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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.

© Hammer Chen - model by Lien Ying-Te
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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How to use the new features in Phoenix FD 4 — Part 1

Phoenix FD 4 offers more control for realistic fluid simulations. Get to know Active Bodies, Standalone Previewer and the Particle Tuner in our features guide.

A superbike on fire© Hammer Chen. Model by Lien Ying-Te.
How to use the new features in Phoenix FD 4 — Part 2

With Voxel Tuner, TexUVW and thinkingParticles integration, you can take your Phoenix FD 4 simulations to the next level. Find out how in part 2 of our guide.

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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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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.

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Phoenix FD 4 for 3ds Max and Maya out now

Accelerate your simulations and take control of complex effects with the incredible features of the latest version of Chaos Group’s fluid dynamics software.

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.

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.

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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.

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Test drive the Phoenix FD 4 beta right now

Strap in for the ride of your life and experience new features, including Voxel and Particle Tuners, Active Bodies and Tex UVW, ahead of everyone else.

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