Tuesday, September 27th, 2022 Posted by Jim Thacker

Eye candy: Chaos’s 2022 V-Ray showreels

Chaos has posted its 2022 V-Ray showreels, one for VFX and one for architecture: both beautiful showcases of the best new work created with the production renderer for 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D and Houdini.

You can watch the VFX & Animation reel above and the Architecture reel further down the page. Below, we’ve picked out some of their highlights, with links to breakdown videos showing how they were created.

Long-form VFX: movies and broadscast series
Although the VFX reel features some great work by Scanline VFX on last year’s Godzilla vs. Kong, the bulk of this year’s featured movie work comes from Digital Domain.

The studio has some great technical breakdowns of the movies featured on the V-Ray showreel, including Spider-Man: No Way Home, Morbius and Doctor Strange in the Metaverse of Madness (above).

We’ve found fewer making-ofs for the broadcast projects, but Ghost VFX has some very nice VFX breakdowns on its YouTube channel, including its Emmy Award-winning work for Star Trek: Discovery.

Short-form VFX and animation: cinematics, commercials and motion graphics
While the 2022 reel features some eye-catching game cinematics from Blur Studio and Capsule, one of the best project breakdowns is from Goodbye Kansas Studios‘ cinematic for PUBG: Battlegrounds (above).

The reel also features commercials and motion graphics work from the likes of Buck and Bipolar Studio, along with Lithuania’s Korb and Brazil’s Vetor Zero, although we haven’t seen any technical breakdowns.

Architectural visualization
Breakdown videos are also less common for architectural visualizations than for visual effects projects, but the 2022 V-Ray Architecture Showeel still features a range of gorgeous work.

You can see the individual projects in more detail on the Vimeo channels of the studios featured, which include Brick Visual, Kilograph, Neoscape, Squint/Opera and Tiltpixel.

Read more the 2022 V-Ray VFX & Animation Showreel on Chaos’s blog

Read more the 2022 V-Ray Architecture Showreel on Chaos’s blog

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