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Stress-free archviz workflows with V-Ray

Discover the V-Ray features that give architects and archviz artists joyfully smooth rendering workflows, no matter which 3D modeling software they’re using.

3D Artist Spotlight: Yi Xiang

These ducks are on a mission. 3D artist Yi Xiang’s playful and dynamic short film “Rubber Duck Secret Lab'' demonstrates V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max’s latest features.

Finding inspiration everywhere (Chaos Campus Live Show Episode 2 Recap)

3D artist, Ines Dga explains her work philosophy and gives some simple tricks on how to deal with tough clients in the archviz industry.

3D Artist Spotlight: Encho Enchev

Meet Encho Enchev, the artist behind our V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max launch video concept, and discover how he’s turned a passion for 3D into a successful career.

The new V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max is here

V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max brings in scattering, memory-efficient 3D geometry pattern tiling across objects, procedural clouds, cloud collaboration, and much more.

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Chasing your newfound passion towards a career in 3D

We’ve all heard about the success of 3D College Denmark’s program. We think it’s time to introduce you to its most promising students. First up, Michael Mayer.

When being multiskilled and hardworking pays off

From multimedia design and cabinet making to modern archviz, artist Lisa Jørgensen has taken the 3D world by storm with her diverse skills and passion.

V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max, beta launches

Take a sneak peek at the incredible new version of V-Ray, including new tools that cut through complex designs, and our fastest-ever shaders and materials.

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How Embraer relies on the Chaos ecosystem to render their business jets

Up up and away: Embraer uses Chaos Scans along with V-Ray Collection to create impressive renders of commercial planes in 3ds Max. Dive into their process.

How Adaptive Bucket Splitting speeds up V-Ray’s rendering

The latest V-Ray for 3ds Max hotfix makes bucket rendering faster than ever before. Find out how Chaos’ clever algorithm solved this age-old computing problem.

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Allan McKay on how to automate everything as a technical director

In Show 5, Emmy Award-winning Technical Director Allan McKay focuses on the importance of automating everything to optimize your workflow and reap the benefits of the scripts and tools made available in rendering software.

How to create a realistic kitchen interior in 3ds Max: Part 3

Follow along to learn how to set up a production render and post-process efficiently in the V-Ray Frame Buffer to achieve a high-quality render.

How to create a realistic kitchen interior in 3ds Max: Part 2

Learn how to set up and tweak the camera, materials and natural lighting in V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max to create a realistic kitchen interior.

How to create a realistic kitchen interior in 3ds Max: Part 1

V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max features exciting new possibilities for interior designers! Learn how to use it to create a realistic kitchen interior step-by-step.

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How V-Ray powered up Free Guy’s visual effects

“Free Guy” brings videogame mayhem to the big screen. Scanline VFX Supervisor Bryan Grill tells us how rendering with V-Ray for 3ds Max helped control the action.

How we perfected white and light hair colors in V-Ray

Here comes the science bit: V-Ray 5, update 2’s hair shader tackles white and lighter pigmentation. Find out how we overcame this surprisingly tricky challenge.

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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.

V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max, update 2 available now

Epic V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max update packs V-Ray Decal support, a Sharpen & Blur VFB layer, batch image processing, Chaos Cosmos materials, lighting controls, and more.

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V-Ray wins Engineering Emmy® Award

Chaos’ photorealistic renderer was honored with an award for advancing the use of fully ray-traced rendering in television. Find out more about this incredible win.

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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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Does a CG telescope work like a real one?

3D visualizer Patrick Ng tested V-Ray for 3ds Max’s physically accurate rendering with a precise telescope model. Find out how he did it—and if it worked.

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