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A cartoon woman on a yellow rubber chicken ahead of a clown car with many laughing clowns© Capitol Records
Making Katy Perry “Smile” with V-Ray for 3ds Max

CG artist Pedro Conti had just 6 weeks to deliver high-quality content for musical megastar’s latest promo. Here’s how V-Ray for 3ds Max helped him hit deadlines.

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Creating a spectacular anime homage with V-Ray

It's "Showtime!" Maciej Kuciara's short film is a beloved and meticulous tribute to anime classics. Discover how V-Ray for 3ds Max helped him create it.

5 essential V-Ray 5 features for VFX artists

V-Ray 5 is a major update to our rendering software. Find out how its new features and improved workflow can give you more creative flexibility than ever before.

Mint green houses assembled in Space Office© Space Office VFX
Working from home: Chaos Cloud delivers Vivarium VFX

Jonas Ussing contributed great shots to sci-fi movie “Vivarium.” He tells us how Chaos Cloud and V-Ray for 3ds Max rendering software help him create VFX at home.

3D Mech robot by Lead Character Artist Alessandro Baldasseroni created with 3ds Max, Substance Painter and V-Ray inspired by a concept by Francisco Ruiz Velasco© Alessandro Baldasseroni
Render your 3D characters the Alessandro Baldasseroni way

Lead Character Artist, Alessandro Baldasseroni, shares portfolio tips and discusses how his skills have transported him across industries over the last 15 years.

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How V-Ray for Nuke elevated a stylized animation pipeline

Frank Rueter reveals how adding V-Ray for Nuke to OHU Domes’ pipeline helped the small team produce a new level of quality across three short planetarium films.

Travis Scott - HIGHEST IN THE ROOM: Ingenuity Studios ©Sony Music
V-Ray for Houdini, update 1 — available now

New features added to V-Ray for Houdini including custom AOV material input, IPR debug shading, an easier interface and much more.

3D astronaut on the moon created in Cinema 4D for BBC Studios 50-year Moon Landing promotion animation and rendered with V-Ray© BBC Studios
How V-Ray helped BBC Studios render the moon landing

Senior Motion Designer & Art Director, Carlos Gálvez, details the V-Ray for Cinema 4D tricks that helped him render a celebratory moon landing for the BBC.

Actor Keanu Reeves in Cyberpunk 2077Goodbye Kansas © CD Projekt Red
V-Ray Game Cinematic Showreel 2020

Our Game Cinematic Showreel highlights some of the exceptional work being created by V-Ray and Phoenix FD customers across the globe.

Underwater 3D sea lion created for O2 couples campaign by alien studio rendered using 3ds Max and V-RayALIEN studio © O2 Slovakia
How ALIEN studio rendered over 1,200 frames on a tight schedule

ALIEN studio loves a 3D production challenge. 1,200 frames for an O2 Slovakia ad campaign was a chance to put V-Ray & RANCH computing’s render farm to the test.

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How to create a mossy scene with tyFlow and V-Ray

tyFlow and V-Ray are making it easy for REALTIME to create the fiddly bits of 3D scenes. We asked Artist Danilo Lombardo to give us the low-down.

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.

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.

Still from music video with Ron Artis II as 3D character in animated film of stylized city streets rendered with V-Ray© Flooul Animation + Design + Development
Rendering a 3-minute animated music video for Ron Artis II

How Pedro Conti and Fernando Peque rendered what’s in their hearts for Ron Artis II. Go behind the scenes and learn about their first experience with Phoenix FD.

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

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.

Blur Studio © Bethesda Softworks LLC
V-Ray VFX & Animation Showreel 2019

Sit back and enjoy our 2019 VFX & Animation Showreel which premiered at the SIGGRAPH conference.

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.

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.

V-Ray for Houdini released

Discover how V-Ray’s powerful rendering for procedural workflows helped Ingenuity Studios rack up billions of views for Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish videos.

Thanos in Avengers Endgame©2019 MARVEL
How they made a better CGI Thanos for Avengers: Endgame

Learn how the award-winning VFX studio Digital Domain used V-Ray to render an even better Thanos for Marvel's Avengers: Endgame — the highest-grossing film of all time.

© Love, Death and Robots
The render tricks behind Netflix’s NSFW Love, Death & Robots

Blur Studio explored multiple animation styles with the help of V-Ray for the Netflix anthology, Love, Death & Robots. Go behind the scenes!

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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 director Laurent Witz about creating this hilarious series.

Elastic © 2019 Home Box Office
Rendering the Game of Thrones title sequence in V-Ray Next

Learn how Elastic took their creative — and their rendering — to a new level with V-Ray Next for Maya for the final season of Game of Thrones.