Articles in VFX

Method Studios © Marvel 2018
Rocket science: Meet Nate Shaw, the CG supervisor behind the furry fan favorite

Wise-cracking trash panda Rocket Raccoon has become a staple of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We talked to Method’s Nate Shaw about wrangling the character into Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Avengers: Infinity War.

How to perfect a 3D-printed look with V-Ray shaders

Senior compositor and 3D generalist, Lars Wemmje reveals how he used 3D printing and V-Ray for Maya to bring a small figure to life.

Curv Studios The Blues Crab© Curv
Claws and effect: How The Blues Crab could change the tune of the VFX industry

Director Ari Rubenstein invents a new way to create short films using a small team, V-Ray for Nuke, and YellowDog’s cloud rendering service. Discover how he overcame the pinch points of conventional pipelines.

© Goodbye Kansas Studios
V-Ray VFX & Animation Showreel 2018

We are proud to share our 2018 VFX & Animation Showreel showcasing some incredible work by V-Ray and Phoenix FD customers from around the world.

SIGGRAPH 2018 revealed the future. And it’s ray-traced

Computer graphics technology reached a new milestone at SIGGRAPH 2018, with Chaos Group at the cutting edge. Here, we recap the action and recount our V-Ray Days’ highlights.

© Lunar Animation© Lunar Animation
Shooting for the Moon: How Lunar Animation Built a VFX Pipeline for the Future

With an impressive CG portfolio that's racked up over 350 million hits on Youtube, VFX studio Lunar Animation does it all — from cartoon cats to VR space battles.

ScanlineVFX Black Panther© Marvel Studios 2018
ScanlineVFX takes Black Panther visuals over the edge

For Black Panther's most climactic moments, ScanlineVFX turned to Flowline and V-Ray to simulate and render the perilous backdrop of Wakanda's Warrior Falls.

Follow the Rabbit into an Airbnb VR Experience by Bipolar Studio

Find out how they made that incredible rabbit, and the role V-Ray played in making virtual apartments look real.

Total Chaos: Watch the Keynote Now!

Vlado officially launches V-Ray Next for 3ds Max — plus speeches from IKEA, Nvidia, and Google

© Andy Thomas
10 Reasons to Come to Total Chaos

This May, we're putting on the greatest rendering event in the known universe. Here’s why you need to be there.

© Miguel Ortega & Tran Ma
Finding Ningyo

VFX duo’s kickstarted film about the quest to discover a mythical creature catches Hollywood’s attention, with a little help from V-Ray.

Aaron Sims Creative Stranger ThingsAaron Sims Creative © Netflix
Aaron Sims Creative – Making a Monster for Stranger Things

With Stranger Things 2 fueling water cooler conversations around the world, we chat to ASC’s Steffen Reichstadt and Michael Pecchia about creating series one’s terrifying Demogorgon.

Screen Scene Black Sails V-Ray 3ds MaxScreen Scene © Starz
Screen Scene goes Invisible with V-Ray on Black Sails

Rebuilding 18th-century Philadelphia for Starz piratical TV series.

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV© SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.
KINGSGLAIVE: FINAL FANTASY XV ups its Game with V-Ray

Director Takeshi Nozue on the latest entry in the FF film series.

© Unit Image
V-Ray VFX & Animation Showreel 2017

We are proud to share our 2017 VFX & Animation Showreel showcasing some incredible work by V-Ray and Phoenix FD customers from around the world.

Digital Domain Fate of the Furious V-Ray MayaDigital Domain © Universal Pictures
Digital Domain — Fate of the Furious

Sub-zero chase realized with V-Ray 3.5 for Maya’s Adaptive Lights tech

Framestore SS-GB title sequenceFramestore © Sid Gentle Films/BBC
Framestore - SS-GB

Nuke warfare: William Bartlett helms title sequence for alt-history TV series.

Pixomondo Fear the Walking DeadPixomondo © AMC
Pixomondo - Fear the Walking Dead

VFX supervisor Timothy Hanson reinvents the reanimated in for Walking Dead spin-off.

IAMSTATIC Crimson Peak creditsIAMSTATIC © Legendary
IAMSTATIC - Crimson Peak

Tour a haunted house with IAMSTATIC's end credits sequence.

Unit Image Canal KitchenUnit Image © Canal
Unit Image - Canal Kitchen

Unit Image cooks up CGI for TV station ad.

Realtime UK 20 SmiteRealtimeUK © Hi-Rez Studios
RealtimeUK hits 20

Anniversary celebrated with greatest hits video.

Blur Atlas Reactor The Case trailerBlur Studio © Trion Worlds
Blur - Atlas Reactor: The Case

Victor Hugo creates character for Blur Studio's cartoony trailer.

Blur Titanfall 2 Become One trailerBlur © Respawn Entertainment
Blur – Titanfall 2: Become One

The mad mechs return in Blur Studio's trailer.

Framestore © Danjaq, LLC
Framestore - Spectre

How Framestore Nuked Spectre’s title sequence.