To configure your workstation for V-Ray
V-Ray is a 3D rendering program for 3D graphics software, which enables architects and design artists to realize complex projects. With the renderer V-RAY visual effects for advertising and feature film productions can be realized. V-RAY is available as a plug-in for 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D and Revit.
CPU - CPU-intensive rendering
3D modeling are single thread tasks and use no more than two cores of their CPU. For 3D modeling in V-Ray we recommend using a high frequency Intel Xeon Quad- or SixCore from 3.5 GHz. The CPU based rendering engine V-Ray benefits from a high number of CPU cores. Dual CPU Workstation optimize your rendering speed. With V-Ray, you can achieve up to three times the rendering performance of a single CPU workstation. For complex rendering tasks in V-Ray, we recommend using a dual CPU workstation with a clock frequency from 3 GHz.
Memory - maximize your computing power
For most small and medium productions, 32 GB memory is sufficient for modeling and rendering. To easily handle larger simulations, you'll need significantly more memory. For larger, more complex models, scenes, and high-resolution surfaces, we recommend 64-128 GB of RAM.
Graphics card - maximum power
If you use the CAD programs AutoDesk, 3DS Max, Maya, Cinema 4D or Revit in addition to the rendering engine V-Ray, we recommend nvidia Quadro graphics cards. Quadro cards are designed to work under heavy loads for long periods of time and have more stable drivers. For detailed rendering it is advisable to use a graphics card that has sufficient graphics memory and is able to access additional VRAM. With V-Ray you can use two graphics cards effectively. The performance increase is about 40%. Since V-Ray manages the Multi GPU usage itself, you can do without an SLI network.
Time is hard disk
We recommend the use of SSD hard disks. On the primary SSD your operating system is hosted, V-Ray and other CAD software programs are installed. The high reading speed allows a faster start of your system, applications are loaded faster and you have a much faster access to your data. To reduce the load, you can store your active project data on a secondary SSD.