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 Group and any training entity.
If you are training center and would like to take advantage of Chaos Group’s Educational products please visit Chaos Group Training centers web page and read the information.
Obtaining a Chaos Group educational license, or becoming a Chaos Group Authorized Training Center (CG ATC), consists of few easy steps.
We have established two options for training centers. They’re available individually or together.
This option only covers the purchase of educational licenses for your computer lab and trainer/s. Chaos Group 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 of any kind.
Chaos Group Authorized Training Center Pack
The Chaos Group Authorized Training Center (CG ATC) program has been created so you can offer high quality V-Ray training. You’ll be able to market your institution as an official Chaos Group training center, and take advantage of the benefits included in the ATC program.
The CG ATC program does not include educational licenses. If your training center does not have V-Ray licenses, we’ve made it easy for you to access them.
To purchase the CG ATC program, you’ll also need to employ a V-Ray Licensed Trainer (VLT). Certification is free of charge, and the first step in the purchase of the CG ATC program.
Yes. After completing a quick and easy validation process, we can provide Chaos Group education licenses at the same discounted price as universities. Note that Chaos Group 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 of any kind.
With V-Ray 3.0, your render nodes are universal across multiple platforms, starting with 3ds Max, Maya, MODO, Rhino, SketchUp, Revit and Nuke.
Also with the ability to re-use your licenses, expanding your rendering capabilities is easy. These licenses are floating, so if you need to use another workstation, you can at will.
Affordable pricing: Educational V-Ray licenses cost at least 80% less than commercial licenses. Additional volume discounts are available for institutions purchasing over 15 licenses
Flexible and simple licensing: Mix and match V-Ray products and platforms across the Chaos Group portfolio to fit your needs. The same low price for all CG products across all platforms. Add additional seats and platforms at any time
Access to latest technology: Free upgrades to our latest builds for the duration of the license
Fully functional software: Chaos Group educational licenses are the same as commercial ones, and come without watermarks or restricted functionality
Commercial level technical support: You’ll receive the same level of service as our commercial customers
Online Licensing: With online licensing, there is no wait to receive a physical dongle, and licenses can be activated in real-time. Online licensing is fast and secure, and you can access the your software faster – without the back and forth of WBC and RTU files
The following one year licenses are available to training centers:
V-Ray for Autodesk 3ds Max
V-Ray for Autodesk Maya
V-Ray for SketchUp
V-Ray for Rhino
V-Ray for Revit
V-Ray for MODO
V-Ray for Nuke
Want to access a Chaos Group product not listed here? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Training centers which offer V-Ray training as part of their programs, or host V-Ray dedicated short or long-term programs, are able to purchase educational licenses after a short approval process. You can also apply if you don’t currently offer V-Ray training, but you’d like to in the future.
Fill in the application form
If successful, you’ll receive an approval email within five working days
Receive financial documentation (proforma invoice) and submit payment
We’ll activate your one year educational licenses
Chaos Group will approve your application based on the information you provide in your application form, as well as the contents of your website. You should pay particular attention to the describe more courses section of the form.
Our pricing is simple and flexible. We’ve even created a calculator to help you work out your total amount.
For more information on piricng, please visit our Educational licenses page.
The Training Center's access to educational licenses application form is a convenient online tool that allows us to collect initial information, and become familiar with your training center’s activities, size, industry focus, etc.
Recognition as a Chaos Group Authorized Training Center, with V-Ray logos and branding. We’ve prepared a marketing set which consists of a CGATC certificate and logos to use in printed and online marketing materials.
Promotion on the Chaos Group website
Free access to training resources for the licensed trainer. Chaos Group’s official courseware is designed to help educators focus on what they do best. We provide proven, customizable courses with guidance and assets to accommodate every level of teaching V-Ray. For more information, check one of the learning resources links provided below:
V-Ray logos and branding for the trainer to recognize them as a V-Ray Licensed Trainer, and promotion on the Chaos Group website
A numbered digital certificate for the training center
CG ACC (Chaos Group Authorized certification center) status. CG ACC authorized entities can host VCP (V-Ray Certified Professional) certification exams, and generate additional revenue
Training centers and on-line schools which 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. You must have a certified V-Ray licensed trainer to purchase the CG ATC program.
Fill-in the application form
Expect approval within five working days
Receive financial documentation and submit payment
We’ll activate your CG ATC status for one year
Chaos Group will approve your application based on the information you provide in your application form, the presence of a VLT, and the contents of your website.
The authorized training center program requires payment of annual fee as outlined below. Upon approval of your application you will receive a pro-forma invoice for completing the payment. Once we receive payment, your status as an authorized training center will be activated for one year, and we’ll upload your contact information to chaosgroup.com.
For more pricing information, please visit our CG ATC page.
We’ve been talking to and working with our educational customer base to come up with an effective pricing strategy that would benefit everyone
Our research showed academic institutions and training centers have widely varying needs based on the courses they teach, the sizes of the courses, and the way they integrate V-ray in the course work
Easy to understand and transparent pricing, and discounting policies, help customers get what they need quickly and easily
Simple – one price for all CG products across all platforms
Highly discounted from the commercial price (80%+) with additional volume discounts to ensure it is truly affordable for our education partners (up to 20% off).
With our new products, partners can obtain exactly what they need in terms of number of licenses and host platforms, without the need to fit within pre-defined product bundles
We also wanted to keep our educational products on par with commercial ones, and without watermarks or limited support. As an educational customer you receive the same level of service, despite your discounted license price
Our policy will also allow us to continue to make our products even better, without cutting into our technical support or slowing down development
VLT is a high profile educator who teaches students, creates V-Ray courses and/or tutorials. The VLT certification is related with applying for a CG ATC status. The VLT certification exam is designed to estimate your level of proficiency with V-Ray within your chosen application (3ds Max, Maya, Rhino, SketchUp).
1 year. It is related to the CG ATC validity.
You can find a list of V-Ray Licensed Trainers on our VLT page.
It is recommended that you have at least 1-2 years of working experience with V-Ray in your preferred 3D platform and at least 1 year of professional teaching experience.
The following platforms are available for a VLT certification: V-Ray for 3ds Max; V-Ray for Maya; V-Ray for SketchUp, V-Ray for Rhino
Fill the CG ATC application form. Before submitting the application, you’ll need to set a concrete exam date in the next two weeks.
You will receive personal e-mail in five working days upon the exam submittion.
Please, submit the CG ATC application form as the VLT certification is part of it, and set a concrete exam date
You’ll receive detailed e-mail with scenes for the practical part of the exam
In five working days we will contact you with a feedback for the test.
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 Group Authorized Training Center. Upon successful completion, you’ll be issued with a VCP Certificate, supplied as a PDF.
Each successfully examined VCP receives a numbered digital certificated, and a listing on the Chaos Group web site. The VCP certificate never expires.
VCP SEUP is 100 EUR. * Recommended end-user price. Does not include VAT.
No. You need to get in contact with the closed center to you and get detailed information for their current exam session curriculum.
The VCP certification is non-expiring, valid per V-Ray version.
You can find a list of V-Ray Certified Professionals on our VCP page.
It is recommended that you have at least 1-2 years of working experience with V-Ray in your preferred 3D platform.
Yes, you can directly apply for a VCP certification by contacting one of our CG ATC.
Results are provided directly upon the VCP exam submission.
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.
Refer to our official CG ATC webpage and directly contact one of our centres. They’ll be able to send information on their current courses.
Training resources are part of the CG ATC pack, and they’re only available for educators at training centres which have purchased CG ATC. The main purpose of our programs is to help educators integrate V-Ray in their curriculum and courses.
However, demo versions of the courseware are available here.
The training center is free to provide training courses for other, non-Chaos Group products. Chaos Group does not define the training center curriculum, or the way V-Ray is integrated.