System requirements

Running the installation

Windows XP

Windows Vista

Linux

Mac OS X

Setting up the license

Windows

Linux

Mac OS X

Loading the V-Ray for Maya plug-in

System requirements

Running the installation

Before installing V-Ray for Maya, make sure that you have first installed the V-Ray license server on a machine in your network.

 

To install V-Ray for Maya, simply run the installation. Before copying the files to you system, the installer will ask for installation directories for the various components of V-Ray for Maya. For detailed installation instructions and troubleshooting, please see the installation PDF guide.

 

The installer file for V-Ray for Maya has a name of the format vray_adv_20004_mayaNNNN_PPP.exe, where NNNN is the Maya version, and PPP is a string that identifies the operating system platform (for example, x86 for Windows 32-bit, x64 for Windows 64-bit, darwin_x86 for Mac OS X etc). For example, the name of the installer could be something like vray_adv_20004_maya2009_x64.exe.

Windows XP

To install V-Ray for Maya on Windows XP, please follow these steps:

Windows Vista

To install V-Ray for Maya on Windows Vista, please follow these steps:

Linux

To install V-Ray for Maya on Linux, please follow these steps:

 

For example, the sequence of commands might look like this:

$ cd vray_install_dir

$ su

$ ./vray_adv_20004_maya2008_linux_x64.exe

....

$ exit

 

Mac OS X

To install V-Ray for Maya on Mac OS X, please follow these steps:

 

For example, the sequence of commands might look like this:

$ cd vray_install_dir

$ sudo ./vray_adv_20004_maya2008_darwin_x86.exe

....

$ exit

 

Setting up the license

Before you can use V-Ray for Maya for rendering, you must set up the V-Ray license. If the license server with the dongle is installed on your local machine, it is enough to make sure that it is running. If the license server is installed on a different machine in the network, you will need to tell V-Ray where to look for it. To do this, please follow the steps below. See the installation PDF guide for more details and troubleshooting information.

 

Note that this setting is shared between all versions of V-Ray (i.e. V-Ray for 3ds Max, V-Ray RT, V-Ray for Maya and V-Ray Standalone) but may be different for 32- and 64-bit builds.

Windows

The V-Ray for Maya installer will automatically ask you for the license server information at the end of the installation of V-Ray for Maya. If you did not enter the correct information there, you can do that if you go to Start menu > All Programs > Chaos Group > V-Ray for Maya > Change license settings. Enter the IP address or the name of the computer where the license server is running.

Linux

Open a Terminal window and enter the following at the command line.

/usr/autodesk/mayaNNNN/vray/bin/setvrlservice -server="serverName or IP"

 

where NNNN is the Maya version (2008, 2009 etc), and "serverName or IP" is the name or IP address of the computer where the license server is running.

Mac OS X

Open a Terminal window and enter the following at the command line:

/Applications/Autodesk/mayaNNNN/Maya.app/Contents/vray/bin/setvrlservice.exe -server="serverName or IP"

 

where NNNN is the Maya version (2008, 2009 etc), and "serverName or IP" is the name or IP address of the computer where the license server is running.

Loading the V-Ray for Maya plugin

When you install V-Ray, initially it will not be loaded by Maya automatically. To load the V-Ray for Maya plugin, follow these steps:

 

If V-Ray for Maya is loaded successfully, you should be able to choose it as a renderer in the V-Ray settings dialog. If you do not see the V-Ray renderer, check out the Script Editor for any errors. Consult the installation PDF guide for more information.