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This page provides information on what hardware and operating systems are required for V-Ray to work properly.

 

Make sure to always have the latest Cinema 4D updates for V-Ray to load.

 

Windows


Processor

Intel1 64, AMD64 or compatible processor with SSE4.2 support

RAM8 GB RAM or 8 GB swap minimum – recommended 64 GB RAM or more;
(Actual amount required will vary with scene requirements.)
Operating systemMicrosoft® Windows® 8.1, Windows 10, or Windows 11 operating system
TCP/IPOnly IPv4 required for distributed rendering is supported. IPv6 is currently not supported
GPU Acceleration

NVIDIA CUDA: Maxwell-, Pascal-, Volta-, Turing- and Ampere-based NVIDIA card(s) with with latest recommended video driver;

NVIDIA RTX: RTX cards with latest recommended video driver ;

V-Ray Production Denoiser: AMD or NVIDIA GPU supporting OpenCL 1.2;

NVIDIA AI Denoiser: Maxwell, Pascal, Volta, Turing or Ampere-based NVIDIA card with latest recommended video driver

The minimum required compute capability is 5.22

License Server5.5.0 or later

 

The following table shows the versions of Cinema 4D and operating systems on which V-Ray is supported. Note that V-Ray is only supported for 64 bit operating systems.

Version of Cinema 4DSupported Operating System
R20Windows ® 8.1, Windows ® 10 Professional and Windows ® 11
R21Windows ® 8.1, Windows ® 10 Professional and Windows ® 11
S22Windows ® 8.1, Windows ® 10 Professional and Windows ® 11
R23Windows ® 8.1, Windows ® 10 Professional and Windows ® 11
S24Windows ® 8.1, Windows ® 10 Professional and Windows ® 11
R25Windows ® 10 Professional and Windows ® 11
S26Windows ® 10 Professional and Windows ® 11

 

macOS


Processor

Intel 64, AMD64, ARM3 or compatible processor with SSE4.2 support

RAM8 GB RAM or 8 GB swap minimum – recommended 64 GB RAM or more;
(Actual amount required will vary with scene requirements.)
Operating systemApple ® macOS ® X 10.14 or later
TCP/IPOnly IPv4 required for distributed rendering is supported. IPv6 is currently not supported
License Server5.5.0 or later

OpenCL with both AMD and Nvidia cards is not supported with V-Ray for Cinema 4D on macOS.

 

The following table shows the versions of Cinema 4D and operating systems on which V-Ray is supported. Note that V-Ray is only supported for 64 bit operating systems. 

Version of Cinema 4D

Supported Operating Systems

R20Apple ® macOS ® X 10.14 or later
R21Apple ® macOS ® X 10.14 or later
S22Apple ® macOS ® X 10.14 or later
R23Apple ® macOS ® X 10.14 or later
S24Apple ® macOS ® X 10.14 or later
R25Apple ® macOS ® X 10.14 or later
S26Apple ® macOS ® X 10.14 or later

Notes


1 –  Windows 11 is required for running Intel Alder Lake processors.

2 CUDA compute capability and card reference

V-Ray Node space is available in Cinema 4D versions 21.1 and later!

3 – V-Ray 5, update 2 for Cinema 4D is supported on macOS machines with ARM architecture. Note that Intel Denoiser is not supported with universal builds of V-Ray. If you are using universal builds with ARM architecture, make sure to turn off Rosetta. See this video for additional information.