Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
2024 Technology Preview Program

2024 Technology Preview Program:
Master powerful new features and shape the latest BIM-enabled innovations

Post your wishes about Graphisoft products: Archicad, BIMx, BIMcloud, and DDScad.

Implement V-Ray SDK into ArchiCAD to enable seamless V-Ray rendering



(Jeju Airport, Rendered with V-Ray, by Tomek Miksa, from

I have searched for a long time how to efficiently render projects in V-Ray. There exists no such thing through ArchiCAD right now.


The best ways are either using a intermediary software, such as Rhino, 3DS. Or model using another software, i.e. Sketchup or Revit.


i have viewed some topic on the matter and there seems be quite a demand for this. Also, Chaos is open for any collaborations. 

To those in charge, what are the chances I (and others) can see this be implemented into ArchiCAD, in order to seamlessly render as through Sketchup or Revit?



open invitation from Chaos:

Eduardo Rolon

Not to ignore your request for direct implementation.

The best existing workflow for VRay is to use Din3D ( to "link" AC to either C4D or 3DMax since changes to the model in AC can be updated without having to reapply materials etc.

Eduardo Rolón AIA NCARB
AC27 US/INT -> AC08

Macbook Pro M1 Max 64GB ram, OS X 10.XX latest
another Moderator

Thanks for pointing that out.

Still what I said applies, there is no way to do this except with intermediary software. 


Which is just additional unnecessary cost, since it only functions as a translator.


This is not a solution to the problem.