V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max is now available!

By Sofia Jaramillo | Virtual Reality

V-Ray for 3ds Max is a production-proven rendering software. Known for its versatility and ability to handle any type of project — from massive, dynamic scenes having thousands of lights to a sublime still life — it is the go-to solution for artists and designers across 3D industries.

V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max makes it easy for users to follow their creative instincts and create anything they can imagine. This release packs in a number of exciting, new features that allow users to unleash their creative potential and build anything — faster than ever before.

What’s new in V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max?

As of July 2022, Chaos will no longer sell V-Ray for 3ds Max and for specific host applications. Instead, customers will only need to purchase a single V-Ray license to access all V-Ray integrations offered in three tiers: SoloPremiumand Enterprise. To find out more, check out this article on What you need to know about Chaos’ V-Ray licensing and pricing changes

Key features in V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max?


Emmy and Academy Award-winning rendering technology for any project.

For truly photorealistic renders, you want a raytracer that’s built for quality, optimized for speed, and ready to scale. V-Ray gives you the power to work with lightning-fast interactive and heavyweight production rendering—all while getting the most from your CPU and GPU hardware.


Built to handle your toughest scenes.

When you’re working with the biggest scene you’ve ever seen, you need a renderer that won’t let you down. Billions of polygons? Thousands of lights? V-Ray can handle it all. Render anything and everything with V-Ray. Adaptive Lights, Proxy Objects, Distributed Rendering — an arsenal of production-proven features when you need them.


Post-process your renders without the need for a separate tool.

V-Ray equips you with a complete set of lighting, shading, and rendering tools—all integrated with 3ds Max. The redesigned V-Ray Frame buffer with light mixing and layered compositing means you only need to use one tool for more than just rendering — no need to go back and forth between different apps.


Create interactive experiences in real-time — in a 100% raytraced environment.

Present your ideas in 100% ray-traced quality without the need of extra optimizations and conversions. Make project changes directly in 3ds Max and validate your designs on the spot.


Work seamlessly with other software.

V-Ray is compatible with all the most popular 3ds Max plugins — Substance, Forest Pack, Railclone, Ornatrix, Tyflow, Phoenix, and more. V-Ray is also the perfect fit for any pipeline with support for open standards such as Alembic, OSL, OpenColorIO, and now ACEScg.

Create anything imaginable with new tools, allowing you to quickly and easily build worlds – without limits.

Other features in V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max include

Chaos Scatter. Create forests, fields, crowds, and more using our new scatter tool. It’s fast and easy, and it lets you add lots of detail to your scene without using lots of memory. Free Scatter presets are also available in Chaos Cosmos.

V-Ray Enmesh. With Enmesh, you can think of geometry like a texture — but rather than repeating an image over a surface, it uses tileable geometry. Enmesh is ideal for creating patterns such as fences and fabrics, and it uses much less memory than displacement or copying by hand.

V-Ray Proxy Object Hierarchy. Easily turn on or off an individual object’s visibility or material override with the new V-Ray Proxy hierarchical view. Set custom order by name, and streamline your geometry exchange and custom library workflows.

V-Ray Decal with Displacement. You can now use V-Ray Decal to add displacement to any surface for even more realistic cracked walls, rocks, embossed lettering, and more.

Why should I choose V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max?

▪ V-Ray is the renderer that does it all.

▪ With V-Ray 6, users can create anything imaginable without having to switch to another application.

▪ This new version enables them to focus on their art without interrupting their creative process.

▪ It provides memory-efficient ways to scatter objects and add complex geometry to their scenes, allowing them to enhance the realism of their images and animations in a quick and easy manner.

▪ Create custom skies in just a few clicks and render powerful time-lapse videos.

▪ Customers now have a fast and efficient way to present their designs, collect feedback and collaborate with their team or customers.

▪ It speeds up shading and allows users to create even more physically accurate reflective materials.

▪ V-Ray 6 adds more useful features to the V-Ray Frame Buffer and it makes existing features even more powerful, enabling users to streamline their workflow and save time to be creative.

▪ Last but not least, users can now render with V-Ray in any host application and benefit from the powerful suite of Chaos products and services with just a single license.

Interested in purchasing V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max?

To simplify V-Ray’s product line and to offer customers more value and flexibility, Chaos will no longer sell V-Ray for specific host applications. Instead, customers will only need to purchase a single V-Ray license to access all V-Ray integrations, including 3ds Max, Revit, Rhino, SketchUp, Cinema 4D, Houdini, Maya, Nuke,  and Unreal.


For customers looking for the most cost-effective way to use V-Ray on a single computer, Solo is a great option. This node-locked V-Ray license can be used to set up and render on a single machine using any supported host integration. Access to 3D content on Chaos Cosmos is also included. V-Ray Solo is an excellent choice for those looking to save money without compromising on quality or features. Solo node-locked licenses will be available as monthly, annual, and 3-year subscriptions.

  • Fixed license on one computer

  • Includes all V-Ray integrations:
  • Chaos Cosmos content library

The Premium tier is the best option for most customers and is comparable to Chaos previous V-Ray Collection offering. With this tier, customers can install V-Ray on any machine and use it with any supported host application.

Premium also includes a floating license for Chaos companion products, such as Phoenix, Player, Scans, and Vantage. In addition, it includes a starting pack of 20 free credits for Chaos Cloud rendering and access to the growing Chaos Cosmos content library. Premium floating licenses will be available as monthly, annual, and 3-year subscriptions.

  • Floating license on any computer

  • Includes all V-Ray integrations:

  • Chaos Cosmos content library

  • 20 Chaos Cloud rendering credits

  • Chaos Phoenix

  • Chaos Player

  • Chaos Scans

  • Chaos Vantage

Enterprise is the most cost-effective option for studios and firms that need 5 or more licenses of V-Ray. Customers get all of the benefits of the Premium tier but are priced at a discount for multiple seats. Enterprise floating licenses will be available as annual and 3-year subscriptions.

  • Floating license on any computer

  • Includes all V-Ray integrations:

  • Chaos Cosmos content library

  • 20 Chaos Cloud rendering credits

  • Chaos Phoenix

  • Chaos Player

  • Chaos Scans

  • Chaos Vantage

If you would like to purchase Chaos V-Ray Solo, Chaos V-Ray Premium or Chaos V-Ray Enterprise, please contact us at

If you are not sure about upgrading your licenses, you can request a free 30-day trial, to get an overview of its new features and functionality. You can test it out with your team and find out how this new version will improve your workflow.

INDUSTRIES: Architecture

Published on July 11, 2022 in .

About the Author

Sofia Jaramillo joined Microsol as an Account Executive in 2018 and supports all our AEC clients across the U.S. with Rhino, V-Ray, and Enscape software. Sofia is also an Autodesk Account Executive for the West Coast and the Florida Market. Born and raised in Colombia, and has found a new passion within the field of design and construction.