Virus/Trojans in ZIP-FilesWe have recently discovered that some of the latest material-uploads did not include a material file but an infected pif file instead. We have already removed those uploads, scanned & cleaned our whole database and banned the corresponding accounts. Please make sure though that you do NOT open any files that have an .exe, .pif or .scr extension.
Illegal texturesPlease be aware that we have to control every material concerning legal issues. If you notice any copyright-protected textures on this site, please report this immediately to support[at]vray-materials.de.
And if you like our site, feel free to donate :D
At present there are 608368 registered users and 2417 materials on this site.
DOWNLOAD MAX 2009 + Vray 1.5+, MAX 8 and
MAX 7-Samplescene right here!
» Check the FAQs
The FAQs are a collection of Frequently Asked Questions about
this site. If you have got a problem, read the answers below. If
you are still stuck up, you can contact us: Click here for
1. What is that V-Ray thing?
V-Ray is a renderer for 3DsMax, which enables photorealistic
3D renderings. Check out the offical site at http://www.chaosgroup.com
2. What are these materials for?
Our site offers photorealistic, free materials to all V-Ray
users. Just download the materials you need and put them in your
3. What does this service cost?
Nothing. We developed this site for free and we want to keep
it free. The materials are from V-Ray users for V-Ray users.
There is no premium-membership or something like that - every
user has the same rights, for free.
4. Can I support
Yes of course. This site lives from your uploads. If youve got
a cool material, just download our sample-szene,
put your material on it, render a sample pic with our presets and upload the material directly
here. So keep up the good work!
All uploaded materials are free - there is only one restriction: It's not allowed to resell these materials. This is a free project and so are the materials!
6. HOW TO use this scene
This scene has been constructed and balanced very carefully, providing a neutral environment which should be suitable for all kinds of materials. It does not influence colors or the luminance of a material. To guarantee a 100% comparability of all materials, it is absolutely essential that you do not modify the scene in its characteristic values, especially the light, the environment, the lightintensity or materials other than the main materias (the BUMTURD itself and the inner sphere) of the scene.
You are "allowed" to: Influence the scene in any way that has to do with the main material! That means, you can e.g. create light emitting materials or use Displacement to modify the shape of the main object. If you want to share a material with other users, please upload an uncompressed Sample-Rendering (use the preset camera) as well as a material-library with your settings and all corresponding maps and textures. DO NOT upload the HDR-Files and the Max-Scene again. Please keep in mind that it takes some time for the admins to have a look at your material and include it into the galery. Renderings of heaviliy modified scenes will not be accepted.
If you still want to modify the scene, e.g. for special effects or special environments, you can upload your rendering in the "special effects" category. This is the only category where we will accept modified scene-renderings.