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V-Ray Next for Maya secrets revealed at Gnomon School

Agents of Chaos flew to California this summer to share with Gnomon students how an efficient V-Ray Next for Maya workflow can make them even better artists.

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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.

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.

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.

Getting totally educated at Total Chaos

With Academies, Masterclasses, panel discussions, presentations and more, Total Chaos was a perfect event for anyone who wanted to jumpstart their career in CG.

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.

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.

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.

Butterfly Effects

Graduation project When John Goes Outside is a short film with a big message. We talk to the students who created it.

How to Teach V-Ray for Maya in Two Weeks

We speak to professor Cornelius Malerczyk of Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen about mathematics, V-Ray, and intensive summer camps in CGI

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State of Art Academy

How SoA went from five guys in a room to one of the world’s most revered arch viz institutes.

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Roommate Wanted – The Perks and Perils of Living with a Zombie

Bjorn Blaaberg Sorensen explains how his team created a ghoulish claymation aesthetic for this student film.

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CITIPATI

We speak to Andreas Feix and Francesco Faranna, the brilliant minds behind this VES award winning graduation film.

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Paper World - An Award Winning Short for the World Wildlife Foundation

We talk to Laszlo Ruska and David Ringeisen about this powerful short film.