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Are you eligible for a free upgrade of V-Ray?

V-Ray is built for artists, designers and jacks-of-all trades. Take advantage of the promotions on these rendering software that helps you visualize anything imaginable.

This article is created to determine if you can trade in your old licenses of V-Ray for 3ds Max, Maya, SketchUp and Rhino for a free upgrade to the latest version. There is also a new version of  V-Ray for Revit and there is no free upgrade path but you can pay to upgrade purchase a new license. To find out more about the latest V-Ray for Revit 3.7 features, you can read more here.

With the release of new V-Ray licenses, Chaos Group now offers an Online Licensing System (OLS)* option. It is fast and secure, and gives you will the option to access your new software much faster – without the back and forth of WBC and RTU files. 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.

Are you eligible for the free upgrade of V-Ray? Continue reading so you can determine when you have to upgrade so you can continue using your V-Ray licenses without interruption and take advantage of the new features. If you do not request for your free upgrade before the deadline, you will have to purchase the upgrade at a full cost. So don’t wait now, and contact us!

V-Ray Next for 3ds Max

If you purchased new V-Ray 3 Workstation for 3ds Max after December 13, 2017, you are eligible for a free upgrade to V-Ray Next Workstation for 3ds Max before December 1, 2018. After this date, you will have to purchase the upgrade at a full cost. To find out more about the latest V-Ray for 3ds Max features, you can read more here.

Here are a few important factors to consider:

  • Versions 1.5 and 2 are not eligible for an upgrade to V-Ray Next for 3ds Max, and they are not supported after V-Ray Next for 3ds Max is released.
  • If you are eligible and you use the Online Licensing System (OLS)* to manage your licenses, we can process the complimentary upgrade directly with Chaos Group.
  • If you are still using a dongle, you will need to send and a .wbc file to support@chaosgroup.com so they can program the complimentary upgrade to your dongle. To create the .wbc file, you can find the detailed instructions here.
  • This free upgrade does not apply to V-Ray 3 Render node purchased in a bundle or separately.
  • V-Ray 3 Workstation for 3ds Max licenses will work with V-Ray Next Render node licenses so clients who use V-Ray 3 for 3ds Max (or other platforms) can render with V-Ray Next Render node licenses. Click here to see V-Ray Next Compatibility Diagram.
  • All existing multi-platform bundles, containing V-Ray 3.0 Workstation for 3ds Max, have been discontinued as of April 15, 2018.

Still not sure if you are eligible? Please send us an email to vray@microsolresources.comto find out your eligibility.

V-Ray Next for Maya

If you purchased a new V-Ray 3 Workstation for Maya commercial licenses after June 13, 2018, you are eligible for a free upgrade to V-Ray Next Workstation for Maya until June 13, 2019. After this date, you will have to purchase the upgrade at a full cost. To find out more about the latest V-Ray for May features, you can read more here.

Here are a few important factors to consider:

  • V-Ray 3 Workstation for Maya licenses work with V-Ray Next Render node licenses so clients who use V-Ray 3 for Maya (or other platforms) can render with V-Ray Next Render node licenses.
  • This free upgrade does not apply to V-Ray 3 Render node  purchased in a bundle or separately.
  • Versions 1.5 and 2 are not eligible for upgrade to V-Ray Next for Maya, and are no longer supported after the release of V-Ray Next for Maya.
  • If you are eligible and you use the Online Licensing System (OLS)* to manage your licenses, we can process the complimentary upgrade directly with Chaos Group.
  • If you are still using a dongle, you will need to send and a .wbc file to support@chaosgroup.com so they can program the complimentary upgrade to your dongle. To create the .wbc file, you can find the detailed instructions here.

Still not sure if you are eligible? Please send us an email to vray@microsolresources.com to find out your eligibility.

V-Ray 3.6 for Rhino

If you purchased a new license or upgraded V-Ray 2.0 after November 1, 2015, you are eligible for a free upgrade to V-Ray 3.0 Workstation for Rhino until December 24, 2018. After this date, you will have to purchase the upgrade at a full cost.

Here are a few important factors to consider:

  • After upgrading to V-Ray 3.6 for Rhino, you will also receive a complimentary 6-month V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino license.
  • V- Ray 3.6 for Rhino supports Rhinoceros 5.0, 6.2 64-bit. It is supported on Windows 7 or later and 64-bit recommended.
  • V-Ray for Rhino version 1.49 and earlier are no longer supported. 
  • If you are eligible and you use the Online Licensing System (OLS)* to manage your licenses, we can process the complimentary upgrade directly with Chaos Group.
  • If you are eligible, please confirm the dongle number associated with the license and send a .wbc file to support@chaosgroup.com so they can program the complimentary upgrade to your dongle. To create the .wbc file, you can find the detailed instructions here.

Still not sure if you are eligible? Please send us an email to vray@microsolresources.com to find out your eligibility.

V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp

If you purchased a new license or upgraded from V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp after November 1, 2015, you are eligible for a free upgrade to V-Ray 3.0 Workstation for SketchUp until December 24, 2018. After this date, you will have to purchase the upgrade at a full cost.

Here are a few important factors to consider:

  • After upgrading to V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp, you will receive a complimentary 6-month V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp license.
  • Chaos Group no longer supports V-Ray 1.49 for SketchUp.
  • V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp will not support SketchUp 2017.
  • If you are eligible and you use the Online Licensing System (OLS)* to manage your licenses, we can process the complimentary upgrade directly with Chaos Group.
  • If you are eligible, please confirm the dongle number associated with the license and send a .wbc file to support@chaosgroup.com so they can program the complimentary upgrade to your dongle. To create the .wbc file, you can find the detailed instructions here.

Still not sure if you are eligible? Please send us an email to vray@microsolresources.com to find out your eligibility.

 

*What is the Online Licensing System (OLS)?

Chaos Group now offers an Online Licensing System (OLS) option. It is fast and secure, and gives you will the option to access your new software much faster – without the back and forth of WBC and RTU files. 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.

If you would like to start testing out V-Ray with your team, make sure to get a 30 day free trial.

For any additional questions, feel free to email us at vray@microsolresources.com

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About the author

Sofia joined Microsol Resources in 2018 as a Marketing and Sales Coordinator. She was born and raised in Colombia, where she got her Business Administration degree. She moved to New York in 2016 and has found a new passion within the field of design and construction. In her free time, she likes to practice yoga and run in Central Park.