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VRay for Cinema 4D

VRay for Cinema 4D
V-Ray for Cinema 4D
V-RAY for C4D is available for Cinema 4D v15


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VRay for Cinema 4D


VRay for C4D is the new high end GI rendering engine for professional Maxon Cinema 4D users based on the VRay standalone. VRay for C4D is fully integrated into the Cinema 4D interface, deeper than any other C4D 3rd party engine to date.

VRay for Cinema 4D

Features include the following:

Core Architecture

  • Based on newest V-Ray standalone core/sdk 1.9.03
  • Multi-platform object-oriented API
  • Fully multithreaded core (supports new dual intel 6 core 56xx architecture, new 12 core Mac Pros with HT)
  • Unified sampling system based on Schlick sampling
  • Efficient shading system specifically optimized for raytracing
  • Modular architecture - many components of the system can be replaced with custom ones


  • Efficient geometry handling
  • True instance rendering
  • On-demand dynamic geometry creation (.vrmesh files, converter for .OBJ, .PLY, .GEO files included)
  • On-demand geometry loading from disk files
  • Procedual Fur generation on render time (V-ray Fur)
  • Displacement mapping, normal and vector based
  • Catmull-Clark and Loop subdivision surfaces
  • Extensible with custom geometric primitives through the V-Ray SDK
  • Particle rendering & particle instancer

Image Sampling

  • Three different image sampling methods
  • Full-scene anti-aliasing
  • Wide range of professional Antialiasing filter algorithms for choice
  • Progressive path tracing
  • Support for additional render elements (diffuse, reflection, GI, etc)
  • Advanced color (tone) mapping controls
  • Extensible with custom image samplers through the V-Ray SDK
VRay for Cinema 4D


  • Physically accurate full global illumination solutions, including IES manufacturer data and photometric input (working perfect together with vray physical cameras)
  • Different GI algorithms: path tracing, irradiance cache, photon maps, light cache ( with near unlimited light bounces)
  • Volumetric GI calculations in Volume affects
  • Reusable GI solutions for accelerated rendering of walk-through animations and animations with dynamic objects
  • Physically accurate area lights
  • Photometric mesh lights
  • BRDF material mesh lights
  • Efficient illumination from HDRI environments with detailed shadows and caustics
  • Procedural Physical sun & sky models, adjustable atmosphere, color correction modes, works together with enviroment channels (each channel separate)
  • Extensible with custom lights through the V-Ray SDK


  • Physically plausible materials with true BRDF layered Material for highly realistic materials
  • Blurry reflections/refractions with true anisotropy
  • Accurate multi layered highlights with detailed control
  • Very fast and realistic Sub-surface scattering, physical based in BRDF and fast SSS2
  • Very fast thin surface sub surface scattering, translucency
  • material lumiance wit detailed texture and intensity control, (new auto compensations for floating point phycam usage)
  • Support for efficient material layering with blend material and within BRDF Material
  • Material override, custom reflection environments per shader; GI; refraction, shadow overrides
  • Matte compositing tag with detailed matte control
  • displacement material for optional separate mapping to displacement with subdivision on render time feature.
  • Extensible with custom shaders through the V-Ray SDK

Camera Effects

  • Depth-of-field with bokeh effects
  • Motion blur (some limitations like deformed objects not yet supported p.e.)
  • Physical camera model, pinhole lens, fisheye & 360 degree lenses
  • white balance, lens correction, x,y camera offset
  • Extensible with custom cameras through the V-Ray SDK
  • pinhole lens to composite with other render like AR that use no physical lens.
VRay for Cinema 4D


  • Extended matte/shadow capabilities
  • auto exposure for camera
  • clipping feature for efficient rendering of many objects
  • automatic image splitting feature for rendering still images via Maxon Netrender

Integration with MAXON Cinema4d

  • All features accessible from within Cinema4d (no external applications required)
  • support for unlimited render nodes with use of MAXON NET render unlimited
  • Support for most (95%)of the native Cinema4d shaders within the VRAY BRDF advanced Material, like layer shader, noise, fresnel, falloff, proximal, all procedual texture shaders; also most third party texture shaders
  • supports native Cinema4d camera and light objects
  • support for native Picture viewer, including gamma and image controls
  • supports all native Cinema4d geometry
  • support for xrefs (xrefed geometry)
  • support for instance objects and all other cloners, deformers, generators
  • support for rhino.io plugin
  • support of imported geometry from archicad, allplan, vectorworks, autocad, sketchup, 3dmax, Rhino, fbx, collada, etc
  • support for direct editor rendering, render region, interactive render
  • support for thinking particles, clothilde, mocca, bodypaint generated textures
  • can directly render MAXON hair (in any geometry mode)
  • supports mograph geometry and partly mograph shaders
  • uses native Cinema4d mapping & UV system
  • supports native c4d light "lens effects"
  • automatic proxy generation tool (proxy tag), generates on the fly vrmeshes, even of hierarchical object groups


System & license Requirements

  • A computer (Intel mac or PC) with a licenses MAXON Cinema4d v10.5+, v11.0.21+ or 11.5.30+ and v12.0+ installation. The VRAYforC4D license will be locked to the MAXON license it is bought for , like with most other Cinema4d plugins (please read the EULA in Manual for license details). at major Cinema4d updates like from v10 to v11, new license keys will be given out at no additional cost. All updates until 1.5 (including 1.5) are free to all customers.
  • Supported OS: Microsoft® Windows Vista® Business (SP1 or higher), Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional (SP2 or higher), 32-bit or 64-bit versions (64-bit is recommended);  Apple® Mac OS® X 10.5.7 or higher operating system (64-bit);
  • Intel Pentium III or compatible processor at 400 MHz minimum (intel core duo/ AMD Opteron or better recommended); for best performance at least 4 cpu cores and 2gb ram per cpu core (at least 4gb minimum).
Those who own or purchase a V-Ray for C4D 1.2.6 license will get V-Ray for C4D 1.5 for FREE once it is released.

In addition, new purchases will receive a coupon to upgrade to V-Ray for C4D 2.0 upon its release at a special discounted price.


Please provide the first 11 digits of your Cinema4D serial number (NOT the 10.5 or 11.5 Module numbers) The number must start with 1.....and it must have exactly 11 digits. The download information will come directly from the developer by email. Please allow up to 48 business hours to receive.

SKU vray_for_c4d
Market price: $1100.00
Our price: $995.00
Please enter the first 11 digits of your Cinema 4D serial number

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