V-Ray Rhino Academic License
  • V-Ray Rhino Academic License
  • V-Ray Rhino Academic License
  • V-Ray Rhino Academic License
  • V-Ray Rhino Academic License
  • V-Ray Rhino Academic License

V-Ray Rhino Student/Teacher License


V-Ray for Rhino one year term license for students or teachers. Upgrades are included over the course of the year. Students and educators must provide proof of current enrollment at an academic institution to qualify for academic pricing.

Online license option. Supports WINDOWS ONLY. No MAC support.

*The V-Ray academic license can only be used for educational purposes and cannot be transferred. 

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V-Ray Rhino Academic Licenses

V-Ray 5 for Rhino academic license gives students and teachers access to V-Ray's full range of tools and features.

Students and educators can design and animate with V-Ray for Rhino's newest and most advanced version. V-Ray 5 for Rhino to take advantage of all of the new features that have been added. V-Ray for Rhino's user interface has been rebuilt and remodeled from the ground up. The new user interface features quick render presets and intuitive controls that allow you to focus more on your creative ideas and less on the technical details of designing. Its twin-engine rendering utilizes the latest CPU or GPU hardware. V-Ray’s full suite of tools creates a versatile experience that lets you render anything and everything - from quick conceptual designs to your most detailed 3D renders. 

The two purchase options are identical except for the intended user.

*The V-Ray academic license can only be used for educational purposes and cannot be transferred.

** V-Ray for Rhino is supported on Windows only **

What You Get: 

Workstation License - Includes 1 Graphic User Interface (GUI) and 1 V-Ray Render Node.

What It's Used For:


  • Product Design
  • 3D Animation
  • Architecture
  • Jewelry Design
  • Interior Design

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

Major 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.

Global illumination

Render realistic rooms and interiors with V-Ray’s powerful and fast global illumination.

Light Mix 

Instantly adjust the brightness and color of any light in the scene without the need to re-render.

Light Gen

Automatically generates multiple thumbnails of the Rhino scene with unique lighting variants. Users can simply choose the one they like best and hit render.

Other New Features:

  • Real-time visualization and V-Ray Vision. Users can now view their scene in real-time as they work in Rhino and Grasshopper. The real-time viewer, V-Ray Vision, is a lightweight viewer that does not require the purchase of new and expensive hardware or pipeline changes.
  • New documented API. A new fully documented API for developers looking to create and connect tools.
  • V-Ray Core. Now there is a faster and more stable rendering experience with optimized V-Ray Core and improved V-Ray GPU.
  • New software architecture. The V-Ray backend has been reengineered for faster scene loading and exporting.
  • V-Ray now does post-processing with V-Ray Frame Buffer. Now, users can make color corrections, resize the render region, combine render elements, and save settings as presets for future projects.
  • New options for randomization. The new VRayUVWRandomizer, texture coordinates can be randomized while the Stochastic Tiling functionality automatically fixes repeating patterns.
  • Better line rendering. The Global Contours Control makes it easier than ever to give your renders an illustrative look and customizable linework. 
  • Weathering and dirt. You can add dirt and streaks anywhere with the improved V-Ray Dirt texture. You can easily control its amount.

New V-Ray Material Layers

Built-in Coat and Sheen layers. Easily create materials with reflective coatings such as varnished wood, realistic fabrics such.

Material Library

Easily use and browser over 4K textures from the library of render-ready materials.

V-Ray Swarm

Render with maximum power using V-Ray’s new simple and scalable distributed rendering.


Automatically remove noise and cut render times by up to 50%.

Sun & Sky Model

 Users make brilliant sunrises and sunsets even when the sun is below the horizon. 

V-Ray Clipper

Ability to make quick cutaways and section renders easily. 

Aerial Perspective

Add depth to your images with realistic atmospheric effects.


Grass & fur

Create realistic grass, fabrics and carpet with V-Ray Fur.

Online Licensing

With online licensing, there is no wait to receive a physical dongle, and licenses can be activated in real-time once an order is processed. Online licensing is fast and secure, and customers will be able to access their new software much faster – without the back and forth of WBC and RTU files.


Specific References


Please make sure that your system fulfills these requirements before installing V-Ray. For additional information on hardware, see the Hardware Recommendations article.


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


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

Hard Disk Space Minimum 2GB, Recommended 12GB (includes additional downloadable content)


Only IPv4 is supported. IPv6 is currently not supported.

Supported GPU

Maxwell-, Pascal-, Volta-, Turing- and Ampere- based NVIDIA card(s) with latest recommended video driver (for both CUDA and RTX - enabled cards)

V-Ray Vision requires a Graphic card with DirectX 11 or DirectX 12 and Shader Model 5.0 capabilities


The following table shows the versions of Rhinoceros 3D and the 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 Rhino.

Version of Rhino Supported Operating System
Rhino 6 (v6.29.20238 or later) Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 Professional
Rhino 7 (7.0.20314 or later) Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 Professional



Customer support is available only for V-Ray 5 and V-Ray Next (V-Ray 4). Earlier versions are no longer supported.

Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 Professional

V-Ray Next for Rhino, update 2 — Now available

V-Ray Next for Rhino, update 1 – What's new

V-Ray Next for Rhino – Now available

V-Ray Next for Rhino – GPU Rendering

V-Ray Next for Rhino – Automatic Exposure and White Balance

V-Ray Next for Rhino – Adaptive Dome Light

V-Ray Next for Rhino – Denoising

V-Ray Next for Rhino – Grasshopper

V-Ray for Rhino — Webinar: Project from Start to Finish

Chaos Cloud – Cloud rendering in Rhino

Introduction for Designers

Introduction for Architects

Exterior Lighting

Nighttime Exterior Lighting

Interior Lighting

Nighttime Interior Lighting

V-Ray Swarm

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Reviews (2)

M Ian

Aug 13, 2021
Technical support was phenomenal.
I had some issues activating my license due to an error with my renewal process and the technical support emailed me and we got it figured out real quick.

May 12, 2020
Great customer service and great product!!
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