Articles by Henry Winchester

A chair in a red-lit room© playard studios
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.

Actor Keanu Reeves in Cyberpunk 2077Goodbye Kansas © CD Projekt Red
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.

A living room bookcase, coffee table and gray sofa© Pasquale Scionti
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.

A woman looks into a snowy landscapeScanline VFX © HBO
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.

A CG image of a SNES console and a retro Sony TV
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.

CG render of a cityscape from aboveCourtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
Zaha Hadid Architects on the tech behind its iconic designs

V-Ray is a fundamental part of the renowned architecture studio, Zaha Hadid Architects. Jose Pareja Gomez and Marko Margeta discuss the tech behind the design.

Total Chaos THU Golden Ticket
What is THU? V-Ray artist & Total Chaos contest winner explains

Total Chaos competition winner and V-Ray artist Ivona Alexandrov shares how her passions for science, technology and art magically collided at THU 2019 in Malta.

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates V-Ray for Grasshopper© Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
What is V-Ray for Grasshopper? KPF reveals the magic

Adding V-Ray to Rhino’s visual programming language has opened up new ways of creating imagery, animation and designs. KPF’s Cobus Bothma explains more.

Undiscovered Student Rendering Competition© Andrei Lazar, Dade Orgeron
“Undiscovered” Student Rendering Challenge Revealed

We’re inviting students around the world to show us something we’ve never seen before and win big prizes, including a V-Ray or Corona commercial license.

Real-time, ray-traced and rasterized rendering explained

Do you know the difference between the three Rs of rendering? We shine a light on the basics of real-time, ray-traced and rasterized rendering to break it down.

How to render your dragon (with Chaos Cloud!)

In “Dragon Recipes,” a young witch conjures something unexpected. Director Maria Pavlou shares how V-Ray for Maya and Chaos Cloud helped make this cute short.

Top 7 reasons to upgrade to V-Ray Next for SketchUp

It’s incredibly easy to use V-Ray Next for SketchUp to create inspiring, photorealistic renders. Learn why V-Ray Next is such a celebrated workflow upgrade.

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How to win a Rookies CG student award

The esteemed CG student contest has revealed its winners. Check out some of the top V-Ray-rendered entries and learn co-founder Alwyn Hunt’s secrets for success.

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Two-time Rookies winner discusses his V-Ray journey so far

Mads Lind Nicolaisen has found his true calling in arch-viz — and he’s already picked up two Rookies awards. We chat to this prodigy about education and V-Ray.

Rusty Hazelden V-Ray for Maya tutorial© Rusty Hazelden
Master V-Ray Next for Maya with this 4-part practical guide

Unlock the many powerful features available in V-Ray Next for Maya in this comprehensive series of video tutorials packed with tips by VFX artist Rusty Hazelden.

Alex Hogrefe Visualizing Architecture© Alex Hogrefe
How to make the most of V-Ray for SketchUp in arch-viz

Arch-viz blogger and artist Alex Hogrefe on why V-Ray for SketchUp is a breakthrough for his work and how it can transform the way you visualize designs.

Courtesy of FuseFX and HBO.
How V-Ray for 3ds Max brought Deadwood's VFX to life

With “Deadwood: The Movie,” HBO’s revisionist Western makes a welcome return. We talk to FuseFX’s Eric Hayden about revisiting its locations and characters.

Karim Moussa
How do you go from arch-viz images to making movies?

With "Twosret," Karim Moussa takes his mastery of arch-viz into a beautiful and compelling short film. Find out what inspired him to make the jump.

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.