Articles in Architecture

A sunny and stormy greenhouse scene© Jiří Matys
How V-Ray can transform a sunny 3D environment to stormy

Artist Jiří Matys used V-Ray for 3ds Max to transform a day scene into a dramatic rainy night. He reveals his secrets for creating glass, grass and greenhouses.

V-Ray for SketchUp teapot wireframe render on a tablet by Moshe Shemesh© Moshe Shemesh
Meet Moshe Shemesh, creator of “V-Ray for SketchUp textbook”

Go behind the scenes of the V-Ray for SketchUp textbook by Moshe Shemesh to discover what architects and designers can expect from this new educational ebook.

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Brick Visual puts Project Lavina to the test

We invited Brick Visual to load its most complex arch-viz scenes into Project Lavina's revolutionary real-time 3D ray-traced engine. Find out what happened.

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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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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.

Architectural rendering SketchUp render of forest house with V-Ray materials and trees rendered in V-Ray Next for SketchUpModel © P3VIZ
Transform SketchUp renders with V-Ray Materials and Lights

Product design and architectural renderings can transform the presentation of your ideas. Discover how 3D renders are easy to create with V-Ray for SketchUp.

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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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Silkroad Digital Vision discusses 3D rendering pipelines

Silkroad Digital Vision, the 3D rendering experts, talks to Renderbus about its pipeline, challenges and thoughts on the future of real-time rendering.

One Post Office Square is a 41-story tower in Boston’s Financial District rendered by TILTPIXEL© TILTPIXEL
How V-Ray Next sped up TILTPIXEL’s 3ds Max renderings by 25%

TILTPIXEL reveals how it visualized the modernization of a decades-old architectural structure to meet the demands of modern tenants, with V-Ray and Phoenix FD.

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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.

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.

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How to render an underwater shot with V-Ray Next for 3ds Max

Learn how to render a convincing swimming pool — with fog and caustics — for your next arch-viz animation with these tips and video guide by Mario Cameras.

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.

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.

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.

These essential tips will boost your next arch-viz animation

A great arch-viz animation will step up your portfolio and allow viewers to appreciate your visualizations on another level. Read on for Mario Cameras’ top tips.

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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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“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.

2 important things V-Ray for Unreal solves for artists & designers

State of art ray tracing meets real-time in architectural, automotive and product visualization. Learn how easy it is for V-Ray users to turn their projects into real-time experiences.

V-Ray Architecture Showreel 2019

A showcase of Architectural Visualization from the many talented designers, studios and firms that we are fortunate to work with.

The Making of Modern House: Essential Techniques for Rhino Users (Part 2)

Master lighting, materials and rendering using Rhino and V-Ray with the finale in our two-part guide to creating fast-and-efficient 3D visualizations.

The Making Of Modern House: Essential Techniques For Rhino Users (Part 1)

Discover the steps to creating fast and efficient visualizations using Rhino and V-Ray, including essential tips and tricks every Rhino artist should know.

A world premiere: A+D Museum tells the story of arch viz

From the earliest wireframes to current explorations in AR and VR, the A+D Museum reveals the history of architectural visualization and examines its future.