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Photorealistic Renderer

  • Version: 1.01.1408.1
  • Platform: Win 7 SP3 / Win 8 / Win 10
  • Trial Duration:  Unlimited
  • Limitation: Watermarked preview render and image/video export not permitted   More >
  • Requirements: Works with Character Creator or iClone.

Note: The Reallusion Hub installer will first set up to ensure the successful installation.

3D Animation Software

    Software for real-time 3D animation, that includes character creation, scene design, and cinematic storytelling all in one realtime engine.

3D Character Creator

    3D Character Pipeline Software Character Creator (CC) can create realistic looking, animation-ready 3D human characters for use with iClone and other 3D tools.

Comparison - Trial vs. Full

Full Trial
Program Support iClone
Support Character Creator
Time limitation  Unlimited  Unlimited
Preview rendering Watermarked
Save image & export MI scene
Save iMDL (Customize material)
Standalone Render & Batch Render
Image Sequence and MPG4 Output *
Content Embedded materials 30
Iray materials 600+ (Member page download)

* Image Sequence and MPG4 Output are only available in iClone.

System Requirements

Recommended Requirements

  • 64-bit Intel/AMD multi-core processor
  • 16 GB RAM
  • SSD, 10 GB free hard disk space
  • 2x Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6G) / 1070 or higher
  • * With one card dedicated exclusively to Iray  More >

  • 8 GB video memory.

Minimum Requirements

  • 64-bit Intel/AMD multi-core processor
  • 16 GB RAM
  • SSD, 10 GB free hard disk space
  • Nvidia GeForce 970
  • 4 GB video memory

Nvidia CUDA GPU Reference

Operating System

  • Windows 11, 10, 8, and 7 (Service Pack 1)
  • Support for 64-bit operating system
  • DirectX 11 (required)

CPU Only

Iray Render plugin will run without GPU, but for best performance we recommend using Nvidia GPUs.
Iray will resort to CPU rendering under the following conditions:

  • Running on AMD graphics card.
  • Running on Nvidia GPU without CUDA compute capability 3.0 or higher.
  • Using a Nvidia GPU driver that doesn't support CUDA 9.0 or higher.

Performance Note

Iray runs best on systems with abundant video memory. In the event of VRAM depletion, Iray will recruit system memory. Depletion of both VRAM and system memory may increase system instability and cause the program to crash.

For rendering of larger projects, keep an eye on the GPU memory gauge and do the following steps if it turns red:

To know more about "How to Reduce GPU Usage for Iray Renders", please watch the Tutorial >

For hardware upgrades that can improve the overall raw performance, we recommend the following solutions:

For in-depth analysis on VRAM usage per scene and character, See Here >