V-Ray Installation Guides

V-Ray® Licensing System

V-Ray uses a "floating" licensing system which basically means you obtain a license through the V-Ray License Server, which will need to be installed onto your machine. Chaos Group now offers online licensing for their products, which means there is no need for any physical device to be plugged in to your device. Online Licensing makes the process of activating your licenses easier and faster. Additionally the online licensing provides a way to stay offline while using Chaos Group's software. The license server is still compatible with the existing USB dongle, so you can still use your license in this way if needed.

Installing V-Ray® License Server


Installing V-Ray® Onto Your Platform

3ds-max-logo-4C228D4A3D-seeklogo-com.png V-Ray Installation Guide for 3Ds Max (PDF) - Windows
V-Ray Installation Guide for Maya (PDF) - Windows, Mac OS XLinux
V-Ray Installation Guide for Rhino (PDF) - Windows
V-Ray Installation Guide for SketchUp (PDF) - WindowsMac OS X
modologo.jpg V-Ray Installation Guide for MODO (PDF) - WindowsMac OS X
V-Ray Installation Guide for V-Ray Standalone (PDF) - Windows, Mac OS XLinux
V-Ray Installation Guide for NUKE (PDF) - WindowsLinux
V-Ray Installation Guide for Revit (PDF) - Windows
V-Ray Installation Guide for Softimage (PDF) - Windows
V-Ray for Cinema 4d Complete Manual (Link) - WindowsMac OS X

Installing Phoenix FD

Phoenix FD Installation Guide for 3Ds Max (PDF) - Windows
Phoenix FD Installation Guide for Maya (PDF) - WindowsLinux

Installing VRscans

VRscans are automatically installed with the installation of V-Ray for 3ds Max and V-Ray for Maya. However, to gain access to the VRscans materials for your scenes, you must acquire a license for the VRscans Plugin.

Installing V-Ray® Swarm

V-Ray Swarm is a built-in feature to V-Ray for Revit, V-Ray for Rhino, and V-Ray for SketchUp. V-Ray Swarm is the next step in the evolution of distributed rendering, Utilizing a huge amount of computing power that you are not using, Allowing you to take advantage of all of your computers' power with a simple slider.

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