Advanced Rendering

Rendering your Reality
Rendering your Reality
NVIDIA® Iray® is a highly interactive and intuitive physically based rendering technology that generates photorealistic imagery by simulating the physical behavior of light and materials. Unlike traditional production renderers, Iray delivers results reflecting real-world behaviors. Designers don't need expert knowledge of computer graphics techniques to quickly achieve photorealistic results.

Iray progressively refines its image until completion, providing consistent results from interactive editing to final frame. It's a highly predictive approach that marries with the scalable, world-class performance across NVIDIA GPUs to give constant feedback and rapid results. This slashes the time needed to perfect scenes and deliver images rivaling photographs.



Who is Iray for?

Iray is primarily for designers and visual effects artists working with 3D content who require predictable photorealistic imagery. It delivers immediate visual feedback that results in stunning imagery for everything from architecture, engineering, and design to marketing and advertising visual effects.

Learn how using photorealistic rendering with NVIDIA® Iray® can reduce product development costs and time to market.

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Iray-compatible applications

Iray is available as the rendering engine in many popular 3D content-creation applications.


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Iray products from NVIDIA for

3DS Max  Cinema 4D


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Integrated solutions for Iray


Dassault Systèmes CATIA

CATIA establishes a paradigm shift in PLM for system engineering by providing multi-discipline dynamic behavior modeling and simulation. CATIA with Iray rendering technology is fully integrated in the CATIA Live Rendering Workbench. Learn more about CATIA >



NX from Siemens PLM Software brings you new tools with the power to drastically improve the way you develop products in an open, collaborative environment. NX Ray Traced Studio provides high-performance tools based on NVIDIA Iray that help you visualize your products using material types, textures, smoothness, finish, lighting and backgrounds in a fully integrated environment. NX makes real-time visualization and sophisticated rendering easily accessible to everyone involved in the product development process. Learn more about NX >


Autodesk 3ds Max

Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design software provides powerful, integrated 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and compositing that enable artists and designers to more quickly ramp up for production. Iray is seamlessly integrated into 3ds Max as a rendering mode of mental ray and is available for rendering with ActiveShade. Learn more about Autodesk 3ds Max >

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DAZ Studio

DAZ 3D has integrated Iray into DAZ Studio, its free 3D software suite in use by over 2 million artists. This combination gives users access to DAZ's portfolio of tens of thousands of high-quality, morphable, fully rigged figures, and the ability to create photo-realistic images with a state-of-the art, physically based, GPU-accelerated render engine. Learn more about DAZ 3D >

Substance Designer

Substance Designer

Substance Designer from Allegorithmic is a powerful texturing software containing a wide library of tools (including bakers), materials and procedural effects to help you create physically based textures in a fully non-destructive workflow. It is the game industry's tool of choice and is starting to shake up the VFX, Design and Architecture markets with its new material editing capabilities, including Iray and MDL integrations.
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Lumiscaphe is an innovative digital aspect mockup (DAM) and photorealistic visualization specialist. Patchwork 3D, its real-time 3D rendering software suite, enables creating advanced digital aspect mockups with complex illumination and animation. Patchwork 3D Engineering now natively leverages NVIDIA Iray rendering engine to support the most demanding engineering and design workflow. Learn more about Lumiscaphe >



SOLIDWORKS Visualization products are created for anyone who needs to create professional photo-quality images, animations, and other 3D content in the fastest and easiest way possible. SOLIDWORKS Visualize is hardware agnostic, which means designers, engineers, and content creators who use SOLIDWORKS or other CAD creation tools (such as Rhino®, Autodesk Alias®, 3dsMax®). Learn More about SOLIDWORKS Visualize >



BloomUnit is a solution enabling SketchUp users to interactively create photorealistic results using Iray, with the flexibility and convenience of cloud computing. Learn more about BloomUnit >


Iray for Developers

NVIDIA Iray is designed for seamless integration into any 3D content creation application using an intuitive SDK.
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