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What you need to know about Chaos’ V-Ray licensing and pricing changes

By Sofia Jaramillo | Visualization

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.

V-Ray will also be offered in three tiers: Solo, Premium, and Enterprise.

Chaos V-Ray Solo

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

     

Chaos V-Ray Premium

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

     

Chaos V-Ray Enterprise

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

     

New license sales will be subscription only.

Subscriptions are an easy and flexible way for customers to stay current with all the updated and new features of V-Ray. Monthly, annual, and 3-year subscription options are available for Solo and Premium tiers, providing an affordable option to start using V-Ray right away while benefiting from further discounted pricing for longer subscription plans. Enterprise plans do not include a monthly option and are priced for annual and 3-year terms.

There will be no perpetual license options for new customers.

V-Ray Comparison Matrix for Solo Premium and Enterprise

What does this mean for current customers with V-Ray for 3ds Max and V-Ray Collection subscriptions?

Current customers with V-Ray for 3ds Max or V-Ray Collection term licenses will be migrated to Premium or Enterprise upon the release of version 6.

Monthly subscribers will get their first renewal at the old price, subsequent at the new price.

Annual subscribers whose renewal falls <30 days after the release of version 6 will renew at the old price. Annual subscribers whose renewal falls >30 days after the release of version 6 will renew at the new price.

 

Current customers with other V-Ray subscriptions

Current customers with other V-Ray subscriptions will pay the old price and get the old product until the release of the product they use.

After the release of version 6 for the product they use, those customers will be automatically migrated to the Premium or Enterprise tier and pay the new price upon renewal, following the standard process of 1-month notification ahead of the upcoming renewal.

 

Current perpetual licenses can migrate to annual subscriptions

Current perpetual license holders will be able to migrate their perpetual licenses to V-Ray Solo, Premium, or Enterprise and save on the first year of their subscription.

V-Ray Discount from from older versions to Solo Premium and Enterprise

  • Discounts are valid for the 1st year of a new annual subscription, users will pay the full annual subscription price after the first year
  • The original perpetual license will still be active after the user migrates to V-Ray Solo, Premium, or Enterprise
  • The migration discount offer is applied on a 1-to-1 basis (1 single perpetual license to 1 V-Ray Solo, Premium, or Enterprise license)

Current perpetual licenses will be able to upgrade Perpetual licenses will remain host platform-specific. The upgrade price of a perpetual license will be $1.649,90.

Customers who have purchased their perpetual version 5 licenses during the version 6 public beta period (i.e. V-Ray for 3ds Max on June 7th and onwards ) will get a free upgrade to version 6.

 

Render nodes

We keep V-Ray Render node single licenses and Render node packs which will be available for purchase and will work with the three tiers of licensing: Solo, Premium, and Enterprise.

Perpetual RN can be upgraded to the latest version in the same principle as the workstations.

V-Ray Node Discount

To find out how the policy and pricing changes affect you, please contact vray@microsolresources.com.

Customers who have purchased their perpetual version 5 licenses during the version 6 public beta of V-Ray for the 3ds Max period (June 7 and onwards) will get a free upgrade to version 6.

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Published on July 7, 2022 in Visualization.

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.

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