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July 6 — 9, 2020 | ONLINE

The application for the Chaos Group Academy for Mentors 2020 is now closed. Stay tuned for the next dates.

Take part in our first-ever online training session led by some of our top trainers — and learn everything you've ever wanted to know about V-Ray, including the latest features. Not only will you master the art of V-Ray, but you’ll also get the chance to become part of our international V-Ray Mentor network and connect with fellow professionals from around the world who share your passion for teaching and sharing knowledge.  

Once you’ve successfully completed the program, you'll become an officially certified V-Ray Mentor. With this status, you’ll be able to organize and promote your very own V-Ray courses and curriculum, as well as accredit future V-Ray Certified Professionals. 

*This year’s Chaos Group Academy for Mentors will take place online due to COVID-19 — for everyone’s health and safety, we’ve decided to go online and allow attendees to take part in the training and certification sessions from the comfort and safety of their homes. We were looking forward to meeting our future Мentors in-person, but we know this is the right thing to do for our staff and academy attendees.

Organize V-Ray Certified Professional courses with exam content and certificates provided.


Certified V-Ray Mentors are listed on the Chaos Group website.


Full Chaos Group Education team support for your certificate’s duration.


The online edition of the Chaos Group Academy for Mentors will be a four-day program, taking place from 1:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. EEST (UTC +3) each day with a one-hour break.
July 6, 2020: Laying the foundations — Part 1

The first day will cover essential rendering theories and V-Ray knowledge. Topics include:

  • User Interface
  • V-Ray Frame Buffer
  • Render engines
  • Image samplers
  • Lights
  • Global Illumination
  • Camera
July 7, 2020: Laying the foundations — Part 2

On the second day, we’ll continue with four more fundamental topics for mastering V-Ray: 

  • Materials and textures
  • Environment effects
  • Dynamic geometry
  • Render elements and compositing
July 8, 2020: Putting theory into practice

On the third day, we’ll cover the practical elements of V-Ray with a hands-on workshop. Participants will be given interior and exterior scenes with daytime and nighttime scenarios, plus they’ll have the chance to work on their own scenes*. Under the supervision of Chaos Group Trainers, they will work on these scenes and create final renders. The workshop will conclude with a group discussion. 

*If a participant would like to use their own scenes for the workshop, they should first discuss this with us.  

July 9, 2020: Teaching your skills to others

The fourth day will focus on essential presentation skills. Every participant will be required to present a topic and answer questions from “students” (in this case, your Academy classmates). To finish off the Academy, we’ll discuss the presentations and have a virtual certification ceremony. 


The Chaos Group Academy program for V-Ray Mentors is designed for educators, tutors, professors and high-level professionals with sound working knowledge of 3ds Max and V-Ray for 3ds Max. Strong presentation skills are also a must, as well as fluency in English.


This program costs €1,500 (excludes VAT).

This includes: 

  • Exclusive online training led by some of our top trainers 
  • Complimentary gifts — will be shipped to attendees. 
  • Official V-Ray Mentor certificate* — will be shipped to the certified Mentors. 
  • Еducational materials for the training
  • A two-year commercial-grade educational V-Ray for 3ds Max license including free technical support and regular software updates.
  • Full support during the certification validity period*, related to organizing exam sessions, and promotions, as described above.
*V-Ray Мentor Certification is valid for two years. To ensure you’re always up to date with the latest V-Ray features, you’ll need to renew your certificate at the end of this period.


Ciro Sannino


Gianpiero Monopoli


Javi Martínez


Bernardo A. Lindig


Luke Gustafson


 You could be the next V-Ray Mentor. Apply now > 

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