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October 15 - 20, 2023Turin, Italy
VIEW Conference
Join Chris Nichols and Claudio Meireles at VIEW Conference 2023, an English-speaking event on computer graphics, animation, and visual effects.

The VIEW Conference is happening on 15-20 October at OGR, Corso Castelfidardo. CG Garage podcast host Chris Nichols will be there with an exciting presentation - "My History with Ray Tracing, Or: How I learned to stop waiting and love Vantage." You may also enjoy our community manager Claudio Meireles's presentation "The Heartbeat of Creativity - Empowering Community Collaboration."

VIEW Conference 2023 is an English-speaking event covering computer graphics, animation, and visual effects, and brings top professionals from those fields to the beautiful baroque city of Torino, Italy, for a week of talks, presentations, and workshops.

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December 6 - 7, 2019Arezzo, Italy
Digital Drawing Days 2019
Join the fun for Digital Drawing Days’ 10th birthday party

This year, Digital Drawing Days turns 10! Chaos Group will celebrate this momentous occasion by sending CG Specialist Valentin Yovchev to the wonderful city of Arezzo to show off the latest developments in V-Ray for 3ds Max, V-Ray for Unreal and Lavina, our mind-blowing real-time ray tracing engine. Make sure you check out the Chaos Group booth, too, for V-Ray demonstrations and answers to your questions. 

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October 12, 2019Milano, Italy
Rhino Lectures and Exhibition
Find out how V-Ray for Rhino can boost your product design workflow

Milan’s New Academy of Fine Arts provides the perfect backdrop for this high-level Rhino event. Attendees can discover how to use V-Ray for Rhino for product design with a workshop from Lorenzo Lazzeroni, 3D artist at Lazzeroni studio. Chaos Group’s Yavor Stoikov will also run through the latest features of V-Ray Next for Rhino in a 30-minute presentation. Plus, it’s a great chance to see new Rhino features in action with McNeel’s developers, and meet fellow users.

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October 3 - 5, 2019Mogliano Veneto, Italy
SOA Academy Days X
Join V-Ray and Corona to celebrate arch-viz event’s 10th birthday

Over the past decade, State of Art Academy’s Academy Days have grown into a must-visit arch-viz event. To celebrate its 10th edition, the organizers promise new activities, a big party, unmissable networking opportunities and in-depth presentations from the most important names in the industry.

On October 3, attendees can check out a range of workshops, including Chaos Group’s Valentin Yovchev on V-Ray for Unreal and Lavina, and Corona’s Marcin Miodek, who’ll demonstrate the newest features of Corona 4 and 5.

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November 9 - 10, 2018Arezzo, Italy
Digital Drawing Days
Sneak peeks into V-Ray Next at the 8th edition of Digital Drawing Days.

Buckle up! Chaos Group's lead Italian partner 3DWS is set to make the 8th edition of its Digital Drawing Days - the best yet.

Taking place in the beautiful Tuscan city of Arezzo, the impressive speaker lineup includes Chaos Group’s star CG Specialist Yana Andreeva. She’ll rock the main stage and present our latest releases across platforms and industries, and offer sneak peeks into V-Ray Next.

Yana will also discuss enhanced GPU workflows in V-Ray Next, and use a cozy wintry scene to demonstrate creative and technical processes. After her presentation, our booth will be the place to see live demos of all our latest releases and find answers to V-Ray-related questions.

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October 12 - 13, 2018Venice, Italy
SoA Academy Days #9
V-Ray for Unreal and Corona Renderer for Cinema 4D headline arch viz-focused event.

Chaos Group is set to sponsor the latest edition of State of Art Academy’s world-renowned arch viz gathering. On Friday, October 12, Corona’s Tom Grimes will show the features of the eagerly-awaited Corona Renderer for Cinema 4D, and what’s coming up in Corona Renderer 3 for 3ds Max. The following day, Chaos Group CG Specialist Simeon Balabanov will demonstrate how V-Ray for Unreal can render ray-traced images.

Both Tom and Simeon will be available in the event’s VR room to answer all your Corona and V-Ray-related questions, and you can discuss what you’ve seen and socialize with guests at the Chaos Group-sponsored party on Saturday night.

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November 3 - 4, 2017Arezzo, Italy
Digital Drawing Days 2017
Chaos Group join in full force with live demos, presentations and masterclasses.

Chaos Group's lead Italian partners 3DWS are set to make the 8th edition of their Digital Drawing Days the most powerful ever, with an impressive international speaker list and completely new learning sections. We have prepared accordingly and will be travelling to Arezzo in full force. CG Specialists Yana Andreeva and Atanas Tudzharov will join the main stage with a number of presentations on our latest releases across platforms and industries, and garner them with some exclusive sneak peeks into V-Ray's next; furthermore they will host two dedicated masterclasses, training all subtleties in achieving stunning images in 3ds Max and SketchUp. And our booth will be the place to see live demos of all our latest releases and have all your V-Ray questions answered.

Learn everything and register at the official DDD 2017 page.

October 6 - 7, 2017Venice, Italy
State of Art Academy Day #8
Chaos Group CCO to present on VR at the seminal arch viz event

We’ll serve as main sponsor of this year’s influential and essential State of Art Academy. As well as bringing the beers for happy hour, we’ll fly over our CCO Lon Grohs. On day one at 11 AM, Lon will talk about how VR is transforming the way arch viz artists and studios work, and revolutionizing their approach to 1:1 scale. You’ll have a chance to see stunning VR imagery with six degrees of freedom, and check out exclusive live technology demos in our VR room.

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June 26 - 30, 2017Florence, Italy
VIBEARCH is a group of innovative architects and educators, formed in Florence and aiming to bring some of the most advanced design practices to Italian architects.

In their first eponymous events they have arranged not one, but three advanced workshops, focused on visualization, parametric design and concept exploration in 3ds Max, Maya and Rhino.

The multitude of application prompted us to bring CG specialist Yavor Stoikov along, as an integral part of all three workshops, to demonstrate V-Ray’s power within the core applications. Yavor will team up with Karim Mousa El Ramly to show V-Ray’s crucial role in creating stunning architectural visualizations in 3ds Max’s. With Davide Del Giudiche he will take the Maya-based design strategies further into At Alessio Erioli’s WS 3 Yavor will demonstrate how in V-Ray 3 for Rhino V-Ray RT can work directly in Grasshopper and the new possibilities it presents to parametric designers

And on the evening of June 28, the open inside space of Le Murate will be the arena of the free-admission V-Ray VR Evening @ VIBEARCH. We’ve prepared some of the most cutting-edge VR demos for exclusive viewing, as well as some nice prosecco.

Learn everything about VIBEARCH at their website and register for the V-Ray VR Evening @ VIBEARCH the Eventbrite page.

October 25 - November 5, 2016Rome, Florence, Milan, Verona, Venice, Italy
V-Ray Days – Italy 2016
Chaos Group tours Italy with a series of incredible, inspiring events.
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This year, Chaos Group’s acclaimed V-Ray Days land in Italy. From October 25 to November 5 we’ll tour Rome, Florence, Milan, Verona, and Venice to bring V-Ray users the latest in architecture, design, VFX, animation and games.

Our masterclasses will show you how to get the most from V-Ray, we’ll demonstrate the cutting-edge features of Chaos Group’s products, and guest speakers will give you behind-the-scenes guides to how they work.

Learn more and register here.

October 7 - 8, 2016Venice, Italy
Academy Day 7 - Reshaping Arch Viz
A two-day workshop for professionals and arch viz artists.

The State of Art Academy’s Academy Day returns to the spectacular city of Venice for its seventh edition. As a close collaborator with the Academy, Chaos Group is pleased to announce that it will bring two professionals from world-renowned architectural studio Foster+Partners to present at the event. Gamma Basra (Visualization Manager) and Panos Ioannou (Visualization Head of Production) will discuss the cutting edge arch viz techniques which have kept Foster+Partners ahead of the game.

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May 20 - 21, 2016Arezzo, Italy
Digital Drawing Days Italy
Now in its sixth year, 3DWS’s Digital Drawing Days has become an essential event for the Italian CG industry.

Now in its sixth year, 3DWS’s Digital Drawing Days has become an essential event for the Italian CG industry.

This year’s event has a packed schedule of presentations, including Ivan Basso and TaxFree Images.

Chaos Group will be there, too. On day one, CG specialist Yavor Stoikov will introduce V-Ray 3.0 for Rhino and Sketchup, V-Ray for Revit, and our VRScans material scanning technology.

The second day will delve into the world of visual effects and animation. Yana Andreeva will demonstrate how to create VR projects in V-Ray 3.3 for 3ds Max, and show how V-Ray 3.3 for Maya and V-Ray 3.3 for NUKE can improve workflows and deliver stunning results.

See the complete line-up for Digital Drawing Days Italy here.
And check out the event page on Facebook.

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