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This guide is to serve as a reference for the installation of V-Ray for Rhino. Please refer to the Glossary section for specific terms used in this document.

You can download the latest official version of V-Ray from with the account supplied to you by Chaos or your reseller.

A complete installation of V-Ray for Rhino consists of:

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  • V-Ray

  • V-Ray License Server

  • V-Ray Swarm
  • Chaos Cloud Client

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Installation Steps

To start the installation, double-click the installation file.

1.You will be presented with the license agreement. Please take a moment to read it. Click I Agree to continue.


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2. Next, you can select for which Rhinoceros version to install V-Ray. The installer for Rhinoceros automatically adds the V-Ray toolbar and components in Grasshopper. 

Click the Install button to proceed with standard installation. If you need to customize your V-Ray installation, press the Advanced button. The Advanced installation lets you choose whether to install the License Server or V-Ray Swarm and allows you to specify the License server machine.



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Additional Components

In this step, you can opt to install the License Server and V-Ray Swarm. Press the Continue button to proceed with the installation.

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In this step, you can specify whether the V-Ray license server will run locally or on another machine.

If you select the option Remote, you will have to fill in the IP address of your V-Ray license server in the field Primary License Server. Leave port 30304 unchanged. An Alternate License Server is used when the primary one does not respond.


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3. The installer will first check for running applications and will prompt you to stop them if there are such. Then it will automatically uninstall all old versions.

4. Your installation is completed. On the last screen resides the usage statistics collection option. For more information on statistics data collection, visit the Chaos Telemetry page. Also, you can check the Open the release notes file option to open the release notes file after the installation is completed.


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Check Your License

Once the installation of the License Server is done, you are directed to the License Server localhost ( in order to sign in and activate it.

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The License Server will skip its installation process for two reasons:

  • If it detects a previous installation of the Online License Server on your machine.
  • If you choose the option Remote V-Ray license server on the network.

For full information on the License Server options and settings, see the Licensing section of the documentation.



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  • Starting with V-Ray 6, update 1 Chaos Cloud is always installed together with V-Ray as it is an integral part of the product.