V-Ray for Revit

Professional rendering for architects & designers working from Autodesk Revit.



V-Ray® for Revit is a versatile visualization toolset that brings you the best of both worlds—real-time visualization and photorealistic rendering. It’s everything all in one. And all in Revit. From beginner to pro, Chaos® V-Ray has all the tools you need to visualize your Revit projects from start to finish.

System requirements:
Real-time and photoreal rendering in one.


From beginner to pro, Chaos® V-Ray has all the tools you need to visualize your Revit projects from start to finish.

See your designs in real-time.

Visualizing your Revit projects in real-time has never been easier. Now with V-Ray Vision, you can see your designs in real-time while you work in Revit. Move around your model, apply materials, set up lights and cameras—all with a live real-time view of your model.

Rendering that’s as real as it gets.

See exactly how your project will look. With true-to-life lights, cameras, and materials, rendering with V-Ray is as real as it gets. It's as close as you can come to the real thing before it’s built.

V-Ray and Revit are the perfect team.

Revit is the world's most widely used BIM software for architecture and design. And V-Ray is the world's #1 rendering software for architectural visualization. The two together are the perfect combination to take your designs and presentations to the next level.

Bring your models to life.

Choose from an array of high-quality 3D assets—including detailed models of furniture, trees, cars, and people—to bring your project to life. The all-new Chaos Cosmos asset browser lets you easily place render-ready content right into your Revit model.

What's New?

V-RayⓇ for Revit gives you powerful new capabilities at the click of a button. Automatically generate hundreds of natural lighting scenarios for your model with Light Gen. Convert Revit materials to V-Ray materials for advanced realism. Send multiple views to the cloud to render while you keep modeling. And more.

One-click material conversion
With the Revit material converter, you can leverage original data while applying advanced material workflows to make sure that engineers, builders and clients fully grasp your design intent.
Batch render on the Cloud
Submit multiple views of your model in bulk to Chaos Cloud. Define preferences for each shot, upload them once and continue working in Revit while Chaos Cloud takes care of the rendering.
Light models automatically
Produce hundreds of lighting scenarios with no manual setup, choose the ones you like—then hit render.

More 3D models, improved worksharing

Our curated asset library is constantly growing with more 3D models and industry-leading content creators. With the addition of new render-ready vehicles, accessories, people, furniture, and lighting fixtures, you can now choose from over 850 free assets for your next project. Plus, the new network storage capability allows you to take the load off your local drive and share downloaded assets with your colleagues.


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.

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.
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.
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.

Settings management

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

User Interface

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.

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


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 it. Tweak the brightness and colour of individual or groups of light sources to find the best rendition for your space.

Adaptive lights

This lighting algorithm speeds up rendering in scenes containing many lights. You can render image-based lighting faster with the new Adaptive Dome Light. It’s quick for interiors & speeds up your render significantly.

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

More Features


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.

Virtual Reality

Experience your designs at 1:1 scale. Create content for popular VR headsets with 6x1 cubic and spherical stereo camera types.

Lens effects

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

Real-world cameras

Work like a photographer, with controls for exposure, white balance, depth of field and more.

Materials and textures

Native materials support

Render an enhanced version of your Revit material automatically. Alternatively, convert it to .vrmat and customize it to represent the actual complex material you’ll put in your design.

Material library

Download over 500 4K-quality architectural materials from our library on demand. Glass, metal, wood — any texture you need for your model is available and render-ready.

Coat & Sheen materials

Use these two new layers to add distinct effects to V-Ray materials. The Coat layer creates polished surfaces while the Sheen layer is perfect for realistic fabrics such as silk or velvet.


Give your model a sketch-like look. Use the global contour settings to create every outline automatically or the Contour material attribute to highlight a certain region.


Use the UVW Randomization asset to create realistic materials by randomizing patterns and colors. The Stochastic Tiling functionality removes texture tiling seams.


The V-Ray Material adds native support for metallic reflections (Metalness) for greater compatibility with PBR materials from applications like Substance Designer.

Texture maps

Create realistic and unique shaders using any texture map or one of V-Ray’s many built-in procedural textures - Gradient, Temperature, Tri-Planar, etc.

Weathering and dirt

Easily add weathering effects to any surface of your model with the V-Ray Dirt texture with complete control over its position and amount.

Material overrides

Make the most out of your early designs and get a feel of your project by quickly rendering cardboard models.


Add images to paintings, signs, screens and more. V-Ray for Revit has full support for Revit Decals.

Physical materials

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

Chaos Scans

1000+ scanned materials. Import and render directly in V-Ray.

Atmospheric effects

Environment Fog

Quickly add realistic atmospheric depth and haze and use true 3D fog with realistic light scattering.

Aerial perspective

Simulate natural looking skies with realistic atmospheric depth.

Volumetric materials

Realistic material light scattering and translucency.

Geometry management


Quickly add surface detail without extra modeling when creating materials such as brick and stone. The displacement asset can be applied to both V-Ray materials and Revit materials.

V-Ray Scene

Link and render V-Ray scenes from other applications such as 3ds Max, Rhino, and SketchUp. Share complete ready-to-render V-Ray for Revit files.

Randomize proxy objects

Add variety to your V-Ray entourage such as plants and trees by randomizing their scale and rotation.

Geometry replacements

Work smart without altering your BIM database. Use your Revit families as stand-ins for all V-Ray objects.

V-Ray Proxies

Use your Revit families as stand-ins for V-Ray proxy objects. These are memory efficient models of highly detailed objects like trees and cars.

Section Box

Render sections easily with full support for Revit's native section box.

Infinite Ground Plane

Create context for your project in a click of a button.

V-Ray Grass & Fur

Render realistic grass, carpets or fabric.

The Micrographics Advantage

We don’t just sell software, we are technical experts who understand your industry. We can help you:

Integrate Business Systems

We develop data sharing solutions to improve and speed up the communication between CAD & business management technologies.

Optimize Business Processes

We do unique assessments of our clients, enabling them to address workflow challenges, identify opportunities & achieve objectives.

Leverage the Power of BIM

By understanding BIM philosophies we can develop & implement BIM solutions for any project or establish BIM standards for any company.

Have Questions About Complex Applications?

Speak to us about your operational requirements or outcomes and we'll tailor a solution best suited to your business.

V-Ray for Revit

System Requirements

Operating System

Microsoft® Windows® 8.1, Windows 10 or Windows 11 operating system


Minimum: Intel® 64, AMD® 64 or compatible processor with SSE4.2 support
Recommended: Intel® 64, AMD® 64 or compatible processor with SSE4.2 support. Larger cache memory, higher memory bandwidth and more cores are better.


Minimum 8 GB RAM, recommended 16 GB RAM

Hard Disk Space

Minimum 2GB, recommended 12GB (includes additional downloadable content)


Only IPv4 required for distributed rendering is supported. IPv6 is currently not supported.


Autodesk Revit 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023.

GPU Support

  • Maxwell-, Pascal-, Turing-, Volta-, or Ampere-based NVIDIA card(s) with  latest recommended video driver
  • V-Ray Vision requires a Graphic card with DirectX 11 or DirectX 12 and Shader Model 5.0 capabilities.