V-Ray for Rhino

Overview

The all-in-one visualisation solution for Rhino and Grasshopper.

V-Ray for Rhino is a 3D rendering software that combines real-time and photoreal rendering into one complete suite of visualisation tools. From architecture to product design, it’s everything you need to bring your next design project to life.

 

Key Features

Rendering

  • Real-time rendering – V-Ray® Vision gives the power to design and refine in real-time to anyone working in Rhino or Grasshopper. Now, you can explore a real-time view of your scene, set up lights and cameras, and apply materials.
  • 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.
  • Smart 3D assets – Our integrated asset library, Chaos Cosmos, enables you to search and add render-ready objects and HDRI skies to your scene directly from the V-Ray toolbar. The Cosmos assets have automatic LODs, accurate scale and can be used across Rhino, 3ds Max, SketchUp and Revit.
  • Denoiser – Remove noise and dramatically cut render times. Use the V-Ray Denoiser to denoise each render element in post-production. The NVIDIA AI Denoiser and Intel Open Image Denoise deliver instant noise-free feedback in V-Ray IPR.
  • 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.
  • Line rendering – Apply contours to your entire scene or to a separate shader with a single click. Intuitively tweek controls to get the desired appearance.
  • 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.
  • Viewport rendering – An overlay on top of Rhino’s viewport. It is rendered interactively and if scene changes are made, updates the rendered result.

V-Ray for Grasshopper

  • Straightforward workflow. Power functionality. – Visualise within the environment you use to model. Use the node system to utilize V-Ray’s powerful functionalities through five Node groups and their components.
  • Forget baking – Render generative geometry directly in Grasshopper. Work uninterrupted without the need to bake your designs in Rhino as you iterate.
  • V-Ray Vision in Grasshopper – Add the Live Link component and observe your design update in real-time while working inside Grasshopper.
  • Customisable materials – Start with the basic preset V-Ray material and modify it form the node or with the Asset Editor. Alternatively, use your own materials from previous projects or just employ the vast material library directly.
  • Customisable lighting – Utilise V-Ray lights and customize them to move from realistic to stylized. Easily add numerous light sources to find your models’ best appearance.
  • Animations – Create, render and export animation sequences right in Grasshopper. Animate the movement of the sun or the camera by employing the V-Ray Graph and Timeline components.
  • Scattering – Create a realistically distributed entourage in Grasshopper that materializes in Rhino only after you’re started rendering.
  • Lighting analysis – Perform a light intensity evaluation of your project and visualize the results on your render.
  • Cameras – Use the V-Ray Camera component to simulate physical camera settings like aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Take advantage of Orthographic or Stereo camera parameters to facilitate your workflow.
  • Clipper – Render cross sections or fast cutaways right in Grasshopper. Convert custom meshes to clippers for render time Boolean effects.

Lighting

  • Light Gen – Explore the best lighting for your scene without the need for manual setup. Automatically generate hundreds of natural light versions for your exterior or interior.
  • Light mixing – Easily fine-tune any light source in your scene after you’re done rendering. Group them, adjust their brightness and color, and create your best presentation.
  • 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. Adaptive Lights mode helps you substantially speed up render times in scenes with many light sources.
  • Image based lighting – Light your scenes with a single high-dynamic-range image (HDRI) to render faster, cleaner and more accurate image-based lighting. Use the Adaptive Dome Light and remove the need to set up Portal lights for interiors.
  • Sun & Sky – Render realistic daylight for any time and any location. Visualize stunning sunsets and sunrises, and control the sun’s position for maximum artistic effect.
  • Lighting analysis tool – This tool makes it easy to to visualize the real-world illumination (Lux) values of any scene.

UI

  • 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 – Completely redesigned Frame Buffer upgraded to intuitively handle post-processing tasks like color corrections and compositing among other improvements.
  • 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.
  • Texture instancing – Map multiple material parameters with the same source texture to simplify the shader structure and management.

Camera

  • 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 – Download on demand a vast array of high resolution materials. Simply drag and drop to bring realistic textures to your models instantly.
  • Material Metalness – The V-Ray Material adds native support for metallic reflections (Metalness) for greater compatibility with PBR materials from applications like Substance Designer.
  • Material Coat – Add reflective coating to your material to achieve effects like varnished wood or metallic paint.
  • Material Sheen – Create realistic soft fabrics like velvet, silk or satin.
  • Randomizer – With the new UVW Placement randomization options, texture coordinates can be randomized to fix patterns and achieve realistic materials.
  • Weathering and dirt – Quickly add dirt, control its spread amount and position on the surface of your design.

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 apply surface detail to a single object or a whole group in your scene. Get materials like brick and stone without the need for extra modeling.
  • 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

System Requirements

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 Rhino.

V-Ray for Rhinoceros 5

Processor Intel® Pentium ® IV or compatible processor with SSE3 support.
RAM 4 GB RAM and 4 GB swap minimum – recommended 8 GB or more RAM, 8 GB or more swap file
TCP/IP Only IPv4 is supported. IPv6 is currently not supported
Operating System Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
Rhino Rhino 5.14 or later (64-bit versions only)

 

V-Ray for Rhinoceros 6

Processor Intel® Pentium ® IV or compatible processor with SSE3 support.
RAM 4 GB RAM and 4 GB swap minimum – recommended 8 GB or more RAM, 8 GB or more swap file
TCP/IP Only IPv4 is supported. IPv6 is currently not supported
Operating System Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
Rhino Rhino 6.6.18117 or later
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whats included

Visualise in real-time.

New in V-Ray 5, V-Ray Vision gives you a live real-time view as you build your model, apply materials, and light your Rhino and Grasshopper designs. Now you can visualise any project in real-time while you design.

Turn your vision into reality.

With photorealistic lights, cameras, and materials, rendering with V-Ray is as real as it gets. Communicate and collaborate with confidence, knowing that your designs look just right.

Go beyond rendering.

Introducing all-new tools that let you fine-tune and finish your renders without needing an extra app. Composite render layers, make color corrections, and instantly adjust lighting in the new V-Ray Frame Buffer.

Seamless Grasshopper integration.
Visualise your parametric designs on the fly. V-Ray for Grasshopper comes with V-Ray for Rhino and includes a collection of nodes to support V-Ray geometry, lighting, materials, rendering, and animation.

See what’s new

V-Ray 5 for Rhino now includes a free library of smart 3D content. Plus, take advantage of the new Intel Open Image interactive denoiser, as well as V-Ray Vision and V-Ray Frame Buffer improvements.

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V-Ray for Rhino

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