V-Ray

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Chaos Group provides state of the art rendering solutions for architectural, VFX, film, media and entertainment, automotive design, and other industries.

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V-Ray review by <span>Mario G.</span>
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Vray in Architecture

What do you like best?

Talking about render engines and their settings or properties is really hard because despite they're one as a software, they're considered "plugins" to the actual modeling software, that's why they're called render engines because their purpose is to just serve as an engine for that specific task. However, Vray has done a pretty nice job over the years providing with less work and more quality for its users, setting presets and a faster way to make textures and a more easy interface than any other engines. What I personally like the most about Vray is the quality of the final product, because of the default engines from the most famous modeling products like Autodesk, honestly, suck. I would highly recommend using a third party software like Vray with a modeling program just because of that reason.

What do you dislike?

What I don't like from Vray, and this is probably because I am not a PRO on this, is that you have to know a lot of technical stuff and really study or know what are the settings or each thing is for, because the more you mess with the presets, the more you be on your way to either get a more realistic end product, or to burn your computer, or get an awfull render.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great quality.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This software provides a lot of quality when rendering, and most of all it provides your client with that esthetic, real and pretty image that they paid for. If you really know how to use it you can even create almost better images than a professional photo of a camera.

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V-Ray review by <span>Aris G.</span>
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The most physically correct rendering engine

What do you like best?

V-ray does a great job on rendering. It has all it takes to get photo-realistic renders. It uses CPU and GPU. has a great real-time rendering speed and quality. It's hard to think of something you don't have control over when it comes to rendering using V-ray. You can use its render elements separately and combine them in Photoshop Nuke etc and have maximum control over every pass such as reflections secular refraction etc. V-ray provides different algorithms to render out the global illuminations such as brute force irradiance map and light cache that give different speed and quality results. Back in a days you would have to take control over so much things just to get mid quality render but nowadays you can use V-ray just out of the box. If you have limited time you can even set maximum duration limit over rendering and it will give you the best possible result by the end of the timer. You can also render images faster with a little noise and let v-ray's denoiser take care of the rest

What do you dislike?

V-ray is a little crushy and buggy sometimes. To change the intensity and color of the lights you need to combine everything in post production phase using photoshop nuke or others unlike Corona where you can do that right within the buffer

Recommendations to others considering the product

V-ray is by far the best rendering engine out there if you're looking for Photorealism. The second rendering engine to date Corona renderer is much slower compared to V-Ray. By the way if you're about to switch from V-Ray to Corona know that they are collaborating and both engines will get the best of each other

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use V-ray for architectural visualization for both animation and still images

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V-Ray review by User in Architecture & Planning
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Very good results, very scary to use

What do you like best?

I like the way everything rendered in V-Ray looks much better than you would assume it will look. With a little bit of experimentation you can surpass your own expectations. There are also a lot of tutorials online (not necessarily just by Chaos Group) that are dissected step by step

What do you dislike?

No 2 results will ever look the same! V-Ray is more of an art than a science. If you need 2 renderings to look similar in style, I have found that this is very hard to achieve.

Recommendations to others considering the product

V-Ray 3.0 is much more friendly to use than V-Ray 2.0. I would suggest upgrading if you have the chance. The interface is much more intuitive. Something that I have never really looked into is adjusting the Globals after a render. Although I am sure that these are very powerful, I usually just use Photoshop immediately after a render for post processing. This leads to another important point- don't be disheartened if it doesn't look perfect after rendering! That is what Photoshop is meant for!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Everybody loves renderings! They are great in that they communicate an intention clearly to those who are not familiar with the ins and outs of design and technical drawings. It has always been and is becoming even more of a powerful communication tool

V-Ray review by <span>Reham E.</span>
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Perfect products when well mastered!

What do you like best?

I love the final product I get when setting its options the right way, It takes some time to learn the best way to get through it, but I assure you it is worth it.

What do you dislike?

I dislike most dealing with its multiple options and menus

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is best when seeking realistic renderings, It needs some time to master but when done, you won't need any other software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Vray helps me to produce realistic renderings of my designs, interior and exterior scenes.

V-Ray review by <span>Clément B.</span>
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Complete software for rendering

What do you like best?

All the environment features, with the lights setups which are pretty more realistic than the other rendering softwares. It's a challenging software with great compatibility. A faster and easier-to-understand render engine that is much more precise and totally adaptable to the skills of novice and advanced artists. In summary: it is a much more versatile V-Ray version.

What do you dislike?

the complexity of the user interface. Need to be more intuitive and less functional maybe. Sometimes, when you try to import 3D files, you get an error , it's a pain to spend 2 days for only the compatibility between the softwares. Some other softwares has integrate a convertor of 3D files.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it and test it with our own 3D. Because sometime, you take 3D from internet bank and with several different size or kind of file and it's not work everytime. So check it with you own production made on a 3D software, Solidworks, Alias Studio, 3DS Max , Maya etc...

A little tip, V-ray will prefer the Polygonal kind of file, it will be faster for rendering and you will get less problems with functionality.

For my part, it's a really good software and I recommend for everyone who would like to have great renders.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With this software, you can easily make your product alive and so, sell it on website like kickstater. More than Keyshot for example, you can show faster the final render of your product with the optimise render real in time engine.

V-Ray review by <span>Heten D.</span>
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Long standing rendering champion

What do you like best?

V-Ray is one of the most optimized renderers available across a variety of host 3d applications ranging from free softwares like Blender, sketch-up, all the way upto 3ds max, Maya and compositing softwares like Nuke. Its various indirect illumination algorithms are well suited for almost any kind of scene ranging from simple primitives to very high-poly high detailed complex scenes, the ability to substitute Highres mesh at render time using V-Ray proxy is a necessity in complex scenes and keeps the viewport light and interactive for the host application. The available render elements/passes fulfill any type of cg compositing needs and that too fast given it's exceptionally fast render times. Interactive rendering using V-ray RT is a boon.

What do you dislike?

Cannot preview displacement in V-Ray RT. slightly slower when compared to the likes of Corona renderer. needs to have an unbiased rendering algorithm with the lines of Indigo, Luxrender, Maxwell, Arnold. Cost is steep for individual artist.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need a fast no hassle renderer, Vray is well suited for you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Vray, allows for highres renders with a high level of detail very consistently. and the ability to re-render patches on top without refreshing the entire framebuffer is a time-saver, the newly added masked rendering mode adds to the time saving.

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