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EUROPE'S NEWEST COMPUTER GRAPHICS EVENT

May 18 – 19, 2018 | Sofia, Bulgaria
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THIS MAY, CHAOS GROUP INVITES YOU TO TOTAL CHAOS


A global event uniting the art, science & technology of computer graphics.
 

Is this event for you:

If you’re a 3D artist or developer with a passion for computer graphics, this event is a must!

What you’ll learn at Total Chaos:

Two full days of world-class speakers and hands-on workshops! You’ll be able to hear from experts from architectural visualization, automotive design, games and visual effects. You’ll be inspired by the latest technologies and trends, and you’ll see amazing projects — some of which will premiere at Total Chaos.

What else is happening at the event:

Total Chaos is a great opportunity to network with some of the world’s top artists and studios. You'll also have the chance to meet the teams behind V-Ray, Corona, VRscans and Phoenix FD and share your feedback and feature wish list.

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SPEAKERS



Stay tuned as we continue to add to our speaker lineup.
TRACKS: ART, CRAFT, MASTERCLASS
Alessandro Cannavà

Senior 3D Artist, Venini

André Matos

3D Artist, Porsche

Attila Cselovszki
Brendan McCaffrey

3D Artist,
Bmcaff Studio

Camille Lymer

Lead 3D artist, Squint/Opera

Christopher Nichols

Director, Chaos Group Labs

Dean Niskota & Hrvoje Čop
Enea LeFons

Architect, Designer, Developer, Artist & 3D Expert

Hristo Velev

Founder & Co-Manager,
Bottleship VFX

Jan Kokol

CEO & Founder,
IMAGO Design

Ivan Basso
Karim Moussa

Art Director & Architect,
Mozses

Lidija Grozdanic
Lon Grohs

CCO & VP Strategic Marketing,
Chaos Group

Martin Enthed

IKEA Digital Lab & D.O IT Manager,
IKEA

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

Péter Sárhidai

Development Specialist,
Brick Visual

Tomasz Wyszolmirski

Studio Director,
Dabarti Studio

Viktor Kirilov

Game Developer

Will Cavanagh

Pipeline TD,
Blur

TRACK: CODE
Arsène Pérard-Gayot

Doctoral Researcher,
Saarland University

Asen Atanasov

Senior Software Developer,
Chaos Group

Blagovest Taskov

Lead Developer, Chaos Group

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

Phillip Miller

VP of Product Management,
Chaos Group

Ondřej Karlík

CTO & Main Developer of Corona Renderer,
Render Legion

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 KEYNOTE: Chaos Group & Special Guests
10:30 - 11:00 COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE BREAK
11:00 - 11:50 Reflections — and What’s Next
Phillip Miller
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
 
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 Behind the Portrait
Ian Spriggs
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  
Behind Every Cloud There is Another Cloud: V-Ray Cloud Demystified
Boris Simandoff
Chaos Group
 
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  
Details coming soon Details coming soon

 

 

Saturday, May 19

 

 

TIME TRACK: ART TRACK: CODE TRACK: CRAFT
08:30 - 09:00 REGISTRATION
9:00 - 9:50 Hardware, Software, Wetware, Wares
Lidija Grozdanic
Journalist & 3D Artist  
Details coming soon
Nemetschek
The Hitchhiker's Guide to Build Time Reduction
Viktor Kirilov
Game Developer  
10:00 - 10:50 Details coming soon High-Performance Rendering Using Compile-Time Specialization
Arsène Pérard-Gayot
University of Saarland  
Dabarti on GPU: We Mean Business
Tomasz Wyszolmirski
Dabarti Studio
11:00 - 11:50 Mixing Media to Tell Powerful Stories
Camille Lymer
Squint/ Opera
Do Instruction Set Architectures Still Matter?
Martin Krastev
Chaos Group  
Images of Glass, Handcrafted
Alessandro Cannava
Venini  
12:00 - 12:30 LUNCH
13:00 - 13:50 Details coming soon
Knut Ramstadt
Nordic — Office of Architecture  
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 Details coming soon If You Only Have a GPU, Everything Looks Like an Embarrassingly Parallel Problem
Blagovest Taskov
Chaos Group  
Details coming soon
Hristo Velev
Bottleship  
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  
Details coming soon
Steven Parker
Nvidia  
Details coming soon
Ivan Basso
3D Photographer  
16:30 - 17:20 Intergalactic Fur: Rendering a Space Raccoon
Nate Shaw
Method Studios  
Details coming soon Is V-Ray GPU Production Ready? (The Answer’s Yes)
André Matos
Porsche
17:30 - 18:20 Details coming soon
Pixomondo
Details coming soon Details coming soon
18:30 NETWORKING

 

 

 

 

Friday, May 18

 

 

TIME MASTERCLASS TRACK 1 MASTERCLASSS TRACK 2 HANDS-ON / VCP EXAMS
09:30 - 10:00 REGISTRATION
10:00 - 12:00 Details coming soon Details coming soon VCP Exam Session 1
Starts at 10:30
12:00 - 13:00 LUNCH
13:00 - 15:00 Details coming soon Details coming soon VCP Exam Session 2
15:00 - 15:30 COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE BREAK
15:30 - 19:00
Details coming soon
Paul Roberts
iToo Software

Unwrapping Arch Viz and Design: A Step by Step Guide to UVW Unwrapping
Dean Niskota & Hrvoje Čop, Studio Niskota
Starts at 17:30
The journey of a Pixel that was once a Nurb
André Matos
Porsche  
Corona Academy: Optimization Tricks You Didn't Know About
Marcin Miodek
Corona Academy

VCP Exam Session 3
Starts at 17:30

 

 

Saturday, May 19

 

 

TIME MASTERCLASS TRACK 1 MASTERCLASSS TRACK 2 HANDS-ON / VCP EXAMS
10:00 - 12:00 Building Poetry: Emotive Architectural Visualization 101 - Part 1
Karim Moussa El Ramli
Mozses
V-Ray & Unreal Advanced Workflows - Part 1
Enea Le Fons
Artist & 3D Expert
VCP Exam Session 4
Starts at 10:30
12:00 - 13:00 LUNCH
13:00 - 15:00 Building Poetry: Emotive Architectural Visualization 101 - Part 2
Karim Moussa El Ramli
Mozses
V-Ray & Unreal Advanced Workflows - Part 2
Enea Le Fons
Artist & 3D Expert
VCP Exam Session 5
Starts at 13:30
15:00 - 15:30 COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE BREAK
15:30 - 19:00 Getting up to Speed: Building a GPU-based Pipeline for High-speed Production
Tomasz Wyszolmirski
Dabarti
Incredible Beasts and How to Create Them
Miguel Ortega & Tran Ma
half M.T / Spy Films  
V-Ray & Unreal Advanced Workflows - Hands-on
Enea Le Fons
Artist & 3D Expert
 
VCP Exam Session 6
Starts at 17:30

Tickets

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BECOME A V-RAY CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL

Don’t miss your chance to take the exam while attending Total Chaos.
LEARN MORE

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.

© Sketches of Sofia
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DISCOVER SOFIA

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