V-Ray for Rhino

V-Ray for Rhino


V-Ray Next for Rhino

Updates from V-Ray 3.6 for Rhino are available, please contact us for pricing


V-Ray for Rhino is a highly accurate renderer for McNeel Rhinoceros, enabling designers to predict and present their designs with the highest level of realism and reduce the need of physical prototypes. V-Ray greatly increases Rhino’s ability to handle large scenes and can be used directly within Grasshopper.

V-Ray Next for Rhino is much more than a do-it-all renderer that creates gorgeous images of your designs. It’s also a full suite of tools to help you accomplish more in Rhino than ever before. V-Ray Next makes it easier to manage everything in your scene — even the crazy complex ones.

V-Ray Next is smart, too. It learns from your scene to make lighting faster. And it can set your camera exposure and white balance automatically. It’s fast. V-Ray Next for Rhino is 50% faster overall. GPU rendering is 2x faster. And it’s up to 7x faster with the new Adaptive Dome Light. V-Ray Next for Rhino extends what is possible in Grasshopper even further - now you can animate  Grasshopper definitions as well as cameras and sunlight, and measure real-world illumination values — all right in Grasshopper. 

V-Ray Next for Rhino is compatible with Rhino 5 and Rhino 6. V-Ray for Rhino is supported on Windows only.

What’s New

  •  Do more in Rhino than ever before: Easy to resize lights. More accurate viewport previews. Updated V-Ray Batch. Simple new UI for creating and editing objects like lights, section clipper and fur
  • Superior Grasshopper Support: Animated Sun and Cameras. Familiar Grasshopper workflow. Measure illumination.  Real-world cameras plus animated definitions
  • Powerful Asset Manager: Manage all your assets like lights, materials, textures, geometry all in one place. Preview your assets in a single viewer.  Map multiple material parameters with the same source texture to simplify the shader structure and management
  • Simplified Render Controls: New Intuitive layout for camera controls. A refined UI makes render setup easier than ever.  Specify custom pixel resolutions without referencing aspect ratio
  • Enhanced Lighting Workflows: Automatic exposure and white balance, capture the perfect exposure every time.  Adaptive Dome Light, faster, cleaner and more accurate, up to 7 x faster.  New Lighting analysis render element makes it easy to visualise real-world illumination (Lux) values of any scene.
  • Next Level Performance: V-Ray Next has been optimized to Render 50% faster overall – and up to 7 x faster with the new Adaptive Dome Light.  2 x Faster GPU Render times (compared to v3.6)
  • New Denoiser: With the new NVIDIA AI Denoiser,V-Ray Next delivers instant feedback, cleaner images while you design


We offer V-Ray for Rhino training throughout the year, this can be tailored and delivered on-site either at our classroom or on-site at your offices

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


Chaos Group are the developers of V-Ray, visit their site here.


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 Next for Rhino files


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 6:

Rhino3d System Requirements

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

Rhino3d & V-Ray Rendering Workstations

Basic Specification Requirements:

 Rhino 6 for Windows runs on Windows desktop and laptop computers, with:

  • 8 GB or more is recommended
  • Internet connection for installation
  • 600 MB disk space
  • OpenGL 4.1 capable video card is recommended
  • Note: Apple hardware is supported only with Bootcamp
Operating systems:

Windows 8.1 or 10 - recommended

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