Chaos V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max - Annual

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Comes with all the lighting, shading, and rendering tools you need to create professional, photoreal imagery and animation.
Built to handle your biggest projects and your toughest scenes.
Spend less time waiting and more time being creative. Deliver your best work and never miss a deadline.
Seamless 3ds Max integration keeps your workflow fluid and smooth.
Independent artists and top studios choose V-Ray every day to create world-class designs and visual effects.
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V-Ray for 3ds Max
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Media: Electronic Delivery
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Term: 1 Year (Annual)
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Autodesk 3ds Max
Your Price: $470.00

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High-End CPU And GPU Rendering For Visual Artists

V-Ray Next Scene Intelligence delivers faster, more precise ray tracing for cleaner sampling and more accurate rendering. That means you work smarter - not harder - by automating steps that used to take up valuable time. V-Ray for 3ds Max is a complete lighting and shading solution that can be flawlessly integrated in every 3D artist and designer's workflow. The flagship rendering software has set the industry standard for speed, reliability, ease of use and render quality. Even Hollywood has acknowledged how important V-Ray is: Creator Vladimir Koylazov was honored with an Academy Award in 2017.

Key Benefits

  • Quality
    V-Ray comes with all the lighting, shading, and rendering tools you need to create professional, photoreal imagery and animation.
  • Power
    Built to handle your biggest projects and your toughest scenes. Render anything and everything with V-Ray.
  • Speed
    Spend less time waiting and more time being creative. Deliver your best work and never miss a deadline.
  • Creative Control
    V-Ray puts you in the driver seat. You're in control. With V-Ray's versatile features, you can choose the best approach for your scene.
  • Smart Integration
    Work the way you want - without interruption. V-Ray's seamless 3ds Max integration keeps your workflow fluid and smooth.
  • An Industry Standard
    Independent artists and top studios choose V-Ray every day to create world-class designs and visual effects.

Version Number

5.20.02, released 2021 December 16

Latest Features

V-Ray 5, update 2 is packed with features to help you focus on your designs and increase your productivity. Use the new V-Ray Decal to rapidly place materials anywhere on surfaces and other materials without additional UVW mapping work. V-Ray 5's new VFB gets even more capable with a new Sharpen & Blur layer and Batch Image processing. Materials can now be easily assigned from Chaos Cosmos, with 200 new materials to start. New creative lighting possibilities unfold as light sources can now be used within the VRayInstancer. And much more.

V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max Key Features


  • CPU, GPU & Hybrid Rendering
    Powerful CPU and GPU rendering built for the demands of high-end production. V-Ray GPU CUDA renders on CPUs as well as GPUs to take full advantage of all hardware.

  • GPU Bucket Rendering
    Faster multi-GPU performance on workstations and distributed rendering, plus added support for Cryptomatte render elements.

  • Powerful Scene Intelligence
    Automatically analyzes your scene to optimize rendering so you'll get the best quality quicker than ever before.

  • New Viewport IPR & Improved Interactivity
    Keep working while you render with the new viewport IPR. Interactivity in V-Ray IPR on the CPU is now faster and supports atmospheric effects.

  • V-Ray Denoiser
    Automatically remove noise and reduce render times by up to 50 percent.

  • NVIDIA AI Denoiser
    Instantly remove noise while rendering. Based on AI-accelerated denoising technology by NVIDIA.

  • Resumable Rendering
    You can stop your render at any point and pick up where you left off.

  • Chaos Cloud Support
    Improved V-Ray Scene export adds support for more features when rendering on Chaos Cloud.

  • Debug Shading
    Easily isolate textures, materials and geometry to help debug large shading networks in V-Ray IPR and V-Ray GPU IPR.

  • Memory Tracking
    Optimize your scene with the new memory usage report for textures and objects.

Lighting & illumination

  • Adaptive Dome Light
    Faster, cleaner and more accurate image-based environment lighting. Up to 7x faster than before!

  • Adaptive Lights
    This new algorithm dramatically speeds up rendering in scenes containing many lights.

  • GPU Dispersion
    Now available in V-Ray GPU, render highly accurate light refractions that split into their component colors.

  • Lighting Analysis Tools
    Accurately measure the light levels in your scene using the new lighting analysis tools.

  • ccurate Lights
    Simulate any type of natural, artificial, or image-based lighting with a wide range of light types.

  • Global Illumination
    Choose from several global illumination options – exact, approximate or a hybrid of both.

Cameras & optical effects

  • New Dust And Scratches Lens Effects
    Simulate real-world camera lens effects with procedurally generated Dust and Scratches.

  • New Lens Effects
    New glare and bloom lens effects have been fully redesigned to be faster and more accurate than ever.

  • Rolling Shutter
    Emulate the warped motion blur effects common in digital video and cell phone cameras.

  • Point &Amp; Shoot Camera
    Perfect renders are as easy as taking a snapshot with new Automatic Exposure and White Balance settings.

  • Interactive Lens Effects
    Instantly add GPU-accelerated glare and bloom for added photorealism. And fine-tune lens effects interactively while you render.

  • Photorealistic Cameras
    Real-world camera controls let you work like a photographer. Render images with detailed depth of field and cinematic motion blur.

  • Virtual Reality
    Experience your project in virtual reality. Create content for popular VR headsets with 6x1 cubic and spherical stereo camera types.


  • Physical Hair Material
    Render more realistic-looking hair with accurate highlights and melanin color controls.

  • Glint &Amp; Glitter Hair Controls
    The V-Ray Physical Hair material adds new Glint and Glitter controls for even better highlights.

  • Metalness
    The V-Ray Material adds support for PBR shaders with new Metalness reflection controls.

  • V-Ray Switch Material
    Apply several materials to the same object and select the one you want at render time.

  • V-Ray Plugin Material &Amp; Texture
    Load any texture or material that's available in V-Ray Standalone and render it in V-Ray Next.

  • Physically Based Materials
    From multilayered car paint to accurate subsurface scattering, you can create any material imaginable.

  • Alsurface Material
    The general-purpose shader by Anders Langlands includes built-in SSS controls - popular for skin!

  • Glossy Fresnel
    New, physically-accurate reflection model.

  • VRscans Material Library Support
    1000+ scanned materials. Import and render directly in V-Ray.


  • Memory-Efficient Textures
    Work with production-ready, multi-resolution tiled textures from your favorite applications, like MARI, Mudbox and ZBrush.

  • Triplanar Mapping
    Quickly apply seamless textures without UVs.

  • Rounded Corners
    Generate perfectly smooth edges at render-time - with no extra modeling.

  • V-Ray Toon Shader
    Quickly add cartoon and cel-shading effects to your 3D projects.


  • Layered Alembic Workflow
    Efficient handling and support for Alembic 1.7, with layers.

  • Proxy Geometry
    Render massive scenes with proxy objects. V-Ray proxies efficiently replace complex scene geometry and load only at render time.

  • Clipper With Render-Time Booleans
    Create complex cutaways and sections using any mesh object.

  • Hair &Amp; Fur
    Render realistic hair efficiently and flicker-free. V-Ray includes procedural fur, optimized hair shaders, and supports 3ds Max Hair And Fur, HairFarm and Ornatrix.

  • Specialty Geometry
    Create unique geometry like infinite planes, metaballs and isosurfaces, particles, and object cutaways with render-time booleans.

Atmospheric & volumetric effects

  • Volume Rendering
    Render fog, smoke and atmospheric effects that respond correctly to light. Bring in volume grid caches from Houdini, FumeFX and Phoenix FD.

  • GPU Volume Rendering
    V-Ray GPU now supports the blazing-fast rendering of volumetric effects like smoke, fire and fog.

  • GPU Fast Fog
    Faster, better sampling of environment fog helps you quickly add depth to any scene with V-Ray GPU.

  • Aerial Perspective
    Simulate natural-looking skies with realistic atmospheric depth.

Render elements

  • Render Elements
    Choose from nearly 40 unique beauty, utility and matte passes to give you more control over your rendered images in compositing.

  • Improved Lighting Render Elements
    Improved lighting passes provide consistent, artifact-free results independent of light sampling, as well as better support for the Adaptive Dome Light.

  • Full Light Select Render Element
    Now with full support for GI, reflections and refractions for accurate light mixing in post.

  • Cryptomatte
    Auto-create ID mattes with support for transparency, depth of field and motion blur.

UX & interoperability

  • V-Ray Frame Buffer
    Review, analyze and post-process your renders directly in V-Ray's advanced frame buffer.

  • Multi-Language Tooltips
    Tooltips are now in multiple languages: Japanese, Korean, Russian, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

  • Cloud Render Check
    Checks your scene to see if it's ready to render on the cloud with Linux and V-Ray Standalone.

  • Enhanced Color Corrections
    VFB color corrections (incl. Background and LUT) can be saved with the final render as raw .vrimg or OpenEXR files. LUT strength can also be controlled.

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At Motion Media, our goal is to ensure your complete satisfaction with your purchase. If, for whatever reason, you are dissatisfied with your purchase, you may return it to Motion Media within 30 days. Claims for missing items or items damaged in transit must be received within three business days of receipt of merchandise.

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  • Alternatively, you may return an item at our office at the above location, with an approved RMA.


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  • Motion Media is not responsible for personal data or items left in returned merchandise.
  • Defective items may be repaired or exchanged at our discretion for the same model or manufacturer's equivalent model.
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