Entries by nicola

3dsMax to FluidRay step by step for easier rendering

In this tutorial we are going to cover step by step the process of taking a 3dsmax scene, exporting it in .fbx, and rendering it using FluidRay RT. The following are a couple of examples of the results achieved. The original scenes were taken from Evermotion Archexteriors collection and originally came as 3dsmax scenes with […]

MaxScript to prepare for exporting to FluidRay

This Maxscript for 3dSMax prepares the scene for better exporting to FluidRay RT. In particular, this script: Converts proxies to full-res meshes Converts VRayMaterial to Standard Material Converts VRayCamera to Standard Camera Converts VRayProxy to Regular Mesh Adjusts textures to be more faithfully exported Right before exporting, load the script in the Maxscript editor and […]

Introducing the New FluidRay.com

You might have noticed that things have been quiet on the site for the last few weeks. That’s because we’ve been working around the clock to get the new FluidRay.com up and running. We’re proud to introduce to the new, more visual, mobile-friendly site. It’s taken the team several weeks (with a lot of long […]

Goodies from Eurographics 2014

The 2015 Eurographics conference is only a few months away. It’s where some really talented people come together to look at the science and the art of computer graphics including modeling and rendering. Here are some videos from 2014 presentations that you might find interesting. It’s pretty cool to see what people are working on. […]

Eurographics Presentations for Learning Advanced Modeling

If you’re passionate about design, modeling and rendering then you know that there is always something new going on with technology and techniques. Sometimes you can take online courses or get into a classroom; but often you need to pickup new ideas and skills from less formal training. Eurographics is the conference of the European […]

Ancient Architecture: Plaosan Complex

Plaosan Complex (Candi Plaosan) is a 9th-century Buddhist temple complex covering roughly 2,000 square meters. It’s located in Indonesia. The complex contains 300+ structures and is anchored by 2 temples, Plaosan Lor & Plaosan Kidul. Here are some images: The defining architectural characteristics are the complex stone work and carvings. You also have to appreciate […]

Interior Design for Small Spaces

Many people are avoiding new home purchases or moving to new apartments, and trying to get more out of their current space instead. I’ve pulled together a few videos that focus on making creative, smart use of small spaces. Take a look at these and you’ll see how much potential even the smallest space can […]

Time Waits for No Man: Time Lapse Construction Videos

It’s impressive to watch things get built from the ground up and also inspirational to see just how much can be accomplished when you put your mind to it. Here are some videos from YouTube of new buildings and homes being constructed. The videos feature some very cool construction projects ranging from dams to igloos. […]