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MaterialX and V-Ray: Crafting the next chapter in 3D creativity

Discover how V-Ray 6, update 2 integrated MaterialX into V-Ray for Maya and Houdini's Solaris for effortless shader graph exchange and seamless collaboration.

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Redefine connectivity with V-Ray 6, update 2 for Maya and Houdini

Empower seamless collaboration with MaterialX & USD compatibility, and elevate your creativity effortlessly with enhanced tools for visual perfection.

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How we made Chaos Scatter — and where it's going next

V-Ray Product Specialist Petya Georgieva explains how the latest version of Chaos Scatter will make it even easier to populate scenes with multiple objects .

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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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V-Ray 6, update 1 comes to Autodesk Maya and Cinema 4D

Double delight: Crucial new features for faster scenes and ultimate creative control added to V-Ray’s awe-inspiring rendering talents.

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3D Artist Spotlight: Guillaume Hulot

The recipe for success: A talented 3D artist shares how hard work, skill, and networking helped him advance in the world of 3D and secure his dream job.

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Going Big: Award-winning Brazilian creative studio talks rendering with Chaos Cloud

Big Studios has mastered everything from cute animations to realistic car renders. CCO Ricardo Passos tells us how they work and the benefits of adopting Chaos Cloud.

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Behind the scenes of the V-Ray 6 release videos with the Chaos 3D team

Learn more about the creative process, teamwork, and collaboration involved in creating the V-Ray 6 release videos for 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, and Maya.

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3D Artist Spotlight: Tiago Mesquita

Learn how Tiago Mesquita uses V-Ray for Maya and his artistic talent to turn nostalgia into vivid visual stories that make you chuckle like you’re five again.

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This is Halloween: How Frame48 designed a Muse video built for horror fans

“The Shining” and “IT” nods aren’t the only cool things in Muse's latest video. Learn how V-Ray helped create everything from melting portraits to handheld shots.

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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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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.

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V-Ray 6 for Maya out now

New V-Ray version saves time and boosts creativity with features such as Enmesh for repeating geometry, procedural clouds, all-new render analytics, and more.

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Behind-the-scenes of “Bad Travelling,” part 1: Collaborating with David Fincher

Love Death & Robots’ “Bad Travelling” gave Blur Studio a chance to work alongside legendary director David Fincher. Find out what they learned in the process.

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Behind-the-scenes of “Bad Travelling,” part 2: How to light like David Fincher

In the second part of our “Love, Death & Robots” episode breakdown, Blur Studio tells us how they worked with director David Fincher to dramatically light shots.

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How eder speeds up automotive visualization with Chaos’ powerful V-Ray AppSDK

eder’s VR-Mockup software produces hundreds of photorealistic car and product configurations at the touch of a button. Find out how it’s powered by V-Ray AppSDK.

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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 the rendering power of Chaos Cloud helps Recom Farmhouse hit big deadlines

V-Ray for Maya frees creative studio Recom Farmhouse’s imagination — and Chaos Cloud ensures it delivers work on time. Owner Christoph Bolten tells us more.

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How Škoda accelerates car renders with Chaos Cosmos and V-Ray for Maya

Škoda Design uses V-Ray for Maya and Chaos Cosmos to create sleek visualizations of their latest car models. They share some of their best projects with us.

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Crafting feathers and fur for this student rendering challenge-winning image

Come fly with squee: Seonghyeon Park’s unique image scooped the public vote in our student rendering contest. He tells us about its inspiration and creation.

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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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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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