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Frequently asked questions

Our education policy is designed to help you use the latest V-Ray® technology in classrooms and training centers.
Below, you will find answers to the most frequent questions about the relationship between Chaos® and Students, Educators, Educational Institutions, Training Centers and Professionals.

Educational institutions

We’re an educational institution. Do you offer educational licenses for non-commercial purposes?

Yes. Chaos offers special discounts for educational institutions. These include public and private universities, colleges, junior colleges, elementary, middle schools, high schools, and technical schools.

What types of discounts do you offer?

We offer progressive volume discounts, as well as discounts on other Chaos products. With progressive volume discounts, it’s easier for institutions to scale up their V-Ray licenses and still meet their budgeting needs. In addition, we offer discounts when combined with other Chaos products for even greater flexibility in the classroom.

Progressive Volume Discount
With Progressive Volume Discount, we support larger organizations in meeting their classroom and budgeting needs.

Additional Product Discount
We understand the need of Educational Institutions to educate and equip their students with as many tools as needed to prepare them for today’s competitive market. It is often the case that a University may be emphasizing on the use of one of Chaos’ products, however, they may be interested in exploring Additional Products as well. We are ready to meet their demands in the most flexible way. The Additional Product Discounts make it easier and cheaper to mix and match different products from Chaos's wide educational portfolio.

How do we purchase educational licenses?

Educational licenses for all our products are available through authorized resellers worldwide. Go to our Find a Reseller page and select your region and the product(s) you’re interested in. For select countries, educational licenses can be purchased directly from the Chaos Store.

How can I get a quote or offer for educational licenses?

To help you figure out the total price for your order, please use the pricing calculator we’ve created. For an official quote, email us at education@chaosgroup.com or contact your local reseller.

Do you offer longer licensing terms?

Yes. We offer 2 and 3-year licenses with additional discounts.

 

What are the benefits of V-Ray educational licenses?
  • Fully featured, commercial-grade V-Ray software — with a big discount!
  • Unlimited access to new product releases for the duration of the license
  • Free technical support and access to Chaos’ educational resources
  • Easy online licensing — Licensing that’s fast and secure, with no physical dongles to manage and keep track of. Get access to your software quickly.
Are educational institutions allowed to purchase licenses for their students and take advantage of the volume and multi-product discounts?

Yes. Educational institutions can purchase licenses for their students. Volume and multi-platform discounts will be applied according to the Pricing policy for Education.

Students / educators

Do you offer student or educator licenses?

Yes. We have a special offer for students and educators on all Chaos educational products.

Do student licenses differ from commercial licenses in terms of functionality?

No. Student licenses are fully functional and don’t have watermarks, however they are only to be used for non-profit work.

How can I purchase a student/educator license?

Educational licenses for all our products are available through authorized resellers worldwide. Go to our Find a Reseller page and select your region and the product(s) you’re interested in. For select countries, educational licenses can be purchased directly from the Chaos Store.

Do I need to be an active student to be able to purchase a student license?

Yes. To qualify for student discount pricing, you need to be enrolled in an academic degree program and submit proof of student status.

Can I purchase unlimited licenses with the student discount?

No. Students are eligible to purchase 1 license per product with the student discount.

Can I purchase additional render nodes to render my school projects?

No. As per policy students are not eligible for additional render nodes.

Do you offer student licenses to recently graduated students?

No. Student licenses are only available to active students who can provide proof of student status.

Chaos authorized training centers (CG ATCs)

We are a training center. How do we partner with Chaos?

Training Centers are welcome to apply for the Chaos Authorized Training Center (CG ATC) program. The ATC program has been created for commercial training companies who operate their own training business in top rate facilities, offering high quality V-Ray training. You’ll be able to market your company as an official Chaos Training Center partner, and take advantage of the benefits included in the program. You also get access to 10 V-Ray Education Collection licenses and special discounts on additional purchases. To apply or for more information, contact us at: education@chaosgroup.com or fill in the ATC Application form.

What are the benefits of becoming an authorized training center?

Promotion

Special mention on the Chaos official website and access to center-exclusive Chaos and V-Ray logos for use on your promotional materials.

Certification

Offer V-Ray Certified Professional exams to your customers, complete with branded Chaos certificates and awards for participants.

Access to the latest software

V-Ray Education Collection is included as part of the program. 

Discounts

Lower prices on additional V-Ray Education Collection licenses

Branding

V-Ray logos and branding that recognizes V-Ray Licensed Trainers (VLTs), as well as Chaos Authorized Training Center logos and branding guidelines.

Recognition

Join the ranks of other V-Ray Licensed Trainers after completing our short evaluation process.

Support

Access to V-Ray courseware and program support.

What are the eligibility requirements to become a Chaos Authorized Training Center (CG ATC)?

Commercial training companies who operate their own training business and conduct V-Ray training as part of their programs, or host V-Ray dedicated short or long-term programs, are eligible to buy CG ATC Pack after a short approval process. To join the CG ATC program, you need to employ at least one experienced V-Ray instructor, who will be licensed as an official V-Ray Licensed Trainer, after completing a short evaluation process.

How do I purchase a CG ATC status?

Please, fill-in and submit our application form. We’ll get back to you within five working days with further instructions and information.

The authorized training center program requires payment of an annual fee. For more information, please visit our CG ATC page.

We’re a training center, not a university. Can we still access Chaos education licenses?

Yes. V-Ray Education Collection licenses are offered as part of the CG ATC program. After completing the CG ATC application process you will receive access to the latest V-Ray products. Chaos educational licenses provide the same functionality as commercial ones, but can only be used for educational purposes, and should not be used for commercial (for-profit) work. 

What are the benefits of V-Ray educational licenses?

Fully featured, commercial-grade V-Ray software — with a big discount!

Unlimited access to new product releases for the duration of the license.

Free technical support and access to Chaos’ educational resources.

Easy online licensing — Licensing that’s fast and secure, with no physical dongles to manage and keep track of. Get access to your software quickly.

V-Ray licensed trainers (VLTs)

What is a V-Ray Licensed Trainer (VLT)?

A VLT is a high-profile V-Ray educator who teaches students and trainees at a Chaos Authorized Training Center. V-Ray Licensed Trainers must complete a short evaluation process to be granted the VLT badge and deliver certified V-Ray courses. 

How long is my VLT certification valid?

One year.

Where can I find a list of V-Ray Licensed Trainers?

You can find a list of V-Ray Licensed Trainers on our VLT page.

What are the requirements for a VLT examination?

It is recommended that you have at least one to two years of working experience with V-Ray in your preferred 3D platform and at least one year of professional teaching experience 

Where can I apply to become a VLT?

Please fill in the CG ATC application form to apply for CG ATC and VLT certification. If you work at an already Chaos Authorized Training Center, please contact your Account Manager for more information.  

V-Ray certified professionals

What does VCP mean?

VCP stands for V-Ray Certified Professional. VCP is a personal certification option developed for freelancers who would like proof of their level of V-Ray knowledge. To take the V-Ray Certification Exam, you’ll need to visit a Chaos Authorized Training Center. Upon successful completion, you’ll be awarded a VCP certificate.

You’ll also get listed on the Chaos website!

Can I do the VCP exam from home?

No. You’ll need to get in contact with an authorized center close to you. They’ll give you information on their exam session availability.

How long is my VCP certification valid?

VCP certification does not expire, and is specific to the V-Ray product you were tested in.

Where I can find a list of V-Ray Certified Professionals (VCP)?

You can find a list of V-Ray Certified Professionals on our VCP page.

What are the requirements for attending a VCP exam?

It is recommended that you have at least 1-2 years of working experience with V-Ray in your preferred 3D platform.

I don’t need a V-Ray course. May I directly apply for a VCP certification?

Yes, you can directly apply for a VCP certification by contacting one of our Chaos Authorized Training Centers.

Where can I find my VCP exam results?

Results are provided directly via email after the VCP exam submission.

What comes after I’m certified successfully as a VCP?

Upon successful completion of the V-Ray Certification Exam, you’ll be issued with a VCP Certificate, supplied as a PDF and be promoted on V-Ray Certified Professionals (VCP) list.

Got a question we don’t cover here? Contact us at education@chaosgroup.com

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