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April 24 - 27

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Chaos Group

Creating 'CONSTRUCT': How V-Ray RT and GPU Rendering is Defining a New Filmmaking Paradigm

Peter Mitev (Chaos Group), Konstantin Gaytandzhiev (Chaos Group)

Peter Mitev, CEO at Chaos Group, and V-Ray Master Trainer, Konstantin Gaytandziev will describe how Chaos Group's GPU-accelerated V-Ray RT 3.0 rendering software is used in the upcoming CG-animated short film "CONSTRUCT," with final-production frames rendered entirely on NVIDIA GPUs. The team will show how interactive rendering and final-frame production rendering are accelerated by two NVIDIA® Quadro® K6000s, NVIDIA’s highest-end GPUs with 12 GB of memory each and a total of 5,760 NVIDIA CUDA® cores.

Peter Mitev

Peter Mitev, CEO, Chaos Group, Chaos Group,

Peter Mitev is CEO and co-founder of Chaos Group, the company behind one of the most successful products for 3D visualization, V-Ray.

In 1997, the company started as a studio for ​​3D and animation services. During that time, Peter was also a student at Sofia University where he met his future business partner, Vladimir Koylazov. In 1999 they developed their first product, PhoenixFD, which is used for fluid simulation. Three years later, the first version of V-Ray for 3ds Max was released and Chaos Group has become a global leader in providing innovative software solutions for various industries including entertainment, architecture and design.

Today, Chaos Group has offices in Bulgaria, USA, Japan and Korea; a network of 250 distributors worldwide and currently employs over 100 people.

Konstantin Gaytandzhiev

Konstantin Gaytandzhiev, V-Ray Master Trainer, Chaos Group,

Konstantin joined Chaos Group in 2010 and is one of the main 3D artists and presenters for the company. His past experience as a 3D artist at several production studios brought to Chaos Group talent, inspiration and a deep knowledge of the production process. Konstantin demonstrates the magic of V-Ray and Phoenix FD at various events all over the world.


Find out more about Chaos Group's workshops and booth program at FMX:

Chaos Group creates physically-based rendering and simulation software for artists and designers. Founded in 1997, Chaos Group has devoted the last 16 years to helping artists advance the speed and quality of one of their most important tools. Today, Chaos Group’s photorealistic rendering software, V-Ray®, has become the rendering engine of choice for many high-profile companies and innovators in the visual effects and design industries. Thanks to the great work of the V-Ray community, V-Ray-created designs have become nearly inescapable for everyone with access to a TV, computer, or movie ticket.

FMX is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the City of Stuttgart and the MFG Film Funding, taking place in cooperation with VES Visual Effects Society, ACM SIGGRAPH and the World Building Institute, supported by Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart (AMCRS), AMD, AutodeskBackstage, Epic Games and Mackevision. FMX is an event by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, organized by the Animationsinstitut, hosting the Animation Production Day (APD), a joint venture with the Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (ITFS).