Category Archives: V-Ray Handbook

9 tips on how to add realism to any exterior architectural project

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Need some pointers on your next V-Ray for Cinema 4D architectural visualization project? 3D Render & Beyond’s Viola Vazio and Stefano Strika share expert advice. Viola Vazio and Stefano Strika are leading architects and experts in 3D arch viz. With over 20 years of experience in the field, they founded 3D Render and Beyond, a […]

Upcoming products and licensing changes of Chaos V-Ray

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Subscriptions are an easy and flexible way for customers to stay current with all updates and new features of V-Ray From July, 7th.2022, Chaos will no longer sell V-Ray for specific host applications. Time: From July, 7th.2022 Applied to: New License How is work? Before July, 7th.2022 From July, 7th.2022 V-Ray for SketchUpV-Ray for 3ds […]

How to use Cryptomatte Render Elements in V-Ray for SketchUp

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This step-by-step tutorial teaches how to use Cryptomatte Render Elements in V-Ray Next for SketchUp, plus how to composite and color-correct your render layers. The latest updates of V-Ray Next for SketchUp have introduced a lot of new features and performance improvements for users. You can see what’s new right here. For me, one of my […]

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. About Alexander Yolov Alexander is an expert on V-Ray and Maya in Chaos Group, with extensive work experience in the 3D industry as a CG artist. Since joining Chaos in […]

How to create a realistic kitchen interior in 3ds Max – Part 1

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V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max features exciting new possibilities for interior designers!  Learn how to use it to create a realistic kitchen interior step-by-step. Want to discover V-Ray’s newest functionalities in 3ds Max? In this tutorial, you’ll find out how our new features give greater creativity to interior designers.  You will learn how to bring a […]

How to create a realistic kitchen interior in 3ds Max: Part 3

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Follow along to learn how to set up a production render and post-process efficiently in the V-Ray Frame Buffer to achieve a high-quality render.  Congrats, you’ve almost made it to the end of the tutorial! We started off our three-part tutorial by setting up the V-Ray Denoiser, making use of the Interactive Production Render (IPR), and adding life to […]

How to render an architectural scale model in V-Ray for SketchUp DOF on

With V-Ray for SketchUp, it’s easy to match your designs to a backplate and create realistic architectural renderings. V-Ray expert Han Shilin shows you how. There’s something about a scale model that makes it easy to communicate an architectural concept. And the trick is: it can be a real-world physical model, a 3D rendering, or […]

How to create a realistic kitchen interior in 3ds Max: Part 2

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Learn how to set up and tweak the camera, materials and natural lighting in V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max to create a realistic kitchen interior.  In the previous post we covered how to set up V-Ray Denoiser, start the Interactive Production Render (IPR), and take advantage of the Chaos Cosmos asset library to enrich your scene.   Continue watching the video […]

V-Ray 5 for Maya, update 2

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Introduction V-Ray 5, update 2 includes a number of new features that allow artists to streamline their workflows and gain time to be creative. With Chaos Cosmos support, users get access to free 3D models, materials, and more. A faster and easier way to add signs, labels, cracks, and other effects to surfaces comes with […]