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Midweek Motivations: 200 East 59th Film

200 East 59th Film

This is a magical piece from DBOX is about the property at Maclowes at 200 East 59th Street in New York City. The film involves CG animals enjoying some live-action space in the building, and it’s by far the most fun I’ve had watching a piece on real estate!

Chaos Group published an interview with DBOX Senior Partner Keith Bomely, interviewed by CG artist and journalist Lidija Grozdanic, about the project. The project includes heavy use of Chaos Group V-Ray for 3ds Max. More about that below the video.

We’ve been using V-Ray with 3D Studio Max for many years. One of the changes in workflow that we have been making recently is to render off-site. We have a large in-house render farm in New York, but there is so much production happening at any given time that we can’t clog up the queue with thousands of animation frames. A huge help was the recent improvements in brute force rendering. The speed increases, without having to pre-cache, allowed us to send our scenes to cloud computing services more easily, and get them going with reliable and predictable render times. By using brute force there was also less risk of animation flicker problems. We sent scenes in several passes so that we can run the more geometry-intensive layers separately, like fur.

Read the full interview at Chaos Group


In Depth: Why Should I Use V-Ray?

In Depth: Why Should I Use V-Ray?

V-Ray is a robust, full-featured 3D rendering system built for designers, architects, and jack-of-all-trades.

For many artists, when asked to describe working with V-Ray, the terms “high-quality, photo-realistic renders, and real-time speed” quickly come to mind. Artists say that it’s easy to dive in because it comes with so many preset materials and settings. They love how V-Ray comes with numerous options that allow users to customize pretty much every aspect of the lighting and materials. With this in mind, Chaos Group has extensive online training available, from beginner to advanced.

V-Ray is integrated into just about every piece of popular 3D creative software, including Cinema 4D, 3ds Max, Nuke, MODO, Unreal, and more. Comparatively, no other renderer on the market has as much host support!

Learn more about what makes Chaos Group’s V-Ray unique, and why V-Ray is the renderer of choice for so many artists. Try it out yourself for free!

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Product nameChaos Group V-Ray for 3ds Max

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The world’s most complete 3D rendering software for high-end visualization and production.

V-Ray for 3ds Max is a production-proven rendering software. Known for its versatility and ability to handle any type of project — from massive, dynamic scenes having thousands of lights to a sublime still life – it is the go-to solution for artists and designers across 3D industries.

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Get V-Ray, Phoenix FD, Project Lavina, Chaos Cloud & VRscans in a single collection.

Artists and designers looking for total creative freedom and flexibility, get instant access to 15 Chaos products all with one license. With V-Ray Collection you can work freely between 3D applications, applying your own mix of photorealistic rendering, fluid simulation, and real-time scene exploration to any project.

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Posted by Michele Yamazaki