Introduction to V-Ray for Revit

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The solution

V-Ray lets architects render professional-quality, high-resolution images directly from their Revit model and helps them make critical design decisions.

Product highlights

  • Create photorealistic imagery fast with a familiar and easy to use interface
  • Review and present designs fast with simple VR tools
  • Special material overrides for diagrammatic renderings
  • Advanced image post-processing
  • Material library that includes over 500 materials and works across all V-Ray products

Typical customer

The typical V-Ray for Revit customer is an architect who is looking for a quick way to create hundreds of design renderings throughout the project. And because deadlines are frequent and tight, he or she needs a dependable rendering solution.

Physically-based-Lighting V-Ray for revit
Real-world-cameras V-Ray for revit

Core benefits and supporting examples

  Quality Speed Design
Core benefits V-Ray lets you render professional, high resolution images with realistic lights, materials, and cameras. V-Ray is fast. Render quickly and make design decisions faster. V-Ray for Revit is made for designers. It’s fast to set up, with no complicated settings and no training required.
Supporting examples
  1. Accurate lights & illumination
  2. Physically-correct materials
  3. Real-world cameras
  1. Interactive rendering (GPU or CPU)
  2. Fast rendering across multiple machines (Swarm)
  1. Intuitive user interface
  2. Simple render presets
  3. Extensive V-Ray material library
  Power Smart integration The industry standard
Core benefits V-Ray for Revit handles your biggest building models. V-Ray for Revit works right in Revit. No import or export needed. 92 of the top 100 architecture firms render with V-Ray.
Supporting examples
  1. Handles large, complex BIM models
  2. Supports highly detailed entourage – grass, trees, cars, people (2D and 3D RPC)
  3. Render complete interiors with furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E)
  1. No import or export required
  2. Seamless connection with BIM database
  3. Automatic translation of Revit materials
  1. Compatible with industry standard applications – 3ds Max, Rhino, SketchUp
  2. Consistent rendering results
  3. Extensive user community and ecosystem
  4. Shared libraries and assets

Features and benefits


Features Features – non-technical Description
V-Ray rendering Render presets Quickly balance quality and speed with render presets. Work in draft mode for early versions and switch to high quality for presentations.
V-Ray RT Interactive rendering Render interactively while you design. Fine-tune lights and materials and see the results right away.
User interface Designer-friendly interface Get familiar with V-Ray for Revit’s intuitive interface.
Resolution High resolution output Render high-quality, high resolution images for prints and presentations.
V-Ray materials Physical materials Automatically convert Revit materials to V-Ray’s physically-correct materials.
Material overrides Design model materials and extensive V-Ray material library Easily make scenes look like a scale model with material presets like basswood and foam core, or override individual materials with high quality V-Ray materials
V-Ray Sun & Sky Sun & sky Select a time of day and simulate daylight from anywhere on the planet.
Image-based lighting Environment lighting Light scenes using a single HDR environment image.
IES lights Interior lighting Light interior spaces using accurate lighting data direct from the manufacturer.
Stereoscopic 6×1 camera Virtual reality Explore your designs in VR with Google Cardboard and Samsung Gear VR.
VRscene export 3ds Max export Export a render-ready scene from Revit to V-Ray Standalone renderer.
V-Ray Frame Buffer Frame buffer Fine-tune your render’s color, exposure, and more directly in V-Ray’s frame buffer.

Did you know?

  • SWARM – the elastic distributed rendering engine for V-Ray for Revit, uses the same universal render node licenses that ship with V-Ray for 3DS Max. Adding render node licenses gives you more distributed rendering capabilities in both V-Ray for Revit and V-Ray for 3ds Max.
  • VRmat editor – V-Ray for Revit ships with a VRmat material editor which is perfect for creating and modifying .vrmats for use in override materials. The VRmat editor allows you to create materials that work across the whole range of V-Ray products including V-Ray for 3DS Max, V-Ray for Rhino, and V-Ray for SketchUp.