V-Ray 6 for Revit is now available!

By Sofia Jaramillo | Visualization

V-Ray® for Revit architectural rendering software is renowned for its photorealistic quality. Deep integration ensures that you can work without leaving Revit and innovative tools enable advanced visualization techniques without altering your original BIM data. From early mock-ups to final design, Chaos® V-Ray has all the tools you need to visualize your Revit projects.

As of July 2022, Chaos will no longer sell V-Ray for Revit 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.

What’s new in V-Ray 6 for Revit?


Enscape compatibility

Transfer your Enscape materials, compatible 3D models, and cloud settings to V-Ray. Build on designers’ work and take your model to the highest level of photorealism.



Render-ready 3D assets

Our integrated asset library, Chaos Cosmos, enables you to search and add render-ready objects, materials, and HDRI skies to your model directly in Revit. With accurate scale, automatic LODs and interoperability across 3ds Max, SketchUp and Rhino, Chaos Cosmos assets are an essential addition to any Revit pipeline.


CPU, GPU & Hybrid rendering

V-Ray comes with two powerful rendering engines. You can choose between super-fast GPU and CPU or Hybrid rendering to best suit your project needs and requirements.


Real-time preview

With V-Ray Vision, you receive real-time high-quality visual feedback of your model as set up materials, lights, and cameras. Alternatively, you can take your design to the next level with Chaos Vantage Live Link, and explore even the most complex model in pure ray-traced real-time.



The NVIDIA AI Denoiser uses artificial intelligence to remove noise in an instant. And the V-Ray Denoiser supports denoising individual render channels to simplify compositing.


Interactive rendering

Render interactively while you design. Fine-tune lights, materials and cameras and see the results right away.


Chaos Cloud Rendering

Rendering on the Cloud is just one click away.


V-Ray Swarm

Powerful and scalable distributed rendering system that’s simple and fast. Get an extra speed boost with V-Ray Render nodes.


Render Channels

Choose from many unique beauty, utility and matte passes to give you more control over your rendered images in compositing.


Scene Intelligence

Automatically analyzes your scene to optimize rendering so you get the best quality in less time.


Settings management

Set up individual lighting, mood, and composition per view in the same Revit model. Easily share render settings across teams and projects.


Batch rendering

Leave V-Ray to render your project images while you are away. Batch rendering helps you schedule multiple views for rendering with a click of a button.


Sun animation

V-Ray adds extra realism to Revit’s Solar Study. Explore and visualize the impact of natural light and shadows on your designs across a variety of timespans.


Other features in V-Ray 6 for Revit include:

Seamless integration: V-Ray naturally fits into Revit’s UI and complements your Revit workflow without altering your BIM database.

Asset Editor: Create, edit, save and manage your V-Ray materials all in one place with the Asset Editor. Assign materials to a new proxy object, save it in the Editor and reuse this configuration in any project.

Appearance Manager: Take your Revit renders to the next level. With the Appearance Manager, you can set basic Revit assets to automatically switch to more realistic V-Ray assets at render time.

Frame Buffer: Track history of your rendered images, fine-tune their color parameters and save them directly to your Revit project. Use the new layer-based compositor to do color corrections of final renders and save your presets for future projects.

Chaos Cloud Collaboration: Upload images and image panoramas to Chaos Cloud directly from the VFB, and collaborate with colleagues and clients.

Asset tags: Add tags to families and materials, and manage complex projects more easily.

Accurate lighting: Simulate any type of natural, artificial, or image-based lighting.V-Ray automatically converts all Revit lights to V-Ray ones and further extends Revit’s lighting capabilities.

Light Gen: Study your model in different lighting scenarios without the need for lengthy manual setup. Automatically trigger hundreds of natural lighting scenarios, choose the ones you like best and render.

Light mixing: Experiment and adjust your model’s lighting after you have rendered. Tweak the brightness and color of individual or groups of light sources to find the best rendition for your space.

Adaptive lights:This lighting algorithm dramatically speeds up rendering in scenes containing many lights. And you can render image-based lighting much faster with the new Adaptive Dome Light. It’s exceptionally quick for interiors and substantially speeds up your rendering.

Lighting analysis: Easily visualize real-world illumination values (lux) with the new Lighting Analysis render element.

Sun & Sky: Take advantage of our improved sky model to present your design in its best light when the sun is at the horizon. Alternatively, use the sky generation parameters for full creative control.

Procedural clouds: Add clouds to your V-Ray sky and animate them when exporting solar studies.

Global Illumination: Render photorealistic rooms and interiors with powerful and fast global illumination.

Real-world cameras: Work like a photographer, with controls for exposure, white balance, depth of field and more.

Automatic exposure & white balance: Capture the perfect exposure every time. The new Auto Exposure and Auto White Balance camera controls make rendering as simple as point and shoot.

Lens effects: Add that extra touch of photorealism with real-world camera lens effects such as bloom and glare.

Virtual Reality: Experience your designs at 1:1 scale. Create content for popular VR headsets with 6×1 cubic and spherical stereo camera types.

Interested in purchasing V-Ray 6 for Revit?

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 December 19, 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.