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3D Artist Spotlight: Thilina Liyanage

Can nature and architecture exist in harmony? Discover how Thilina Liyanage uses V-Ray for Sketchup to make animal and plant-based designs into livable spaces.

© Luca Borro
Going microscopic with V-Ray for Rhino and Chaos Cloud Rendering

Science and art collide: Biomedical engineer Luca Borro reveals how he visualizes incredible organic molecules with V-Ray for Rhino and Chaos Cloud Rendering.

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Top 5 nodes Goodbye Kansas uses in Solaris for an efficient workflow

The key to a smarter workflow: nodes. Learn how Goodbye Kansas is using the building blocks of scene creation in Houdini to create powerful art.

© Miralumo
The secrets of "Napo:" How V-Ray rendered this astonishing short film

Miralumo's short film "Napo" explores how art reignites forgotten memories and bridges generational gaps. Discover how V-Ray for Maya helped produce the film.

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Beauty is more than skin-deep: Ian Spriggs talks about his remarkable new portrait

Having mastered the digital portrait, Ian Spriggs is going beneath the skin. He tells us how V-Ray for Maya’s AL Surface shader brought “Prometheus” to life.

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How Annina Weber's imagination is brought to life with V-Ray for Maya

When talent meets passion: 3D Artist and Think Tank Online student Annina Weber talks about her V-Ray for Maya workflow and the inspiration behind her best work.

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Read an exclusive excerpt from Ian Spriggs' book

Digital portrait artist extraordinaire Ian Spriggs gets under the skin of his artworks in “A Portrait of the Digital Age.” Here, he presents an exclusive excerpt.

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Collaborating with kids to create adorable monsters

Fantastic beasts: 3D artist AJ Jeffries talks about the collaborative process of crayon to V-Ray used to recreate schoolkid Mariah's monster drawing.

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How to train your seahorse with V-Ray for Maya

Spine-chilling short film “The Seahorse Trainer” explores an old man’s hobby of seahorse training. Director Babak Bina shares how V-Ray made it come to life.

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The key to creating captivating animation: V-Ray Premium

Rodrigo Sotero has made cool ads, music videos, and drool worthy chocolate sims. His biggest passion? Animation. Learn his approach to using V-Ray Collection.

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Why Ian Spriggs uses V-Ray GPU rendering for 3D portraits

Masterly CG artist Ian Spriggs is reinventing himself in more ways than one: Experimenting with a new self-portrait and switching to V-Ray GPU rendering in Maya.

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Feeling out of tune? Let this inventive artwork inspire you

Cinema 4D and V-Ray artist Nicolas Delille discusses the surprises that brought his career attention and reveals the challenges that made him a better artist.

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Making of Jjahawa: Part 3 — lighting and rendering in V-Ray

In the final part of Taj Nabhani’s making of Jjahawa, he discusses how to light and render great-looking 3D character designs using V-Ray for Maya.

Image by Taj Nabhani. Concept © Roman Kupriianov.
Making of Jjahawa: Part 2 — using V-Ray materials & shaders

In Part 2 of the making of Jjahawa, Taj Nabhani details how he created the eyes and used the VRayHairNext and VRayAlSurface shaders for convincing 3D hair and skin.

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Making of Jjahawa: Part 1 — 3D character modeling tips

Taj Nabhani reveals the making of Jjahawa, a 3D character based on a concept by Roman Kupriianov. Part 1 details the modeling, 3D cloth and model optimizations.

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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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Using V-Ray Next to create a manga-inspired world

Sr. Environment Artist Sonja Christoph puts V-Ray Next for 3ds Max through its paces to render a series of images with a hand-painted, illustration look.

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A new perspective on “Watering”

Marton Zoltan Toth has remade Mednyánszky’s classic painting with a sci-fi twist. Find out how this arch viz artist used V-Ray to take his talents back in time.

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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.

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The secrets of Ian Spriggs’ 3D portraits

Ian Spriggs takes attention to detail to the Next level. Go behind the scenes of his recent works to see how a master tells story through composition and detail.

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Keeping it simple: Rendering with V-Ray Next for Maya

V-Ray Next for Maya is considerably faster and more efficient than 3.6. Maya expert Stephen DeLalla reveals how he’s taken his workflow to the Next level.

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Amazing Manes, Bedazzling Beards and Photorealistic Fur with V-Ray Next for Maya

Andrew Krivulya shares his tricks for luscious CG locks — and reveals how Chaps Cloud has boosted his workflow.

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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.

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Alexey Kashpersky (NSFW)

Medical imaging clashes with sci-fi in Alexey Kashpersky’s weird and wonderful close-ups.

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