V-Ray for Softimage


Product Overview

Built on V-Ray’s core platform of rendering speed, stability, and quality, V-Ray® for Autodesk® Softimage® is an advanced rendering solution for the VFX and animation industries. V-Ray for Softimage includes ICE support, efficient Global Illumination, versatile shaders, and much more.

V-Ray for Softimage Key Features

V-Ray for Softimage offers a rich set of functionalities for fast and efficient rendering and an intuitive approach towards shading and lighting.

V-Ray for Softimage General Overview


V-Ray Watch our General Overview video, and explore the major features in V-Ray for Softimage: ICE support, complex mesh support using V-Ray Proxy objects, versatile shaders with V-Ray materials, quick and accurate global illumination, and much more.





Here are some of the key features of the new V-Ray for Softimage. For an overview of the full set of features, please click here.

V-Ray Shading with V-Ray for Softimage - Create materials quickly and efficiently using V-Ray Materials, and simplify the creation of complex, layered materials with the V-Ray Blend and V-Ray Car Paint Materials.






V-Ray Render Elements - Take control of your compositing workflow using the expansive list of Render Elements.







V-Ray V-Ray Proxy - Manage scene memory and efficiently render massive amounts of geometry using V-Ray Proxy objects.







V-Ray Hair & Fur Shading - Render hair and fur with unprecedented quality, control, and speed with the VRayHairMtl shader.







Pricing Policy

Chaos Group products are licensed per machine and with one V-Ray for Softimage license you can start and use V-Ray GUI and tools inside the platform, start one local render job, speed up batch rendering using up to 5 render slaves with V-Ray Standalone or up to 5 render nodes with Softimage batch.


The official suggested end user price of a single new license of V-Ray 1.5 for Softimage is 890 Euro/ 1230 USD/ 770 GBP


Crossgrade to V-Ray 1.5 for Softimage from all supported platforms is possible. Please, contact our sales team at sales.software@chaosgroup.com for details.

Note: Prices do not include dongle/VAT/shipping


Educational Policy

Chaos Group’s educational policy is designed to meet the needs of both educational institutions and students at a preferable price. An educational institution, or a student/staff member at the institution, may use our Educational licenses for educational purposes only and not for commercial for- profit work, transfer, or resale.


Student/Teacher Educational license


A “Student/Teacher” is a person who can confirm enrollment/employment at a degree-granting educational institution. Students and staff must present current student ID or current proof of employment at the educational institution to purchase a license. Students and staff may purchase up to 1 (one) license:


V-Ray 1.5 for Softimage EDU license – 74 Euro/ 114 USD/ 67 GBP per license


Universities/Educational Institutions licenses


"Universities/Educational institutions" are defined as those dedicated to education, including a public or private, school or a two-year or four-year college or university or career school that is accredited by a state or other appropriate governmental agency or organization. An educational institution is not a government or nonprofit agency, a commercial customer, a corporate training environment, or other training program or center that serves commercial or professional customers. Universities/Educational institutions must purchase software with documentation issued by the institution. The following Bundle is available to Educational institutions under our Educational Policy (the minimum amount per order is 2 university bundles):


University Bundle V-Ray 1.5 for Softimage EDU + Pdplayer EDU - 81 Euro/ 125 USD/ 74 GBP per piece


* Volume discounts are available only for purchases of 5 or more university bundles.


System Requirements

  • • A SSE2- capable processor (Intel Pentium IV or later);
  • • 2 GB RAM minimum;
  • • A supported operating system:
  •   - Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional (SP2 or higher), 32-bit or 64-bit versions;
  •   - Microsoft® Windows Vista® Business (SP1 or higher), 32-bit or 64-bit versions;
  •   - Microsoft® Windows 7®, 32-bit or 64-bit versions;
  •   - Microsoft® Windows 8®, 32-bit or 64-bit versions;

Note: Linux versions will become available with an upcoming service pack at no additional cost.


Supported Platforms

  • • Softimage 2013 (64-bit);
  • • Softimage 2012 SAP edition (64-bit);
  • • Softimage 2012 (64-bit);
  • • Softimage 2011 SAP edition (64-bit);
  • • Softimage 2011 (64-bit);
  • • Softimage 2010 (64-bit);

Note: 32-bit versions are also available for all platforms; additionally, Chaos Group provides versions for Softimage 7.0 and Softimage 7.5 on an as-is, unsupported basis.


Documentation and Help Topics

Full documentation on V-Ray for Softimage including Help topics is available at the Chaos Group support page.




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