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 PLE||V-Ray Trial||V-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 period||90 days (renewable)||30 days||1 year|
|Availability||Free||Free||Paid (at discount prices)|
|License eligibility||Anyone||Anyone||Students, educators|
|Technical support||Not included||Included||Included|
|Number of licenses per user||1 per user||1 per user||1 per student or as many as needed for institutions|
|Render nodes||1||1||As many as needed for educational institutions|
|Fully featured||Fully featured|