Articles by Henry Winchester

Method Studios © Marvel 2018
Rocket science: Meet Nate Shaw, the CG supervisor behind the furry fan favorite

Wise-cracking trash panda Rocket Raccoon has become a staple of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We talked to Method’s Nate Shaw about wrangling the character into Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Avengers: Infinity War.

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You won't see another arch viz movie like Landmark anytime soon

Architectural communication studio Beauty and The Bit unleashed its inner Kubrick for this atmospheric short film. Watch it here, and find out how director Victor Bonafonte took advantage of V-Ray Cloud.

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Bloated Motors: INK gives the 70s’ unloved autos a helium injection

What began as an in-house experiment has ballooned into a viral phenomenon. We talk to the minds behind this playful reimagining of the cars that style forgot.

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How easy is it to render on the V-Ray Cloud? TILTPIXEL puts it to the test

Award-winning arch viz studio TILTPIXEL taps into the power of V-Ray Cloud to render an animation of the world-famous Harbin Opera House.

Curv Studios The Blues Crab© Curv
Claws and effect: How The Blues Crab could change the tune of the VFX industry

Director Ari Rubenstein invents a new way to create short films using a small team, V-Ray for Nuke, and YellowDog’s cloud rendering service. Discover how he overcame the pinch points of conventional pipelines.

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Shooting for the Moon: How Lunar Animation Built a VFX Pipeline for the Future

With an impressive CG portfolio that's racked up over 350 million hits on Youtube, VFX studio Lunar Animation does it all — from cartoon cats to VR space battles.

ScanlineVFX Black Panther© Marvel Studios 2018
ScanlineVFX takes Black Panther visuals over the edge

For Black Panther's most climactic moments, ScanlineVFX turned to Flowline and V-Ray to simulate and render the perilous backdrop of Wakanda's Warrior Falls.

2017 Architectural Visualization Technology Report

We surveyed more than 5500 architects and artists from over 70 countries to get their take on the latest technology and trends.

Follow the Rabbit into an Airbnb VR Experience by Bipolar Studio

Find out how they made that incredible rabbit, and the role V-Ray played in making virtual apartments look real.

Visual State Jaguar XF© Visual State
Visual State unites V-Ray Next and VRscans for Jaguar project

Chaos Group’s next-gen tech helps creative studio create eye-popping renders.

Total Chaos: Watch the Keynote Now!

Vlado officially launches V-Ray Next for 3ds Max — plus speeches from IKEA, Nvidia, and Google

Butterfly Effects

Graduation project When John Goes Outside is a short film with a big message. We talk to the students who created it.

Set Visions© Set Visions
Set Visions: From Photography to V-Ray

Is it real, or is it CGI? Meet Set Visions — the multifaceted company visualizing everything plus the kitchen sink

IKEA© IKEA Communication
Putting the CGI in IKEA: How V-Ray Helps Visualize Perfect Homes

We take a trip to the Swedish furniture company’s headquarters to find out how it has embraced cutting-edge tech to create imagery and videos.

Ishou Keikaku: Architecture in V-Ray for Modo

V-Ray for Modo has become an essential part of Ishou Keikaku’s architecture pipeline. Find out why they started using it, and how V-Ray helps them create great images every time.

© Andy Thomas
10 Reasons to Come to Total Chaos

This May, we're putting on the greatest rendering event in the known universe. Here’s why you need to be there.

Infographic: VR Takes Over Architecture

How many architects are using VR? And which software are they using? Find out with our handy illustration.

Ba Dai Tou NeoscapeJohn Portman & Associates © Neoscape
Neoscape goes 4K stereo for Ba Dai Tou

The idea of producing a 4K, stereoscopic arch viz film against a tight deadline would be enough to send most arch viz companies running to the hills. Here’s how Neoscape did it – with a little help from V-Ray.

How to Teach V-Ray for Maya in Two Weeks

We speak to professor Cornelius Malerczyk of Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen about mathematics, V-Ray, and intensive summer camps in CGI

© Miguel Ortega & Tran Ma
Finding Ningyo

VFX duo’s kickstarted film about the quest to discover a mythical creature catches Hollywood’s attention, with a little help from V-Ray.

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Designing beautiful bathrooms with ViSoft and V-Ray

V-Ray AppSDK helps ViSoft’s Premium Photo Tuning software take the guesswork out of bathroom design.

Brick Visual arch viz© Brick Visual
Brick Visual talks Arch Viz and VR

Arch viz master, app developer, VR pioneer… Is there anything Brick Visual can’t do?

Aaron Sims Creative Stranger ThingsAaron Sims Creative © Netflix
Aaron Sims Creative – Making a Monster for Stranger Things

With Stranger Things 2 fueling water cooler conversations around the world, we chat to ASC’s Steffen Reichstadt and Michael Pecchia about creating series one’s terrifying Demogorgon.

Ciro Sannino Gravity© Ciro Sannino
Ciro Sannino Teaches V-Ray

Discover how this tutor's approach to V-Ray for 3ds Max has made him a star of arch viz.