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This page provides information on how to uninstall V-Ray using the included V-Ray uninstaller.

Overview


The V-Ray installer will automatically uninstall any previous versions before installing a newer version. If you need to manually uninstall V-Ray, please make sure that 3ds Max or V-Ray components are not being used. For silent uninstallation, see the Silent Install and Uninstall page. 

 

Uninstalling V-Ray


The Uninstaller originally resides in the following location - C:\Program Files\Chaos Group\V-Ray\3dsmax 20xx\uninstall

To access the V-Ray uninstaller from the Start menu, search for Uninstall V-Ray 3ds Max 20xx.



 

This will start the V-Ray uninstaller. Follow the on-screen instructions to remove V-Ray from your system and restore any files overwritten by the installation.

 

Leftover Files


After the uninstall is complete, there may be some leftover files that you need to delete. Please check if the following files and folders are present and delete them:

 

 

Location
Files and Folders to delete
For V-Ray Next 4.*For V-Ray 5.0
3ds Max Root Foldervray.dll
vray20xx.dll
vraydummy20xx.max
vraydummy20xx.xml
vrayopenimageio.dll
vrayosl.dll
vrayspawner20xx.exe
vray_http_client.dll
vray_optix_denoiser.dll
vray_telemetry.dll
 
3ds Max root folder \plugins\vrayplugins folder 
vrayraw20xx.bmi
vrender20xx.dlr
 
3ds Max root folder \scripts\Startupvrayinstall.ms
vraylightlister.ms
vraymtlexport.ms
vrayquicksettings.ms
vrayutils.ms
vrsceneexport.ms
vrvismatconvertor.ms
 
  Environment Variables
  VRAY5_FOR_3DSMAX2021_MAIN=C:\Program Files\Chaos Group\V-Ray\3ds Max 20xx/bin
VRAY5_FOR_3DSMAX2021_PLUGINS=C:\Program Files\Chaos Group\V-Ray\3ds Max 20xx/bin/plugins
VRAY_MDL_PATH_3DSMAX2021=C:\Program Files\Chaos Group\V-Ray\3ds Max 20xx\mdl
VRAY_OSL_PATH_3DSMAX2021=C:\Program Files\Chaos Group\V-Ray\3ds Max 20xx\opensl
VRAY_SEND_FEEDBACK=1
The following files do not interfere with 3ds Max's operation, but in case they need to be deleted, here is where they reside
3ds Max root folder \scripts\V-Ray
3ds Max root folder \UI_ln\Icons
VRayToolbar_16a.bmp
VRayToolbar_16i.bmp
VRayToolbar_24a.bmp
VRayToolbar_24i.bmp
 
3ds Max root folder \UI_ln\IconsDarkVRayToolbar_16a.bmp
VRayToolbar_16i.bmp
VRayToolbar_24a.bmp
VRayToolbar_24i.bmp
 

For V-Ray 5.0:  C:\Program Files\Chaos Group\V-Ray\3ds Мax 20xx

Start Menu Shortcut Locations:

For V-Ray 5.0: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\V-Ray for 3ds Max 20xx