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    Chaos for Students & Faculty

    Professional Rendering Software for Students & Teachers

    Chaos provides state-of-the-art rendering solutions for architectural, VFX, film, media and entertainment, automotive design, television, and other industries. For over a decade, this company's flagship rendering software, V-Ray®, has set production standards for speed, quality, reliability, and ease of use. It is the rendering engine of choice for renowned studios and independent artists alike. V-Ray supports the 3D community by integrating into some of the most reliable 3D design software, including 3ds Max, Maya, Revit, Rhino, SketchUp, Nuke and more! Master the art of the V-Ray rendering plug-in for 3D computer graphics software applications with student or faculty discounts from Chaos.

    NEW: Student-to-Professional license upgrade! This offer is open to students and recent graduates who currently hold an active V-Ray Education Collection, V-Ray, Chaos Scans, or Chaos Phoenix student educational license, or who have owned a license that expired within the last 6 months. You can upgrade your annual student licenses to the same-term commercial licenses with a 30% discount on the regular price. Contact our Sales team to take advantage of this offer at

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    V-Ray Education Collection Term License (Students/Educators)


    The V-Ray Education Collection is available as a one-year term license for students and educators, offering quick-and-easy access to a wide selection of products. It’s the ultimate toolset for learning and teaching 3D rendering and fluid simulation, allowing students, faculty and classrooms to focus on the artistic challenge — rather than worry about licenses. With one license, you have access to multiple products and can switch between while getting a commercial-grade experience at a greatly discounted price.

    Chaos Cloud (Student/Educator)


    Simple, fast cloud rendering. Directly from V-Ray's UI.

    A push-button cloud rendering service for artists and designers.
    No hardware to configure. No virtual machines to set up.
    Click render and Chaos® Cloud takes care of the rest.

    V-Ray for MODO Student/Teacher


    V-Ray for Modo is a highly accurate renderer, enabling Modo artists to predict and present their designs with the highest level of realism and reduce the need of physical prototypes. It seamlessly integrates production-proven rendering capabilities into Modo’s native workflow. V-Ray also allows for a smooth transfer of assets between Modo and other applications such as 3ds Max and Maya enabling you to finalize your scenes in your preferred environment.

    V-Ray for Modo offers a number of performance optimizations, new materials and smart effects to help you work faster

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    V-Ray for Nuke Student/Teacher


    V-Ray for Nuke offers production designers a new approach to lighting and compositing, which integrates production-quality ray traced rendering into NUKE and NUKEX. Now, you can get the power of V-Ray's lighting, shading and rendering tools inside NUKE's node-based workflow.

    Phoenix for Maya Student/Teacher

    Chaos Phoenix for Maya empowers VFX artists to simulate fire, smoke, explosions, liquids, foam and splashes, while offering exceptional flexibility and speed. It is a hybrid simulation system including grids and particles, enabling you to get the best of both worlds. Fully integrated with V-Ray, it harnesses the power of the Chaos rendering engine including proper GI from the generated fluid. V-Ray RT supports all Chaos Phoenix fluids, including liquids with proper refraction. Chaos Phoenix for Maya is optimized for huge amounts of particles allowing VFX artists to work on complex simulations.

    Phoenix for 3ds Max Student/Teacher

    Chaos Phoenix is a powerful tool for fluid simulations. Aimed to meet the needs of VFX artist to simulate fire, smoke, explosions as well as liquids, foam and splashes, it has now become universal simulation software for every production house. Chaos Phoenix offers exceptional flexibility and speed. With an adaptive grid, complete interactivity, a GPU accelerated preview and a fully multi-threaded displacement algorithm it stands out as one of the top solutions for fluid simulations in the visual effects industry.

    Chaos Scans Student/Teacher


    Chaos Scans provides a photorealistic level of quality and real-world responses to lighting conditions. Chaos Scans are created from thousands of images, capturing a material's bidirectional texture function (BTF). More advanced than a single point BRDF, Chaos Scans recreate a material's true surface appearance and response to light. Chaos Scans uses high-quality hardware to capture the material’s texture in exceptional quality. No loss of detail, fidelity, or color.

    V-Ray for SketchUp Student/Teacher


    V-Ray® for SketchUp is a 3D rendering software that combines real-time and photoreal rendering — all in SketchUp. From beginner to pro, Chaos® V-Ray has all the tools you need to visualize your SketchUp projects from start to finish. It is the ultimate visualization solution for SketchUp artists and designers.

    V-Ray for 3ds Max Student/Teacher


    V-Ray for 3ds Max is the most complete, comprehensive lighting, shading and rendering toolkit available - making speed and simplicity accessible to all artists. This latest V-Ray release offers user a powerful feature set with technical advances and support for open source technologies. V-Ray for 3ds Max enables artists to quickly and easily create realistic images, while giving them ultimate control over the 3D production process. Take a look at some of the most valued new features, and discover the lasting impact industry-leading V-Ray will have on your creative process.

    V-Ray for Maya Student/Teacher


    V-Ray® for Maya is the preferred rendering engine for the Film & VFX industry. The rendering engine delivers uncompromised stability, interactivity, ease of use and unprecedented speed and the vast multitude of features makes it the premier choice for the discerning professionals. V-Ray for Maya focuses on artist productivity and delivers a powerful new set of features and improvements to speed up lighting, look development and rendering workflows.

    V-Ray for Revit Student/Teacher


    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.

    V-Ray 5 for Revit now includes V-Ray Vision for real-time visualization. An intuitive new Light Mix tool to simplify how you light your model. A new V-Ray Frame Buffer where you can fine-tune and finish your renders. Plus over 650 3D assets you can place in exteriors and interiors.

    V-Ray for Rhino Student/Teacher


    V-Ray® for Rhino is a 3D rendering software that combines real-time and photoreal rendering into one complete suite of visualization tools. From architecture to product design, it's everything you need to bring your next design project to life. It is the all-in-one visualization solution for Rhino and Grasshopper.