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The all-in-one visualization solution for Rhino and Grasshopper.

V-Ray for Rhino is a 3D rendering software that combines real-time and photoreal rendering into one complete suite of visualization tools. From architecture to product design, it’s everything you need to bring your next design project to life.  

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Visualize in real-time.

New in V-Ray 5, V-Ray Vision gives you a live real-time view as you build your model, apply materials, and light your Rhino and Grasshopper designs. Now you can visualize any project in real-time while you design. You can also package your V-Ray Vision result for others to experience just like you did in Rhino.


Turn your vision into reality.

With photorealistic lights, cameras, and materials, rendering with V-Ray is as real as it gets. Communicate and collaborate with confidence, knowing that your designs look just right.

Go beyond rendering.

Introducing all-new tools that let you fine-tune and finish your renders without needing an extra app. Composite to render layers, make color corrections, and instantly adjust the lighting in the new V-Ray Frame Buffer.


Seamless Grasshopper integration.

Visualize your parametric designs on the fly. V-Ray for Grasshopper comes with V-Ray for Rhino and includes a collection of nodes to support V-Ray geometry, lighting, materials, rendering, and animation.

What's New?

Be More Creative And Save Time With The New Update


Quickly create realistic terrain for your models with the new scattering tool. Easily add hundreds, thousands or even millions of Chaos Cosmos models and objects to any surface without worrying about memory resources—then edit their density, size, and orientation for complete control.

Chaos Cosmos materials

With the addition of materials to Cosmos, there’s never been a better time to try out our collection of render-ready 3D content. We’ve included 200 new materials for your next project, including tiles, wooden floors, terrain, and more. They’re ready to use—but you can edit their color, bump, gloss, and more.



V-Ray Decal can help bring projects to life with unique materials that can be applied to objects of any shape. Create stickers on vehicles, labels on products, or graffiti on walls.



Share your scene with reviewers

Now you can share your scene with others to experience in real-time 3D on their own machine without the need for any additional software or license. Just hit export and reviewers can experience your full scene, with the full functionality of V-Ray Vision including navigation controls, color correction parameters, and more.

Export video recordings

Take the pain out of creating animations. You can now save Vision animations in a WebM format instead of manually combining images.


V-Ray Overview


Easy to learn, easy to use. V-Ray for SketchUp is designed to get you up and running in no time.


V-Ray lets you create the highest quality renders possible – directly in SketchUp.


V-Ray gives you the power to render anything and everything – from quick design models to your most detailed 3D scenes.


Render fast, design faster. V-Ray for SketchUp lets you spend more time being creative and less time waiting.


Focus on design, with a full suite of creative tools for lighting, shading, and rendering.


95 of the top 100 architecture firms in the world render with V-Ray every day.

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Rendering Key Features


Real-time rendering

V-Ray® Vision gives the power to design and refine in real-time to anyone working in Rhino or Grasshopper. You can explore a real-time view of your scene, set up lights and cameras, and apply materials.


Interactive rendering

Render while you design. See results right away as you adjust lights, materials and cameras. You could also look at the denoised image while rendering in the Rhino viewport.


Chaos Cloud

Rendering on the Cloud is just one click away.


CPU, GPU, and 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.



V-Ray for Rhino enables light studies, turntables, and fly-through animation rendering and an optimal way.


Automating snapshots & batch render

V-Ray Batch makes it easy to render snapshots from the same project or views from multiple Rhino files.


Smart 3D assets

Chaos Cosmos enables you to search and add render-ready objects, materials, and HDRI skies to your scene directly from the V-Ray toolbar.


Line rendering

Apply contours to your entire scene or to a separate shader with a single click. Intuitively controls to get the desired appearance.


Viewport rendering

An overlay on top of Rhino's viewport. It is rendered interactively and if scene changes are made, updates the rendered result.

V-Ray for Grasshopper


Straightforward workflow. Power functionality.

Visualize within the environment you use to model. Use the node system to utilize V-Ray’s powerful functionalities through five Node groups and their components.


Customizable lighting

Utilize V-Ray lights and customize them to move from realistic to stylized. Easily add numerous light sources to find your models’ best appearance.


Cosmos inside Grasshopper

Add render-ready 3D content directly inside your definition. The Cosmos component lets you import and manage a vast and ever-increasing array of 3D models, materials, and HDR images.


Lighting analysis

Perform a light intensity evaluation of your project and visualize the results on your render.


Customizable materials

Start with the basic preset V-Ray material and modify it from the node or with the Asset Editor. Alternatively, use your own materials from previous projects or just employ the vast material library directly.



Create a realistically distributed entourage in Grasshopper that materializes in Rhino only after you’re started rendering.



Light Gen

Explore the best lighting for your scene without the need for manual setup. Automatically generate hundreds of natural light versions for your exterior or interior.


Accurate lights

Render natural and artificial lighting with a wide range of built-in light types. Adaptive Lights mode helps you substantially speed up render times in scenes with many light sources.


Light mixing

Easily fine-tune any light source in your scene after you’re done rendering. Group them, adjust their brightness and color, and create your best presentation.


Image-based lighting

Light your scenes with a single high-dynamic-range image (HDRI) to render faster, cleaner and more accurate image-based lighting. Use the Adaptive Dome Light and remove the need to set up Portal lights for interiors.


Light instances

Lights can be instanced and controlled as a single light in the Asset Editor.


Sun & Sky

Render realistic daylight for any time and any location. Visualize stunning sunsets and sunrises, and control the sun’s position for maximum artistic effect.

Atmospheric & Volumetric Effects



Give your scenes depth with new realistic 3D fog and light scattering effects.


Aerial perspective

Add depth to your images with realistic atmospheric effects.


Volumetric materials

Realistic material light scattering and translucency.

Materials Key Features


Physical materials

Create great-looking materials that look exactly like the real thing.


Procedural textures

Texture NURBS models with ease with a rich set of procedurals that don't require UV unwrapping.


Native materials support

Render an enhanced version of your Rhino materials without converting them to V-Ray shaders.

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