Currently, Chaos Group offers three different types of free and discounted licenses to address various testing, learning, and development requirements. The table below displays the characteristics of these three types of licenses.

Characteristics for:V-Ray PLEV-Ray TrialV-Ray Educational
Best suited for

Artists starting out in CG and rendering. 

Self-taught artists who need more time to improve their skills.

All artists who want to test V-Ray for Maya’s full capabilities and feature set for a limited time.Students and educators who need unlimited access to V-Ray’s features and capabilities, as well as all product updates.
Expiration period90 days (renewable)
30 days1 year
AvailabilityFreeFreePaid (at discount prices)
License eligibilityAnyoneAnyoneStudents, educators
Technical supportNot includedIncludedIncluded
Number of licenses per user1 per user1 per user1 per student or as many as needed for institutions
Render nodes1 1 As many as needed for educational institutions

Limitations apply

  • Resolution limited to 4K (3840 x 2160)
  • No distributed rendering
  • No export of render-ready VRScene files
  • No V-Ray Standalone
  • No batch rendering
  • No V-Ray SDK
  • No V-Ray AppSDK
  • No ZIP install
  • No VRscans support
  • Scene pollution (stamping saved scenes)


Fully featuredFully featured