V-Ray for 3ds Max ARTICLES

Total Chaos: Day one recap

Ian Spriggs exclusively unveils his latest portrait, Vlado on new V-Ray Next for 3ds Max features, women in tech panel plus more from Chaos Group's conference.

Total Chaos: The Masterclasses recap

Ahead of the main conference, Chaos Group hosted a series of tutorials hosted by industry pros from Pixar, WeWork and many more. Find out how it went down.

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RealtimeUK rebuilds “Game of Thrones” characters for “Winter is Coming”

How do you create photorealistic versions of the world’s most well-known TV stars from scratch? We asked RealtimeUK to break down its epic video game cinematic.

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.

Andy Wilkoff — CG Lead/TD, A52

Do VFX companies have a heart? “X-Men” and “I, Robot” VFX artist — and 3D printing pro — tells Chris how he got through tough times in a turbulent industry.

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Controlled demolition: tips from Bottleship VFX

With The Wandering Earth rocking the Chinese box office, we ask Bottleship VFX’s Hristo Velev how he unleashes destruction while keeping his business on track.

How this Norwegian studio crafts subsea visualizations

Who knew deep sea machinery could be this hypnotic? Rendering.no shows us a pipeline for pipelines and talks us through creating a stormy ocean in Phoenix FD.

Listen up! We’ve compiled 2018’s top 15 CG Garage podcasts

Punk production designers, CG portrait painters, powerful producers and previz pioneers — Chris Nichols selects his favorite podcasts of the last 12 months.

Phil Miller — Vice President of Product Management, Chaos Group

One of the minds behind computing’s most important creative software has brought his expertise and passion to Chaos Group. He tells Chris his incredible story.

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Faster, more dramatic large-scale water sims with Phoenix FD and V-Ray Cloud

CG Artist Jonas Ussing shares his tips for cinematic splashes via this animation of Tokyo's flood defense system in operation.

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Cloudbuster: Manuel Mousiol’s Maserati montage pushes V-Ray Cloud to its limits

See a day in the life of a Maserati in 33 seconds, and find out how it was created with V-Ray for 3ds Max, VRscans and V-Ray Cloud.

Four-years, 210 all-CG shots. The film that changed VFX workflows

Before “real-time ray tracing” was sexy: CONSTRUCT is the proof that a small team of top talent can literally change the future of VFX workflows.

Kevin Margo & Derron Ross — CONSTRUCT

After five years in production, Kevin Margo’s short film Construct has finally been released. Find out why it’s taken such a long time, and how this little film could change VFX workflows in a big way.

Zap Andersson — Autodesk

Join the Shader Wizard for a journey through the history of ray tracing and a comprehensive guide to metalness.

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You won't see another arch viz movie like Landmark anytime soon

Architectural communication studio Beauty and The Bit unleashed its inner Kubrick for this atmospheric short film. Watch it here, and find out how director Victor Bonafonte took advantage of V-Ray Cloud.

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Bloated Motors: INK gives the 70s’ unloved autos a helium injection

What began as an in-house experiment has ballooned into a viral phenomenon. We talk to the minds behind this playful reimagining of the cars that style forgot.

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How easy is it to render on the Chaos Cloud? TILTPIXEL puts it to the test

Award-winning arch viz studio TILTPIXEL taps into the power of Chaos Cloud to render an animation of the world-famous Harbin Opera House.

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Dramatically Expand your Material and Texture Library with V-Ray Plugin Nodes

Would you like more shaders and textures at your fingertips? In this helpful guide, we’ll reveal the key to unlocking access through the V-Ray Plugin Nodes.

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.

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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.

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Mint Studios takes us behind its GPU rendering based workflow

Leonardo Bartz from Mint Studios renders entirely on GPU. He reveals his workflow and shows how he makes use of V-Ray Next for 3ds Max's new features.

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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.

V-Ray Next: Denoising in Production

We explain the differences between NVIDIA's AI denoiser and V-Ray Next's own denoiser. We explain how ours allows for proper compositing and temporal denoising.

Andre Matos — Porsche AG

CG artist shares tricks of the trade for awesome automobile renders