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Overview


This guide is to serve as a reference for installation of V-Ray 3.6 for Maya. Please refer to the Glossary section for specific terms used in this document.

You can download the latest official version of V-Ray 3.6 from http://www.chaosgroup.com with the account supplied to you by Chaos Group or your reseller.

If you experience any problems, please check the Troubleshooting section. If you are still having problems please contact our support team:

  https://www.chaosgroup.com/support#contact

A complete installation of V-Ray 3.6 for Maya consists of:

  • V-Ray  

  • V-Ray IPR

  • V-Ray Standalone  

  • V-Ray license server  

  • V-Ray tools  

  • V-Ray SDK  

  • WIBU-KEY drivers  

  • Dongle (hardware lock)

 

  In order to complete a full installation of V-Ray 3.6 for Maya you need to:

  1. Install the WIBU-KEY drivers (if using a hardware dongle)

  2. Install the V-Ray license server or connect to one on your network
    Note: You need to use the license server provided with V-Ray 3.6 for Maya – using an older license server may not work with this version of V-Ray for Maya. The new license server will work fine with older versions of V-Ray for Maya.

  3. Install V-Ray for Maya

All necessary installation files can be found in the V-Ray 3.6 for Maya installation archive.

V-Ray 3.6 requires V-Ray License server 4.x!

 

Installing the Dongle Drivers


If you already have the WIBU-KEY drivers installed on the machine or you plan to use the Online License System, you can skip this section. Otherwise, follow the steps below.

Note: Please make sure that you have the proper USB drivers installed on your machine.

 

Windows


  1. Make sure that the dongle is NOT plugged-in.

  2. Make sure your account has administrative privileges and run the installation file WkRuntime64.exe that came with the V-Ray 3.6 for Maya installation archive

  3. Follow the instructions of the installer. You do not need to install the WIBU-KEY network server and monitor

     

Mac OS X


  1. Make sure that the dongle is NOT plugged-in.

  2. Extract the file WkRuntimeUser_6.20.502.dmg that came with the V-Ray 3.6 for Maya installation archive and double click it to mount the image. A folder with the WIBU-KEY installation files will open. Double-click on the WkInstall.mpkg icon to install the WIBU-KEY Drivers for Mac OS X.





  3. In the next step click Continue.



  4. Take a moment to read the Read Me section and click Continue when ready.



  5. Next, you will see the screen below. Click on Change Install Location button if you want the drivers to be installed at a specific location. Otherwise, click Install to install the drivers at their default location.



  6. You will be asked for your password. Enter it and click Install Software.



  7. The installer will proceed with the driver installation.



  8. Once the installation is complete you will see the screen below. Click Close.


 

Linux


Install the WIBU-KEY drivers with the appropriate command listed below. Note that the Linux drivers come in two versions, as a .rpm and as a .deb package – use the one that is appropriate for your Linux distribution (i.e. the .rpm files for Red Hat/Fedora/CentOS, the .deb files for Debian/Ubuntu etc.).

Operating System

Driver Installation File

Command

64-bit, with .rpm support

WkRt-Lin-6.32.1504-500.x86_64.rpm

rpm -ivh WkRt-Lin-6.32.1504-500.x86_64.rpm

64-bit, with .deb support

wkrt-lin_6.32.1504.500_amd64.deb

dpkg -i wkrt-lin_6.32.1504.500_amd64.deb

 

 

Installing the License Server


Once you have the dongle drivers installed, you can plug in the dongle into a free USB port of the machine. The dongle must be plugged into the machine every time you need to run the V-Ray license server.

 

Windows


To install the V-Ray license server make sure your Windows account has administrative privileges and double-click the installation file vrlservice_installer.exe  that came with the V-Ray 3.6 for Maya installation archive. Follow the instructions of the installer. Upon the start of the installation, Windows may ask you for permission to run the installer with administrator privileges. Please confirm.

1. You will be presented with the V-Ray licensing agreement. Please take a moment to review the agreement. Click the I agree button to proceed.

2. Next, you will see the default installation settings. To manually set-up the installation click Customize.

 

 

 

3. If you have clicked Customize, you will see the list of customizable settings:

License server directory – Specifies the installation folder for the V-Ray License Server.
Add firewall exception
– Automatically adds a firewall exception for the license server so it can run uninterrupted.

 

 

 

4. Click Install Now to continue.

  Note: If there is a previous version of V-Ray License Server installed and/or running, the installer will detect and uninstall it.

5. The installer will proceed to complete the installation. Click Finish.

 

Mac OS X


1. Make sure the dongle is plugged in.

2. Unpack the installation archive, double-click the vrlservice_installer.dmg file to mount it and run the installer (vrlservice_osx_4.3.1.bin.app).

3. You will be presented with the V-Ray licensing agreement. Please take a moment to review the agreement. Click the I agree button to proceed:

4. Next, you will see the default installation settings. To manually set-up the installation click Customize.

 

 

 

5. If you have clicked Customize, you will see the list of customizable settings:

Add firewall exception – Automatically adds a firewall exception for the license server so it can run uninterrupted.
License server directory
– Specifies the installation folder for the V-Ray License Server.

 

 

 

6. Click Install Now to continue.

  Note: If there is a previous version of V-Ray License Server installed and/or running, the installer will detect and uninstall it.

7. The installer will proceed to complete the installation. Click Finish.

 

Linux


1. Make sure the dongle is plugged into the machine

2. Open a Terminal and navigate to where you have extracted vrlservice_installer.bin from the V-Ray for Maya 3.6 installation archive (for example vray_install_dir)

3. Make sure you have root permissions or use the su or the sudo command and run the installation file in the directory.

4. Follow the instructions of the installer; if you had a previous version of the V-Ray License Server, the installer will automatically remove it first.

For example:

$ cd vray_install_dir
$ sudo ./vrlservice_installer.bin
follow installer instructions
$ exit

5. You will be presented with the V-Ray licensing agreement. Please take a moment to review the agreement. Click the I agree button to proceed.

6. Next, you will see the default installation settings. To manually set-up the installation click Customize:

 

 

 

7. If you have clicked Customize, you will see the list of customizable settings:

License server directory – Specifies the installation folder for the V-Ray License Server.

 

 

 

8. Click Install Now to continue.

  Note: If there is a previous version of V-Ray License Server installed and/or running, the installer will detect and uninstall it.

9. The installer will proceed to complete the installation. Click Finish.

 

Installing V-Ray for Maya


This section describes the installation of V-Ray for Maya using the provided installer.

 

Windows


To install V-Ray for Maya license make sure your Windows account has administrative privileges and double-click the installer to run it:

Operating system

Maya Version

Installer Name

Windows 64-bit

Maya 2015

vray_adv_36001_maya2015_x64.exe

Windows 64-bitMaya 2016vray_adv_36001_maya2016_x64.exe
Windows 64-bitMaya 2016 Ext. 2vray_adv_36001_maya2016.5_x64.exe
Windows 64-bitMaya 2017vray_adv_36001_maya2017_x64.exe
Windows 64-bitMaya 2018vray_adv_36001_maya2018_x64.exe

To complete the installation follow these steps:

1. You will be presented with the V-Ray licensing agreement. Please take a moment to review the agreement. Click the “I Agree” button to proceed: 

2. During the next step you can choose the installation type. The available installation types are:

Full – A full installation and includes V-Ray for Maya, IPR for Maya, V-Ray Standalone, V-Ray SDK, V-Ray Tools and Documentation.  It will allow you to use V-Ray in Maya, do Distributed or Network Rendering, run IPR render server, use V-Ray SDK, and use the different V-Ray Tools.
Standalone only
– An installation which includes V-Ray Standalone and IPR render server. Please choose this option if you plan to use this machine only for Distributed Rendering with V-Ray Standalone and an IPR render server.

 

 

 

3. After you choose the installation type you can click the “Customize” button and adjust the corresponding installation settings. If you have selected the Full installation, you will see the full list of customizable settings:

Uninstall previous installations – Leave enabled to automatically uninstall any previous versions.
How are you going to connect to the V-Ray license server
– Specifies whether the V-Ray license server will run locally or on another machine. If you select “Remote V-Ray license server on the network” you will be given fields to specify the IP address of the machine on which the V-Ray License server is running. Please leave the port 30304 unchanged.
Specify installation paths
– Use to confirm the default folders are correct.
Add firewall exceptions – Automatically adds firewall exceptions so IPR for Maya and V-Ray Standalone can run uninterrupted.

Common settings for Full installation for Maya 2018 with a local license server and default paths, should look like the screenshot below:

 

 

 

4. The installer will detect and list any applications that need to be closed. Please close them and click Install Now.  

5. The installer will proceed to uninstall any previous versions and install V-Ray 3.6.

6. If the installation was successful, you will get this screen.  

 

 


Register the V-Ray render slave – Registers V-Ray Standalone as a service and automatically start when the machine boots. In this case the V-Ray Standalone server will run in the background as a service and there will be no need to run it manually. You will be able to use this machine as a render slave.

7. Press the Finish button.

 

Mac OS X


To install V-Ray unpack the installation archive, double-click the dmg file to mount it and run the installer.

Operating system

Maya Version

Installer Name

Mac OS X 64-bit

Maya 2015

vray_adv_36001_maya2015_mountain_lion_x64.app

Mac OS X 64-bit

Maya 2016

vray_adv_36001_maya2016_mavericks_x64.app

Mac OS X 64-bit

Maya 2016 Ext. 2

vray_adv_36001_maya2016.5_mavericks_x64.app

Mac OS X 64-bit

Maya 2017

vray_adv_36001_maya2017_mavericks_x64.app

Mac OS X 64-bit

Maya 2018

vray_adv_36001_maya2018_mavericks_x64.app

To complete the installation follow these steps:

1. You will be presented with the V-Ray licensing agreement. Please take a moment to review the agreement. Click the I agree button to proceed:

2. During the next step you can choose the installation type.  The available installation types are:

Full – A full installation and includes V-Ray for Maya, IPR for Maya, V-Ray Standalone, V-Ray SDK, V-Ray Tools and Documentation.  It will allow you to use V-Ray in Maya, do Distributed or Network Rendering,  run IPR render server, use V-Ray SDK, and use the different V-Ray Tools.
Standalone only – An installation which includes V-Ray Standalone and IPR render server. Please choose this option if you plan to use this machine only for Distributed Rendering with V-Ray Standalone and an IPR render server.


 

 

3 After you choose the installation type you can click the “Customize” button and adjust the corresponding installation settings.  If you have selected the Full installation, you will see the full list of customizable settings: The installer will detect and list any applications that need to be closed. Please close them and click Install Now.

Uninstall previous installations – Leave enabled to automatically uninstall any previous versions.
How are you going to connect to the V-Ray license server
– Specifies whether the V-Ray license server will run locally or on another machine. If you select “Remote V-Ray license server on the network” you will be given fields to specify the IP address of the machine on which the V-Ray License server is running. Please leave the port 30304 unchanged.
Specify installation paths
– Use to confirm the default folders are correct.

Common settings for Full installation for Maya 2018 with a local license server and default paths, should look like the screenshot below:

 

 

 

4. The installer will proceed to uninstall any previous versions and install V-Ray 3.6.

5. If the installation was successful, you will get this screen.

 

 

 

Register the V-Ray render slave – Registers V-Ray Standalone as a service and automatically start upon the Mac OS X boot. In this case the V-Ray Standalone server will run in the background as a service and there will be no need to run it manually. You will be able to use this machine as a render slave.

6. Press the Finish button.

 

Linux


1. Unpack the contents of the installation archive to a temporary folder (called vray_install_dir below);

2. Open a console and navigate to that folder;

3. Make sure you have root permissions or use the su or the sudo command and run the installation file in the directory for the respective Maya version:

Operating system

Maya version

Installer name

Linux 64-bit

Maya 2015

vray_adv_36001 _maya2015_linux_x64

Linux 64-bitMaya 2016vray_adv_36001 _maya2016_linux_x64
Linux 64-bitMaya 2016 Ext. 2vray_adv_36001 _maya2016.5_linux_x64
Linux 64-bitMaya 2017vray_adv_36001 _maya2017_linux_x64
Linux 64-bitMaya 2018vray_adv_36001 _maya2018_linux_x64

4. Follow the instructions of the installer; if you had a previous version of V-Ray for Maya, the installer will try to automatically remove it first.

For example:

$ cd vray_install_dir
$ sudo ./vray_adv_36001_maya2018_linux_x64
follow installer instructions
$ exit

5. You will be presented with the V-Ray licensing agreement. Please take a moment to review the agreement. Click the I agree button to proceed.

6. During the next step you can choose the installation type. The available installation types are:

Full – A full installation and includes V-Ray for Maya, IPR for Maya, V-Ray Standalone, V-Ray SDK, V-Ray Tools and Documentation.  It will allow you to use V-Ray in Maya, do Distributed or Network Rendering,  run IPR, use V-Ray SDK, and use the different V-Ray Tools.
Standalone only – An installation which includes V-Ray Standalone and IPR render server. Please choose this option if you plan to use this machine only for Distributed Rendering with V-Ray Standalone and an IPR render server.

 

 

 

7. After you choose the installation type you can click the Customize button and adjust the corresponding installation settings.  If you have selected the Full installation, you will see the full list of customizable settings:

Uninstall previous installations – Leave enabled to automatically uninstall any previous versions.
How are you going to connect to the V-Ray license server
– Specifies whether the V-Ray license server will run locally or on another machine. If you select “Remote V-Ray license server on the network” you will be given fields to specify the IP address of the machine on which the V-Ray License server is running. Please leave the port 30304 unchanged.
Specify installation paths
– Use to confirm the default folders are correct.

Common settings for Full installation for Maya 2018 with a local license server and default paths, should look like the screenshot below:

 

 

 

8. If the installation was successful, you will get this screen.

 

 

 

Register the V-Ray render slave – Registers V-Ray Standalone as a service and automatically start when the machine boots. In this case the V-Ray Standalone server will run in the background as a service and there will be no need to run it manually. You will be able to use this machine as a render slave.

9. Press the Finish button.

 

Some GUI Distributions of Linux may be incompatible with the GUI of the installer. In that case run the installation with -gui=0 attribute.

For example:

$ cd vray_install_dir
$ sudo ./vray_adv_36001_maya2018_linux_x64 -gui=0
follow installer instructions
$ exit