V-Ray for Rhino

V-Ray for Rhino


V-Ray 3.6 for Rhino - Now Shipping & Supports Rhino v6 for Windows!

Standard V-Ray v3.6 for Rhino License Includes 1 x Workstation License plus 1 x Render Node Floating License
Updates from V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino are available, please contact us for pricing


V-Ray 3 for Rhino is made for designers. It’s clean. It’s simple. And it’s now faster than ever to create great-looking renders right in Rhino.

V-Ray 3 is built to be the smartest and fastest renderer for Rhino. With new quick render presets and intuitive controls, you can focus on design, not the technical details. Its twin-engine rendering architecture can take full advantage of the latest CPU or GPU hardware. With V-Ray’s full suite of tools, you can render anything and everything – from quick design concepts to your most detailed 3D models.

Key Differentiators

  • Easy to use: Easy to learn and easy to use, V-Ray works seamlessly with Rhino’s versatile 3D modeling tools
  • Quality: V-Ray lets you render the highest quality images possible – right in Rhino
  • Power: V-Ray gives you the power to render anything and everything – from quick concepts to your largest and most detailed 3D models
  • Speed: Render fast, design faster. V-Ray for Rhino lets you spend more time being creative and less time waiting
  • Creative control: Focus on design, with a full set of creative tools for lights, materials and rendering
  • The industry standard: Top designers rely on V-Ray every day to visualize world-class products, buildings and more

What’s New

  • More powerful GPU rendering: Faster, more powerful GPU rendering adds support for on-demand mip-mapping, aerial perspective, displacement, subsurface scattering, matte/shadows and more
  • Hybrid GPU+CPU rendering: Now V-Ray GPU running on NVIDIA CUDA can take full advantage of all available hardware, including both GPUs and CPUs
  • Adaptive lights: In scenes with many lights, the new Adaptive Lights mode can help you speed up render times by up to 700%
  • Light instances: Lights can now be instanced and controlled as a single light in the Asset Editor
  • Streamlined UI: The entire V-Ray for Rhino interface has been updated and streamlined for a more intuitive, user-friendly workflow
  • 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
  • V-Ray Color Picker: New color picker allows you to select color values in Screen sRGB (0–255) or Rendering (0.0–1.0) color space
  • V-Ray scene import: Import and render V-Ray scenes (.vrscene) from other applications such as 3ds Max, Revit, and SketchUp
  • Fog: Give your scenes depth with new realistic 3D fog and light scattering effects
  • New texture maps: Fine-tune the look of your scene with new gradient, color temperature and procedural noise texture maps
  • 2D displacement: Quickly add surface detail without extra modeling using the new optimized 2D displacement. It’s perfect for architectural materials like brick and stone
  • Animated proxy objects: Easily add pre-animated 3D objects like walking people and trees blowing in the wind 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
  • Improved denoising: The V-Ray Denoiser is now easier to set up and you can refine settings even after you render
  • Animations: V-Ray 3.6 for Rhino introduces a new simplified workflow for rendering light studies, turntables and fly-through animations
  • V-Ray for Grasshopper: V-Ray for Grasshopper is now quicker and simpler with new preset lighting and material setups. Grasshopper objects can be rendered directly as part of the Rhino scene without baking geometry

We offer V-Ray for Rhino training throughout the year.

There are many Rhino3d software bundles that include V-Ray for Rhino, please contact us for details.


Key Features

V-Ray for Rhino Key Features 

  • Twin-engine performance: V-Ray comes with two powerful rendering engines. With CPU or GPU acceleration, you can choose the fastest one for your hardware
  • Interactive rendering: Render while you design. See results right away as you adjust lights, materials and cameras
  • Denoiser: Automatically remove noise and cut render times by up to 50%
  • 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
  • Environment lighting: Light your scenes with a single high-dynamic-range image (HDRI) of its environment
  • Sun & sky: Render realistic daylight for any time and any location
  • Aerial perspective: Add depth to your images with realistic atmospheric effects
  • 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
  • Physical materials: Create great looking materials that look exactly like the real thing
  • Material library: Select from over 500 drag and drop materials to speed up your next project
  • Detailed textures: Create detailed and unique materials using texture maps or one of V-Ray’s built-in procedural textures
  • Frame buffer: Track your render history and fine-tune colors, exposure, and more directly in the V-Ray Frame Buffer
  • Render elements: Render separate layers for more artistic control in your image-editing software
  • V-Ray swarm: ender with maximum power using V-Ray’s new simple and scalable distributed rendering
  • Proxy objects: Add highly detailed and complex objects like grass, trees, and cars with memory-efficient proxy models
  • Grass and 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 Export: Share complete, ready-to-render V-Ray 3 for Rhino files with any V-Ray 3.4 or higher application

Technical Details

Technical Details / System Requirements:

V-Ray for Rhino is a plug-in for Rhino3d, we would suggest referring to the standard hardware advice for Rhino 5:

Rhino3d System Requirements

There are also some sample build Rhino3d Workstations suitable for rendering here:

Rhino3d & V-Ray Rendering Workstations


Basic Specification Requirements:

 Rhino 5 for Windows runs on ordinary Windows desktop and laptop computers, with:


  • 1 GB RAM. 8 GB or more is recommended
  • DVD drive or an Internet connection for installation
  • 600 MB disk space
  • OpenGL 2 capable video card recommended
  • Note: Apple hardware is supported only with Bootcamp


Operating systems:

  • Windows 7, 8 or 10 - recommended
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP (32-bit only) Service Pack 3
  • Note: Both 32- and 64-bit versions are installed on 64-bit Windows systems.


Not supported:

  • Linux
  • Windows NT, 95, 98, ME, or 2000
  • Windows XP 64-bit
  • Mac OS X, but an OS X version is under development. Details...
  • Virtualization systems on OS X such as VMWare and Parallels


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