Storm FX Blog

News, Tools & Downloads

Stay on top of what happening in your field. We’ve created a single point for regularly updated articles, resources, industry news and other stuff we find interesting. If there is a topic you would like to see an article on or a general question you would like answered, please let us know and we’ll see what we can do. Otherwise, enjoy!

Work smarter with SiNi Software

100-mount-head-image

SiNi Software, a company started a little over a year ago by industry veterans Simon Donaghy (Si) and Nigel Hunt (Ni), both with extensive experience in AAA video games, visual effects and architectural visualisation.

Traditionally, larger studios can afford to employ R&D, pipeline and software development teams, costing hundreds of thousands a year to maintain. The founders started SiNi with the goal to give small to mid sized companies and freelancers access to the tools, technical support and advancements that they need to stay in the competition.

"There was a need to provide a service


Read more ...

V-Ray 3.3 for 3ds Max – FREE update

Our friends at ChaosGroup have just released a big update to V-Ray for 3ds Max - that will render most scenes up to 20-50% faster!

V-Ray 3.3 for 3ds Max introduces a new variance-based adaptive sampler – a new algorithm that makes renders quicker to setup and removes the need to set subdivisions for lights and materials. This will make it much easier for you to get high-quality, predictable renders.

New Features

  • Ray Traced Rounded Corners – for perfectly smooth edges at render time
  • New Sky Model and Aerial Perspective – for realistic natural-looking environments
  • Triplanar Mapping – for simple, UV-less textures
  • Improved V-Ray Clipper with Render-time Booleans – for cutaways using any arbitrary mesh
  • Stochastic Flakes – for more realistic materials like snow, sand, and car paints

Current features have also been updated, including better global illumination and GPU rendering with V-Ray RT.

This FREE update is available to all V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max users. 

Download this free update now from your account at www.chaosgroup.com

V-Ray 3.3 for 3ds Max – Overview

 
Contact us for more information