one place. All assets are structured in an intuitive folder structure.

  • File Manager
    Manage all of your scene files in one place. Set file paths, create scene archives, and keep track of assets like textures, IES files, and proxy objects.

  • Color Picker
    A powerful color picker, which provides RGB color values and a corresponding Kelvin temperature slider, allows you to save and modify temperature values for every color slot.

  • Frame Buffer
    Track your render history and fine-tune colors, exposure, and more directly in the V-Ray Frame Buffer.

  • Accurate Viewport Previews
    Get an accurate preview of your materials in the Rhino viewport with improved reflections, refractions, bump maps and more.

  • Power Up With Scripts
    Use RhinoScript and Python to program V-Ray Next to do even more for you, like automating scene management or accessing parameters not shown in the UI.

  • Universal Asset Preview
    Preview your materials, lights, textures and render elements in a single viewer. Observe how parameter changes affect the appearance of the asset in a specific isolated setting.

  • Multi-Selection
    Select multiple scene or library assets as well as multiple toolbar filters to speed up your workflow.

  • Texture Instancing
    Map multiple material parameters with the same source texture to simplify the shader structure and management.


  • Real-World Cameras
    Work like a photographer with controls for exposure, white balance and depth of field.

  • Virtual Reality
    Render VR content for popular virtual reality headsets.

  • Interactive Lens Effect
    Instantly add GPU-accelerated glare, bloom and procedurally generated dust and scratches for added photorealism. Fine-tune lens effects interactively while you render.

  • Automatic Exposure & White Balance
    Capture the perfect exposure every time. The new Auto Exposure and Auto White Balance camera controls make rendering as simple as point and shoot.

Materials & textures

  • Physical Materials
    Create great looking materials that look exactly like the real thing.

  • Procedural Textures
    Texture NURBS models with ease with a rich set of procedurals that don't requre UV unwrapping.

  • Native Materials Support
    Render an enhanced version of your Rhino materials without converting them to V-Ray shaders.

  • Material Library
    Select from over 1000 drag and drop materials to speed up your next project.

  • Material Metalness
    The V-Ray Material adds native support for metallic reflections (Metalness) for greater compatibility with PBR materials from applications like Substance Designer.

Atmospheric & volumetric effects

  • Fog
    Give your scenes depth with new realistic 3D fog and light scattering effects.

  • Aerial Perspective
    Add depth to your images with realistic atmospheric effects.

  • Volumetric Materials
    Realistic material light scattering and translucency.

Geometry management

  • Proxy Objects
    Add highly detailed and complex objects like grass, trees, and cars with memory-efficient proxy models. Easily add pre-animated 3D objects with animated V-Ray proxies.

  • Proxy Previews
    Control the look of V-Ray proxies in the Rhino viewport. Select from Whole mesh, Bounding box, Point (Origin), Custom preview, and a new low poly Proxy preview mode.

  • Displacement
    Quickly add surface detail without extra modeling. It's perfect for architectural materials like brick and stone.

  • Grass & Fur
    Create realistic grass, fabrics and carpet with V-Ray Fur.

  • Section Cuts
    Render quick cutaways and cross sections with V-Ray Clipper.

  • V-Ray Scene Import & Export
    Import and render V-Ray scenes from other applications such as 3ds Max, Revit, and SketchUp or share complete ready to render V-Ray for Rhino files.

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