V-Ray for Maya ARTICLES

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

Ian Spriggs

“Portrait of Cassidy” is CG artist Ian Spriggs’ latest digital portrait. Listen to find out how he created this and many of his other masterpieces.

Butterfly Effects

Graduation project When John Goes Outside is a short film with a big message. We talk to the students who created it.

Greg Teegarden – Digital Domain

From the jurassic era to outer space and the high seas with VFX supervisor Greg

How to Teach V-Ray for Maya in Two Weeks

We speak to professor Cornelius Malerczyk of Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen about mathematics, V-Ray, and intensive summer camps in CGI

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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.

Miguel Ortega — The Ningyo

Want to make a short film? Listen to this interview with The Ningyo director Miguel Ortega to find out how to do it — and what not to do

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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.

Ian Spriggs, Scott Eaton, Steven Wang & Phil Liu — THU2017

VFX and gaming artists gather in 2-for-1 THU podcast.

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KINGSGLAIVE: FINAL FANTASY XV ups its Game with V-Ray

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

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The new master: Ian Spriggs talks photorealism and portraits

CG Labs’ Chris Nichols talks to Hollywood creature creator about his incredible imagery.

V-RAY DAYS @ SIGGRAPH 2017 ROUNDUP

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, Stranger Things and Digital Humans headline blockbuster presentation roster.

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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.

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Digital Domain — Fate of the Furious

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

Dave Carlson

Nerding out with an artist who's ridden the wave of VFX

How to move V-Ray scenes between applications

We developed V-Ray scene files to help you move a scene from one application to render in another.

Chris Wells

Gongs, graphics and green screens with an expert VFX supervisor and artist

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Pixomondo - Fear the Walking Dead

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

Understanding Resumable Rendering

In short, resumable rendering is the ability to have incomplete renders resume where they left off.

fxguide looks at V-Ray’s Stochastic Renderings

How V-Ray 3.4 brings realistic metallic and glistening surfaces to life.

V-Ray's implementation of the Anders Langlands' alSurface shader

V-Ray's implementation of the Anders Langlands' alSurface shader

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Game of Thrones’ “Battle of the Bastards” scoops VFX Emmy

Iloura uses V-Ray to render effects for massive skirmish sequence.

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Jellyfish - Floogals

How Zodiak Kids show “Floogals” is pushing the boundaries of CG in TV for tots.

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Fido - Kung Fury

How this Swedish effects house breathed life into David Sandberg's bonkers vision.