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Chaos Academy for Mentors 2021

Dates available in July 2021 | Online
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Eager to be one of our trusted partners spreading V-Ray knowledge across the world? 

We’ve got just a couple of dates this year, so hurry up and apply for a chance to attend one of our Chaos Academies for Mentors*:

V-Ray for 3ds Max and V-Ray for Maya academy -  July 6 - 9, 2021

V-Ray for SketchUp and V-Ray for Rhino academy - July 27 - 30, 2021

Take part in an online training session led by some of our top trainers — and learn everything you've ever wanted to know about V-Ray, including the latest features. Not only will you develop all the technical skills needed to master the art of V-Ray, but you’ll also get the chance to become part of our international V-Ray Mentor network and connect with fellow professionals from around the world who share your passion for teaching and sharing knowledge.

Once you’ve successfully completed the program, you'll become an officially certified V-Ray Mentor. With this status, you’ll be able to organize and promote your very own V-Ray courses and curriculum, as well as accredit future V-Ray Certified Professionals. 

*A minimum of ten participants are required for an academy to take place. If there are fewer approved candidates, we’ll need to reschedule the event.

Training & certification

Organize V-Ray Certified Professional courses with exam content and certificates provided.


Certified V-Ray Mentors are listed on the Chaos website.


Full Chaos Education team support for your certificate’s duration.

Program details

Chaos Academy for Mentors is a four-day high-level online training that covers both the theoretical and practical aspects of rendering with V-Ray.

Day 1: Laying the foundations - Part 1

The first day will cover essential rendering theories and V-Ray knowledge. Topics include:

  • User Interface
  • Material Library
  • Chaos Cosmos*
  • V-Ray Frame Buffer
  • Render engines
  • Sampling and denoising
  • Lights
  • Global Illumination
  • Camera

* Chaos Cosmos is currently available in V-Ray for 3ds Max, V-Ray for SketchUp and V-Ray for Rhino.

Day 2: Laying the foundations - Part 2

On the second day, we’ll continue with four more fundamental topics for mastering V-Ray:

  • Materials and textures
  • Dynamic geometry
  • Environment effects
  • Render elements and compositing
Day 3: Putting theory into practice

On the third day, we’ll focus entirely on the practical elements of V-Ray with a hands-on workshop. Participants will be given scenes with different scenarios, plus they’ll have the chance to work on their own scenes*. Under the supervision of Chaos Trainers, they will work on these scenes and create final renders. The workshop will conclude with a group discussion. 

 *If a participant would like to use their own scenes for the workshop, they should let us know in advance.  

Day 4: Teaching your skills to others

The fourth day will focus on essential presentation skills. Every participant will be required to present a topic and answer questions from “students” (in this case, your Academy classmates). To finish off the Academy, we’ll discuss the presentations and have a virtual certification ceremony. 


The Chaos Academy program for V-Ray Mentors is designed for educators, tutors, professors and high-level professionals with sound working knowledge of the host platform (Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya, SketchUp or Rhinoceros 3D) and the respective V-Ray plug-in. Strong presentation skills are also a must, as well as fluency in English.


This program costs €1,500 (excludes VAT).

This includes: 

  • Exclusive online training led by some of our top trainers
  • Complimentary gifts — will be shipped to attendees.
  • Official V-Ray Mentor certificate* — will be shipped to the certified Mentors.
  • Еducational materials for the training
  • A two-year V-Ray Education Collection license including free technical support and regular software updates.
  • Full support during the certification validity period*, related to organizing exam sessions, and promotions, as described above.

*V-Ray Mentor Certification is valid for two years. To ensure you’re always up to date with the latest V-Ray features, you’ll need to renew your certificate at the end of this period.

V-Ray Mentors

Join our network of certified Mentors, spreading V-Ray knowledge across the world.
Simon Oudiette


Matthias Pfaff


Jim Lammers

United States

Pierina Asmat Villaorduña


Shusen Zhao


 You could be the next V-Ray Mentor. Apply now > 


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