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How a Gnomon graduate brings anime characters to life

A robot in the headlights: Elvira Trofimova’s dazzling image brings FLCL's Canti and Haruko to life. Find out how V-Ray for Maya helped her create and render it.

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V-Ray 5 for Maya, update 2 available now

Materials, models, and HDRIs: Chaos Cosmos support comes to V-Ray for Maya. Plus all-new features including V-Ray Decal, support for lights in USD, 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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How V-Ray for Maya helped create this astonishing sci-fi scene

Future noir: Darko Mitev’s cyberpunk city could easily exist in “Blade Runner’s” grimy sci-fi world. Discover the V-Ray 5 for Maya features he used to create it.

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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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V-Ray 5, update 1 now available for Maya and Houdini.

New updates add initial support for Pixar’s USD format to V-Ray 5 for Maya, Hydra support to V-Ray 5 for Houdini, plus many more features for easier pipelines.

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Tips from the world of VFX

Dmitry Vinnik has worked on Game of Thrones, Tron: Legacy and Stranger Things. He tells us how crucial V-Ray for Maya has been throughout his career.

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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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V-Ray for Maya renders student contest-winning image

Hwiyeon Cho’s eye-catching “Poppyland” won the Jury Prize in our “Illumination” student rendering competition. Discover V-Ray for Maya’s role in its creation.

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Meet the student challenge winner now working at ILM

Isaac Zuren tells us how winning our 2018 student rendering challenge helped him land a prestigious job at ILM and offers his tips from the professional world.

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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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V-Ray 5 PLE for Maya released

Take your time to explore the amazing features of V-Ray 5, including Light Path Expressions and an all-new V-Ray Proxy, with our free personal learning edition.

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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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How Science Fiction Film School is nurturing a new generation of VFX artists

Graduates of South Korea’s Science Fiction Film School now work in Hollywood and beyond. Find out how they’re taught technical and creative skills.

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Everything you need to know about ACEScg

New to V-Ray 5 for Maya is full support for ACEScg, which promises to unify visual effects workflows. Discover why it’s important plus how to use it in V-Ray.

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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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V-Ray 5 for Maya available now

Find out how V-Ray 5 for Maya will reinvigorate your rendering pipeline with Light Path Expressions, an all-new V-Ray Proxy, Layered Compositing and much more.

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Why V-Ray 5 removes the challenges of creating materials

We take a look at how you can quickly make believable materials using the new Asset Browser and material presets in V-Ray 5 with new simplified options.

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Interview with Skyup Academy founder, Mauro Baldissera

Freelance 3D artist and Skyup Academy founder, Mauro Baldissera, shares what inspires him, his top work-from-home tips, and why he loves V-Ray for Maya for VFX.

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Join the V-Ray 5 for Maya beta

Your chance to try the latest V-Ray features, including a redesigned V-Ray Frame Buffer with light mixing and compositing, plus an all-new V-Ray Proxy node.

3D robot dusk sunset illustration created in 3ds Max with Substance Designer using the V-Ray shader and rendered with V-Ray. Character concept by Francisco Ruiz Velasco© Alessandro Baldasseroni
How to use the V-Ray shader in Substance Painter 2020.1

Get to know the V-Ray shader in Substance Painter. Discover how 3D artist Alessandro Baldasseroni and production studio Elastic use it with these 2 video guides.

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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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