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This page gives some details on what hardware and operating systems are required for V-Ray to work properly.

Windows


Please make sure that your system fulfills these requirements before installing V-Ray. Note that V-Ray is only supported for 64 bit operating systems and 64 bit versions of Maya.

Processor

1st Gen Intel® Core™ or compatible processor with SSE4.2 support (x64)

RAM

4 GB RAM and 4 GB swap minimum – recommended 8 GB or more RAM, 8 GB or more swap file;

(Actual amount required will vary with scene requirements.)

USB PortRequired for customers using legacy hardware lock, preferably USB 2.0
TCP/IPOnly IPv4 required for distributed rendering is supported. IPv6 is currently not supported
GPU Acceleration

NVIDIA CUDA: Maxwell-, Pascal-, Volta- and Turing-based NVIDIA card(s) with with latest recommended video driver or at least version 441.20;

NVIDIA RTX: RTX cards with latest recommended video driver or at least version 441.28;

V-Ray Production Denoiser: AMD or NVIDIA GPU supporting OpenCL 1.2;

NVIDIA AI Denoiser: Maxwell, Pascal, Volta or Turing-based NVIDIA card with latest recommended video driver or at least version 441.20

The minimum required compute capability is 5.21 



The following table shows the versions of Autodesk Maya and operating systems on which V-Ray is supported. Note that V-Ray is only supported for 64 bit operating systems and 64 bit versions of Maya.

Version of Maya Supported Operating System
Maya 2017Windows ® 7 SP1, Windows ® 8.1 and Windows ® 10 Professional
Maya 2018Windows ® 7 SP1, Windows ® 8.1 and Windows ® 10 Professional
Maya 2019Windows ® 7 SP1, Windows ® 8.1 and Windows ® 10 Professional
Maya 2020Windows ® 7 SP1, Windows ® 8.1 and Windows ® 10 Professional

 

Linux


Please make sure that your system fulfills these requirements before installing V-Ray.

Processor

1st Gen Intel® Core™ or compatible processor with SSE4.2 support (x64)

RAM

4 GB RAM and 4 GB swap minimum – recommended 8 GB or more RAM, 8 GB or more swap file

USB PortRequired for hardware lock, preferably USB 2.0
TCP/IPOnly IPv4 is supported. IPv6 is currently not supported
GPU Support

NVIDIA CUDA: Maxwell-, Pascal-, Volta- and Turing-based NVIDIA card(s) with latest recommended video driver or at least 410.48;

NVIDIA RTX: RTX cards with latest recommended video driver or at least version 440.36

V-Ray Production Denoiser: AMD or NVIDIA GPU supporting OpenCL 1.2; 

NVIDIA AI Denoiser: Maxwell, Pascal, Volta or Turing-based NVIDIA card with latest recommended video driver or at least 410.48

The minimum required compute capability is 5.21

 

 

The following table shows the versions of Autodesk Maya and operating systems on which V-Ray is supported. Note that V-Ray is only supported for 64 bit operating systems and 64 bit versions of Maya.

Version of Maya Supported Operating System
Maya 2017Red Hat ® Enterprise Linux® 6.5 and 7.2 WS, or CentOS 6.5 and 7.2
Maya 2018Red Hat ® Enterprise Linux® 6.5 and 7.2 WS, or CentOS 6.5 and 7.2
Maya 2019Red Hat ®  Enterprise Linux® 6.5 and 7.2 WS, or CentOS 7.2
Maya 2020Red Hat ®  Enterprise Linux® 6.5 and 7.2 WS, or CentOS 7.2


macOS


Please make sure that your system fulfills these requirements before installing V-Ray.

Processor

1st Gen Intel® Core™ or compatible processor with SSE4.2 support (x64)

RAM

4 GB RAM and 4 GB swap minimum – recommended 8 GB or more RAM, 8 GB or more swap file

USB PortRequired for hardware lock, preferably USB 2.0
TCP/IPOnly IPv4 is supported. IPv6 is currently not supported

 

 V-Ray GPU works only with C++/CPU devices under macOS. V-Ray GPU can still be used in distributed rendering where a macOS machine runs the CUDA engine on a CPU device together with Windows/Linux machine(s) running CUDA engine on GPU device(s).

 

The following table shows the versions of Autodesk Maya and operating systems on which V-Ray is supported. Note that V-Ray is only supported for 64 bit operating systems and 64 bit versions of Maya. 

Version of Maya

Supported Operating Systems

Maya 2017Apple ® macOS ® X 10.14, 10.13, 10.12, 10.10.5 and 10.11.x
Maya 2018Apple ® macOS ® X 10.14, 10.13, 10.12, 10.10.5 and 10.11.x
Maya 2019Apple ® macOS ® X 10.14, 10.13, 10.12 and 10.11.x
Maya 2020Apple ® macOS ® X 10.14, 10.13, 10.12 and 10.11.x

 

* The Autodesk Maya system requirements can be found here page: http://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/maya/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/System-requirements-for-Autodesk-Maya.html

For additional information on hardware, see the Hardware Recommendations article.

Notes


 

1CUDA compute capability and card reference