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Chaos Group is a worldwide leader in computer graphics technology, helping artists and designers create photoreal imagery and animation for design, television, and feature films. Chaos Group specializes in physically based rendering and simulation software used daily by top design studios, architectural firms, advertising agencies, and visual effects companies around the globe. Today, the company's research and development in cloud rendering, material scanning, and virtual reality is shaping the future of creative storytelling and digital design. Founded in 1997, Chaos Group is privately owned with offices in Sofia, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Seoul, and Tokyo. For more information, visit: chaosgroup.com.

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Chaos Group Acquires V-Ray for Cinema 4D; Announces Corona for Cinema 4D Beta 2
Chaos Group Acquires V-Ray for Cinema 4D; Announces Corona for Cinema 4D Beta 2
Chaos Group Doubles Down on Rendering Solutions for Cinema 4D Announces Acquisition of V-Ray for Cinema 4D, Plans for Corona for Cinema 4D
At the recent Maxon Supermeet 2018 event, Chaos Group announced its plans to officially support the Cinema 4D community with two rendering products: V-Ray for Cinema 4D and Corona for Cinema 4D. Based on V-Ray’s Academy Award-winning ray-tracing technology, the development of V-Ray for Cinema 4D will be focused on powerful production rendering for high-end visual effects and motion graphics. Corona for Cinema 4D will focus on artist-friendly design visualization.
published 5 months ago   read more
Chaos Group Launches V-Ray Next for Maya
Chaos Group Launches V-Ray Next for Maya
Next-Gen Rendering Technology Now Available for Maya Artists; Faster Speeds and Workflows Through AI, GPU, and Smart Tech
Today, Chaos Group releases V-Ray Next for Maya, a new version of its Academy Award®-winning renderer that brings the power of scene intelligence, faster production rendering, and streamlined Maya workflows to high-end VFX and animation projects.
published 5 months ago   read more
Chaos Group Debuts New Real-Time Ray Tracing Technology at SIGGRAPH
Chaos Group Debuts New Real-Time Ray Tracing Technology at SIGGRAPH
Project Lavina Demonstrates Photorealistic Computer Graphics Rendering at up to 90 Frames Per Second on New NVIDIA Turing-based Quadro RTX GPUs
Today, Chaos Group gives the world its first look at Project Lavina, a groundbreaking new technology designed for photorealistic real-time ray tracing – the Holy Grail of computer graphics. By leveraging the dedicated RT Core within NVIDIA’s Turing-based Quadro RTX GPUs, Project Lavina fundamentally changes the direction of computer graphics, introducing a new level of visual quality for real-time games, VR, and 3D visualization.
published 7 months ago   read more
Chaos Group Lines Up Star Trek, Games and Animated TV for FMX 2018
Chaos Group Lines Up Star Trek, Games and Animated TV for FMX 2018
Pixomondo, Cube Creative and RealtimeUK Among V-Ray Day Speakers; New Mars Design Contest with HP
Today, Chaos Group announced its V-Ray Day line-up for FMX 2018, its annual presentation series that brings exclusive production talks to show attendees. This year, the talented artists at Pixomondo, Cube Creative and RealtimeUK will be delivering breakdowns of everything from Star Trek to game trailers, before Chaos Group announces a new partnership with HP that is set to award big prizes for designing a habitable future on Mars.
published 12 months ago   read more
Chaos Group Initiates TOTAL CHAOS – New Two-Day Event for 3D Artists and Developers
Chaos Group Initiates TOTAL CHAOS – New Two-Day Event for 3D Artists and Developers
V-Ray Developers Organize Event Dedicated to the Future of Rendering; Blur, Method Studios, Nurulize and Intel on as Speakers
This May, Chaos Group invites rendering enthusiasts from around the world to Total Chaos - a new event dedicated to the art, science & technology of computer graphics. Total Chaos will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria on May 18-19 and brings together experts from architectural visualization, automotive design, games and visual effects for two days of tech previews, product launches and masterclasses. Early bird tickets are available now.
published 1 year ago   read more
Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 3.5 for Maya
Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 3.5 for Maya
Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 3.5 for Maya Fast Adaptive Lights and Major GPU Rendering Improvements Now Available in Latest Update
Today, Chaos Group released V-Ray 3.5 for Maya, a major update to its Academy Award-winning CPU and GPU production renderer. Used on recent television and film projects including The Fate of the Furious, Beauty and the Beast, and Stranger Things, this update brings faster rendering, more responsive look development and added realism to high-end VFX and animation projects.
published 2 years ago   read more
Chaos Group Releases All-in-one Fluid Dynamics Plugin Phoenix FD 3 for Autodesk Maya
Chaos Group Releases All-in-one Fluid Dynamics Plugin Phoenix FD 3 for Autodesk Maya
Fire, Smoke, Liquid and Ocean Simulations Now Possible Directly in Maya; FLIP Solver Tops New Feature Set
Chaos Group has released Phoenix FD 3 for Maya, a major update to its all-in-one fluid dynamics plugin for Autodesk Maya. Phoenix FD supports a wide range of fluid simulations including smoke, fire, water and oceans, making it a popular choice for fast-paced television productions such as Arrow, Once Upon a Time and The Man in the High Castle. With a new FLIP liquid solver, plus a new fire and smoke solver, Phoenix FD 3 for Maya delivers realistic visual effects in shorter time frames.
published 2 years ago   read more
V-ray 3.5 For 3ds Max Up To 7x Faster; Introduces Adaptive Lights In New Update
Efficient Lighting Algorithm Tops List of Nine Major Features Added to Leading Renderer
Today, Chaos Group releases V-Ray 3.5 for 3ds Max, a free update to the leading CPU and GPU renderer. With the addition of nine major features and a number of performance improvements, V-Ray 3.5 is the fastest and most powerful version yet.
published 2 years ago   read more
Chaos Group's CG Garage Podcast Reaches 1 Million Downloads
Chaos Group's CG Garage Podcast Reaches 1 Million Downloads
Nerdist-Style Computer Graphics Podcast Features In-Depth, Personal Discussions with Some of the Top Minds in VFX, VR and Architecture
Today, Chaos Group Labs announces that CG Garage,the popular CG art podcast, has just hit its one-millionth download. Known for its unique stories, CG Garage now enjoys over 20,000 weekly listeners. New episodes can be downloaded or streamed every Monday.
published 2 years ago   read more
Chaos Group Announces Blockbuster Lineup for V-Ray Days at SIGGRAPH 2016
Offers Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Look at VFX for Hit Films, Games and Television; Sneak Peek at Live VR Rendering Tech
Today, Chaos Group announced its fourth annual V-Ray Days at SIGGRAPH 2016. This popular presentation series gives artists an in-depth look at the VFX created by some of the industry's top production studios. In addition, Chaos Group will showcase emerging rendering technology in volumetric VR and live VR rendering.
published 3 years ago   read more
Universal Parks & Resorts and Christie Sign Agreement
Christie will supply Universal Parks & Resorts with industry-leading projection systems for its Theme Parks and CityWalk locations in the U.S.
Universal Parks & Resortshas entered into a corporate partnership agreement with Christie®, which will see Christie delivering the latest projection technologies to Universal Parks & Resortsas the Official Projection System Provider. The agreement includes Universal Parks & Resorts’ Theme Parks and CityWalk complexes throughout the United States.
published 3 years ago   read more
Chaos Group Delivers Up To 50% Speed Boost with V-Ray 3.3 for Maya
Adds New Variance-Based Adaptive Sampler and Final Frame GPU Rendering to Latest Free Update
Today, Chaos Group releases V-Ray 3.3 for Maya, a free update to the fastest version of V-Ray yet. Total improvements since its debut now number over 200, including speed boosts of 20-50% on most scenes and better performance for geometry, textures, shading, and volume rendering.
published 3 years ago   read more
Chaos Group Patents Scanning Technology For World’s Most Accurate 3D Materials
Sub-Millimeter Reproduction of Fabrics, Leathers, Metals, Paints, Woods, Textiles, etc. Helps Design and Manufacturing Companies Create Photoreal Digital Prototypes
Today, Chaos Group announces a new scanning technology that can produce an exact digital replica of a physical material with sub-mm precision. Design and manufacturing firms can instantly take advantage of this patented technology through VRscans, Chaos Group’s new full-service material scanning business.
published 3 years ago   read more
Chaos Group Unveils New Core Algorithm for V-Ray 3.3 for 3ds Max
Introduction of Variance-Based Adaptive Sampling Makes Renders Easier to Predict and Control
Today, Chaos Group releases a free upgrade to V-Ray for 3ds Max. This update features 20-50% faster rendering for most scenes and introduces a new variance-based adaptive sampler (VBAS) for more uniform noise distribution, faster setup, and improved imagery for VR, VFX, and arch-viz workflows.
published 3 years ago   read more
Chaos Group Releases Major Update – V-Ray 3.1 for Maya
Today, Chaos Group announces the immediate availability of V-Ray 3.1 for Maya. V-Ray 3.1 for Maya contains over 100 new and modified features, including Maya 2016 compatibility, numerous V-Ray RT GPU enhancements and two VR cameras. The free update also offers more efficient handling of proxy objects, an improved global illumination algorithm, and faster rendering performance.
published 4 years ago   read more
Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max SP1
Improved Render Speeds, New Microfacet GTR / GGX BRDF, and Major Advancements in GPU Rendering Now Available
Chaos Group today announced Service Pack 1 for V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max. With further improvements to render speeds, a new Microfacet GTR / GGX BRDF, and major advancements in V-Ray RT GPU, Service Pack 1 is available for immediate download.
published 4 years ago   read more
Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 3.0 for Maya
Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 3.0 for Maya
Substantial Upgrade to Rendering Pipeline with Improved Ray Tracing Performance and New Progressive Image Sampler
Chaos Group today announced the release of V-Ray 3.0 for Maya, delivering a powerful new set of features and optimizations focused on speeding up lighting, look development, and rendering workflows.
published 4 years ago   read more
Chaos Group’s V-Ray Comes to The Foundry’s MODO, NUKE and KATANA
Development Collaboration Brings Popular VFX, Broadcast and Design Renderer to Industry-Standard Apps
In response to artist and designer demands, Chaos Group and The Foundry have announced that V-Ray will be available for a number of The Foundry's creative software solutions.
published 5 years ago   read more
Meet Chaos Group Labs: LA’s New CG Think Tank
R&D Center for Creative Projects; Current Initiatives Include Advances in Digital Filmmaking, Virtual Reality, and the Wikihuman Project
Today, Chaos Group introduces Chaos Group Laboratories, a new collaborative think tank to explore advances in rendering technology. Located in LA’s hub of design, visual effects and technology, Chaos Group Labs will serve as a place where artists, industry leaders and academic researchers are invited to contribute to development discussions and help solve key computer graphics challenges.
published 5 years ago   read more
Chaos Group to Host Two “V-Ray Days” at SIGGRAPH 2014
Chaos Group to Host Two “V-Ray Days” at SIGGRAPH 2014
ILM, Method Studios, and Digital Domain Among Featured Presenters, Real-Time Live Event Showing Rendering Advancements for Independent Filmmaking
At SIGGRAPH 2014, Chaos Group is bringing back one of last year’s most popular presentation events, “V-Ray Days.” Filled with behind-the-scenes information on rendering techniques used on films like “Captain America: The Winter Solider,” “Maleficent,” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” the two-day event will not only cover films, but broadcast television, commercials, game cinematics and more.
published 5 years ago   read more
Chaos Group To Present Future of Architectural Visualization at 2014 AIA National Convention
Industry Standard for Architectural Rendering Highlighted by Visionaries from Gensler, BIG, and studioJDK Architects; New V-Ray Virtual Reality Integration
For years, V-Ray has set the standard for architectural rendering. Chaos Group continues this tradition by announcing a new strategic partnership and discussing recent advances in rendering technology. At the 2014 American Institute of Architects Convention (AIA) in Chicago, Chaos Group will demonstrate where architectural design, visualization, and virtual reality converge.
published 5 years ago   read more
Chaos Group Spotlights Students and Independent Films at FMX 2014
Chaos Group Spotlights Students and Independent Films at FMX 2014
Industry Pros and Indie Filmmakers Offer Courses on Lighting, Creature Design, and VFX for Films; Presentations from Students on Award-Winning Shorts
Chaos Group will be highlighting how V-Ray supports VFX students and indie filmmakers across the globe. Through a series of presentations by both student teams and professional artists, attendees will see how new improvements to V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max and Maya are used on film and animation projects, as well as how students might get a leg up in an increasingly competitive field.
published 5 years ago   read more
Chaos Group Ships V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max
Chaos Group Ships V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max
Versatile Lighting, Shading, and Rendering Toolkit for 3ds Max Delivers Powerful New Feature Set; Production-Ready for Teams of Any Size
Today’s launch of Chaos Group’s V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max continues the company’s goals of making speed and simplicity accessible to all artists. With significant optimizations to the ray tracing core, Brute Force GI, Progressive Path Tracing, Reflections, Refractions and more are running up to 5x faster; while the new Progressive Production Renderer brings a new era of fast set-ups and quick iterations.
published 5 years ago   read more
Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino
Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino
Popular Renderer for Rhino Gets Major Overhaul Across the Board; Speed, Workflow, Lighting, and Material Improvements; Free for V-Ray 1.5 for Rhino Customers
Today marks the launch of V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino, the newest update to Chaos Group’s high-performance rendering engine for designers. With up to 30x faster V-Ray RT performance, V-Ray Express tools and HDR Light Studio live connection with Light Paint, this release aims to promote creativity and artist-friendly workflows for Rhino users.
published 5 years ago   read more
Chaos Group Ships V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp
Chaos Group Ships V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp
25 New Features Target Speed, Lighting and Visualization Quality; 64-Bit Rendering, V-Ray RT for CPU and GPU, Plus Support for SketchUp 2013 Now Available
With today’s launch of Chaos Group’s V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp, the access designers have to faster rendering, better lighting tools, and more detail in complex scenes has reached new heights. It’s the biggest expansion to V-Ray for SketchUp’s rendering capabilities yet, and it’s all thanks to the help of a vast and very dedicated group of beta testers.
published 6 years ago   read more
Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max Beta
Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max Beta
New UI design, Progressive Production Rendering, Cross-Application Shader Format, and Rendering Speed Improvements Highlight the Artist-Inspired Upgrade
Chaos Group has announced the beta program for V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max - the most complete lighting, shading and rendering toolkit on the market. Everything an artist or full scale production team needs to tackle tight timelines comes standard with V-Ray 3.0. Beta testers will have direct access to the Chaos Group team, which will help make this artist-driven package even more appealing to VFX, arch-viz, and industrial design users in the coming months.
published 6 years ago   read more
Chaos Group to Preview V-Ray 3.0 at SIGGRAPH 2013
Chaos Group to Preview V-Ray 3.0 at SIGGRAPH 2013
Industry Leaders Will Take Center Stage at Chaos Group’s SIGGRAPH V-Ray Day and V-Ray User Event in LA
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.
published 6 years ago   read more
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