v-ray workstations

v-ray workstations

From architectural visualization to visual effects for major feature films, the V-Ray rendering engine is one of the world’s most popular render engines for artists, designers, and jacks-of-all-trades.

Developed by Chaos Group, V-Ray enables users to create photoreal imagery and animation for design, television, and feature films. From Method Studios, Digital Domain, and Blur, to Picture Shop and Zoic Studios, the physically-based rendering and simulation software is used daily by top design studios, architectural firms, advertising agencies, and visual effects companies worldwide. But in order to render at peak performance, you need purpose-built V-Ray workstations or render nodes.

2k Footage

As a filmmaker or editor, you should configure your V-Ray rendering workstations based on the expected source files, i.e., the resolution, and rendering requirements of your typical projects. Working with 2k footage is still common, but much less demanding than higher resolution projects. Single socket, professionally overclocked V-Ray workstations with one or two GPUs like our APEXX T3 are fine for this type of workflow.

  • Blazing fast 3D content & motion media


4k Footage

For optimal 4K editing or grading sessions, BOXX recommends a machine with two or more GPUs, like our APEXX T4 or APEXX W4L V-Ray workstations. Decompression and compression processes make use of your system’s CPU, so heavily compressed codecs require V-Ray workstations with multiple CPU cores in order to finish these tasks in a reasonable amount of time.

  • Fast CPU & four GPUs for motion media

  • Optmized w/ Three GPUs & 38 CPU cores


8k+ Footage

If you’re working with 4k stereo footage or on specialty projects that require interaction with ultra-high 8k resolutions or beyond, then you need V-Ray rendering workstations which offer a variety of advanced configurations—from multiple GPUs and abundant CPU cores, to additional slots for high speed storage.

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