V-Ray for 3ds Max ARTICLES

© Bertrand Benoit
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.

© Alex Petkov
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

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

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.

CG Render of Boston University Data Sciences CenterBoston University Data Sciences Center by KPMB Architects © Norm Li
How to build an inspirational arch-viz studio

Norm Li creates some of the best-looking arch-viz renders for the real estate development, architecture and design industries. The viz firm shares its top tips.

CG render of a cityscape from aboveCourtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
Zaha Hadid Architects on the tech behind its iconic designs

V-Ray is a fundamental part of the renowned architecture studio, Zaha Hadid Architects. Jose Pareja Gomez and Marko Margeta discuss the tech behind the design.

One Post Office Square is a 41-story tower in Boston’s Financial District rendered by TILTPIXEL© TILTPIXEL
How V-Ray Next sped up TILTPIXEL’s 3ds Max renderings by 25%

TILTPIXEL reveals how it visualized the modernization of a decades-old architectural structure to meet the demands of modern tenants, with V-Ray and Phoenix FD.

Total Chaos THU Golden Ticket
What is THU? V-Ray artist & Total Chaos contest winner explains

Total Chaos competition winner and V-Ray artist Ivona Alexandrov shares how her passions for science, technology and art magically collided at THU 2019 in Malta.

Undiscovered Student Rendering Competition© Andrei Lazar, Dade Orgeron
“Undiscovered” Student Rendering Challenge Revealed

We’re inviting students around the world to show us something we’ve never seen before and win big prizes, including a V-Ray or Corona commercial license.

© Mario Cameras
How to render an underwater shot with V-Ray Next for 3ds Max

Learn how to render a convincing swimming pool — with fog and caustics — for your next arch-viz animation with these tips and video guide by Mario Cameras.

Zap Andersson — Autodesk (Part Deux)

The Brad Pitt of rendering opens up on OSL shaders, takes a trip into the uncanny valley and talks synthesized cats, slightly annoyed rodents and arm-wrestling.

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.