TOTAL CHAOS 2020 — CANCELED

Total Chaos 2020 is canceled due to COVID-19.

For everyone’s health and safety, we’ve decided to cancel Total Chaos this year. We were looking forward to seeing everyone, but we know this is the right thing to do for our staff and community.

We’re here to help answer any of your questions. You can email us at totalchaos@chaosgroup.com.


FAQ

I bought a ticket to Total Chaos, will I get a full refund?
Yes. Your ticket will be refunded in full. Please allow a few weeks for processing.

What happens with my travel arrangements?
Please contact your travel provider directly. With the current circumstances worldwide, many hotels and airlines are waiving change and cancellation fees. We’re sorry for the inconvenience that this might cause.

Will Total Chaos 2020 become an online event?
No. We feel Total Chaos is best as an in-person community event, but we’ll continue to share customer stories and product news throughout the year in other ways.

900 +

INTERNATIONAL VISITORS

50 +

INSPIRING PRESENTATIONS

3

DAYS OF NETWORKING

MASTERCLASSES: MAY 29

Masterclasses are designed for lighting and rendering enthusiasts and will be helpful for all V-Ray and Corona users. Each Masterclass track includes 3, two-hour courses taught by world-class instructors.
©Sonja Christoph
MASTERCLASS 1: CINEMATIC WORLDS

Attention all world builders! This series of masterclasses are perfect for arch-viz artists, matte painters and environment artists looking to take their skills to the next level. Learn from the masters who’ve created cinematic worlds for top studios including ILM, DBOX and Ubisoft.

With tips for lighting, rendering and efficient scene setup, you’ll learn how to create futuristic cities, natural landscapes and cinematic environments from concept to final illustration.

© Ian Spriggs
MASTERCLASS 2: CREATIVE LIGHTING

Don’t let bad lighting ruin your scene. If you’re interested in improving your lighting skills, this masterclass series is for you. Learn how to approach cinematic, portrait and studio lighting setups with tips and tricks from modern-day masters.

Explore the tools and techniques in V-Ray and Corona that will help you render inspiring images of architecture, interiors, cars and people.

© Ciro Sannino
MASTERCLASS 3 : ADVANCED PHOTOREALISM

Ready to take your arch-viz renders to the ultimate level? Learn from the experts in photorealism. Covering tools and techniques in Corona and V-Ray, this masterclass series is perfect for interior designers and architectural visualization artists.

From texturing and materials to lighting and camera setups, you’ll learn how to create the nuances, fine details and extra touches to make your render look exactly like a photograph.

 

WANT ACCESS TO ALL MASTERCLASS TRACKS?
This year we are offering a Masterclass Superpass which allows you to hop between all Masterclass tracks

MAIN CONFERENCE: MAY 30 – 31

3 inspiring tracks open to all attendees
ART TRACK

See world-class presentations by leading artists and designers from the worlds of art, architecture, advertising, automotive design, interior design, games, and visual effects.

Studios represented include Pixomondo, RealtimeUK, Digital Domain and SHoP Architects.

CRAFT TRACK

Learn from world-leading visionaries across art, architecture, advertising, automotive design, interior design, games and VFX to gain insights into the craft behind their first-class work.

Speakers include Michela Tonelli, Pedro Conti and Lucia Frascerra.

CODE TRACK

Delve into the nuts and bolts of the technology behind the powerful CG software that drives art, architecture, advertising, automotive design, interior design, games, and visual effects.

Speakers include talents from Google, Unity, Microsoft and the original developer of C++ Bjarne Stroustrup.

BONUS TRACK: DISCOVER + DISCUSS
Drop into the intimate Discover + Discuss area for a host of panel discussions with the experts, in-depth software demos, recruitment opportunities plus more

Total Chaos 2020 Featured Speakers

Stay tuned as we continue to add to our speaker lineup!
Falk Boje

Lead Generalist Artist
Industrial Light & Magic 

MASTERCLASS 1:
CINEMATIC WORLDS 

Jakub Čech

Founder & Creative Director
Computer Generated Images

 MASTERCLASS 3: ADVANCED PHOTOREALISM 

Carlos Cristerna

Principal & Rad Lab Director
Neoscape

ART TRACK

Amelie Dillig

VFX Producer
Pixomondo

ART TRACK

Lucia Frascerra

Visualisation Artist
Lucia Frascerra Visualisation 

CRAFT TRACK

Tim Jones

Compiler Engineer
Unity 

CODE TRACK

Asuka Tohda Kinney

CG Supervisor
Digital Domain 

ART TRACK  


Max Riess

VFX Supervisor
Pixomondo

ART TRACK 

Ian Spriggs

Digital Portrait Artist

MASTERCLASS 2: CREATIVE LIGHTING  

Bjarne Stroustrup

Technical Fellow & Managing Director
Morgan Stanley 

CODE TRACK

Herb Sutter
Michela Tonelli

Founder
MTSYS Florence

CRAFT TRACK 

Why Total Chaos 2020?

10 REASONS WHY YOU NEED TO BE AT TOTAL CHAOS 2020

Total Chaos 2020 is going to be bigger and better than ever before. Just in case you’re still on the fence about attending, we've compiled 10 very good reasons to join us in Sofia.

Schedule

The full 2020 conference schedule will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

50+ talks, masterclasses and exams

May 29 Pre-Conference: Masterclasses and V-Ray Certification

May 30 — May 31 Main Conference: Art, Craft, Code and Discover + Discuss tracks

Community

Join 900+ industry professionals for 3 days of networking

Total Chaos 2020 will host a variety of opportunities for you to connect and collaborate. You can win big prizes in our rendering challenge, take part in panel discussions, and much more!

Certification

Take your skills to the next level

Total Chaos 2020 brings with it an exciting opportunity for attendees to become a V-Ray Certified Professional (VCP). We’ll also host another edition of the Chaos Group Academy and give attendees the chance to become V-Ray Mentors.

Venue

Sofia Tech Park

111, Tsarigradsko Shose Blvd., Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia Tech Park is one of Bulgaria’s premier meeting spaces and was created especially as a platform for science and technology forums. Total Chaos’ Art, Craft and Code tracks will run in parallel in the main halls of the John Atanasoff building. Masterclasses and Certification sessions will be held the day before in the adjacent Innovation Center.

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