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Feeling out of tune? Let this inventive artwork inspire you

Cinema 4D and V-Ray artist Nicolas Delille discusses the surprises that brought his career attention and reveals the challenges that made him a better artist.

Jjahawa 3D character by Taj Nabhani based on concept by Roman Kupriianov rendered in V-Ray for MayaImage by Taj Nabhani. Concept © Roman Kupriianov
Making of Jjahawa: Part 3 — lighting and rendering in V-Ray

In the final part of Taj Nabhani’s making of Jjahawa, he discusses how to light and render great-looking 3D character designs using V-Ray for Maya.

Image by Taj Nabhani. Concept © Roman Kupriianov.
Making of Jjahawa: Part 2 — using V-Ray materials & shaders

In Part 2 of the making of Jjahawa, Taj Nabhani details how he created the eyes and used the VRayHairNext and VRayAlSurface shaders for convincing 3D hair and skin.

Untextured clay render of 3D female character modelImage by Taj Nabhani. Concept © Roman Kupriianov.
Making of Jjahawa: Part 1 — 3D character modeling tips

Taj Nabhani reveals the making of Jjahawa, a 3D character based on a concept by Roman Kupriianov. Part 1 details the modeling, 3D cloth and model optimizations.

Digidouble Chris Nichols of CG Garage podcast rendered with V-Ray Next for Maya on the GPU by Ian Sprigg© Ian Spriggs
See the GPU rendering videos of Ian Spriggs’ new digidouble

Ian Spriggs has created a 3D portrait of Chaos Group’s CG Labs Director and CG Garage host Chris Nichols — and we can’t believe our eyes. See the BTS shots.

Using V-Ray Next to create a manga-inspired world

Sr. Environment Artist Sonja Christoph puts V-Ray Next for 3ds Max through its paces to render a series of images with a hand-painted, illustration look.

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.

The making of “Pink Dress” by Marianna Yakimova

Inspired by the Old Masters, Marianna Yakimova wanted to celebrate her new V-Ray skills with a 3D illustration that showcases beautiful fabric and lighting.

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The secrets of Ian Spriggs’ 3D portraits

Ian Spriggs takes attention to detail to the Next level. Go behind the scenes of his recent works to see how a master tells story through composition and detail.

Keeping it simple: Rendering with V-Ray Next for Maya

V-Ray Next for Maya is considerably faster and more efficient than 3.6. Maya expert Stephen DeLalla reveals how he’s taken his workflow to the Next level.

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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.

Ian Spriggs Self PortraitSelf Portrait © Ian Spriggs
The new master: Ian Spriggs talks photorealism and portraits

CG Labs’ Chris Nichols talks to Hollywood creature creator about his incredible imagery.

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Alexey Kashpersky (NSFW)

Medical imaging clashes with sci-fi in Alexey Kashpersky’s weird and wonderful close-ups.

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Forge & Morrow - Medicine Grown From Science

Nature and science collide in this award-winning advertising campaign.

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Squint Opera – Messy Goes to Okido

Feeling blue: How this London-based architectural visualization studio brought Messy's crazy world to life.

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Emilie Stabell – Creating Creatures for Games

We talk to this promising artist about pressing start on a career in the games industry.

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Digital Canvas: A Conversation with Victor Hugo Queiroz

Photorealism and cartoony stylization meet in this talented Brazilian artist’s work

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Hamilton + Kidd – Great White Sharks VR

We dive into virtual reality with Curiscope’s Ben Kidd to discuss this breathtaking sharks project.

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Bottersnikes and Gumbles

Australian animation studio brings this kids’ classic to life.

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Lorett Foth – Gets Hair Just Right for CGSOCIETY’s Thu Competition

This globetrotting artist shows us that there’s more than one way to skin a cat in her iconic work for the THU Tribe competition.

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The Pietà – A Virtual Reconstruction of One a Michaelangelo Masterpiece by Reza Sedghi

Learn how Reza Sedghi virtually reconstructed one of Michelangelo’s most famous works—without ever seeing it.

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INK – A Creative Combination of Pooches and Planes

Spurred by their love of dogs and airplanes, artists at INK blended the two together to create “Dogfighters.”

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Outpost - Paper World

A lo-fi ad which makes use of high-tech software.

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Kiribati

An interview with Ignacio Corrales, Lighting Director and Shading Supervisor for Kiribati