Visualise anything imaginable.

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Professional 3D Rendering Software for Architects & Designers.

With a V-Ray subscription you get access to the V-Ray plugin for all compatible software packages, plus Chaos Cloud, Chaos Cosmos, Chaos Phoenix*, Chaos Player, and Chaos Scans*

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*only available with V-Ray Premium

award winning quality

Award-Winning Quality

Photoreal rendering, raytraced real-time, flawless materials, powerful simulations – the results speak for themselves.

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Creative Freedom

You’ll find everything you need to visualise anything you can imagine – in any way possible.

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Everything is Connected

A connected ecosystem of creative tools that work well together so you can create faster & better than ever.

The complete 3D rendering and simulation toolset.

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The one renderer that does it all.

V-Ray differs from other rendering solutions in that it includes both CPU and GPU+CPU hybrid rendering options. V-Ray renderer uses adaptive ray tracing technology and proprietary scene intelligence to create photorealistic imagery and animations. It accurately calculates the distribution of light as well as the physical properties of any material.

Create photorealistic images and animations with the rendering software that’s used by 3D artists and designers everywhere.

Whatever your vision, V-Ray can help you bring it to life.

Render anything imaginable with V-Ray.

Trusted by 92 of the top 100 number architecture firms, and integrated into the pipelines of the biggest film and visual effects companies, V-Ray is built to handle the toughest scenes and biggest projects.

Revolutionary designs. Moving stories. Mind-blowing art. Whatever your vision, V-Ray helps you bring it to life. Create photorealistic imagery and animation with the industry’s leading 3D renderer. 

See how V-Ray renderer fits your industry.

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Architectural visualisation

Architects and designers can use V-Ray to render any 3D exterior and surrounding environment as it will look when it’s built – whether it’s a home revamp or a whole new building.

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Interior design

From living space to workplace, designers rely on V-Ray’s award-winning 3D rendering software to visualize the world’s best interiors with photoreal quality.
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Product design

With V-Ray’s materials, lighting and rendering tools, designers can render anything they imagine – from early product concepts to final, photorealistic imagery.

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With V-Ray’s full suite of tools, artists can render at all stages of the advertising process, beginning with early ideas to final, photorealistic imagery and animation for print, web, TV, and VR.
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Photoreal car renders: From innovative design concepts for electric vehicles to Super Bowl spots and auto show launches, V-Ray renders at the absolute highest quality for the biggest stages.
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Film VFX

Over 150 feature films have used V-Ray to create everything from photoreal digital humans, aliens and raccoons to large-scale backdrops and seamless stunt cars.
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Game developers from indie to triple-A can use the same technology employed by high-end VFX studios to cinematically bring their game worlds to life.
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Software Development

Software developers can integrate V-Ray’s 3D rendering engine into any 3D design or CAD application and give users the power to visualize their designs in a whole new way.
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Television VFX

V-Ray makes the impossible possible. From heroes and creatures to vehicles and environments, V-Ray helps artists deliver invisible and blockbuster effects for Emmy-winning television.

Comparison with other Renderers

CPU, GPU, Hybrid Ray Tracer
Works with all major 3D industry software & plugins

Real-time viewer

High quality, physically accurate

Considered industry standard

Built-in compositing features

Frequent free updates with major new features

Most online assets (models, materials) are V-Ray ready
Steeper learning curve compared to other renderers, though latest releases continuously improve ease of use
Leading renderer for all major 3D software

Large user base & active community

Free support

Frequent updates
GPU Ray Tracer
Directly integrates with SketchUp, ArchiCAD, REVIT, Rhino & Vectorworks

Very easy to learn

Large asset library

Real-time viewport

High quality lighting

Amazing VR experience

Frequent free updates with major new features

Requires a powerful GPU (NVIDIA RTX model graphics required for Ray Tracing & DLSS features)

Limited compositing capabilities

Gaining popularity - especially among architects, interior designers and landscapers

Rich library of ready-to-use assets

Free support & frequent updates

Great for the design phase where multiple iterations are required

GPU Raster Engine

Easy to Learn

Large asset library

Slow render times compared to Enscape, Twinmotion & V-Ray

Requires powerful GPU

Limited compositing capabilities

Simple and fake looking lighting

Not tightly integrated with host software, requires file reimporting/syncing after every change to your model

Expensive - 3000 Euros!

Rich library of ready-to-use assets

Only used in architecture
CPU, GPU (Unbiased)
High quality, physically accurate

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Least amount of features out of all the render engines in this comparison

You have to buy extra licenses for each software version i.e. if you want to use Thea with SketchUp & Rhino, you would need to purchase 2x licenses

Limited compositing capabilities

Infrequent minor updates

Not a strong competitor -
lagging behind

Perceived as accurate,
but slow


GPU Raster Engine

Real-time viewer

Very easy to learn

Requires powerful GPU (NVIDIA RTX model recommended)

Small asset library compared to Enscape & Lumion

Basic and fake looking lighting 

Too simplistic for more advanced 3D users

Limited compositing capabilities

Infrequent minor updates

Relative newcomer - still immature in terms of features

Owned by Epic Games - Creators of Unreal Engine

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With a V-Ray subscription plan, you can use V-Ray with all of its supported host applications:

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V-Ray License Pricing

V-Ray Solo

V-Ray for one computer


V-Ray Premium

Complete visualisation package


V-Ray Educational

V-Ray Premium for Students & Teachers


V-Ray Solo

V-Ray for one computer


V-Ray Premium

Complete visualisation package



Best value for bigger businesses


per license (5 seats minimum)

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