V-Ray for 3ds Max ARTICLES

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.

A sunny and stormy greenhouse scene© Jiří Matys
How V-Ray can transform a sunny 3D environment to stormy

Artist Jiří Matys used V-Ray for 3ds Max to transform a day scene into a dramatic rainy night. He reveals his secrets for creating glass, grass and greenhouses.

3D sphere models showcase the different material options that can be achieved in V-Ray 5
Why V-Ray 5 removes the challenges of creating materials

We take a look at how you can quickly make believable materials using the new Asset Browser and material presets in V-Ray 5 with new simplified options.

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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V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max launched

Light Mix. Layer Compositing. Refined material workflows. With V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max, we’ve redefined the role of a renderer in 3D workflows. Find out more.

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How AECOM is paving the way forward with V-Ray

AECOM’s epic infrastructure projects span prehistory to the future. Discover how the company uses V-Ray 3D rendering software to plan and implement its visions.

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Relight without re-rendering: How Light Mix works in V-Ray 5

Light Mix lets you change the color and intensity of your lights after you’ve rendered your scene. Learn how it works in the new V-Ray Frame Buffer in V-Ray 5.

3D robot dusk sunset illustration created in 3ds Max with Substance Designer using the V-Ray shader and rendered with V-Ray. Character concept by Francisco Ruiz Velasco© Alessandro Baldasseroni
How to use the V-Ray shader in Substance Painter 2020.1

Get to know the V-Ray shader in Substance Painter. Discover how 3D artist Alessandro Baldasseroni and production studio Elastic use it with these 2 video guides.

V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max beta launched

Experience the renderer of tomorrow right now. Sign up and try the completely redesigned Frame Buffer (VFB2), as well as the new material library with powerful tools.

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.

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7 pro tips for your V-Ray GPU renders

Bertrand Benoit’s evocative images of one of LA’s most iconic buildings, the Sheats-Goldstein Residence, were rendered with V-Ray GPU. Discover the workflow.

A metallic reactor in a gully with plants© Aaron Rabago
Why this V-Ray-rendered student work won the public’s hearts

Architectural visualization student Aaron Rabago discusses his mysterious 3D render that won the public vote in our “Undiscovered” student rendering contest.

The face of an Amazfit Verge 2 smartwatch© INK
How INK uses 3D rendering software to bring big ideas to life

INK is an award-winning creative studio working with technology brands. Read how its experimental approach to 3D rendering software simplifies complex ideas.

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.

Pedro Conti — Director, Flooul Animation

From Sao Paolo to Los Angeles: How music and animation have helped CG Artist and Director Pedro Conti get through tough times and be true to his heart.

An astronaut in undergrowth© Matteo Morana
See our student rendering competition winners!

Matteo Morana’s overgrown vision of earth picks up first prize. Find out more and discover other incredible work submitted to our “Undiscovered” competition.

Godzilla toy with toy soldiers© SuperBlimp
Win prizes and get what you need to speed up your render times with RTX On

NVIDIA’s RTX technology has halved SuperBlimp’s V-Ray GPU rendering times. Discover more — and win a V-Ray license and a graphics card in our giveaway.

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FULL NVIDIA RTX SUPPORT ADDED TO V-RAY NEXT

Utilize the full power of NVIDIA’s RT cores and enhance your V-Ray GPU workflow with the latest updates

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.

An avenue leading to a colonial building on a sunny day© Bertrand Benoit - bbb3viz.com
V-Ray GPU Adds Support for NVIDIA RTX

RTX acceleration brings a speed boost to new V-Ray Next updates