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V-Ray Day @ FMX 2019

May 1, 2019 – Stuttgart, Germany

Join us for a day of inspiring talks.

Every year, VFX, animation and games specialists come to FMX to present their latest and greatest achievements in the world of entertainment.

The ever popular V-Ray Day workshops, hosted by Chaos in Mannheim Room, will feature exclusive insight into the latest projects from LUXX Film, unexpected, GoodBye Kansas and Ambassadors. You'll be shown some exclusive behind-the-scenes content and discover valuable tips and inspiration from our expert speakers.

We look forward to seeing you in Germany!

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V-Ray Day talks are included with your conference pass.

V-Ray Day – Wednesday, May 1

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Luxx Film: Making 'Manou the Swift'.

14:00, Mannheim Room

Andrea Block, CEO, Producer & VFX Director; Christian Haas, CEO & Founder

VFX company LUXX has taken its experience from films such as Independence Day: Resurgence and Grand Budapest Hotel into the world of production with animated feature Manou the Swift. In this presentation, directors Christian and Andrea will discuss working with Hollywood talent including Kate Winslet and Willem Dafoe, and the technology they used to breathe life into this touching story of a lost bird.

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Unexpected: Pushing the limits of Hololens — creating high quality visuals for MR.

15:00, Mannheim Room

Christian Arlt, Animation Director; Agon Ushaku, Head of CAD Management

Most of the apps that the unexpected GmbH team explored for the Microsoft HoloLens were very technical and had little-to-no demand for high quality visuals. They decided to find a solution. By pushing the limits with their own experimental app, they were able to develop a look that works on the device both in terms of performance as well as the visual particularities of the mixed-reality device. In this session, the team will reveal their experiences using 3ds Max, Unity, Substance and V-Ray to achieve the ultimate results.

© Starbreeze
Goodbye Kansas: Survivors, zombies & environments with V-Ray.

16:00, Mannheim Room

Daniel Bystedt, Senior Creature Artist

Daniel will showcase work from five cinematic game trailers created for Overkill's The Walking Dead. The talk will cover everything from visual development to final shots and how mixed sources were used to create rich environments and believable characters and performances. As Head of Modeling and Lead Character Artist Daniel can give a unique insight into how V-Ray helped Goodbye Kansas achieve award-winning quality for the trailers.

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Ambassadors: Telling stories with pixels & plasticine — using V-Ray to handcraft characters & worlds.

17:00, Mannheim Room

Vincent Lammers, Creative Director & Partner; Ivor Ribeiro da Silva, CG Supervisor

Helping people connect with messages about financial and medical sustainability isn’t easy, but it can be made possible with close attention to crafting mini worlds and charismatic characters. In this talk, Vincent and Ivor will look at how recent animations for ASN Bank and Federal Office of Public Health were brought to life, why they love shooting with miniature sets so much, and how V-Ray techniques rendered with YellowDog can best blend the real and digital.

For infomation on the full line-up of inspirational talks at this year's FMX, visit the conference website.

WATCH & WIN: V-Ray Day attendees have the chance to enter our prize draw for tickets to Total Chaos and V-Ray educational licences!

V-Ray Day speakers

Andrea Block
CEO, Producer & VFX Director, LUXX Studios / LUXX Film

After beginning a career as an architect, Andrea went to Filmakademie Ludwigsburg to study film and media. She co-founded LUXX Studios in 2006, specializing in VFX and animation, and LUXX Film in 2012, which focuses on the development and production of films. In 2018, she co-directed animated feature Manou the Swift.

Christian Haas
CEO & Founder, LUXX Studios / LUXX Film

Christian studied at Filmakademie in Ludwigsburg for six years before starting his career in the visual effects industry as a 3D artist, effects specialist, and on-set supervisor. His credits include effects for White House Down, Grand Budapest Hotel and Independence Day: Resurgence. In 2018, he co-directed the animated feature film Manou the Swift.

Christian Arlt
Animation Director, unexpected

Christian is unexpected GmbH’s Animation Director based in Stuttgart, Germany. As well as overseeing the variety of impressive full-CG animations created at unexpected, Christian has also been directing and developing many exciting interactive applications for VR, AR and MR over the last several years. Passionate about filmmaking, he also takes the time to support young filmmakers on their journeys from script to distribution through his own registered association.

Agon Ushaku
Head of CAD Management, unexpected

Agon is Head of CAD Management at unexpected GmbH in Stuttgart, Germany. Responsible for industrial visualizations and their 3D data management pipeline, Agon sets the standards when it comes to studio lighting/shading for CGI, implementing real-time technologies, and developing applications and other solutions for production in the field. A V-Ray user since the very beginning, Agon initiated the integration of V-Ray as unexpected’s main rendering environment back in 2004 — and they’ve been using it ever since.

Daniel Bystedt
Head of Modeling, Lead Creature Artist, Goodbye Kansas Studios

Daniel is Head of Modeling and Lead Creature Artist at Goodbye Kansas Studios’ Stockholm office. Daniel creates characters and creatures, and oversees general asset production in terms of modeling, sculpting, grooming, textures and lookdev. Together with the team he strives for efficient workflows and the highest possible visual quality.

Vincent Lammers
Creative Director & Partner, Ambassadors

Vincent joined creative production studio Ambassadors in 2009, where he was quickly recognized for his quirky animations and love of character-driven storytelling. After a stint at Buck in LA, Vincent has since become a key driver of Ambassadors’ creative output on projects such as award-winning Dutch favourite Creatures of Habit for ASN Bank and Ride the Future for VanMoof.

Ivor Ribeiro da Silva
CG Supervisor, Ambassadors

As CG Supervisor at Ambassadors in Amsterdam, Ivor looks after lighting and rendering for the creative production studio’s brand and agency clients such as Philips, Jaguar and Wieden + Kennedy. Ivor graduated from AKV St. Joost in Breda in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animation, and kicked off his career with media company Wenneker where he was responsible for implementing the V-Ray pipeline.

Gerrit Corsmeyer
3D Artist, Qoobee

Got questions about V-Ray? Gerrit is your man! For more than 20 years, Gerrit has worked as a 3D Artist, a Chaos collaborator, and a certified V-Ray Instructor. While Gerrit will not be presenting a talk, he will at our Chaos booth in the Marketplace to help answer any V-Ray related questions you might have.

Veselin Mihaylov
CG Specialist, Chaos

Veso joined the Chaos CG team in 2015. He is actively involved in creating presentation content and videos for workflow training and product launches. Veso holds a Master’s degree in Digital Media from the Technical University of Denmark. He is passionate about computer graphics and photography.

Want more V-Ray?

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