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Archviz tips and tricks from BOC Studio

Unleash the holiday spirit and make your renders jingle all the way by unwrapping these archviz tips and tricks gifted from BOC Studio.

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How Vantage, Phoenix, and Anima 5 elevate BOC Studio's archviz

Learn how BOC harnesses the power of Vantage, Phoenix, and Anima 5 digital humans in their workflow to transport viewers to serene architectural spaces.

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Liquid symphony: Exploring directed velocities in Chaos Phoenix

Create a harmonious and captivating visual experience by following this 7-step tutorial that goes over the manipulation of directed velocities in Chaos Phoenix.

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V-Ray VFX & Animation Showreel 2023

Grab your popcorn and enjoy the latest and greatest works of VFX magic, crafted by talented V-Ray and Phoenix artists from around the globe.

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Power up your simulations with Chaos Phoenix 5, update 2

Chaos’ fluid dynamics software now packs support for 3ds Max and Maya 2024, plus all-new features and optimizations for faster and more versatile simulations.

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How V-Ray, Phoenix, and Chaos Cloud helped “Starship” shoot for Mars

Christian Debney’s SpaceX-inspired short film ignites rocket fuel and tugs heartstrings. Find out how the director launched human feelings into outer space.

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Painting with pixels: Archviz studio Rembrandt is Dead on its workflow

Learn how archviz studio Rembrandt is Dead brings architectural tales to life with V-Ray for Rhino, 3ds Max, Chaos Cloud Rendering, and Chaos Phoenix.

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How to build your best rendering machine ever

About to upgrade your computer? Check out CG expert Ricardo Ortiz’s handy hardware guide and discover where you can get the best rendering bang for your buck.

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Talking garbage with 3D artist Oliver Kentner

3D artist Oliver Kentner reveals how he uses V-Ray for 3ds Max, Chaos Phoenix, and tyFlow to simulate and visualize The Ocean Cleanup’s trash-collecting systems.

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Deep dive into Chaos Phoenix 5, update 1

Set your imagination free with Chaos Pheonix 5, update 1’s new features, including V-Ray CPU IPR support, new creative controls, and an optimized user interface.

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Tips for realistic archviz and VFX simulations part 2: Advanced techniques

Want to become a fluid dynamics master? Dive deep into Chaos Phoenix with expert Hammer Chen, and find out how to add extra levels of realism to your simulations.

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Tips for realistic arch viz and VFX simulations part 1: Looking at the real world

Chaos Phoenix can add unprecedented levels of realism to any 3D project. In this guide, fluid simulation expert Hammer Chen explains how to make the most of it.

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The complete guide to Chaos Phoenix, Part 2 — Under the hood

In the second part of our guide to Phoenix, expert Cory Holm dives deep into the features that help you control the way you can shade and shape your simulations.

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The complete guide to Chaos Phoenix, Part 1 — Getting to know dynamics simulation

Join Phoenix expert Cory Holm for the first part of our guide to Chaos’ liquid, fire, and smoke simulator, and find out how to make the most of its features.

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Use these 5 Chaos Phoenix expert tips to make your archviz scenes amazing

Chaos’ fluid dynamics simulator can be used for more than just VFX. Phoenix product specialist Georgi Zhekov shares how it can bring archviz projects to life.

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V-Ray VFX & Animation Showreel 2022

This year’s V-Ray VFX showreel has it all—featuring some of the biggest visual effects from blockbuster movies, TV series, game cinematics, ads, and more.

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More options for your simulations with Chaos Phoenix

Two become one: We’ve merged Chaos Phoenix for 3ds Max and Chaos Phoenix for Maya into a single product, giving you access to both versions for one price.

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V-Ray VFX & Animation Showreel 2021

Check out our 2021 reel, packed full with outstanding VFX work by V-Ray customers from around the world. True masters of their craft.

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"Create a Better World" Student Rendering Challenge begins

Dare to dream big and render the world your way. We invite you to demonstrate your passion for 3D art by using your imagination and skill to create a better world.

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Learn how V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max’s materials helped create this crashed car rendering

Crunch time: Discover how V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max, Chaos Scans and Phoenix for 3ds Max helped VFX Artist Hagen Gilbert unleash mayhem in this dramatic car rendering.

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Phoenix 4, update 4 for 3ds Max and Maya available now

Cause great-looking and completely customizable mayhem with active bodies collision, color absorption, massive wave forces and more new features and improvements.

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V-Ray VFX & Animation Showreel 2020

We are proud to showcase our 2020 VFX reel, premiered during our first 24 Hours of Chaos livestream event. Huge thanks to the many studios who contributed.

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Phoenix FD for 3ds Max and Maya updated

Chaos Group’s fluid dynamics software has been updated. Make use of force tuning, faster particle previews and improved Sticky Liquids for quick, easy workflows.

Phoenix FD 4.2 released

Latest update includes improved previews and TexUVW sims, particle shader enhancements, plus Phoenix FD for 3ds Max now supports V-Ray 5 and 3ds Max 2021.

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