V-Ray 10th Anniversary Celebration Begins at FMX 2012
The Chaos Group team is gearing up for 4 exciting days at FMX 2012. We started the year with significant improvements to our portfolio, announcing an update with outstanding new features and improvements to V-Ray 2.0 for 3ds Max and V-Ray 2.0 for Maya. The excitement grows with the latest additions to our suite of innovative rendering solutions: V-Ray for Softimage, V-Ray 1.5 for Rhino and Phoenix FD for Maya which is now in Beta.
Visit booth 3.2 where the Chaos Group crew is teaming up with Fujitsu to deliver live demos of the most exciting features in V-Ray and Phoenix FD. You can visit the FMX marketplace free of charge on May 11th, so be sure to drop by for a chat.
Register for our two annual FMX events to learn about the latest developments in our product portfolio and get a sneak peek of the production process at Pixomondo.
Don’t forget to stop by booth 3.2 where we are teaming up with Fujitsu to showcase the latest in V-Ray and Phoenix FD.
We will be running live demos throughout the whole show. Feel free to request a demo of your choice. Our presenters will be happy to walk you through the latest features in:
•  V-Ray for 3ds Max
•  V-Ray for Maya
•  V-Ray for Softimage
•  V-Ray for Rhino
•  Phoenix FD for Max
•  Phoenix FD for Maya Beta
Meet the team:
At the booth, you will get the chance to meet with 3D Artists from Chaos Group, so be sure to stop by and chat with them if you have any questions.
Konstantin is a Master V-Ray Licensed Trainer and teaches the V-Ray magic at key industry events around the globe. His past experience as a 3D artist in several production studios has brought to Chaos Group talent, inspiration and deep knowledge of the production process.
Simeon has been working as a 3D artist and digital compositor for over 7 years in several visual studios. He is a new addition to the Chaos Group team, bringing production experience and technical knowledge.
Tuesday, May 8: The Latest in V-Ray & Phoenix FD
Wednesday, May 9: Anniversary Workshop: Pixomondo and the Magic of V-Ray
Ten years ago Chaos Group’s founders Vlado and Peter released the first version of V-Ray – the renderer that revolutionized the CG industry with its speed, precision and amazing photorealism. At FMX, we want to celebrate together with you this important milestone – the V-Ray 10th anniversary.
Join our two events to learn about the latest developments in our product portfolio and get a sneak peak of the V-Ray pipeline integration at Pixomondo.
At the end of each event, make sure to fill out our feedback form and bring it back to our booth to get a free T-shirt. All feedback forms will also be entered in a draw for a free V-Ray license. The draw will be held on the second day – May 9, 2012 at 2 p.m. at our company booth. We will contact the winner via e-mail, if they are not able to pick up the prize.
The Latest in V-Ray & Phoenix FDKonstantin Gaytandzhiev, Chaos Group
Tuesday, May 8, Raum Karlsruhe, 15:00 - 16:00
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The latest in V-Ray for 3ds Max and MayaLearn about the latest enhancements in V-Ray for 3ds Max and Maya, including:
•  V-Ray RT + V-Ray RT GPU enhancements - unprecedented speed and flexibility achieved with the V-Ray interactive rendering system
•  Lens effects in Maya - add a full range of bloom and glare effects
•  Ptex support in 3ds Max - VRayPtex is a new texture capable of loading Ptex files, an innovative
texture format created by Walt Disney Animation Studios®, that eliminates the need to assign UVs.
•  V-Ray Hair Material plus Ornatrix support and hair info texture - render hair and fur with unprecedented control, quality, and speed.
V-Ray for Softimage - the latest addition to the V-Ray family•  UI Integration
•  V-Ray Lights and Global Illumination - V-Ray specific lights, IBL lighting, different GI methods, setting up interior lighting
•  Motion Blur and Depth of Field - working with the V-Ray Physical Camera
•  Displacement - modeling with V-Ray displacement
•  Heavy scene optimization with V-Ray Proxies
•  V-Ray Materials - dispersion, SSS, hair
•  Render Elements - V-Ray integration with composting software
Phoenix FD - the fluid dynamics simulator for smoke and fire is now available for MayaIn an interactive "play around" session you will see how fast and easy it is to create flame and smoke simulations, fuel explosions as well as flowing liquids with foam and splashes.
Anniversary WorkshopWednesday, May 9, Raum Mannheim, 11:00 - 12:00
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Pixomondo and the Magic of V-Ray
Get a sneak peek of the production process at Pixomondo! Meet Mohsen Mousavi, VFX/DFX Supervisor and Head of Technology at Pixomondo and learn about some of the latest projects the studio completed with the help of V-Ray.
Mohsen Mousavi, VFX/DFX Supervisor/ Head of Technology at Pixomondo:
"Right from the beginning, V-Ray became the first choice at Pixomondo to deliver high-end visual effects for some of the most challenging shots in the past 7 years. V-Ray has become the heart of every frame at Pixomondo's global network. It has become the triple A tool at Pixomondo to satisfy visionary film makers such as Martin Scorsese, George Lucas, Roland Emmerich, Zack Snyder, M. Night Shyamalan, Lars von Trier and many more! We would like to share with you some of the impressive boundaries on both technical and creative level, we have reached using V-Ray."
Filmakademie: V-Ray Integration in “Natalis”
Daniel Brkovic and Karsten Wagenknecht are graduates of Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg who have worked on numerous animated features. They are joining our anniversary workshop to discuss the exciting project named “Natalis”.
2006 - Tausend Stäbe
2007 - Siebzehn
2008 - Vysehrad
2010 - Kite
2012 - Natalis
2007 - Lissi and the Wild Emperor
2008 - Impy's Wonderland
2010 - The Final Fax
2011 - Rabenjunge
2011 - The Visit
2012 - Natalis
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