V-Ray 2.0 for Maya with Interactive rendering on CPU&GPU


Advantage of the interactive rendering engine running on both CPUs and GPUs in V-Ray for Maya. This will not only boost your speed but will allow making changes on a fly and immediately applying them to the scene.

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V-Ray 2.4 for Maya released


Free update to V-Ray for Maya adds CUDA support to V-Ray RT as well as other improvements and bug fixes.

A new service pack for V-Ray for Maya is now available for download at the Chaos Group Downloads page. This is a free update for all V-Ray 2.0 for Maya customers.

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V-Ray VFX and Game Cinematic Reel 2013

Here is the ChaosGroup Showreel on V-Ray for 2013.

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Chaos Group Ships V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp


25 New Features Target Speed, Lighting and Visualization Quality; 64-Bit Rendering, V-Ray RT for CPU and GPU, Plus Support for SketchUp 2013 Now Available

Sofia, Bulgaria – 16 September 2013 – With today’s launch of Chaos Group’s V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp, the access designers have to faster rendering, better lighting tools, and more detail in complex scenes has reached new heights. It’s the biggest expansion to V-Ray for SketchUp’s rendering capabilities yet, and it’s all thanks to the help of a vast and very dedicated group of beta testers.

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V-Ray RT GPU for 3ds Max demonstration while setting up shaders


A short video demonstrating the performance of V-Ray RT GPU while setting up shaders. click here

V-Ray for C4D 1.8 announced.


LAUBlab have announced a September release for the next version of V-Ray for Cinema 4D, using the V-Ray 2.45 core.

Check the following feature list published by LAUBlab:
*) marked features that don’t make it into the 1.8 in time will come short time after in smaller updates (1.8.x)
**) the v2.x (V-Ray 3 core) feature set given here from todays perspective. It is most likely to come, but can change. Regular updated info can be found in the official V-RayforC4D support forums:

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V-Ray 3.0 for Max – Beta Version


New UI design, Progressive Production Rendering, Cross-Application Shader Format, and Rendering Speed Improvements Highlight the Artist-Inspired Upgrade

Press Release:
Sofia, Bulgaria – September 4, 2013 – Chaos Group has announced the beta program for V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max – the most complete lighting, shading and rendering toolkit on the market. Everything an artist or full scale production team needs to tackle tight timelines comes standard with V-Ray 3.0. Beta testers will have direct access to the Chaos Group team, which will help make this artist-driven package even more appealing to VFX, arch-viz, and industrial design users in the coming months…

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Object Based Lighting with V-Ray Mesh Light

Object Based Lighting with V-Ray Messh Light

In this tutorial we can see how is possible to light objects based with V-Ray mesh light in Maya.
We can see how with using V-Ray mesh light and global illumination we can to create scenes without noise and black splotches.

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Light Cache Improvements

Light Cache Improvements

Also in Maya the ChaosGroup staff has carried new improvements for the light cache calculation in rendering phase.
here one video tutorial that shows you these upgrades.

Learnvray.com – official V-Ray instructors

vtc-onlineIf you want to learn from official V-Ray Licensed Instructors approved by Chaos Group, learnvray.com is the largest educational project ever created before today, fully supported by official V-Ray instructors!

Educate is not just making beautiful images, educate is to reveal what are the fundamental concepts behind an image. Only in this way you’ll be able to reproduce the same principle in you own scenes.

The lessons designed in a perfect progression, a first part of 10 lessons is for beginners who start from scratch. From lesson 11 starts the 5SRW method to learn how to apply the most important photographic concepts in V-Ray, using is as it were a real DSRL!

The annual subscription is now in offer > Learn V-Ray /offer



For the first time in Italy, single event in Europe.
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V-Ray Training: Blue Villa

This is one of the best Educational Material for V-Ray.
CgBlog is like a school with video lessons, a teacher and an official Certification about V-Ray.

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Chaos Group interview with Method Studios

VFX Artist Scott Metzger of Method Studios talks about the the work they did for Halo:Reach, and how they use V-Ray for Maya in production.

“Here at Method we have been using V-Ray for Maya since the beginning of its development. It has had huge success in house for feature and commercial work large and small. Having multiple renderer support inhouse it’s a head to head vs match to final only the best images.”

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V-Ray render engine in action for Avatar!

Exclusive interview for 3DVF with the French 3D artist Aymeric Aute from Prime Focus VFX. He shares his experience during his creative work for the James Cameron’s epic motion picture Avatar. He takes us to an impressive trip across his professional history, explaining his migration to the 3D and the opportunity to be part of the starting team on Avatar.

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10 Years Vray – Anniversary Wallpapers

Chaosgroup offers you a unique collection of V-Ray wallpapers featuring our anniversary logo and our special visuals dedicated to the latest CG events we attended. Celebrate V-Ray 10th anniversary!

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10 Years V-Ray

In 2012, Chaos Group Celebrates V-Ray’s 10th Anniversary.
Join us in celebrating ten years of hard work, inspiration, and of course, a little bit of chaos! Take a journey into the making of V-Ray and see how it all started. Win great prizes by entering the Anniversary challenge or simply by taking our survey.

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Bundle V-Ray 2.0 ADV for 3ds Max + Phoenix FD 2.0


Want to be able to create amazing simulations of fire and smoke? Wondering how you can create realistic looking foam and splashes? Get Phoenix FD and flame up those scenes! Add a touch of perfection and render it all with V-Ray for 3ds Max. Get this perfect combo now and save up to 30%!

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Interview – Gabe Askew

His fan video for Grizzly Bear’s song Two Weeks has for the past weeks been receiving a lot of praise in communities such as the Chaos Group forum, Vimeo and Motionographer. We’ve asked Gabe Askew to tell us a litte bit more about himself, and the video.

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The importance of true high dynamic range in HDRI maps

Many people don’t seem to realise that there is more to a HDRI map than only a pretty picture. Since you usually have to decide on buying HDRI maps from examining low dynamic range previews, it’s important to know what to look for and how to spot bad quality maps.

This article will help you in doing just that, with a strong focus on the dynamic range which is usually overlooked, especially by the providers of HDRI maps.

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What is Vray?

This tutorial is a brief overview of what you will be able to do with Vray, one of the most popular rendering plugins for 3D Studio Max.

This tutorial was created with Vray version 2.0. Please do not email me with questions about this tutorial if you are using a Vray version prior to V-ray 2.0, since the answer to your question is most likely that you’re using a older version.

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