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

 

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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

Intel® Pentium ® IV or compatible processor with SSE3 support.

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


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 2015 x64Windows ® 7 SP1, Windows ® 8, and Windows ® 8.1 Professional
Maya 2016 x64Windows ® 7 SP1, Windows ® 8.1 Professional, and  Windows ® 10 Professional
Maya 2017 x64Windows ® 7 SP1 and Windows ® 10 Professional
Maya 2018 x64Windows ® 7 SP1 and Windows ® 10 Professional

 

Linux


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

Processor

Intel ® Pentium ® IV or compatible processor with SSE3 support.

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


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 2015 x64Red Hat ® Enterprise Linux® 6.2 WS,  Fedora™ 14, or CentOS 6.2
Maya 2016 x64Red Hat ® Enterprise Linux® 6.5 WS, or CentOS 6.5
Maya 2017 x64Red Hat ® Enterprise Linux® 6.5 and 7.2 WS, or CentOS 6.5 and 7.2
Maya 2018 x64Red Hat ® Enterprise Linux® 6.5 and 7.2 WS, or CentOS 6.5 and 7.2

 

Mac OS X


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

Processor

Intel ® Pentium ® IV or compatible processor with SSE3 support.

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

 

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 2015 x64Apple® Mac OS® X 10.8.5 and 10.9.x
Maya 2016 x64Apple ® Mac OS ® X 10.9.5, 10.10.x, and 10.11.3
Maya 2017 x64Apple ® Mac OS ® X 10.10.5 and 10.11.x
Maya 2018 x64 Apple ® Mac OS ® X 10.10.5 and 10.11.x

 

*Check also the Maya system requirements page: http://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/maya/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/System-requirements-for-Autodesk-Maya.html


The requirements above are for the latest version of V-Ray in Maya, but please note that V-Ray 3.6 is available for Maya 2015+, V-Ray 3.3 is available for Maya 2013+ and V-Ray 3.1 is available for Maya 2012+