V-Ray for Maya is a production-proven ray traced renderer with a full suite of tools to create professional photoreal 3D imagery, animations and visual effects. It’s extensible customization options and powerful lighting, look-development and quick post-processing features save users time, let them go beyond just rendering and help them explore their creative ideas without limits.

The world’s most complete 3D rendering software for animation and visual effects.

What it is Used for?

  • Automotive and product design
  • Game cinematics
  • Visual effects in film and television

V-Ray 5 for Maya is the most complete 3D rendering software for animation and visual effects.

V-Ray 5 for Maya speeds up your rendering process. Composite renders, incorporate Light Path Expressions and interactively relight your scene in the new V-Ray Frame Buffer. Randomize your textures for seamless tiling and get a massive speed boost with the all-new V-Ray Proxy node

New Features



With V-Ray 5 you can now use one tool for more than just rendering. There’s no need to go back and forth between different apps.

▪ Light mixing, Layered compositing, Light Path Expressions

From left to right Light Mixing, New Compositor and Light Path Expressions


Artists can focus on designs and worry less about creating materials and textures. A new Sun & Sky analytical model dramatically improves lighting at sunrise and sunset.

  • Material presets, Coat and Sheen layers, New Car paint material, Texture randomization, Stochastic texture tiling, Extended V-Ray Dirt
  • New Sun and Sky model
  • Native ACEScg support
From top Left to Right: New Sun and Sky, Dirt and Weathering, Stochastic Tiling, Material Sheen, Coat Layer, and ACEScg

Key Features


V-Ray’s powerful CPU and GPU rendering is built to handle the toughest projects and demands of high-end production

  • CPU, GPU or hybrid rendering, Distributed rendering, Resumable rendering, Denoising, Debug shading, Memory tracking, Light mixing, Layered compositing

V-Ray helps users create the highest quality renders possible. It analyzes а design according to its actual lighting and the true reflections and refractions of its materials. You can choose from a variety of lights.

  • Adaptive lights, Accurate lights, Global Illumination


V-Ray supports any commonly used camera type options. V-Ray also has additional advanced controls for camera effects.

  • Lens effects, Point & Shoot camera, Photorealistic cameras, VR

V-Ray supports a versatile selection of materials to achieve different looks — from simulating simple surface properties like plastics and metals to complex uses such as translucent objects, subsurface materials like skin and light-emitting objects or non-photoreal toon shading.

  • Physically based materials, Unique shaders, AlSurface material, Physical Hair material, Metalness, V-Ray Toon shader, Shading languages, VRscans, Material presets


A wide variety of memory-efficient textures are also available to use with V-Ray materials. V-Ray has all the texturing capabilities required for production rendering.

  • Memory-efficient textures, Triplanar mapping, Texture randomizations, Texture baking


There are different ways V-Ray can create and modify geometry objects in a scene, including primitives and procedural

geometry, proxy objects, particle instancing, volume grids, etc. The new VRayProxy object adds speed to both the workflow and the rendering.

  • Proxy objects, Layered alembic support, VRayscene assets, Hair & Fur, Rounded corners, Specialty geometry


The atmospheric and environment effects in V-Ray simulate fog, atmospheric haze and participating media for a number of image effects.

  • Volume rendering, Aerial Perspective, OpenVDB, Field3D, Phoenix FD caches.


With V-Ray, users can choose from nearly 40 unique beauty, utility and matte passes to give them more control over their rendered images in compositing.

  • Light Path Expressions, Light Select, Render Elements, Cryptomatte
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Umeisha Ms