Network licenses and installation media for this program are provided by the GSD.

McNeel does offer a substantial discount for fully-functional educational licenses to individuals, which can be a good alternative to the network licenses offered by the school.  To find out more information, visit McNeel’s educational site

To use network-licensed software you are required to be on the GSD wired network, on the Harvard Secure wifi, or logged into VPN while working remotely.

The installation files for this program are on the GSD file server “GSDServer” under the Software folder

It works best to download the installation files to be run from your desktop, especially when operating from a VPN connection.

To begin the installation, double-click on the VRay 3 for Rhino 5.exe
On the Installation Options screen, select  V-Ray for Rhinoceros only and then select Customize

Vray for Rhino 3 - Install Options

 

Choose to use a Remote V-Ray License Server on the Network and enter the Primary and Alternate License servers:

Primary: ectoplasm.design.harvard.edu

Secondary: license.design.harvard.edu

Vray for Rhino 3 - License Options

Once completed, you can test that V-Ray was installed and activated successfully by launching Rhino, selecting the Render menu and selecting V-Ray for Rhino from the Current Renderer menu option

Vray for Rhino 3 - Change Renderer

If you did not set the license servers during the installation, you can set them using the License Server by clicking on the Start menu > Programs > Chaos Group > V-Ray for Rhino > Licensing > Administration > Change V-Ray client license settings
Make sure to right-click and choose ‘Run as Administrator’ on the utility

vray for rhino 3

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