Articles by Henry Winchester

Students are flocking to Frank Collazo's classes. Learn why

He's created imagery for Apple, Mercedes-Benz and Verizon — and he teaches at the same time. Find out how he's using his knowledge to inspire a new generation.

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Move over, Minions! Barababor’s madcap mariners are here

Your kids will love these conquistadors' slapstick antics — and so will you. We chat to Oscar-winning animator Laurent Witz about creating this hilarious series.

Students get a leg up on the competition

Attendees at 3D College Denmark create work worthy of professional studios. We talk to tutor Nicklas Byriel about inspiring a new generation of CG artists.

See the luxury resort which will make you change your vacation plans

Ever wanted to jump out of bed and into the Indian Ocean? At this tropical retreat, you can. Find out how V-Ray helped visualize this bamboo-based paradise.

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Spaghetti and meatballs — with a side of V-Ray for Houdini

Peter Sanitra reveals the secret sauce in his mouth-watering, jaw-dropping sim of the world-famous pasta dish. Learn how V-Ray for Houdini animated a feast.

Total Chaos: Day two recap

Total Chaos’s last day was a cornucopia of cool CG content covering everything from the world’s biggest buildings to the universe’s biggest bad guys.

Total Chaos: Day one recap

Ian Spriggs exclusively unveils his latest portrait, Vlado on new V-Ray Next for 3ds Max features, women in tech panel plus more from Chaos Group's conference.

Total Chaos: The Masterclasses recap

Ahead of the main conference, Chaos Group hosted a series of tutorials hosted by industry pros from Pixar, WeWork and many more. Find out how it went down.

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“Chaos Cloud has saved me incredible amounts of time”

Architect Joël Legault creates his own studio-quality renders with V-Ray for Rhino and Chaos Cloud. Discover how he works, plus his tips for that lived-in look.

What’s Next: breaking down “Capsule”

The atmospheric and characterful nature of “Capsule” helped John Jak Pagan win our student rendering competition. Here, he reveals how he mastered the scene.

What’s Next: Isaac Zuren on building Mexico City 2086

The public winner of our student rendering competition offers a dramatic depiction of Mexico’s capital. Isaac Zuren takes us behind the scenes of his vision.

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RealtimeUK rebuilds “Game of Thrones” characters for “Winter is Coming”

How do you create photorealistic versions of the world’s most well-known TV stars from scratch? We asked RealtimeUK to break down its epic video game cinematic.

A new perspective on “Watering”

Marton Zoltan Toth has remade Mednyánszky’s classic painting with a sci-fi twist. Find out how this arch viz artist used V-Ray to take his talents back in time.

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Controlled demolition: tips from Bottleship VFX

With The Wandering Earth rocking the Chinese box office, we ask Bottleship VFX’s Hristo Velev how he unleashes destruction while keeping his business on track.

How this Norwegian studio crafts subsea visualizations

Who knew deep sea machinery could be this hypnotic? Rendering.no shows us a pipeline for pipelines and talks us through creating a stormy ocean in Phoenix FD.

Blowing up the house

Gnomon student Weiyo Sha blew us away with his explosive animation of an old house. Here’s how he used V-Ray and Phoenix FD as his weapons of CG destruction.

Rising Talent: Students Create Epic Cinematic in Just 10 Weeks

Good and evil clash in tense short film The Dark Is Rising. Find out how the latest tech helped its creators at Gnomon School create powerful visuals and hit tight deadlines.

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Faster, more dramatic large-scale water sims with Phoenix FD and V-Ray Cloud

CG Artist Jonas Ussing shares his tips for cinematic splashes via this animation of Tokyo's flood defense system in operation.

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Cloudbuster: Manuel Mousiol’s Maserati montage pushes Chaos Cloud to its limits

See a day in the life of a Maserati in 33 seconds, and find out how it was created with V-Ray for 3ds Max, VRscans and Chaos Cloud.

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Amazing Manes, Bedazzling Beards and Photorealistic Fur with V-Ray Next for Maya

Andrew Krivulya shares his tricks for luscious CG locks — and reveals how Chaps Cloud has boosted his workflow.

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Rocket science: Meet the CG supervisor behind the furry fan favorite

We talk to Method's Nate Shaw about wrangling Rocket Raccoon 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 Chaos 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 Chaos Cloud? TILTPIXEL puts it to the test

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