for Rhino.

Rendering your Reality

Iray® for Rhino is a plugin rendering solution for designers using McNeel Rhinoceros® to quickly produce physically based, photorealistic visualizations.

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Iray is integrated into Rhino, rendering directly within its viewports to give you continual, realistic feedback as you craft your model's form, materials, and lighting.

Iray's physically based capability predicts the behavior of real-world materials and lights, giving you accurate results with minimum setup or specialized knowledge. The NVIDIA vMaterials Library is supported as well as material exchange capabilities with other MDL compatible applications.


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  • Interactive updates (in Iray Perspective View) upon adjusting light parameters and position
  • Image based lighting for fast, convincing environments
  • New Iray light object that can switch between spot, point, area, etc.
  • Real-world units of lighting attributes for accurate simulation
  • Lighting from emissive materials & geometry
  • Physical sun and sky system
  • Add additional light sources without cost of speed


  • Interactive updates (in Iray Perspective View) upon adjusting scene materials
  • Physically based materials using an intuitive layering approach leveraging the NVIDIA Material Definition Language (MDL)
  • Up to 16 layers per material for substantial flexibility
  • Extensive material flexibility, including subsurface scattering, thin film, gem, etc.
  • Layered material workflow, with multiple windows showing cooperating layers
  • MDL material saving for building custom, shareable libraries
  • MDL import and export for sharing materials between different Iray applications or MDL compliant renderers (e.g., mental ray)
  • Supports native Rhino multiple UV mapping
  • Includes numerous procedurals and the ability to add custom MDL procedurals (always GPU accelerated)
  • Extensive verified material library to confidently represent real-world results
  • Enhance material details with displacement mapping support


  • Continual feedback with progressive rendering of final results after scene adjustments
  • Interactive tone mapping for quickly achievingdesired exposure and white balance
  • Support for Rhino's native animation capabilities
  • Rhino command line support
  • Iray Server support for efficient, scalable offline rendering
  • Interactive Iray Server support for streaming from an external machine
  • Quadro VCA support for remote interactive rendering with linear scalability


  • Physically based path-trace rendering within Rhino's perspective viewport provides accurate preview of final results while adjusting scenes
  • Progressive rendering provides interactive feedback during scene edits
  • Optimized sampling for accurate caustics
  • Simultaneous render element generation with negligible speed impact
  • Fast Depth of Field for smooth interactive adjustments
  • Backplate Images supported independent of lighting



McNeel Rhinoceros 5.0 or 6.0


Iray for Rhino functions on any system certified to operate McNeel Rhinoceros. Rendering speed is increased with faster CPU and GPUs, more CPU and GPU cores, and especially with NVIDIA GPUs. Most NVIDIA products from the past 4 years (using the Kepler, Maxwell, Pascal or Volta architecture) are supported. Iray for Rhino scales very efficiently across all processors within the system and provides control over which processors are used.


  • Iray for Rhino is licesed per machine on a node locked basis.
  • The license term is a 1 year subscription that includes all updates and bug fix releases throughout the term.
  • Support is provided by the Iray Plugins Forum. Visit for more details.
  • Operating systems are available is 64-bit Windows 7 and 10
  • The use of Iray for Rhino must adhere to the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement.
  • A 30 day trial license is included. You can activate your purchased license at any time.
  • The software is delivered electronically without any physical items being shipped.


Please contact migenius if you wish to purchase 50 licenses or more.