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Chaos Group to Preview V-Ray 3.0 at SIGGRAPH 2013

2013-07-08 11:30:21

Industry Leaders Will Take Center Stage at Chaos Group’s SIGGRAPH V-Ray Day and V-Ray User Event in LA
Sofia, Bulgaria – July 8, 2013 – Mark your calendar. At SIGGRAPH 2013, Chaos Group and some of the VFX industry’s top artists are joining forces. Together they will host two events packed tight with production run-downs of commercial spots, television shows, game cinematics, and blockbuster films including “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Oblivion," and "Iron Man 3." SIGGRAPH visitors will also see a sneak preview of Chaos Group’s next major release: V-Ray 3.0.
“V-Ray Day at SIGGRAPH” will be held at the SIGGRAPH expo center (room 203A) on Wednesday, July 24. Its exclusive presentations will feature supervisors from ILM, Digital Domain, Method Studios, Scanline VFX, Pixomondo and Zoic Studios and will show off the ways V-Ray continues to support VFX artists. This event will be held in two sessions and will be open to all SIGGRAPH attendees (see the full program and register for this event).
At the Chaos Group/Trinity3D booth at the Expo floor, Chaos Group will be previewing V-Ray 3.0 and holding master classes in Phoenix FD and V-Ray for Maya (booth 110). Together with partners NVIDIA (booth 803) and BOXX Technologies (booth 659), the Chaos Group team will also be demonstrating the latest advancements in V-Ray RT.
Participation in two Birds of a Feather sessions (BoF) will give Chaos Group’s development team a chance to unearth some of V-Ray’s 3.0 key technical aspects. In the first session, V-Ray creator Vlado Koylazov will share details about deep compositing support in V-Ray 3.0 (22 July 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., room 213B); while Chaos Group developer Ivan Mavrov will demo Open Shading Language support at an OSL BoF session (22 July 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Hilton Anaheim - Malibu).
“V-Ray User Event – Los Angeles” is a post-SIGGRAPH event that will be hosted at The Gnomon School of Visual Effects. Starting at 6 p.m. on July 26, artists from Pixomondo will demonstrate how V-Ray was used on “Oblivion” and “Star Trek Into Darkness,” while Blur will highlight the game cinematics of “Batman: Arkham Origins" and “The Elder Scrolls Online.” This event is open to the public (see the full program and register for this event).
“We can feel the momentum growing in our community, and the artwork we are seeing speaks volumes about the talent our users are unleashing,” said Lon Grohs, VP of Business Development at Chaos Group. “It’s going to be exciting to reveal some of our latest developments at SIGGRAPH, and see where they take us next.”
Request a promotional code for a free pass to the SIGGRAPH exhibition floor at siggraph2013@chaosgroup.com. The pass will grant you access to the Chaos Group booths and room 203A where V-Ray Day will be held.
Additional information can be viewed at Chaos Group’s dedicated SIGGRAPH page.
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About Chaos Group
Chaos Group is a leading provider of innovative rendering solutions for the media, entertainment, and design industries. For over a decade our flagship rendering software, V-Ray®, has set the standard for speed, quality, reliability and ease of use, and it has become the rendering engine of choice for renowned international studios. We work closely with our customers from around the world to ensure we’re creating the best tools for their workflow. Inspired by their imaginative creations, we passionately pursue advances in rendering technology and continue to improve the software needed to communicate their vision.
We proudly support the 3D community with our advanced software solutions: V-Ray® for Autodesk® 3ds Max®, V-Ray® for Autodesk® Maya®, V-Ray® for Autodesk® Softimage®, V-Ray® for Rhino®, V-Ray® for SketchUp®, Phoenix FD and Pdplayer.

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