V-Ray for Maya Personal Learning Edition
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V-Ray for Maya Personal Learning Edition

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V-Ray Personal Learning Edition (PLE) for Maya is free for non-commercial projects, product evaluations, education, and research. A license is granted for a period of three months. If you need more time to explore V-Ray for Maya, it's easy to renew your license when your old one expires. The Personal Learning Edition renders without watermarks.


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V-RAY FOR MAYA PERSONAL LEARNING EDITION

V-Ray Personal Learning Edition (PLE) for Maya is free for non-commercial projects, product evaluations, education and research. A license is granted for a period of three months. If you need more time to explore V-Ray for Maya, it's easy to renew your license when your old one expires. The Personal Learning Edition renders without watermarks.

Currently, Chaos Group offers three different types of free and discounted licenses to address various testing, learning, and development requirements. The table below displays the characteristics of these three types of licenses.

Characteristics for:
V-Ray PLE
V-Ray Trial
V-Ray Educational
Characteristics for:
V-Ray PLE
V-Ray Trial
V-Ray Educational
Best suited for

Artists starting out in CG and rendering. 

Self-taught artists who need more time to improve their skills.

All artists who want to test V-Ray for Maya’s full capabilities and feature set for a limited time. Students and educators who need unlimited access to V-Ray’s features and capabilities, as well as all product updates.
Expiration period 90 days (renewable)
30 days 1 year
Availability Free Free Paid (at discount prices)
License eligibility Anyone Anyone Students, educators
Technical support Not included Included Included
Number of licenses per user 1 per user 1 per user 1 per student or as many as needed for institutions
Render nodes 1 1 As many as needed for educational institutions
Features

Limitations apply

  • Resolution limited to 4K (3840 x 2160)
  • No distributed rendering
  • No export of render-ready VRScene files
  • No V-Ray Standalone
  • No batch rendering
  • No V-Ray SDK
  • No V-Ray AppSDK
  • No ZIP install
  • No VRscans support
  • Scene pollution (stamping saved scenes)

 

Fully featured Fully featured

System Requirements

This page gives some details on what hardware and operating systems are required for V-Ray to work properly.

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Windows


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 Maya.

Processor

1st Gen Intel® Core™ or compatible processor with SSE4.2 support (x64)

RAM

4 GB RAM and 4 GB swap minimum – recommended 8 GB or more RAM, 8 GB or more swap file;

(Actual amount required will vary with scene requirements.)

USB Port Required for customers using legacy hardware lock, preferably USB 2.0
TCP/IP Only IPv4 required for distributed rendering is supported. IPv6 is currently not supported
GPU Acceleration

NVIDIA CUDA: Maxwell-, Pascal-, Volta- and Turing-based NVIDIA card(s) with with latest recommended video driver or at least version 441.28;

NVIDIA RTX: RTX cards with latest recommended video driver or at least version 441.28;

V-Ray Production Denoiser: AMD or NVIDIA GPU supporting OpenCL 1.2;

NVIDIA AI Denoiser: Maxwell, Pascal, Volta or Turing-based NVIDIA card with latest recommended video driver or at least version 441.28

The minimum required compute capability is 5.21 



The following table shows the versions of Autodesk Maya and operating systems on which V-Ray is supported. Note that V-Ray is only supported for 64 bit operating systems and 64 bit versions of Maya.

Version of Maya Supported Operating System
Maya 2016 Windows ® 7 SP1, Windows ® 8.1 Professional, and  Windows ® 10 Professional
Maya 2017 Windows ® 7 SP1, Windows ® 8.1 and Windows ® 10 Professional
Maya 2018 Windows ® 7 SP1, Windows ® 8.1 and Windows ® 10 Professional
Maya 2019 Windows ® 7 SP1, Windows ® 8.1 and Windows ® 10 Professional
Maya 2020 Windows ® 7 SP1, Windows ® 8.1 and Windows ® 10 Professional

 

Linux


Please make sure that your system fulfills these requirements before installing V-Ray.

Processor

1st Gen Intel® Core™ or compatible processor with SSE4.2 support (x64)

RAM

4 GB RAM and 4 GB swap minimum – recommended 8 GB or more RAM, 8 GB or more swap file

USB Port Required for hardware lock, preferably USB 2.0
TCP/IP Only IPv4 is supported. IPv6 is currently not supported
GPU Support

NVIDIA CUDA: Maxwell-, Pascal-, Volta- and Turing-based NVIDIA card(s) with latest recommended video driver or at least 440.36;

NVIDIA RTX: RTX cards with latest recommended video driver or at least version 440.36

V-Ray Production Denoiser: AMD or NVIDIA GPU supporting OpenCL 1.2; 

NVIDIA AI Denoiser: Maxwell, Pascal, Volta or Turing-based NVIDIA card with latest recommended video driver or at least 440.36

The minimum required compute capability is 5.21

 

 

The following table shows the versions of Autodesk Maya and operating systems on which V-Ray is supported. Note that V-Ray is only supported for 64 bit operating systems and 64 bit versions of Maya.

Version of Maya Supported Operating System
Maya 2016 Red Hat ® Enterprise Linux® 6.5 WS, or CentOS 6.5
Maya 2017 Red Hat ® Enterprise Linux® 6.5 and 7.2 WS, or CentOS 6.5 and 7.2
Maya 2018 Red Hat ® Enterprise Linux® 6.5 and 7.2 WS, or CentOS 6.5 and 7.2
Maya 2019 Red Hat ®  Enterprise Linux® 6.5 and 7.2 WS, or CentOS 7.2
Maya 2020 Red Hat ®  Enterprise Linux® 6.5 and 7.2 WS, or CentOS 7.2

Mac OS X


Please make sure that your system fulfills these requirements before installing V-Ray.

Processor

1st Gen Intel® Core™ or compatible processor with SSE4.2 support (x64)

RAM

4 GB RAM and 4 GB swap minimum – recommended 8 GB or more RAM, 8 GB or more swap file

USB Port Required for hardware lock, preferably USB 2.0
TCP/IP Only IPv4 is supported. IPv6 is currently not supported

 V-Ray GPU works only with C++/CPU devices under macOS. V-Ray GPU can still be used in distributed rendering where a macOS machine runs the CUDA engine on a CPU device together with Windows/Linux machine(s) running CUDA engine on GPU device(s).

 

The following table shows the versions of Autodesk Maya and operating systems on which V-Ray is supported. Note that V-Ray is only supported for 64 bit operating systems and 64 bit versions of Maya. 

Version of Maya

Supported Operating Systems

Maya 2016.5 Apple ® Mac OS ® X 10.14, 10.13, 10.12, 10.9.5, 10.10.x, and 10.11.3
Maya 2017 Apple ® Mac OS ® X 10.14, 10.13, 10.12, 10.10.5 and 10.11.x
Maya 2018 Apple ® Mac OS ® X 10.14, 10.13, 10.12, 10.10.5 and 10.11.x
Maya 2019 Apple ® Mac OS ® X 10.14, 10.13, 10.12 and 10.11.x
Maya 2020 Apple ® Mac OS ® X 10.14, 10.13, 10.12 and 10.11.x

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