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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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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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Saving time with Chaos Cloud

Digital archaeologist Bernard Frischer explains how Chaos Cloud is helping virtual time travelers experience ancient history from the comfort of their homes.

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How Uniform Group created Chaos’ wonderful worlds with Chaos Cloud

As part of our huge rebrand, Uniform Group created detailed 3D worlds for each Chaos product. Discover the planets’ secrets—and how Chaos Cloud saved the day.

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What Is 3D Rendering? Complete Guide to 3D Visualization

3D imagery can bring cinematic visions to life and help accurately plan tomorrow’s cityscapes. Expert Ricardo Ortiz explains how it works.

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The secrets of the Wooden Metropolis

Splinters become skyscrapers in this ad for conservation group Robin Wood. Discover how 3D Artist Christian Sturm used V-Ray for 3ds Max to create the scene.

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Chaos Cosmos free 3D content collection launched

Architects and designers can now quickly stage visuals with high-quality content and take the fastest route to photorealism with over 650 easy-to-use assets.

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V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max, update 1 out now

V-Ray masking elements now available in the Layer compositor. Plus Chaos Cosmos access, progressive caustics, multiple additive Dome Lights and more improvements.

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Under the hood of Ash Thorp’s stunning “Evinetta”

“Evinetta” drops 2020 tech into a 1970s concept car. Director Ash Thorp and CGI artist ColorSponge talk about V-Ray for 3ds Max’s role in this atmospheric short.

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Rendering 1,000+ images with Chaos Cloud and V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max

CGI production studio Mintviz on how V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max and Chaos Cloud’s features helped them create hundreds of images for Bush Furniture in very little time.

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Epic advertising with V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max

Mondlicht Studios and Rhubarb Agency’s campaigns for “Utopia,” “Altered Carbon” and “Alta Mar” are humongous. Find out how V-Ray for 3ds Max helped create them.

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“Illumination” Student Contest Winners Announced

Fairground vision and Coldplay tribute scoop jury and public winner prizes; classic sci-fi, cartoon cowboys and late-night journeys receive runner-up goodies.

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Arterra Interactive on presenting cities via Chaos Vantage

Metropolis now: Arterra Interactive’s Tony MacDonald tells us about using Chaos Vantage’s real-time ray tracing to explore massive cityscapes in front of clients.

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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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Making Katy Perry “Smile” with V-Ray for 3ds Max

CG artist Pedro Conti had just 6 weeks to deliver high-quality content for musical megastar’s latest promo. Here’s how V-Ray for 3ds Max helped him hit deadlines.

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Creating a spectacular anime homage with V-Ray

It's "Showtime!" Maciej Kuciara's short film is a beloved and meticulous tribute to anime classics. Discover how V-Ray for 3ds Max helped him create it.

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5 essential V-Ray 5 features for VFX artists

V-Ray 5 is a major update to our rendering software. Find out how its new features and improved workflow can give you more creative flexibility than ever before.

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Working from home: Chaos Cloud delivers Vivarium VFX

Jonas Ussing contributed great shots to sci-fi movie “Vivarium.” He tells us how Chaos Cloud and V-Ray for 3ds Max rendering software help him create VFX at home.

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