Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 Posted by Jim Thacker

Chaos Group launches the V-Ray Collection

Chaos Group has launched V-Ray Collection, an all-in-one $699/year subscription that provides access to the firm’s key software applications and online services via a single floating licence.

Subscribers get access to 11 editions of the V-Ray renderer, both editions of fluid simulation tool Phoenix FD, real-time scene exploration tool Project Lavina, assets from VRScans, and Chaos Cloud render credits.

Both single-edition subscriptions and perpetual licences remain available.

An all-in-one subscription to V-Ray, Phoenix FD, Project Lavina and VRScans
Like Chaos Group’s V-Ray Education Collection, launched earlier this year, V-Ray Collection provides access to most of the firm’s software for a year, including all of the updates released in that period.

Like the educational version, it includes both editions of Phoenix FD, plus most of the main editions of V-Ray.

This time, both V-Ray for Blender and Nuke are included, alongside 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, Houdini, Maya, Modo, Revit, Rhino, SketchUp and Unreal Engine: the only missing editions are form.Z and Katana.

Unlike the educational version, the full collection also includes Project Lavina, Chaos Group’s work-in-progress tool for exploring V-Ray scenes in real time.

Subscriptions also include access to scanned materials from the VRScans library – the need for a separate render licence for VRScans has just been removed – and 20 Chaos Cloud render credits per year.

As with single-product licences, V-Ray Collection licences only come with a single render node, although it can be used with any edition of V-Ray.

Trade-in deals for existing subscriptions and perpetual licences
V-Ray Collection works out cheaper than either individual subscriptions to V-Ray and Phoenix FD or two individual V-Ray subscriptions, so there’s good reason for existing multiple licence holders to switch.

Users can trade in either existing annual subscriptions or perpetual licences, although trading in a perpetual licence only gives you a 15% discount, and invalidates the old licence permanently.

Chaos Group is pushing the Collection pretty hard in its online store – if you click the Commercial Products link, it’s the only option shown by default – but single-edition licences remain available.

Pricing and system requirements
V-Ray Collection is available on a rental-only basis, with subscriptions costing $699/year. You can find system requirements for the individual applications in Chaos Group’s online documentation.

Read more about V-Ray Collection on Chaos Group’s website

Read the online FAQs for V-Ray Collection