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EUROPE'S NEWEST COMPUTER GRAPHICS EVENT

May 18 – 19, 2018 | Sofia, Bulgaria
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UNLEASHING TOTAL CHAOS


In May 2018, we hosted Total Chaos, our largest ever event.

Almost 1,000 artists, developers, designers and students from across the globe participated. Our hope is that everyone walked away inspired, with new friendships and new ideas.

In the coming weeks, we’ll post Total Chaos presentations online, as well as some exclusive content we created at the event. You can watch the keynote presentaion right now and further updates will be announced via our social media channels.

It was a blast having such great people visit our hometown of Sofia. And if you couldn't make it out this time — there's always next year!

Total Chaos will return.

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SPEAKERS

TRACKS: ART, CRAFT, MASTERCLASS
Albena Ivanova

Education Specialist,
Chaos Group

Alessandro Cannavà

Senior 3D Artist, Venini

André Matos

3D Artist, Porsche

Barbara Marshall

Global Industry Manager (Media & Entertainment),
HP Workstations

Attila Cselovszki
Benjamin Faes

Director GCP Southern Europe & Emerging markets,
Google Cloud

Brendan McCaffrey

3D Artist,
Bmcaff Studio

Camille Lymer

Lead 3D artist, Squint/Opera

Christopher Nichols

Director, Chaos Group Labs

David Macey

Creative Director,
INK

Dean Niskota & Hrvoje Čop
Enea LeFons

Architect, Designer, Developer, Artist & 3D Expert

Hermun Mehat

INK

 

Gianpiero Monopoli

Co-Founder / Art Director,
SoA

Hristo Velev

Founder & Co-Manager,
Bottleship VFX

Jan Kokol

CEO & Founder,
IMAGO Design

Ioanna Ivanova
Ivan Basso
Kamen Sirashki

Co-Founder & Technical Director,
INK

Karim Moussa

Art Director & Architect,
Mozses

Knut Ramstad

Visualization Director,
Nordic — Office of Architecture

Lidija Grozdanic
Lon Grohs

CCO & VP Strategic Marketing,
Chaos Group

Martin Enthed

IKEA Digital Lab & D.O IT Manager,
IKEA

Martin Georgiev

Co-Founder & Studio Supervisor,
NU Boyana FX

Marcin Miodek

Technical Support Specialist & Corona Academy Lecturer,
Corona Academy

Marek Denko

3D Artist, NoEmotion

Michał Baurycza

VR dev / Visual Artist,
Herzog & de Meuron

Mikołaj Bazaczek

VR dev / Visual Artist,
Herzog & de Meuron

Miguel Ortega & Tran Ma

half M.T / Spy Films

Nate Shaw

CG Supervisor,
Method Studios

Paul Roberts

Training Manager,
iToo Software

Phillip Miller

VP of Product Management,
Chaos Group

Péter Sárhidai

Development Specialist,
Brick Visual

Roman Belov

CEO, KenTools & PMM, JetBrains, Kotlin

Tomasz Wyszolmirski

Studio Director,
Dabarti Studio

Viktor Kirilov

Game Developer

Will Cavanagh

Pipeline TD,
Blur

TRACK: CODE
Adrian Graham

Senior Cloud Solutions Architect,
Google Cloud

Arsène Pérard-Gayot

Doctoral Researcher,
Saarland University

Asen Atanasov

Senior Software Developer,
Chaos Group

Blagovest Taskov

Lead Developer, Chaos Group

Bozhidar Stanchev, PhD

Senior Software Engineer & Landmark Team Lead, Nemetschek Bulgaria

Boris Simandoff

Director of Engineering, V-Ray Integrations, Cloud & Business Services,
Chaos Group

Jaroslav Křivánek

Lead of Research & Development at Render Legion & Associate Professor at Charles University

Martin Krastev

Senior Software Developer,
Chaos Group

Ondřej Karlík

CTO & Main Developer of Corona Renderer,
Render Legion

Steven Parker

VP & CTO of Professional Graphics,
NVIDIA

Sven Woop

Graphics Software Engineer, Intel

Vladimir Koylazov

Co-Founder & CTO,
Chaos Group

SCHEDULE

 
Get inspired. World-class presentations, masterclasses and hands-on workshops.

 

Friday, May 18

 

 

TIME TRACK: ART TRACK: CODE TRACK: CRAFT
08:15 - 09:15 REGISTRATION
09:15 - 10:30 Keynotes – Chaos Group & Special Guests from IKEA, Google Cloud, NVIDIA and Render Legion
10:30 - 11:00 COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE BREAK
11:00 - 11:50 Reflections — and What’s Next
Phillip Miller
Chaos Group
HP Project Mars
Barbara Marshall, HP & Albena Ivanova, Chaos Group
Developing V-Ray Next: Challenges & Opportunities
Vladimir Koylazov
Chaos Group  
Visualizing the Sounds of Nature
Andy Thomas
3D Artitst / Concept Artist
12:00 - 13:00 LUNCH
13:00 - 13:50 IKEA VR/AR/MR and meatballs
Martin Enthed
IKEA
Three Years of Corona Renderer in Arch Viz: What Has Changed & What Has Not
Ondřej Karlík
Render Legion  
The Art of Marek Denko
Marek Denko
NoEmotion  
14:00 - 14:50 The Curses and Blessings of VR in Architecture: A Three-Year Journey
Michał Baurycza & Mikołaj Bazaczek
Herzog & De Meuron
From Nuclear Reactors to Pretty Pictures & Good-looking 3D Prints
Jaroslav Křivánek
Render Legion  

Shed Some Light
Brendan McCaffrey
Bmcaff Studio

*Presentation supported by Lightmap/HDR Light Studio

15:00 - 15:30 COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE BREAK
15:30 - 16:20 The Power of Immersion for Creators and Audiences
Kevin Margo
Director and VFX/CG supervisor  
Goodbye Portals, Hello V-Ray Adaptive Dome Light
Asen Atanasov
Chaos Group  
Let’s Make it Happen!
Attila Cselovszki & Péter Sárhidai
Brick Visual  
16:30 - 17:20 The Art of Independent Filmmaking
Miguel Ortega & Tran Ma
half M.T / Spy Films  
Vectorworks Digital Terrain Modeling and Surface Modifications
Bozhidar Stanchev
Nemetschek Bulgaria
The Butterfly Effect: Applying Visualization Knowledge Beyond Your Professional Comfort Zone
Jan Kokol
Imago  
17:30 - 18:20 Telling Bigger Stories With the Help of Cloud Rendering
Will Cavanagh
Blur  
n/a GeoTracker: How we Created an Object Tracker Which does Track
Roman Belov
KeenTools / Kotlin

 

 

Saturday, May 19

 

 

TIME TRACK: ART TRACK: CODE TRACK: CRAFT
08:30 - 09:00 REGISTRATION & COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE
9:00 - 9:50 Hardware, Software, Wetware, Wares
Lidija Grozdanic
Journalist & 3D Artist  
Predicting Render Resources with Machine Learning
Adrian Graham
Google Cloud
The Hitchhiker's Guide to Build Time Reduction
Viktor Kirilov
Game Developer  
10:00 - 10:50 Mixing Media to Tell Powerful Stories
Camille Lymer
Squint/ Opera
High-Performance Rendering Using Compile-Time Specialization
Arsène Pérard-Gayot
University of Saarland  
Dabarti + GPU: Road to Efficient Production
Tomasz Wyszolmirski
Dabarti Studio
11:00 - 11:50 3D and VR in Design Development, Decision Making and Communication
Knut Ramstad
Nordic — Office of Architecture  
Instruction Set Architectures - Do They Matter?
Martin Krastev
Chaos Group  
Images of Glass, Handcrafted
Alessandro Cannava
Venini  
12:00 - 13:00 LUNCH
13:00 - 13:50 Is V-Ray GPU Production Ready? (The Answer’s Yes)
André Matos
Porsche
Embree Ray Tracing Kernels 3
Sven Woop
Intel  
2D3D: A History of Two Dudes in Three Dimensions
Dean Niskota & Hrvoje Čop
Studio Niskota  
14:00 - 14:50 Studios in the Cloud: How Virtual Workstations are Making Global Production Possible
Adrian Graham
Google Cloud
Writing Kernels and Herding Cats
Blagovest Taskov
Chaos Group  
Automobiles for Real: Realistic Automotive Workflow Overview
Ivan Basso
3D Photographer  
15:00 - 15:30 COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE BREAK
15:30 - 16:20 Behind the Portrait
Ian Spriggs
3D Artist
The future of GPU Rendering
Steven Parker
Nvidia  
Flow, blow, render: Fluids, Particles and GPU's
Hristo Velev
Bottleship  
16:30 - 17:20 Intergalactic Fur: Rendering a Space Raccoon
Nate Shaw
Method Studios  
Behind Every Cloud There is Another Cloud: V-Ray Cloud Demystified
Boris Simandoff, Chaos Group & Thorsten Koch, Google Cloud  
The Challenges of Bringing Realistic VFX into VR
Martin Georgiev
Nu Boyana FX
17:30 NETWORKING

 

 

 

 

Friday, May 18

 

 

TIME MASTERCLASS TRACK 1 MASTERCLASS TRACK 2 VCP EXAMS
08:15 - 09:15 REGISTRATION
09:15 - 10:30 Keynotes – Chaos Group & Special Guests from IKEA, Google Cloud, NVIDIA and Render Legion
11:00 - 12:00 Unwrapping Arch Viz and Design: A Step by Step Guide to UVW Unwrapping
Dean Niskota & Hrvoje Čop
Studio Niskota
Crafting the Elements: How to Make Interesting Fluid Sims - Part 1
Hristo Velev
Bottleship VFX
VCP Exam Session 1
Starts at 10:30
12:00 - 13:00 LUNCH
13:00 - 15:00 Chasing the Great Beauty
Gianpiero Monopoli
SoA Academy
Crafting the Elements: How to Make Interesting Fluid Sims - Part 2
Hristo Velev
Bottleship VFX
VCP Exam Session 2
Starts at 13:30
15:00 - 15:15 COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE BREAK
15:15 - 16:15 Creating Large-Scale Environments with Forest Pack and RailClone - Part 1
Paul Roberts
iToo Software
V-Ray & Unreal Advanced Workflows - Part 1
Enea Le Fons
Artist & 3D Expert
n/a
16:15 - 16:30 COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE BREAK
16:30 - 18:30 Creating Large-Scale Environments with Forest Pack and RailClone - Part 2
Paul Roberts
iToo Software
Highlights & Hacks: INK’s 3D Tips and Tricks from Our Favourite Projects
INK Team
   
VCP Exam Session 3
Starts at 17:30

 

 

Saturday, May 19

 

 

TIME MASTERCLASS TRACK 1 MASTERCLASS TRACK 2 VCP EXAMS
09:00 - 12:00 Building Poetry: Emotive Architectural Visualization 101
Karim Moussa El Ramli
Mozses
Incredible Beasts and How to Create Them
Miguel Ortega & Tran Ma
half M.T / Spy Films  
VCP Exam Session 4
Starts at 10:30
12:00 - 13:00 LUNCH
13:00 - 15:00 Getting up to Speed: Building a GPU-based Pipeline for High-speed Production
Tomasz Wyszolmirski
Dabarti
Corona Academy: Optimization Tricks You Didn't Know About
Marcin Miodek
Corona Academy
VCP Exam Session 5
Starts at 13:30
15:00 - 15:30 COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE BREAK
15:30 - 18:00 The journey of a Pixel that was once a Nurb
André Matos
Porsche  
V-Ray & Unreal Advanced Workflows - Part 2
Enea Le Fons
Artist & 3D Expert
VCP Exam Session 6
Starts at 17:30

 

 

 

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ALL NEW V-RAY ACADEMY: 16 – 17 May, 2018

Take our two-day course before Total Chaos and become an official V-Ray Mentor.

VENUE

© Sofia Tech Park

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 and Code sessions will run in parallel in the main halls of the John Atanasoff building. Workshops and Craft sessions will be held in the adjacent Innovation Center.

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DISCOVER SOFIA

Check out our suggestions of where to visit while you are in town!
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PARTNERS

 
Exclusive Cloud Partner
Exclusive GPU Partner
 

 
Exclusive Hardware Provider
 

Gold Partner
 

 

Silver Partners

 

 

 

Media and Event Partners

 

 

 

Supporting Organizations

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is this event for me?

If you’re a 3D artist or developer with a passion for computer graphics this event is a must! You’ll be inspired by the latest technologies and trends, and you’ll see amazing projects — some of which will premiere at Total Chaos. And you’ll have the chance to network with some of the industry’s most important people, and build great friendships. We recommend having some prior experience or knowledge of computer graphics.

How do I register?

The ticket shop on our website is now open. Choose between a student ticket (student ID will be required at registration desk), a professional pass that gives you access to the full conference program, or a masterclass pass which gives you full access to the conference as well as the exclusive masterclasses taught by world class CG professionals.

Can I get an early bird discount?

Yes! Early bird tickets will be available until March 10, 2018.

When and where is the conference?

Total Chaos will take place on May 18-19, 2018 at Sofia Tech Park. The venue is located at the following address: 111, Tsarigradsko Shose Blvd.

See the venue location on Google Maps.

Where can I stay?

You can book a room anywhere in Sofia. We recommend the following hotels located in close proximity to the event venue:

 

Recommended hotels with special conference rates (VIEW ON MAP)

Best Western Hotel Expo Sofia

149 Tsarigradsko Shosse blvd. | Sofia | Bulgaria | 1784
€60 per night / Superior room / SGL use / Breakfast and VAT inlc. / City tax excluded (€ 0.56 per day)
Please use the special code ChaosSG2 to get advantage of the special rate quoted above. You can send you booking request at reservations@hotelexposofia.com.


Metropolitan Hotel Sofia

64 Tsarigradsko shosse Blvd. | Sofia | Bulgaria |1784
€69 per night / Single room / Breakfast and VAT inlc. / City tax excluded (€ 0.56 per day)
Please use the special code CHAOSCG2 group to get advantage of the special rate quoted above. You can send you booking request at reservations@metropolitanhotelsofia.com
 

ATM Hotel

131 Tsarigradsko Shosse blvd. | Sofia | Bulgaria | 1784
€28.5 per night / Single room / Breakfast and VAT inlc.
Please use the special code CHAOSCG2 to get advantage of the special rate quoted above. You can send you booking request at  info@atm-hotel.com
 

Best Western Hotel Europe

1, Liditse Str. | Sofia | Bulgaria | 1113
€50 per night / Single room / Breakfast and VAT inlc.
€60 per night / Double room / Breakfast and VAT inlc
Please use the special code CHAOSCG2 to get advantage of the special rate quoted above. You can send you booking request at  info@hotel-europe-bg.com

How do I get my badge?

Once you have purchased your ticket, you will receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite. Please save your ticket on your mobile device or print it out. You’ll need to show it at the registration desk onsite in order to receive your pass.

Reception desk opens at 8.30 am on May 18 in the foyer of the John Atanasoff Hall, Sofia Tech Park. Badges must be worn within the event area, both during sessions and receptions.

Can I pay at the door?

No, tickets can be purchased online only.

What`s the refund policy?

Tickets are non-refundable, however you can transfer your ticket to a friend in case you can’t make it to the event. If you wish to transfer your ticket to someone else, please be sure to let us know by emailing us at totalchaos@chaosgroup.com.

What are my transportation and parking options?

By public transportation:
Direct lines:

Trolley buses 5 and 8 to station “Sofia Tech Park”
Bus 84 to station “Sofia Tech Park”
Trolley bus 4 to Arena Armeets Stadium
 

Nearby public transport lines:

At a close proximity (5-10 min walking distance) to Sofia Tech Park there is a bus station named after the local hospital „St. Anna“ (or often called “Okrazhna Bolnitza”). You can reach it with busses 3, 5, 6, 76, 84, 204, 213, 305, 306, 604.
 

Prices for public transportation are currently the following:

Single ticket price is 1.60 BGN (~0.80 EUR);

Vouchers for ten trips for one passenger cost 12,00 BGN (~6 EUR). You can’t use those for subway transportation! A card for unlimited bus and trolley bus trips for one day is 4 BGN (2 EUR).

By taxi:

We recommend either Green Taxi, O.K. Supertrans or Yellow Taxi.

You can also use the TaxiMe app for iOS and Android.

Green Taxi

Call +359 2 810 810 or download their Android or iOS app.

O.K. Supertrans

You can order a taxi by calling +359 2 973 21 21. Make sure you use only O.K. Supertrans cars marked with the number 973 21 21 below their logo!

Yellow Taxi

You can order a taxi by calling +359 2 91119 or using their Android or iOS apps.

A taxi ride from the city center to Sofia Tech Park should cost around 15 BGN (7.5 EUR).

Parking space:

There are over 200 parking spots available within close walking distance to the event venue. Parking rate is 1 BGN per hour.

Can I get an invoice?

To receive an invoice, ensure you fill in your company details in the Eventbrite invoice field, which appears before you purchase your ticket. Your invoices will be issued on the first week of the month following your purchase.

Do I need a visa?

Maybe. Citizens of some countries may require a visa before they visit Bulgaria, and it’s a very good idea to check before you buy a ticket or book accomodation. We can send you an invitation letter in English to support your visa application — email us at totalchaos@chaosgroup.com if you need one.

Can I become a sponsor or a media partner?

We’d love to hear from potential sponsors or media partners. Email us at totalchaos@chaosgroup.com if you’re interested.

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