V-Ray for Maya ARTICLES

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How Saddington Baynes renders high-quality product designs

Visualizing a luxury watch spearheads a new direction for esteemed London creative production studio Saddington Baynes. We ask the team for their top CGI tips.

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See the GPU rendering videos of Ian Spriggs’ new digidouble

Ian Spriggs has created a 3D portrait of Chaos Group’s CG Labs Director and CG Garage host Chris Nichols — and we can’t believe our eyes. See the BTS shots.

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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.

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“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.

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.

V-Ray Next for Maya secrets revealed at Gnomon School

Agents of Chaos flew to California this summer to share with Gnomon students how an efficient V-Ray Next for Maya workflow can make them even better artists.

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V-Ray VFX & Animation Showreel 2019

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

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How to win a Rookies CG student award

The esteemed CG student contest has revealed its winners. Check out some of the top V-Ray-rendered entries and learn co-founder Alwyn Hunt’s secrets for success.

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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.

Thriving on Chaos: V-Ray, Corona and Lavina at SIGGRAPH 2019

Get all the latest V-Ray news, Corona updates and highlights from Chaos’ new real-time ray tracer, Lavina — plus the full scoop from Total Chaos @ SIGGRAPH 2019.

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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.

Ian Spriggs, Paul Debevec and Scott Eaton — Total Chaos

How are technological leaps in GPUs, light fields and AI changing CG art and digital humans? Three industry luminaries join Chris for a fascinating discussion.

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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 animator Laurent Witz about creating this hilarious series.

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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.

Getting totally educated at Total Chaos

With Academies, Masterclasses, panel discussions, presentations and more, Total Chaos was a perfect event for anyone who wanted to jumpstart their career in CG.

Jose Pareja Gomez and Marko Margeta — Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects’ incredible designs require cutting-edge technology, new visualization techniques — and a bunch of creativity. Find out how they do it.

FMX 2019 recap

Chaos Group brings together stars of animation, visual effects and mixed reality for behind-the-scenes access and demonstrations of the versatility of V-Ray.

Total Chaos: Day two recap

Total Chaos’s last day was a cornucopia of cool CG content covering everything from the world’s biggest buildings to the universe’s biggest bad guys.

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.

Total Chaos: the keynote

Chaos Group launched its second annual computer graphics conference with a keynote focused on research, community support and the latest product news.

V-Ray Next for Maya, update 1 out now

Includes Maya 2019 compatibility, new memory management features and improved light sampling, plus optimizations to take your workflow to the next level.

Kirk Shintani — Elastic: Game of Thrones opening credits

With Game of Thrones' titles reaching their end, Art Director and Head of 3D Kirk reflects on nine years of V-Ray-rendered explorations of mini Westeros.

What’s Next: breaking down “Capsule”

The atmospheric and characterful nature of “Capsule” helped John Jak Pagan win our student rendering competition. Here, he reveals how he mastered the scene.