V-Ray for Revit

Overview

Real-time and photoreal rendering in one.

V-Ray® for Revit is a versatile visualisation toolset that brings you the best of both worlds — real-time visualisation and photorealistic rendering. It’s everything all in one. And all in Revit. From beginner to pro, V-Ray has all the tools you need to visualise your Revit projects from start to finish.

Key Features

Rendering

  • Real-time rendering
    With V-Ray Vision, you get real-time high-quality visual feedback of your model as you build it. Additionally, you can easily export images or 360 panoramas. Materials, cameras and lighting set up in V-Ray Vision can easily be scaled to photorealism.
  • Render-ready 3D assets
    V-ray integrated asset library enables you to search and add render-ready objects to your model directly in Revit. With accurate scale, automatic LODs and interoperability across 3ds Max, SketchUp and Rhino, V-ray assets are an essential addition to any Revit pipeline.
  • CPU, GPU & 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
    The NVIDIA AI Denoiser uses artificial intelligence to remove noise in an instant. And the V-Ray Denoiser supports denoising individual render channels to simplify compositing.

  • Interactive rendering
    Render interactively while you design. Fine-tune lights, materials and cameras and see the results right away.

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

  • V-Ray Swarm
    Powerful and scalable distributed rendering system that’s simple and fast. Get an extra speed boost with V-Ray Render nodes

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

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

  • Settings management
    Set up individual lighting, mood, and composition per view in the same Revit model. Easily share render settings across teams and projects.

  • Batch rendering
    Leave V-Ray to render your project images while you are away. Batch rendering helps you schedule multiple views for rendering with a click of a button.

  • Sun animation
    V-Ray adds extra realism to Revit’s Solar Study. Explore and visualize the impact of natural light and shadows on your designs across a variety of timespans.


User interface

  • Seamless integration
    V-Ray naturally fits into Revit’s UI and complements your Revit workflow without altering your BIM database.

  • Asset Editor
    Create, edit, save and manage your V-Ray materials all in one place with the Asset Editor. Assign materials to a new proxy object, save it in the Editor and reuse this configuration in any project.

  • Appearance Manager
    Take your Revit renders to the next level. With the Appearance Manager, you can set basic Revit assets to automatically switch to more realistic V-Ray assets at render time.

  • Frame Buffer
    Track history of your rendered images, fine-tune their color parameters and save them directly to your Revit project. Use the new layer-based compositor to do color corrections of final renders and save your presets for future projects.


Lighting

  • Accurate lighting
    Simulate any type of natural, artificial, or image-based lighting. V-Ray automatically converts all Revit lights to V-Ray ones and further extends Revit’s lighting capabilities.

  • Light mixing
    Experiment and adjust your model’s lighting after you have rendered. Tweak the brightness and color of individual or groups of light sources to find the best rendition for your space.

  • Adaptive lights
    This lighting algorithm dramatically speeds up rendering in scenes containing many lights. And you can render image-based lighting much faster with the new Adaptive Dome Light. It’s exceptionally quick for interiors and substantially speeds up your rendering.

  • Lighting analysis
    Easily visualise real-world illumination values (lux) with the new Lighting Analysis render element.

  • Sun & Sky
    Take advantage of our improved sky model to present your design in its best light when the sun is at the horizon. Alternatively, use the sky generation parameters for full creative control.

  • Global Illumination
    Render photorealistic rooms and interiors with powerful and fast global illumination.


Camera

  • Real-world cameras
    Work like a photographer, with controls for exposure, white balance, depth of field and more.
  • 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.
  • Lens effects
    Add that extra touch of photorealism with real-world camera lens effects such as bloom and glare.
  • Virtual Reality
    Experience your designs at 1:1 scale. Create content for popular VR headsets with 6×1 cubic and spherical stereo camera types.

Materials and textures

  • Physical materials
    Create great looking materials that look exactly like the real thing.
  • Material library
    Download over 500 4K-quality architectural materials from our library on demand. Glass, metal, wood — any texture you need for your model is available and render-ready.
  • Native materials support
    Render an enhanced version of your Revit materials automatically.
  • Decals
    Add images to paintings, signs, screens and more. V-Ray for Revit has full support for Revit Decals.
  • Contours
    Give your model a sketch-like look. Use the global contour settings to create every outline automatically or the Contour material attribute to highlight a certain region.
  • Coat & Sheen materials
    Use these two new layers to add distinct effects to V-Ray materials. The Coat layer creates polished surfaces while the Sheen layer is perfect for realistic fabrics such as silk or velvet.
  • Randomizer
    Use the UVW Randomization asset to create realistic materials by randomizing patterns and colors. The Stochastic Tiling functionality removes texture tiling seams.
  • Weathering and dirt
    Easily add weathering effects to any surface of your model with the V-Ray Dirt texture with complete control over its position and amount.
  • Metalness
    The V-Ray Material adds native support for metallic reflections (Metalness) for greater compatibility with PBR materials from applications like Substance Designer.
  • Texture maps
    Create realistic and unique shaders using any texture map or one of V-Ray’s many built-in procedural textures – Gradient, Temperature, Tri-Planar, etc.
  • Material overrides
    Make the most out of your early designs and get a feel of your project by quickly rendering cardboard models.
  • Chaos Scans
    1000+ scanned materials. Import and render directly in V-Ray.

Atmospheric effects

  • Environment Fog
    Quickly add realistic atmospheric depth and haze and use true 3D fog with realistic light scattering.
  • Aerial perspective
    Simulate natural looking skies with realistic atmospheric depth.\
  • Volumetric materials
    Realistic material light scattering and translucency.

Geometry management

  • Geometry replacements
    Work smart without altering your BIM database. Use your Revit families as stand-ins for all V-Ray objects.
  • V-Ray Proxies
    Use your Revit families as stand-ins for V-Ray proxy objects. These are memory efficient models of highly detailed objects like trees and cars.
  • V-Ray Grass & Fur
    Render realistic grass, carpets or fabric.
  • Randomize proxy objects
    Add variety to your V-Ray entourage such as plants and trees by randomizing their scale and rotation.
  • V-Ray Scene
    Link and render V-Ray scenes from other applications such as 3ds Max, Rhino, and SketchUp. Share complete ready-to-render V-Ray for Revit files.
  • Displacement
    Quickly add surface detail without extra modeling when creating materials such as brick and stone. The displacement asset can be applied to both V-Ray materials and Revit materials.
  • Section Box
    Render sections easily with full support for Revit’s native section box.
  • Infinite Ground Plane
    Create context for your project with a click of a button.

System Requirements

Windows

Please make sure that your system fulfills these requirements before installing V-Ray. Note that V-Ray is only supported for 64 bit operating systems and 64 bit versions of Revit.

  • Processor: Single- or Multi-Core Intel® Pentium®, Xeon®, or i-Series processor or AMD® equivalent with SSE2 technology. Highest affordable CPU speed rating recommended.
  • RAM: 8 GB RAM and 8 GB swap minimum
  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows® 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows® 8 & 8.1 x64, Windows® 10

 

The following shows the versions of Autodesk Revit on which V-Ray is supported.

  • Revit: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Revit Architecture: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Revit MEP: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Revit Structure: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
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See your designs in real-time.

Visualising your Revit projects in real-time has never been easier. Now with V-Ray Vision, you can see your designs in real-time while you work in Revit. Move around your model, apply materials, set up lights and cameras—all with a live real-time view of your model.

Rendering that’s as real as it gets.

See exactly how your project will look. With true-to-life lights, cameras, and materials, rendering with V-Ray is as real as it gets. It’s as close as you can come to the real thing before it’s built.

V-Ray and Revit are the perfect team.

Revit is the world’s most widely used BIM software for architecture and design. And V-Ray is the world’s #1 rendering software for architectural visualization. The two together are the perfect combination to take your designs and presentations to the next level.

See what’s new

V-Ray 5 for Revit now includes V-Ray Vision for real-time visualisation. An intuitive new Light Mix tool to simplify how you light your model. A new V-Ray Frame Buffer where you can fine-tune and finish your renders. Plus over 650 3D assets you can place in exteriors and interiors.

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