Articles by Henry Winchester

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How Science Fiction Film School is nurturing a new generation of VFX artists

Graduates of South Korea’s Science Fiction Film School now work in Hollywood and beyond. Find out how they’re taught technical and creative skills.

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Making Katy Perry “Smile” with V-Ray for 3ds Max

CG artist Pedro Conti had just 6 weeks to deliver high-quality content for musical megastar’s latest promo. Here’s how V-Ray for 3ds Max helped him hit deadlines.

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Creating a spectacular anime homage with V-Ray

It's "Showtime!" Maciej Kuciara's short film is a beloved and meticulous tribute to anime classics. Discover how V-Ray for 3ds Max helped him create it.

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Working from home: Chaos Cloud delivers Vivarium VFX

Jonas Ussing contributed great shots to sci-fi movie “Vivarium.” He tells us how Chaos Cloud and V-Ray for 3ds Max rendering software help him create VFX at home.

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Designing beautiful furniture with V-Ray for Rhino

Furniture design requires the best rendering software to create photorealistic imagery — fast. Find out how Lazzeroni Studio makes use of V-Ray Next for Rhino.

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How AECOM is paving the way forward with V-Ray

AECOM’s epic infrastructure projects span prehistory to the future. Discover how the company uses V-Ray 3D rendering software to plan and implement its visions.

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Rendering architectural visualizations with V-Ray for Revit

V-Ray Next for Revit's speed and quality have made it essential in RAMSA's architectural rendering software pipeline. BIM expert Miguel Colina-Marco explains.

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Why Ian Spriggs uses V-Ray GPU rendering for 3D portraits

Masterly CG artist Ian Spriggs is reinventing himself in more ways than one: Experimenting with a new self-portrait and switching to V-Ray GPU rendering in Maya.

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7 pro tips for your V-Ray GPU renders

Bertrand Benoit’s evocative images of one of LA’s most iconic buildings, the Sheats-Goldstein Residence, were rendered with V-Ray GPU. Discover the workflow.

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How embracing V-Ray for Grasshopper fired up this studio’s designs

With V-Ray Next for Rhino product rendering software, Wild Design Studio can render stunning designs quickly from Grasshopper. The couple tell us how they do it.

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Why this V-Ray-rendered student work won the public’s hearts

Architectural visualization student Aaron Rabago discusses his mysterious 3D render that won the public vote in our “Undiscovered” student rendering contest.

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How INK uses 3D rendering software to bring big ideas to life

INK is an award-winning creative studio working with technology brands. Read how its experimental approach to 3D rendering software simplifies complex ideas.

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Creating a hero shot with Corona Renderer for 3ds Max

Matteo Morana advanced from Chaos Group Student Rendering Contest runner up in 2018 to the overall winner in 2019. Discover how he landed the first place.

Light and render day and night scenes in V-Ray for Cinema 4D

Learn how to light and render daytime and nighttime arch-viz exteriors using V-Ray for Cinema 4D with these two helpful video tutorials by Fabio Palvelli.

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How to create a mossy scene with tyFlow and V-Ray

tyFlow and V-Ray are making it easy for REALTIME to create the fiddly bits of 3D scenes. We asked Artist Danilo Lombardo to give us the low-down.

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How Click-Ins tech uses AI with V-Ray to fight insurance fraud

The power of V-Ray — in combination with the Click-Ins AI platform — is revolutionizing the insurance industry to help eliminate fraud. Discover how.

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Movie villain lairs in real-time with V-Ray for Unreal

playard’s architectural rendering project recreates some of cinema’s most infamous sets for a book, trailer and VR via V-Ray for Maya and V-Ray for Unreal.

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The secrets under the skin of the Cyberpunk 2077 trailer

Goodbye Kansas's Cyberpunk 2077 teaser features cities, cyborgs — and Keanu Reeves. Go behind the scenes and learn how to create great skin with V-Ray for Maya.

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How Threekit and V-Ray App SDK are refashioning online shops

Threekit's mission is to make online shopping as fun as social media. Find out how they do it — and the crucial role V-Ray’s 3D-rendering plays in their software.

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What you need to know about color correction in Chaos Cloud

Color-correction can add an all-important final touch and make good renders look great. Chaos Cloud makes it easy to tweak your settings and get fast feedback.

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How Scanline VFX delivered Game of Thrones' epic conclusion

Scanline's Mohsen Mousavi on how V-Ray for 3ds Max helped him adopt dragons, melt metal and build-then-destroy a city for Game of Thrones' explosive finale.

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Playing with power: Rendering 10-million polys in Chaos Cloud

“A Poni’s Challenge” is a 5-minute animation fuelled by a 4-year-old’s imagination and rendered with the power of V-Ray and Chaos Cloud. Learn how it was made.

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How Saddington Baynes renders high-quality product designs

Visualizing a luxury watch spearheads a new direction for esteemed London creative production studio Saddington Baynes. We ask the team for their top CGI tips.

CG Render of Boston University Data Sciences CenterBoston University Data Sciences Center by KPMB Architects © Norm Li
How to build an inspirational arch-viz studio

Norm Li creates some of the best-looking arch-viz renders for the real estate development, architecture and design industries. The viz firm shares its top tips.