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V-Ray Comes to The Foundry’s MODO, NUKE and KATANA 12.8.2014
V-Ray is now available for a number of The Foundry’s key products. V-Ray for MODO, V-Ray for NUKE and V-Ray for KATANA will be unveiled for the first time at SIGGRAPH 2014
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V-Ray 2.5 for 3ds Max released under 3.0 licensing policy. 28.7.2014
Complementary V-Ray 2.5 Working under the V-Ray 3.0 License
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V-Ray 1.7 for Softimage available. 21.5.2014
This free update for existing customers adds Softimage 2015 support, as well as new features and several bugfixes.
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V-Ray 3.00.06 for 3ds Max released. 16.5.2014
This build adds official 3ds Max 2015 support, as well as a few new features and bug fixes.
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Phoenix FD 2.0 for 3ds Max SP2 available 7.5.2014
Free update for current users improves user interface and adds several new features.
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Register for EUE 2014 now! 5.5.2014
Only a month left to End User Event 2014, with probably the best speakers headline in the event´s history
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Chaos Group Announces V-Ray 3.0 for Maya Beta 20.3.2014
Faster Ray Tracing, Progressive Rendering, and Open Source Support Bring Speed and Flexibility to VFX Artists; Advanced Skin Shader and Improved SSS Round Out Powerful New Feature Set
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V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp Service Pack 1 now available 19.3.2014
Build 2.00.24 adds support for SketchUp 2014, a new batch render tool and more.
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3D meets cut-out for Les Scwab. 11.3.2014
Digital Kitchen uses V-Ray to mix 3D and cut-out techniques in these two spots. > read more...

V-Ray crossgrade for Softimage users 6.3.2014
Chaos Group announces free crossgrades for existing V-Ray for Softimage users. > read more...

Autodesk retires Softimage after 2015 release 4.3.2014
Killing off Softimage will likely see technology trickle into 3ds Max and Maya, eventually. > read more...

New V-Ray materials site launched 4.3.2014
Community driven site with free materials, tutorials and soon 3D models. > read more...

V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max released! 4.2.2014
The long anticipated upgrade to V-Ray for 3ds Max is finally available! > read more...

V-Ray 2.4 for Maya released 8.11.2013
Free update to V-Ray for Maya adds CUDA support to V-Ray RT as well as other improvements and bug fixes. > read more...

Chaos Group Ships V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp 16.9.2013
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 > read more...

Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max Beta 4.9.2013
New UI design, Progressive Production Rendering, Cross-Application Shader Format, and Rendering Speed Improvements Highlight the Artist-Inspired Upgrade > read more...

Interactive V-Ray rendering is coming to Clara.io 15.8.2013
Web-based 3D content creation platform Clara.io will support interactive cloud-based V-Ray rendering. > read more...

V-Ray for C4D 1.8 announced. 24.7.2013
LAUBlab have announced a September release for the next version of V-Ray for Cinema 4D, using the V-Ray 2.45 core. > read more...

Colimo 1.7 released, adding V-Ray support 3.7.2013
Spanish company Motiva have released a new version of their "material swapping tool", adding support for V-Ray 2.4. > read more...

Highlights from Vlado’s V-Ray 3.0 sneak peek presentation at EUE 2013. 1.7.2013
[ UPDATED ] Vladimir “Vlado” Koylazov gave a presentation at the annual End User Event in Utrecht. He gave a sneak peek into some of the things we can expect to see in the next major version of V-Ray. > read more...

V-Ray 2.40.04 for 3ds Max released. 13.6.2013
This free update to V-Ray adds support for 3ds Max 2014, as well as V-Ray RT improvements and other additions and bug fixes. > read more...

V-Ray 1.6 for SketchUp Open Beta 15.5.2013
The much anticipated update to V-Ray for SketchUp is under way and an official public open beta program is about to start.
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The Making of Gloam 1.3.2013
In this tutorial artist David Elwell takes you through the production of a shot from his short Gloam. > read more...

Free advanced tutorial by Video Copilot. 28.2.2013
In depth tutorial on how to composite a complex shot, simulate destruction in RayFire, simulate explosions in FumeFX, Render in V-Ray, add debris in PFlow etc. > read more...

V-Ray 2.40.03 for 3ds Max update released 26.2.2013
A small bug fix to the recent 2.40.01 release is now available for download. > read more...

MAX2AE 3.7 released 26.2.2013
This update of the 3ds Max to After Effects (and back) connection plugin adds support for 3ds Max 2013. > read more...

V-Ray 1.6 for Softimage Available 6.2.2013
V-Ray 1.6 for Softimage contains several bug fixes, optimizations, and new features. > read more...

V-Ray 2.40.01 for 3ds Max released 6.2.2013
This release adds support for HairFarm, V-Ray Proxy support for Alembic .abc files, several new features in V-Ray RT as well as a lot of other new features, improvements and bug fixes. > read more...

Chaos Group Interviews Atomic Fiction 30.1.2013
Kevin Baillie on "Looper", "Flight" and cloud rendering > read more...

Lightmap HDR Light Studio Live arrives for 3ds Max / V-Ray 29.1.2013
Real-time image based lighting for the market leading visualization solution. The new HDR Light Studio Live connection for Autodesk 3ds Max with Chaos Group V-Ray launches today. > read more...

V-Ray for Rhino service pack available. 17.12.2012
This free service pack includes numerous improvements and fixes. > read more...

The Foundry release Nuke 7 29.11.2012
Version 7 brings a slew of new features to the high-end node based compositor. > read more...

Update to Pdplayer available 29.11.2012
The free update to 1.0.6.25 includes 64 bit support for QuickTime, as well as several new features and improvements. > read more...

The making of "Helicopter Model" 29.11.2012
V-Ray for Maya video tutorial by Sergej Zlahtic > read more...

Chaos Group release Phoenix FD for Maya 6.11.2012
Phoenix FD has up until now been a 3ds Max only plug-in. With today's release its fire, smoke, explosions, liquids, foam and splashes is also available to Maya users. > read more...

SIGGRAPH 2012: Chaos Group Celebrates V-Ray’s 10th Anniversary with New Additions to its Portfolio 26.7.2012
The company will premier V-Ray for Nuke and V-Ray for Katana and announce highly anticipated new features for the upcoming releases of V-Ray for 3ds Max and V-Ray for Maya. > read more...

The Gnomon Workshop releases ARCHETYPE VFX Breakdown 21.6.2012
Lighting and Rendering Pipeline with Rob Nederhorst, a well known name to many V-Ray users. > read more...

V-Ray 1.5 for Rhino Update Available 20.6.2012
The update features improvements and fixes that make V-Ray 1.5 for Rhino more stable and responsive. > read more...

Chaos Group Announces V-Ray Application SDK with completely new API for Third Party Applications 11.6.2012
Chaos Group announces the V-Ray Application SDK: a user-friendly API enabling software developers to integrate and deploy V-Ray’s advanced ray tracing capabilities in third-party applications. > read more...

V-Ray 10 year anniversary website 30.5.2012
Chaos Group have put together an anniversary website for V-Ray. Check out the timeline, the gallery, the all stars testimonials and download the free wallpapers. Take the survey for a chance to win a T-Shirt or a license! Direct link. > read more...

PSD-Manager updated to version 3.2 30.5.2012
This free update adds support for 3ds Max 2013, as well as other improvements. > read more...

V-Ray 2.0 SP3 for 3ds Max available. 8.5.2012
Some of the additions in this version are suport for 3ds Max 2013, Motion Blur support inV-Ray RT (CPU & GPU), CUDA support for RT GPU. > read more...

ProEXR 1.7 brings V-Ray image support to After Effects and Photoshop 29.4.2012
Fnord software have released a free update to ProEXR bringing several new improvements. > read more...

V-Ray 1.5 for Rhino available 29.3.2012
Chaos Group have released the much anticipated upgrade to V-Ray for Rhino, enabling Rhino uses to use a lot of the features previously only available in the 3ds Max and Maya versions. > read more...

V-Ray turns 10 years today! 13.3.2012
It's been a decade since the first version of V-Ray was released for 3ds max. > read more...

PSD Manager 3.1 - The V-Ray Release 9.3.2012
Cebas Visual Technology Inc. have announced the availability of psd-manager 3.1. The free update provides major workflow improvements and new features for use in combination with V-Ray. > read more...

V-Ray 1.5 for Softimage Released 20.2.2012
Chaos Group today officially released the first version of V-Ray for Autodesk Softimage, adding V-Ray to the list of options for Softimage users. A Demo build is also available. > read more...

V-Ray 2.0 for Maya upated. 6.2.2012
Chaos Group have release a free update to V-Ray 2.0 for Maya, bringing new Hair & Fur capabilities, V-Ray RT GPU enhancements and several other new features. > read more...

CGarchitect launches new and improved site! 6.2.2012
Our friends at CGarchitect recently turned 10 years, and have been hard at work developing a redesigned site for the ArchViz community. Go check it out! (read more is a direct link to CGarchitect) > read more...

V-Ray 2.0 SP2 for 3ds Max available 17.12.2011
The second Service Pack of V-Ray 2.0 for 3ds Max, V-Ray 2.20.01 is out. > read more...

Phoenix Fluid Dynamics 2.0 Released 21.11.2011
Chaos Group have released Phoenix FD 2.0. The new version brings – among other things – an improved simulation core, foam and splash simulation and a particle shader for liquids, as well as an improved GPU preview. > read more...

WANTED: Editors/Content Curators at CGarchitect & VRay.info 3.11.2011
CGarchitect and VRay.info are looking for editors and content curators to join our team. If you have a keen interest in architectural CG, visual FX and our online communities, please sent us your interest. > read more...

V-Ray for Softimage Beta 30.9.2011
Chaos Group have announced the public beta testing program of V-Ray for Softimage. > read more...

A&G Tool Company Releases The Studio Light Rig 1.5 For 3ds Max 2012 7.9.2011
This update offers many new features and true HDRI images of actual studio lights. > read more...

Chaos Group's Siggraph 2011 Videos 30.8.2011
If you didn't have a chance to attend Siggraph 2011 in Vancouver, Chaos Group have published videos of their booth presentations. > read more...

Chaos Group Demo Reel Submission Call 22.6.2011
Chaos Group invites all V-Ray users to contribute to the 2011 Demo Reel. > read more...

V-Ray 2.0 SP1 for 3ds Max available 10.5.2011
This is the first Service Pack of V-Ray 2.0 for 3ds Max. In addition to new features and bug fixes, this service pack provides compatibility with 3ds Max 2012 and 3ds Max Design 2012. > read more...

V-Ray 2.0 for Maya now available! 29.4.2011
It's officially out of beta! Chaos Group has released the 2.0 version of V-Ray for Maya. > read more...

CGarchitect Charity Auction for Japan Earthquake/Tsunami Relief 5.4.2011
In light of the recent events in Japan, CGarchitect decided to approach a number of their friends in the industry to host a charity auction in support of the ongoing relief efforts being undertaken around the country. > read more...

Chaos Group interview with Method Studios 3.4.2011
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. > read more...

CGarchitect Architectural 3D Awards - Call for Entries 3.4.2011
CGarchitect.com is once again hosting the 8th annual Architectural 3D Awards. The winners will be given over $54,000 in prizes by the generous competition sponsors. > read more...

Chaos Group announces V-Ray 2.0 for Maya beta 31.3.2011
Maya users can expect new and enhanced features with V-Ray 2.0, which now runs on CPU and GPU, set to release in late April. > read more...

Solid Rocks 0.98 is out 23.2.2011
SolidRocks is an Autodesk™ 3ds Max™ plugin which automates the process of setting up rendering with V-Ray. The new version of Solid Rocks adds V-Ray 2.0 support and a new Flythrough animation wizard. > read more...

Chaos Group Announces Acquisition of U.S. Based Software Developer, ASGVIS 10.2.2011
Chaos Group furthers plans for enhanced services and support to North American market > read more...

Making of Earthrise Cinematic 10.2.2011
Bulgarian studio Genig has put together a nice video showing the making of their cinematic for the MMO game Earthrise. > read more...

Philip Michael Brown Studio; Design Studies, Volume One 7.2.2011
CGarchitect announces a new book composed of approximately 180 pages of contemporary architectural exterior cladding and facade design studies produced using various advanced techniques with 3ds Max Design and V-Ray.
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Making of: Iron Baby 7.2.2011
Strob has created an 8 part video tutorial detailing the making of Iron Baby. > read more...

The Studio Light Rig 18.12.2010
The A&G Tool Company has released a new studio lighting plug-in for 3ds Max and V-Ray > read more...

Phoenix FD 1.20 now available 17.12.2010
The new version now includes liquid simulation, as well as several other new features and improvements. > read more...

Making of: Rolf Benz Vero 7.12.2010
Alex Vasiliuk shares with you the making of one of his latest projects: ROLF BENZ VERO. > read more...

V-Ray 2.0 now available! 6.12.2010
The long awaited 2.0 release of V-Ray is now available for download from Chaos Group. > read more...

Silestone commercial from Alex Roman 30.11.2010
Beautifully created with 3ds Max, V-Ray, After Effects and edited with Premiere. All shots are fully CG. > read more...

V-Ray logo redesign 30.11.2010
Chaos Group has updated the V-Ray logo for the 2.0 release. > read more...

Ronen Bekerman presents the 24 finalists of the HOVER challenge. 10.11.2010
The challenge focused on two aspects of architectural design: the state of HOVER representing all types of cantilevered, bridged and by any other means floating spaces in architecture. The second aspect was prefabricated architectural design. > read more...

V-Ray 2.0 BETA now available! 9.11.2010
All customers who have pre-ordered V-Ray 2.0 now have access to the beta version of the upcoming major release. > read more...

HDR Light Studio 2.0 released 9.11.2010
Lightmap limited have released the new version of their HDRI map creation tool. > read more...

V-Ray 2.0 pre-orders and feature list now available 1.11.2010
Pre-order customers will get access to the 2.0 beta on November 8th. > read more...

Five free webinars from CGschool starting November 1st 27.10.2010
The CGschool announces five free 1-hour webinars by various industry experts from around the world. > read more...

New V-Ray material resource: vraylibrary.com 26.10.2010
Vraylibrary.com is a new free online resource for V-Ray materials. > read more...

Phoenix FD reviewed by Allan McKay in 3D World 25.10.2010
“Phoenix FD is definitely production worthy and stands out in many ways ahead of some of the already industry-proven solvers.” > read more...

V-Ray for Maya introduction tutorials 24.10.2010
Andrew Weidenhammer has started recording a series of free introductory videos for V-Ray for Maya. Check out the first three videos here. > read more...

Comments are back! 14.10.2010
Disqus comments are now implemented on vray.info, start discussing! > read more...

Chaos Group Envy Spot: Blur Studio 14.10.2010
Kevin Margo, CG Supervisor at BLUR Studio, talks to Chaos Group about their recent work on FireFall and Knights Contract, and the full integration of V-Ray into the Blur pipeline. > read more...

V-Ray VFX Reel 2010 14.10.2010
Chaos Group have posted their 2010 V-Ray VFX Reel. > read more...

Phoenix FD 1.1 released 14.9.2010
Chaos Group today announced that the first upgrade of the fluid dynamics simulator is now available for download. > read more...

V-Ray RT GPU for 3ds Max videos 9.9.2010
Five new videos from Chaos Group showing V-Ray RT GPU for 3ds Max in action. > read more...

V-Ray 2.0 release date and upgrade pricing announced. 8.9.2010
The next version of V-Ray will be officially released on December 6th. The public beta for V-Ray RT on GPU starts now, and is available to all existing V-Ray RT customers. > read more...

V-Ray RT for Maya Beta Test Program open 22.8.2010
The beta version of V-Ray RT for Autodesk Maya is now available for download and ready to be tested by all current V-Ray for Maya users. > read more...

Phoenix FD released 10.8.2010
Chaos Group have released their new fluid simulation package Phoenix FD. One month introductory pricing. > read more...

SIGGRAPH 2010 Chaos Group User Event videos online 10.8.2010
Videos from all the demos at the SIGGRAPH 2010 Chaos Group User event are now available! > read more...

DiRT 3 Trailer 6.8.2010
Marketing Trailer produced at RealtimeUK for the new "DiRT 3" game from Codemasters.
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Chaos Group User Event at SIGGRAPH 2010 report - V-Ray 2.0 sneak peek and more! 5.8.2010
Check out a few of the highlights from the Chaos Group User Event. > read more...

GCarchitect´s graphics card roundup 28.7.2010
CGarchitect has just published a very comprehensive review of the top graphics cards from NVIDIA and ATI. > read more...

SIGGRAPH 2010 Chaos Group Booth Presentations July 27th - report and images 27.7.2010
Tuesday was a day filled with interesting presentations at the Chaos Group booth (#612). > read more...

Ronen Bekerman launches Archviz Challenge II - HOVER 24.7.2010
HOVER started July 21st 2010, Duration 3 Months, Deadline October 21st 2010. > read more...

Chaos Group Booth Presentation, Public Event and Training at SIGGRAPH 2010 13.7.2010
Chaos Group will be in full force this year at SIGGRAPH with a bigger team and a number of impressive new developments. > read more...

CGarchitect.coms 3D Awards 2010 winners announced 9.7.2010
The winners for the 2010 CGarchitect Architectural 3D Awards have been announced. Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners! > read more...

Phoenix FD sneak peek 9.7.2010
Phoenix FD is a new fluid simulation plug-in for 3ds Max. Chaos Group have let us take a sneak peek at some of the features in this package scheduled for release later this year. > read more...

Video Tutorial: Generating Mattes for Compositing 6.7.2010
In this video tutorial by Omar Zahid you will learn how to generate mattes, or masks, using 3ds Max and V-Ray's render elements, and how to use these for added control in compositing. > read more...

V-Ray 1.5 SP1 for Maya released 18.6.2010
The first Service Pack for V-Ray for Maya after release includes numerous new features, significant improvements and modifications. > read more...

PDPlayer Beta Program for Linux and Mac OS 15.6.2010
Ghaos Group are now accepting applications to be part of the PDPlayer beta program! > read more...

Free CGschool V-Ray Advanced webinar live from the Chaos Group office Tomorrow, June 8th! 7.6.2010
The class consists of a 1-hour overview of the course currently offered at The CGschool. > read more...

Envy Spot on Chaos Group: Interview with Aymeric Aute, Prime Focus VFX 7.6.2010
Aymeric Aute shares his experience during his creative work for the James Cameron's epic motion picture Avatar. > read more...

Iron Baby Trailer 3.6.2010
A funny Iron Man parody trailer, created with V-Ray SP5 and 3ds Max 2011. > read more...

Strong presence of Chaos Group at FMX 2010. V-Ray RT for Maya, Phoenix FP, V-Ray GPU and more. 19.5.2010
The company presented detailed V-Ray® Pipelines workshop and introduced the new fluid dynamics system Phoenix FD. (Links to a preview of the new V-Ray RT on the GPU at the bottom) > read more...

V-Ray RT 1.5 Service Pack 2 for 3ds Max to be released may 19th. 19.5.2010
This free update contains bug fixes and new features. > read more...

Joy Rider by Air-CGI - Behind the scenes 7.5.2010
The latest animation released by Air-CGI showcases the amazing Lamborghini Reventon, as the supercar embarks on a high-speed exhilarating escape from a collapsing Cathedral. > read more...

V-Ray 1.5 Service Pack 5 for 3ds Max released 5.5.2010
V-Ray 1.5 SP5 is the next release of the V-Ray rendering engine for 3ds Max. In addition to several new features and bug fixes, this service pack provides compatibility with 3ds Max 2011 and 3ds Max Design 2011. > read more...

Launch of New Visualization School Sheds Light On The Visualization Industry 29.4.2010
Three visualization industry powerhouses have joined forces to form a world-class training school for professional and aspiring visualization artists. > read more...

VRay.info interviews Peter Guthrie 22.4.2010
Peter Guthrie is a talented 3D artist based in Falun, Sweden. We asked him to tell us about himself, and share some of his work with the vray.info readers. > read more...

Chaos Group to show Phoenix FD, V-Ray RT for Maya, F_BOX picture shooter and V-Ray GPU at FMX 2010 18.4.2010
In addition there will be a workshop on V-Ray pipelines: Post-production, Stereoscopy, GPUs and beyond. FMX 2010 happens May 4th-7th in Stuttgart Germany. > read more...

The Manoeuvre, Water Reveal by Richard de Souza 18.4.2010
A beautiful liquid based typography animation created in RealFlow, V-Ray and After Effects. > read more...

2010 CGarchitect 3D Awards - Call For Entries 10.4.2010
The CGarchitect 3D Awards are here again! The call for entries has just opened for images, animations and real-time submissions. The Deadline is May 31, 2010, so submit soon > read more...

Two new “Making Of” articles on ronenbekerman.com 10.4.2010
Ronen Bekerman has posted two detailed Making Of articles where Anton Cherenko and Celestino Geronimo describe the creation process of their images. > read more...

Making of Breeze of the Past at Autodesk AREA 8.4.2010
Mohamed Abuyhia has shows how he created the image "Breeze of the Past" with 3ds Max and V-Ray. The tutorial includes some shader breakdowns and the render setup used. > read more...

Autodesk 3ds Max 2011 release in progress. 6.4.2010
Subscription users are able to download 3ds Max 2011 from the subscription site now. > read more...

The Official Architectural V-Ray Demo Reel 2009 1.4.2010
This demo reel brings together the inspiration of many artists, who today with their effort and creative work cast the future of the animation and CG industries.
> read more...

New music video from Gabe Askew: Ten by Ten from Bluebrain 31.3.2010
Last year his fan video for Grizzly Bears' track Two Weeks turned a lot of heads. Now Gabe has released a new video. See the video and get some behind the scenes info here. > read more...

Tutorial: V-Ray Network Rendering in 3ds Max with Distributed Rendering and Backburner 23.3.2010
In this tutorial Morné Erasmus shows you how to set up network rendering in V-Ray. He goes through network setup, V-Ray installation, Distributed Rendering and Backburner in detail. > read more...

The GH House Challenge Finalists 19.3.2010
The images from the 23 finalists in Ronen Bekerman's GH House Challenge have been posted. > read more...

Chaos Group announces Phoenix Fluid Dynamics. Beta testers wanted. 19.3.2010
Phoenix Fluid Dynamics is a fast and realistic fluid dynamic system developed by Chaos Group. Beta starts on the 20th of March 2010. > read more...

Review: PDPlayer 1.0.4.14 12.3.2010
At first glance PDPlayer may seem like a basic frame sequence player, but after exploring the myriad of features you will soon realize that this is a very powerful tool. This review takes a look at what PDPlayer is capable of. > read more...

Free computer hardware advice from 3DATS for people in the CG and architecture community 3.3.2010
3DATS launches a new blog discussing computer hardware for the architectural visualization field. Featuring CGarcitect moderator and hardware guru Andrew Lynn, this blog will be updated regularly with relevant hardware info for the industry. > read more...

Making of FALL at Autodesk AREA 1.3.2010
Check out this tutorial by Toni Bratincevic that shows the creation process of Fall, from concept through modeling and lighting to final image. > read more...

Massive 4.0, supporting V-Ray rendering, is now available. 18.2.2010
Massive Software, developer of the Academy Award®-winning 3D animation software for AI-driven characters, has released Massive 4.0. The latest release includes support for V-Ray rendering, new terrain nodes, enhanced brain nodes and more. > read more...

Samurai 17.2.2010
A CG short by RealtimeUK > read more...

Tutorial: Creating Realistic Grass with VRayProxies - 2 part tutorial 16.2.2010
In this tutorial, Peter Guthrie shows you how to use the VRayProxies and the VRay2SidedMtl to create realistic grass in V-Ray. (Sample scene file with maps included) > read more...

V-Ray for SketchUp - Now available for PC or Mac OS X! 14.2.2010
ASGVIS have released the new version of V-Ray for SketchUP. Compatible with the Mac OS platform for the first time, this release adds IES lights, spotlights, faster parsing times and much more. > read more...

Tutorial: Making Leaf Materials with VRay2SidedMtl 9.2.2010
In this updated version of the leaf material tutorial on his blog, Peter Guthrie shows you how to use the VRay2SidedMtl to create realistic opacity mapped leaves in V-Ray. (Scene file with maps included) > read more...

SnowFlow - Automatic snow generation in scenes and on objects. 7.2.2010
Zwischendrin have released SnowFlow 1.6, a snow generator for 3ds Max. > read more...

3 Hours of Free V-Ray Video Training from 3DATS 31.1.2010
3DATS presents two free video modules from their V-Ray architectural video training series. > read more...

Chaos Group interviews Paul Dreisen of Parasol Island 27.1.2010
In this Envy Spot interview Paul Dreisen talks about Parasol Island and their production of the Infinity Project. > read more...

Tutorial: Creating Realistic rocks with V-Ray 26.1.2010
In this two part tutorial Daniel Hatton first shows how to create realistic rocks that can be rendered far away or for very detailed work, then in part 2 he shows how to distribute those rocks on a large scale using V-Ray Mesh Export. > read more...

European Figure Skating Championship Tallinn 2010 graphics 22.1.2010
Created by Frost FX of Tallinn using V-Ray with lots of motion blur and projection mapping. View the graphics and a breakdown here. > read more...

Free hires grass texture and V-Ray Displacement tip video. 12.1.2010
A short video from Stevesideas.net showing a few tips on how to set up displacement for grass in V-Ray. > read more...

V-Ray Introduction: The Blender Connection - tutorial on cmiVFX 11.1.2010
cmiVFX have released a video tutorial by Sebastian König showing you how to get started with V-Ray Standalone in Blender. > read more...

Tutorial: Setting up a Daylight Scene With V-Ray 7.1.2010
This vray.info tutorial shows you the basics of how to set up daylight lighting in V-Ray using VRaySun and a 3ds Max daylight system for precise control of time of day and location. > read more...

The Third & The Seventh 5.1.2010
Watch Alex Roman's anticipated fully CG animated film that tries to illustrate architecture art across a photographic point of view where main subjects are already-built spaces. Sometimes in an abstract way. Sometimes surreal. > read more...

Physical Ocean Shader 4.1.2010
DL3D have developed a V-Ray for 3ds Max compatible displacement/surface shader for creating realistic animated ocean surfaces. > read more...

The new VRay.info Shop is online. 3.1.2010
In cooperation with CGArchitect.com the VRay.info Shop is one of our newest initiatives put together to help the community with all of their visualization needs. > read more...

HDRSource updated 27.12.2009
HDRSource recently released a completely revised website containing new High Dynamic Range Images with a main focus on 3d applications. > read more...

V-Ray 1.5 SP4a released 8.12.2009
This is mainly a bug-fix release. > read more...

Tutorial: Creating clouds with VRayEnvironmentFog 7.12.2009
Francesco Legrenzi shows you how to use VEF to create true volumetric clouds in V-Ray. > read more...

Shinjuku Street animation by Industry VFX 4.12.2009
An animated walkthrough of a very detailed alley in Tokyo, Japan. > read more...

Create a Photorealistic Car Render using 3DS Max and V-Ray 30.11.2009
New tutorial at CGTuts+ > read more...

Retweet for T-shirts 29.11.2009
Follow us on twitter, you could win a free T-shirt! > read more...

V-Ray/Blender integration update 24.11.2009
Blendernation.com has an update on the progress of the V-Ray/Blender integration script. > read more...

A different car showreel 23.11.2009
Check out Azerbaijani director PanTural's amazing car showreel! > read more...

V-Ray Road Show Korea: 23 Nov-5 Dec 2009 17.11.2009
Chaos Group is excited to announce the company’s annual Road Show in Korea. As SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 is approaching Chaos Group team starts its Asia tour, visiting customers, resellers and partners. > read more...

HDModels Cars vol. 4 from Evermotion 16.11.2009
HD Models Cars volume 4 gives you ten highly detailed car models. > read more...

Super Car Challenge cinematic 7.11.2009
A V-Ray rendered cinematic, by RealtimeUK. > read more...

V-Ray 1.5 Service Pack 4 released 26.10.2009
The upgrade is free of charge for all current V-Ray customers of Chaos Group. > read more...

V-Ray Dirt Tutorial by Peter Guthrie 22.10.2009
A quick tutorial on adding dirt to specific materials in V-Ray. A very useful application of the VRayDirt shader in V-Ray is to make materials look dirty/weathered. > read more...

Aversis HDRI Webshop celebrates its first birthday with huge discounts. 15.10.2009
The site has been updated with new navigation, lots of new HDRI maps and last but not least some massive discounts on all the HDRI maps! > read more...

Placebo Effects explores station I.D. production as untapped area of VFX work 13.10.2009
Kim Baumann Larsen of Placebo Effects explains the production and design process of their TV2 Arena station I.D. on CGSocietey. > read more...

Ford Right Here Right Now - Trucks Commercial 10.10.2009
A new V-Ray rendered commercial directed by Richard Rosenman. > read more...

Free webinar: V-Ray Image Sampling Demystified 10.10.2009
3DATS Live webinar on Wed. October 21st > read more...

HDR Light Studio 1.5 reviewed 8.10.2009
Lightmap Ltd. released HDRI Studio 1.5 today. VRay.info has updated the 1.0 review to include the 1.5 features. > read more...

Building Generator MAX script 29.9.2009
Tyson Ibele's amazing free script will model and create complete cities, and even creates V-Ray Proxies and materials automatically. > read more...

Chaos Software and Asynthetic release Pdplayer 1.0.3.8 29.9.2009
The new version now suports RED (R3D) files. > read more...

Zwischendrin HDR rendering contest 2009 9.9.2009
Zwischendrin recently started their HDR rendering contest 2009. > read more...

Juan Altieri - 3D Awards Image Making of Tutorial 28.8.2009
Juan has created a tutorial outlining all of the steps he used to create his award winning image from this year's CGarchitect 3D Awards competition. > read more...

VRay.info interviews Gabe Askew 20.8.2009
His fan video for Grizzly Bear's song Two Weeks has 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. > read more...

V-Ray for Maya is released 18.8.2009
The long awaited V-Ray for Maya is now available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux > read more...

New T-shirt store! 16.8.2009
The VRay.info T-shirt store is back, with a much larger selection than before > read more...

Siger Shaders V-RayMaterialPresetsPro v.1.0 15.8.2009
V-Ray Material Presets Pro is a material collection preset Macroscript for 3ds Max and V-Ray. > read more...

Autograss for V-Ray released 13.8.2009
A one-click grass solution completely integrated with V-Ray. > read more...

Chaos Group V-Ray RT GPU Rendering Demo at Siggraph 2009 12.8.2009
Jeff Mottle of CGarchitect.com has recorded the first public demo of V-RayRT GPU. > read more...

Donald Duck, the Academic 6.8.2009
Pińata portrays Donald Duck as one the founding fathers of education in Finland > read more...

New and updated egzVRay materials in beta 2.8.2009
The egzVRay materials are finally being updated to support V-Ray 1.5 SP3. Those interested may apply for beta testing. > read more...

3ds Max 2010 and 3ds Max Design 2010 SP1 released 1.8.2009
Autodesk has released Service Pack 1 for both versions of 3ds Max 2010 fixing numerous problems. > read more...

CG short - Louis Kahn's Phillips Exeter Academy Library 31.7.2009
View this stunningly beautiful short film by Alex Roman. > read more...

Lumiere released 31.7.2009
Richard Rosenman has released Lumiere, a Photoshop plugin capable of generating advanced glow effects. > read more...

HDR Light Studio 1.0 reviewed 29.7.2009
VRay.info reviews Protograph's HDRI creation tool > read more...

VRay EXR / After Effects workflow video tutorial by cgpov.com 29.7.2009
How to get V-Ray to render out mutli-channel EXRs and how to get After Effects to read them. > read more...

V-Ray User Event Schedule 27.7.2009
The presentation schedule for the V-Ray User Event is now available. > read more...

VRayScatter 2.5.5 is out 25.7.2009
iCube have recently released an update to VRayScatter containing several new features. > read more...

Chaos Group at Siggraph 2009 - Booth presentation schedule 24.7.2009
The presentation schedule for Chaos Group's booth at the Siggraph Expo is ready. > read more...

V-Ray for Rhino and V-Ray for Sketchup Video Tutorials on YouTube 21.7.2009
12 video tutorials by ASGVIS , 6 for each V-Ray version, are now available on YouTube > read more...

Chaos Group at Siggraph 2009 14.7.2009
If you're going to Siggraph 2009 in New Orleans be sure to make room for the V-Ray user event in your schedule. > read more...

MatManager now available. 14.7.2009
MatManager is a new commercial script for 3ds max designed to help users work more efficiently with materials. It's fully compatible with V-Ray materials. > read more...

VRay.info is twittering 13.7.2009
Follow us on twitter to get news and other tweets > read more...

New SolidRocks Version: 0.85a 8.7.2009
This version adds Vray RT / SP3 / max 2010 compatibility among other things. > read more...

Should we print more T-Shirts? 7.7.2009
We are all out of teapot T-shirts, should we print more? Should we create other designs, chose other colors or types of apparel? Leave a comment with your views or ideas. > read more...

V-Ray The complete guide - 50% Summer discount 7.7.2009
For a limited time treddi.com are selling the ultimate V-Ray book at half price. > read more...

Tutorial: Bougainvillea with V-Ray 7.7.2009
Marco Mosetti has created a tutorial on how to create a bougainvillea plant in V-Ray. > read more...

V-Ray RT demonstration video 3.7.2009
Peter Mitev of Chaos Group has created a 25 minute demonstration video that takes you through the basics of V-Ray RT. > read more...

First V-Ray authorized renderfarm 3.7.2009
Chaos Software and RANCH Computing, a leading provider of high-performance 3D rendering services, announced the RANCH as an authorized renderfarm for V-Ray / 3ds Max projects. > read more...

New Vray Training Module - VRay Shader Series 3.6.2009
MentalBoutMax have released the first Module in their New VRay Shader Series. > read more...

V-Ray RT demo available 1.6.2009
The demo version of V-Ray RT can now be downloaded > read more...

V-Ray RT now available for purchase 31.5.2009
V-Ray RT is now available for purchase through the VRay.info VMstore > read more...

VHDRI Skies Out Now! 27.5.2009
Hyperfocal Design offers its most ambitious product yet with its new VHDRI Skies collection. The sky panoramas weigh in at a huge 14,000 x 7,000 pixels with very high dynamic range - up to 17 stops. > read more...

VRay RT to be released on June 1st 17.5.2009
Chaos Software today announced the official release of V-Ray RT for 3dsMax. The first interactive renderer of this kind for 3dsMax will be available for immediate purchase on June 1st, 2009. > read more...

V-Ray 1.5 Service Pack 3 released 6.3.2009
All new builds are now available for immediate download. > read more...

Siger Textures release three new DVD collections of wood flooring textures 14.1.2009
Each DVD contains 50 lossless (png format) textures at a 6000×6000px resolution. > read more...

Two V-Ray tutorials by Alex Mincinopschi 4.12.2008
Night rendering and lamp shade material. > read more...

Astral Station ID01 4.12.2008
A new station ID from Richard Rosenman and Hatch Studios > read more...

VRAYforC4D_1.1_update released 17.11.2008
This new update brings more than 75+ features to the VRAY on Cinema4d platform. it is available on OSX+windows 32+64bit. > read more...

Texturefly launches new online texture store. 5.11.2008
Masked images and textures now available for the 3d graphic artist and architectural illustrator. > read more...

ASGVIS unleashes service release 1.5 for V-Ray for Rhino and V-Ray for Sketchup 6. 3.11.2008
Bug fixes, V-Ray Toon material, render channel additions and more offered in Service Release 1.5, available now > read more...

New VRay Training Module at MentalBoutMax 27.10.2008
Getting control of Colour Bleed in GI renders. > read more...

VRay - THE COMPLETE GUIDE - English pre-order 10.10.2008
Treddi.com is glad to announce the beginning of the Pre-order phase for the English version of the book. > read more...

Siggraph 2008 V-Ray User Group Video 3 9.10.2008
Rusko presents V-Ray for Maya and XSI > read more...

Siggraph 2008 V-Ray User Group Video 2 6.10.2008
Jimmy presents the features of PDPlayer > read more...

Siggraph 2008 V-Ray User Group Video 1 2.10.2008
Vlado presents some of the new developments that will appear in future versions of V-Ray > read more...

New multi-pass compositing DVD from Gnomon Workshop 1.10.2008
In this DVD, Tim Jones breaks down the process of rendering passes out of 3ds Max and demonstrates how to composite them together in Digital Fusion. > read more...

3ds Max 2009 Architectural Visualization – Intermediate to Advanced Now Shipping 1.10.2008
3DATS announces the shipping of its second 3ds Max book dedicated to architectural visualization industry: 3ds Max 2009 Architectural Visualization – Intermediate to Advanced. > read more...

VRayProxy Animation Control 21.9.2008
A new script by Leandro Salerno for controlling the new animated deforming mesh support in the VRayProxy object in VRay 1.50.SP2 > read more...

VRayScatter is out 15.9.2008
R&D Group released VRayScatter plugin for 3ds max and Vray. This plugin lets generate huge amounts of objects in split seconds. > read more...

Greeblelicious 6.8.2008
A community gallery website devoted to greeble artistry. > read more...

Basic Comping of V-Ray Renders 4.8.2008
Christopher Nichols shows you how to comp V-Ray's render elements > read more...

VRay Scatter Demo 25.7.2008
Rendermania have posted a demo of VRayScatter. > read more...

Solid Rocks Beta 0.52 released 9.7.2008
A new version of the VRay render setup plugin is released. > read more...

VRay Scatter 8.7.2008
Create huge forests or cities with VRayProxies > read more...

PDPlayer feature list revealed 5.7.2008
Chaos Software have announced the feature list of their upcoming sequence player. > read more...

V-Ray Video tutorials - Studio & light setup 5.7.2008
6 part video tutorial on renderray.com > read more...

Chaos Group at Siggraph 26.6.2008
Expo and V-Ray User Event details published. > read more...

V-Ray Volume Shader in development. 22.6.2008
Preview pictures posted on Rendermania > read more...

V-Ray / Houdini test connection 22.6.2008
The russian site Rendermania have released a test connection between V-Ray and Houdini > read more...

Peugeot 207sw and Peugeot 4007 16.6.2008
Two new car visualization jobs by Thomas Suurland > read more...

E.T.A. short film 13.6.2008
Marvin has the most boring job - ever. But all is not as it seems... > read more...

Pelikan Griffix 10.6.2008
New commercial from Richard Rosenman and Hatch Studios > read more...

Lotus Just 1 9.6.2008
A new commercial from Akama Studio, this time for toilet paper. > read more...

Amaryllis Animation 9.6.2008
Mirvac Design have created an impressive and different architectural animation. > read more...

Nordre Bildřy animation 9.6.2008
Visualisation One recently completed work on this animation that combines CG and live action elements to create a "live" architectural model. > read more...

Envy Spot - Marc Gruber-Laux 9.6.2008
Chaos Group have posted an interview with the managing director of the ArchViz studio Pure. > read more...

Lacoste Future 24.5.2008
Tennis in 2083 by Akama Studio > read more...

Kraft "Pimp My Ride" 19.5.2008
Richard Rosenman has posted a new animation for Kraft KD > read more...

Archinteriors vol. 14 released 19.5.2008
10 textured and shadered visualization scenes ready to be rendered. > read more...

Making of Batman Statue 19.5.2008
Evermotion have posted a tutorial by Stanislav Klabík describing the modeling, V-Ray materials and V-Ray rendering of his Batman Statue image. > read more...

Making of Time is Running 17.5.2008
3ds Max + V-Ray tutorial by Jan K. Vollmer on CG-India. > read more...

Orba Squara Music Video 17.5.2008
A very nice combination of tracked live action combined with stylized 3D elements. > read more...

Peugeot 308sw Prologue 17.5.2008
Thomas Suurland has updated his site with some new images of the Peugeot 308sw Prologue > read more...

Cathay Pacific Interactive Tour 17.5.2008
Check out this very nice use of flash and the V-Ray spherical camera. > read more...

Reach "Conveyor" Spot 16.5.2008
Richard Rosenman has posted a new commercial for the Reach toothbrush. > read more...

Archexteriors vol. 1 for Cinema4D and V-Ray 6.5.2008
Evermotion's Archexteriors vol. 1 is now available in a Cinema 4D version. > read more...

HDRI-locations released 6.5.2008
Thomas Suurland has released a new collection of hires HDRIs + matching backplates for virtual car photography. > read more...

Making of Pontiac SpyHunter 2.5.2008
Leo Burnett have put together a behind the scenes/making of video of SWAY's Pontiac SpyHunter spot. > read more...

VRay 1.5 SP2 released 20.4.2008
Service Pack 2 for VRay 1.50 is now available for download. > read more...

Dmitry Vinnik - Showreel 12.4.2008
The technical director Dmitry Vinnik has posted his reel, showing some very impressive lighting and rendering work.
> read more...

Redesigned Chaos Group site 7.4.2008
Chaos Group have released their redesigned website. > read more...

3ds Max 2009 and 3ds Max Design 2009 are shipping 5.4.2008
Autodesk has started shipping the latest version(s) of 3ds Max. > read more...

Motorstorm 2 Debut Trailer 5.4.2008
Realtime:uk recently did all the the race footage in the Motorstorm 2 Debut Trailer. > read more...

VRay / Blender integration 5.4.2008
A Blender/VRay intergration is currently in development by Andrey M. Izrantsev. > read more...

New MBM Training modules: VRay Overview Series 2.4.2008
The team at Mentalboutmax have released the first Modules in their NEW Vray Overview Series. > read more...

VRay realtime rendering in active shade - preview 26.3.2008
Chaos group have posted a few new videos showing their realtime rendering used as an active shade renderer in 3ds max. > read more...

HDRI-Studio 24.3.2008
Hires studio light environments reviewed. > read more...

New Honda Accord website 21.3.2008
Check out the interactive flyaround on the new Honda Accord 2008 website. > read more...

Volkswagen print ad 21.3.2008
DDB Stockholm have created this print ad for the VW Golf R32 > read more...

Two Pontiac commercials 21.3.2008
Sway Studio have posted two new commercials on their site. > read more...

Pixila feed on VRay.info 19.3.2008
Show off your VRay images! > read more...

Ford "Ice" 17.3.2008
This is the latest spot to come out of Hatch Studios Ltd. featuring computer generated vehicles, environments and VFX shots produced in full 1080P HD. > read more...

Making of The Death of a Bird 11.3.2008
A tutorial by Rami Hamid has been posted on Evermotion > read more...

Super Material PRO V3.0 31.12.2007
Manage your V-ray materials,easy remove missing maps > read more...

Vray Book Lite in French! Now on sale! 1.12.2007
The first French guide dedicated to v-ray, is finally available in the language of Moličre. > read more...

New viral video done with VRay 22.11.2007
Soulpix have created an animated clip using max and VRay > read more...

Italian VRay Book: LA GUIDA COMPLETA 20.11.2007
Pre-ordering has started for the first ever VRay book. > read more...

Build 1.50.SP1 released 13.11.2007
Service Pack 1 for VRay 1.50 is now available for download. > read more...

Dodge Journey spot 24.10.2007
Mackevision have created a new spot for Chrysler where the car is completely done in 3D. They have also created a short making-of video that is available for download. > read more...

Implicit surface fluid rendering with VRay 24.10.2007
Dieter Morgenroth has updated his blob rendering engine to support the Zhu/Bridson surface model. > read more...

Autodesk 3ds Max 2008 now released 18.10.2007
3ds Max 2008 has now been released. Subscription customers should be receiving their upgrades within 7-10 days. > read more...

VRay standalone realtime rendering preview 12.10.2007
Technology preview of an early version of VRay standalone realtime rendering. Shown at the Chaos Group usergroup meeting at Siggraph 2007. > read more...

Vray Batch Render PRO 9.10.2007
A fully automated batch rendering tool for V-Ray > read more...

Teletoon 8.10.2007
The first of four new 7 second tags for Teletoon directed by Richard Rosenman. > read more...

SolidRocks Beta 0.4 4.10.2007
SolidRocks is a VRay render settings automator for 3ds max and VRay. > read more...

Ester-C 4.10.2007
New commercial directed by Richard Rosenman > read more...

VisMasters V-Ray Materials Vol 2 1.10.2007
The second volume of VisMasters V-Ray materials has just been released. > read more...

New tutorial 27.9.2007
Creating V-Ray displacement maps from hi poly tiling geometry > read more...

VRay Preview Render script 22.9.2007
Version 1.2 of the great time saving VRay Preview Render script has now been posted. > read more...

SWAY Adds CG Flair to Subaru Impreza Commercial, V-Ray rendered 31.8.2007
Break-through Animation and Photorealistic Techniques Add Edge to Lively Spot > read more...

VRay 1.5 for 3ds Max released 9.8.2007
VRay 1.5 for 3ds Max is now available as a free update to all registered VRay for 3ds Max users. The build is downloadable from the support section of www.chaosgroup.com. > read more...

VisMasters Online: V-Ray Training for Architectural Visualization 5.1.2007
The VisMasters Online V-Ray Training includes 16 hours of total instruction including both on-demand video and online live training with question and answer sessions with the instructor. > read more...

The Sphere Project released 21.11.2006
CGSphere.com is a website dedicated to the evolution of technical and creative 3D sphere design and you're invited to participate! > read more...

REMA 1000 commercials 24.10.2006
Check out these commercials made for Norwegian grocery store chain REMA 1000 by Qvisten Animation > read more...

VRay 1.5 RC3 for 3ds Max released 18.10.2006
A new VRay build for for 3ds Max 8 and 9 (both x86 and x64 versions) has been released. > read more...

Autodesk 3ds Max 9 now shipping 16.10.2006
3ds Max 9 is now shipping in both 32 and 64 bit versions. > read more...

VisMasters interview with Peter Mitev 16.10.2006
Interesting interview about ChaosGroup, how they got started, VRay 1.5 and more. > read more...

VRAY Displacement Tutorial 12.10.2006
Updated tutorial covering displacement in 1.47.03, from previous 1.09.03 version... > read more...

Heritage Making of on CGSociety 6.10.2006
CGSociety has published a making-of article where Marek Denko describes how he constructed the image Heritage. > read more...

VRay 1.5 at SIGGRPAH 2006 21.7.2006
Chaos Group to reveal V-Ray 1.5 at SIGGRAPH 2006, Boston > read more...

Texturama.com Releases the World’s First “Build-Your-Own” Professional Texture Collection. 16.6.2006
3D Graphics professionals and game developers now have the ability to build a large seamless texture collection online by choosing their own images from a large database of images. > read more...

Pool balls video tutorial 28.3.2006
Ross Marshall has posted a video tutorial on rendering a pool ball closeup with VRay. > read more...

Architectural visualization salary survey 27.3.2006
CGarchitect.com has just launched the 2006 architectural visualization salary survey. > read more...

Two animations by Renascent 3.2.2006
HDRI studio have added two VRay rendered animations to their user gallery. > read more...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - V-Ray for Rhino 1.0.0 Adavance Sale 16.1.2006
For a limited time V-Ray for Rhino will be on sale for $499 USD. > read more...

New archmodel collection CDs 12.1.2006
Evermotion have released the vol.19 to 21 of their model collection. > read more...

Autodesk Completes Acquisition of Alias 10.1.2006
Autodesk, Inc. today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Alias for cash consideration of $197 million USD. > read more...

3ds Max 8 SP1 6.1.2006
3ds Max 8 Service Pack 1 is now available > read more...

Rendercore extends special campaign 5.1.2006
To ring in the New Year and with positive feedback from clients, the promotional offer of Unlimited Monthly Pass has been extended until January 31, 2006 > read more...

VRay Dongle FAQ posted. 20.12.2005
All your questions about the new protection and licensing system answered. > read more...

The123d Boardroom Kit 20.12.2005
The123d announces its Boardroom Kit - the first in a new series of model collections in .MAX .3DS & .MAX Vray file formats. > read more...

Rendercore launches unlimited remote rendering solution 12.12.2005
Flat Monthly Rate Pricing Model provides an incentive for creative organizations. > read more...

HDRSource HDR Skies Volume 1 11.12.2005
HDRSource is proud to announce Skies Volume 1 DVD for retail. > read more...

Rendercore launches remote rendering solution 5.12.2005
Supporting three new versions of leading industry software packages:Vray, Brazil r/s, Cinema 4D > read more...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - V-Ray for Rhino 1.0.0 Beta 30.11.2005
ASGvis announces the beginning of a limited access public beta testing period for V-Ray for Rhino 1.0.0. > read more...

Simian VRay Materials vol. 1 released 22.11.2005
A collection of five V-Ray Architectural Material shaders for 3ds max. > read more...

Archmodels vol. 16 - Modern Furniture 22.11.2005
Evermotion have released the 16th CD in their model collection. > read more...

VRay for Maya beta testing starts! 22.11.2005
Chaos Group have annouced that the VRay for Maya beta program has started. > read more...

V-Ray for SketchUp 1.0.0 9.11.2005
ASGvis announces that VRay for SketchUp 1.0.0 is in the early stages of development as native plug-in for SketchUp 5. > read more...

V-Ray for Rhino 1.0.0 9.11.2005
ASGvis announces that V-Ray for Rhino 1.0.0 is in the final stages of beta development as native plug-in for Rhinoceros 3d. > read more...

3ds Max 8 shipping 7.10.2005
Autodesk have started shipping 3ds Max 8 > read more...

Autodesk to aquire Alias 5.10.2005
Today Autodesk and Alias announced the signing of a definitive agreement for Autodesk to acquire Alias. > read more...

Robin Hood - 2005 29.9.2005
Robin Hood “Memories” and "Teaches Us" are two 30 second, fully computer animated spots created by Redrover Animation Studios Ltd. > read more...

Fanghorn Layer Manager 15.9.2005
Fangorn Layer Manager is a powerful new layer manager for 3ds Max. > read more...

Teapot T-shirts are back in stock 14.9.2005
Now available in six additional colors. > read more...

Let there be Ice! 1.9.2005
Thierry Canon Dareoner has posted some beautifull material studies at CGSociety. > read more...

Cavemen Should Drink Milk! 1.9.2005
CG Society has interviewed Ruairi Robinson on the production of the Cavemen ads for DDB Canada. > read more...

More archmodels from Evermotion 31.8.2005
Evermotion has just released their 10th CD with architectural models. > read more...

Global Illumination - Exteriors 28.7.2005
Gnomon Workshop has just released a new DVD covering GI exterior lighting techniques with VRay. > read more...

New archmodels CDs out now 27.7.2005
Evermotion release vol 5 and 6 of their architectural model collection. > read more...

NEW Nine Inch Nails video - All VRay 23.7.2005
If you havent seen it yet, check out the new video from Nine Inch Nails. > read more...

New T-shirts - Make a Statement! 29.6.2005
New teapot design now available in our T-shirt store > read more...

VRay for Maya 10.6.2005
First screenshots posted! > read more...

VRay used in House of Flying Daggers 10.6.2005
Animal Logic used VRay and 3ds Max to create the bean sequence in the movie. > read more...

VRay 64 bit standalone 10.6.2005
Peter Mitev has posted some screenshots of the alpha version of VRay 64 bit standalone on the VRay forum. > read more...

More implicit surfaces 9.6.2005
Dieter from Mackevision has posted some info on his very promising implicit surfaces project on the VRay forum. > read more...

IES lights in VRay 6.6.2005
A new tutorial on using photometric lights in VRay from Evermotion. > read more...

New basic VRay tutorials 5.6.2005
Aversis have put some great new tutorials on their webpage covering the very basics of VRay. > read more...

Chaos Group website redesign 5.6.2005
The new and improved Chaos Group website launched this weekend. > read more...

T-shirt sale in June 1.6.2005
We are clearing out the last few rendermonkey T-shirts. $3 off all T-shirts in June! This is your last chance to get this limited edition T-shirt! > read more...

VRay 1.47.03 beta build released 16.5.2005
Bug fix > read more...

VRay 1.47.02 beta build released 11.5.2005
Modified features, extended features and several bug fixes > read more...

Free HDRI CD collection from Evermotion 9.5.2005
Evermotion have created a large collection of free HDRI files. > read more...

Res Power renderfarm adds support for VRay 6.5.2005
ResPower is a 2.9+ THz self-service renderfarm. They have recently worked with Chaos Group to provide VRay rendering to their clients. > read more...

Milk Commercials 4.5.2005
Ruairi Robinson has directed a series of VRay rendered commercials for the Canadian Milk Board. > read more...

The Plumber 26.3.2005
CG Networks have posted a long interview with Redrover Animation Studio's Richard Rosenman about their short “The Plumber”. > read more...

Diet Pepsi “After Hours” 26.3.2005
New VRay rendered commercial from Richard Rosenman. > read more...

VRay consultancy 23.3.2005
UK based Rendertime has started offering a VRay consultancy service. > read more...

VRay 1.46.15 beta build released 12.3.2005
Modified feature: Progressive path tracing in light cache.
Bug fixes > read more...

Scanline FlowLine 11.3.2005
CA Scanline reveal more information about their very impressive, VRay based, inhouse hydro-fluid-simulation and rendering tools. > read more...

VRay 1.46.14 beta build released 21.2.2005
Bug fix > read more...

VRay 1.46.13 beta build released 17.2.2005
Bug fixes > read more...

VRay 1.46.12 beta build released 10.2.2005
Bug fixes and improvements. Motion blur is a lot faster in many cases. > read more...

Tutorial: Photorealistic rendering with VRay 2.2.2005
New VRay tutorial by Dragos Jieanu on the123d.com > read more...

VRay 1.46.10 public beta build released 1.1.2005
Fixes the 2005 problem + other bug fixes. > read more...

Tutorial: Making of the Bathroom Scene 21.12.2004
Joshua Staub has written an exclusive 'making of' for his excellent 'Bathroom Scene' for the123d.com > read more...

VRay 1.46.09 public beta build released 15.12.2004
Extended features and bug fixes > read more...

Dosch 3D: Cars 2004 10.12.2004
Need cars for your exterior renderings? New 3D-model car collection from Dosch Design > read more...

VRay 1.46.08 public beta build released 26.11.2004
Extended features and bug fixes. > read more...

VRay 1.46.07 public beta build released 24.11.2004
Bug fixes > read more...

New script: VRay ambient occlusion 19.11.2004
Marc Lorentz today released a script that does 1-click ambient occlusion rendering for Vray. > read more...

VRay 1.46.05 public beta build released 13.11.2004
Bug Fixes > read more...

VRay 1.46.04 public beta build released 8.11.2004
Available to all registered VRay users. > read more...

VRay.info T-shirts 3.11.2004
Get yours now while supply lasts. > read more...

AURA version 0.60.01 15.10.2004
The next public build of AURA is available for download. > read more...

3ds max® 7 shipping 13.10.2004
Discreet, a division of Autodesk, Inc. announced today it has begun shipping the latest version of its award-winning professional 3D modeling, animation and rendering software 3ds max® 7 > read more...

AURA Public Beta released 8.9.2004
Chaos Group today released AURA for public beta. > read more...

Aura public beta 2.9.2004
Yesterday Chaos Group announced the start date for the public beta testing phase of its fluid-based fire and smoke simulation plugin code-named Aura. > read more...

The making of Toyota Matrix 2.9.2004
Richard Rosenman has posted a comprehensive Making of paper for the Toyota Matrix commercial. > read more...

Siggraph discount 12.8.2004
During the Siggraph show and for the rest of August everyone can buy V-Ray advanced with a 20% discount. > read more...

Toyota Matrix 11.8.2004
Richard Rosenman recently completed a commercial for Toyota Matrix. VRay 1.09 was used for the rendering. > read more...

The V-Ray.exe project 17.7.2004
Chaos Group today released the first step toward the standalone version of V-Ray > read more...

VRay 1.45.70 Public beta released 1.7.2004
This new update is full of powerful new features, workflow enhancements and bugfixes. > read more...

CA Scanline switches to V-Ray to seamlessly integrate 3D elements in renderings 9.6.2004
For a recent project CA Scanline used the VRay SDK to develop tools for simulating and rendering of water effects using implicit surfaces. > read more...

Myst IV 9.6.2004
Chaos Group interviews Gwenael Heliou, technical director of Myst IV at Ubisoft. > read more...

Pfffirate interview 2.6.2004
CGNetworks interviews Guillaume Herent about the VRay rendered short. > read more...

Kongzi 2.5.2004
Specimen have posted images and video from the pilot of a new French animated series called Kongzi. Renderd with VRay > read more...

More details on AURA available 31.3.2004
Chaos Group have released more details and more sample animations from AURA 0.50.00 > read more...

VRay used for opening sequence in Onimusha 3 29.3.2004
ROBOT Communications in Tokyo, Japan, relied on Discreet’s 3ds max and Chaos Group's VRay to create the cinematic opening sequence for Onimusha 3. > read more...

Preview of new GI technology in VRay 1.5 25.3.2004
Light-mapping is a technique for approximating the global illumination in a scene. It is very similar to photon mapping, but without many of its limitations. > read more...

VRay 1.5 and VRay for Maya 18.3.2004
In a newsletter to registered users Chaos Group today shed some light on the near future of VRay > read more...

Animal Logic uses VRay for Extreme Martial Arts 4.3.2004
CG channel interviews Matt Smith and Jeremy Howdin about the making of Extreme Martial Arts for Discovery Channel > read more...

Chaotic Dimension did a total re-design of their website. 5.2.2004
Go check it out! > read more...

New VRay rendered work. 1.2.2004
Two new clips directed by Richard Rosenman have been posted. > read more...

HDRI volume 1.0 1.2.2004
Ricahrd Rosenman has released HDRI volume 1.0 > read more...

The VRay Automator 23.1.2004
A new MAXScript dedicated to VRay has been released. > read more...

Northern Heightz - Look at us now 15.1.2004
SoulPix have posted their cute new VRay rendered music video for Northern Heightz - Look at us now. > read more...

Plumber 14.1.2004
Richard Rosenman has posted several stills from the VRay rendered short film Plumber > read more...

VRay in The Last Samurai 22.12.2003
RenderNode interviews Justin Mitchell at Digital Dimension on The Last Samurai. > read more...

VRay renders unlimited polys 22.11.2003
Today, Chaos Group revealed one of the key features of the upcoming VRay version - unlimited geometry rendering. > read more...

Additional VRay tools 10.10.2003
Updated irradiance map viewer, and recompiled max material. > read more...

VRay 1.09.03m released 17.9.2003
Quick bug fix > read more...

www.vrayrender.com updated 16.9.2003
The VRay homepage has been updated with a new design. > read more...

VRay 1.09.03k released 15.9.2003
Improvements and bug fixes > read more...

VRay 1.09.03j released 8.9.2003
Bug fix and new feature > read more...

VRay preset manager released 8.9.2003
manage and share presets for the VRay renderer. > read more...

The RenderNode Magazine 22.8.2003
The RenderNode Magazine will be reviewing VRay in its preview issue this September. > read more...

Evermotion Video Tutorials 21.8.2003
The evermotion video tutorials are back online. > read more...

Barritas Marinela 6.8.2003
A new VRay rendered commercial directed by Richard Rosenman. > read more...

New music video: Jurgen Vries - Wilderness 3.8.2003
Soul Pix have created another music video, rendered in VRay. > read more...

discreet announce 3ds max 6 29.7.2003
Detailed information about the upcoming release of 3ds max 6 is now available on the discreet website. > read more...

VRay.info adds RSS feed 28.7.2003
The latest news from VRay.info is now available as an RSS feed. > read more...

Review of HDRIbase 26.7.2003
Metin Seven reviews HDRIbase 1 and 2. > read more...

VRay 1.09.03i released 26.7.2003
Bug fix > read more...

VRay 1.09.03h released 23.7.2003
New features and bug fixes > read more...

VRay 1.09.03g released 11.6.2003
Improvements and new feature > read more...

Free video tutorials 11.6.2003
Evermotion has released 5 free video tutorials to help beginners get started with VRay. > read more...

VRay 1.09.03e released 2.6.2003
Bug Fixes and new features. This time with an installer. > read more...

New AURA previews 27.5.2003
Chaos Group have released a few new AURA test animations. > read more...

finalRender competitive discount 26.5.2003
Chaos Gorup announces a 30% discount on V-Ray for registered finalRender users. > read more...

OpenEXR loader for 3ds max 22.5.2003
Splutterfish have released their free OpenEXR loader for 3ds max > read more...

VRay 1.09.03d released 18.5.2003
Fixes the latest stability problems introduced in the .03 builds > read more...

VRay 1.09.03b and c quick patches 13.5.2003
Bug fixes > read more...

VRay 1.09.03a released 12.5.2003
New features and bug fixes > read more...

Alienware commercial 8.5.2003
Rezn8 have just created a commercial for Alienware using VRay > read more...

VRay forum updated 6.5.2003
Chaos Group have changed the software running the official VRay forum. > read more...

SimCloth 3 released! 2.5.2003
Version 3 of the free cloth simulation plugin by Vladimir Koylazov (Vlado) has just been released. > read more...

Music video with VRay 23.4.2003
The german studio Soulpix has just completed a new music video rendered in VRay. > read more...

Aura gallery updated 17.4.2003
Chaos Group have updated the Aura gallery with smoke images and animations. > read more...

Aura announced 22.3.2003
Chaos Group announces a new fluid engine - code-name AURA > read more...

VRay 1.09.02u is released 28.2.2003
New features and bug fixes > read more...

Breaking the limits 6.2.2003
Chaos Group announces massive non instanced polygon count rendering for VRay > read more...

VRay 1.09.02t is released 5.2.2003
New features and bug fixes > read more...

VRay 1.09.02q is released 6.1.2003
New features and bug fixes > read more...

VRay 1.09.02n is released 9.12.2002
Bug fix > read more...

VRay 1.09.02m is released 9.12.2002
New features and bug fixes > read more...

VRay.info on new server 7.11.2002
The site was moved to a high bandwidth server today. > read more...

VRay 1.09.02g test build released 7.11.2002
Bug fixes > read more...

VRay 1.09.02f test build released 24.10.2002
New features and bug fixes > read more...

VRay 1.09.02d released 22.9.2002
Bug fix > read more...

VRay 1.09.02b released 19.9.2002
Bug fix > read more...

VRay 1.09.02a test build 19.9.2002
The new build is out! > read more...

VRay 1.09.01a test build 17.8.2002
New features > read more...

IRC channel switches net 8.8.2002
The channel has moved to EFNet > read more...

Version 1.08.04p released 9.7.2002
Bug fixes > read more...

VRay 1.08.04m is released 5.7.2002
Some bug fixes plus a new material wrapper > read more...

Bake3D 0.01 available 29.6.2002
Bake3D is a small utility plug-in designed for baking 3D texture maps into 2D bitmaps. > read more...

VRay 1.08.04k available 29.6.2002
This is mostly a bug-fix build. > read more...

Chaos Group opens own discussion forum! 28.6.2002
The forum has been moved from Delphi to Chaos Group's own server. > read more...

VRay 1.08.04g released 25.6.2002
Bug fix > read more...

VRay 1.08.04f is out 18.6.2002
New features and bug fix > read more...

update: 1.08.04c 6.6.2002
Bug fixes > read more...

Small update: 1.08.04a 5.6.2002
Bug fix > read more...

VRay 1.08.04 is released 4.6.2002
New features and bug fixes > read more...

Yet another update!!!! 1.08.03f 23.5.2002
Bug fixes > read more...

VRay 1.08.03e and VRay DEMO available 23.5.2002
New build contains bug fixes. > read more...

Demo version tomorrow 21.5.2002
The demo version of VRay is supposed to be released tomorrow, May 22nd. > read more...

VRay 1.08.03 released 21.5.2002
New features and bug fixes > read more...

IRC channel 17.5.2002
Not all of you might know this but there is a VRay IRC channel: #vray_renderer on DALNet. > read more...

Small site update: v1.0.3 8.5.2002
Added search in entries, link categories and news archive. Plus slight presentation changes > read more...

VRay.info v1.0 opens 8.5.2002
Phew, finally found the time to publish this thing. > read more...

VRay 1.08.02 released 6.5.2002
Bug fixes > read more...

VRay 1.08.01 released 6.5.2002
Bug fix > read more...

VRay 1.08.00 released 2.5.2002
Several bugfixes and new features. > read more...

VRay in PEPSI commercial 30.4.2002
Digital Dimension choose VRay for a PEPSI commercial and an upcoming film Final Destination II. > read more...


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