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Register for V-Ray Days

V-Ray Days

V-Ray Days will be held on August 11 and August 12 in Room #510.

Use code GPCH185 to register for a free SIGGRAPH exhibits pass.

V-Ray Day 1

Tuesday, August 11

Building a World in Your Living Room
Miguel Ortega, Filmmaker

August 11, 1:00 - 2:00 PM, Room #510
Miguel Ortega will go behind the scenes of his newest short film, the 1900s Cryptozoology Adventure, The Ningyo. Learn more about the project at


Robots, Monsters and Cinematic Storytelling – The Career of Ruairi Robinson

Ruairi Robinson, Filmmaker

August 11, 2:00 - 3:00 PM, Room #510


Special Q&A with VFX director Ben West on the success and future of FUGU & TAKO
Ben West, Filmmaker and Creative Director, Framestore

August 11, 3:00 - 4:00 PM, Room #510


Shedding Light on V-Ray at ILM
Jeroen Schulte, R&D Engineer, ILM

August 11, 4:00 - 5:00 PM, Room #510
Presentation info coming soon.


V-Ray Day 2

Wednesday, August 12

Making of Kevin Margo’s Short Film CONSTRUCT
Kevin Margo, Filmmaker and CG/VFX supervisor

August 12, 11:00 AM - 12:00 noon, Room #510
Kevin will discuss recent progress on the creative and tech front with his independent short film "CONSTRUCT".


Method Studios | Out of the Box Blockbuster VFX
Kevin Sears, Lighting Lead, Method Studios

August 12, 1:00 - 2:00 PM, Room #510
Lead Lighter Kevin Sears will demonstrate, from concept to completion, the process Method Studios uses out of the box components from Chaos Group to deliver fantastic visual effects on short timetables. Exclusive clips and Look Development approaches will showcase a variety of large scale environment and detailed character work in Marvel adventure film Guardians of the Galaxy and fantasy-action ad campaign Game of War.


Shooting for Virtual Reality in CG and Live Action
Justin Denton, VR Director & VFX Supervisor, Legend3D

August 12, 2:00 - 3:00 PM, Room #510
Join Justin Denton as he talks about the challenges and possible solutions for VR projects and how Chaos Group helped make these projects a reality.


Kevin Baillie, Co-Founder & Visual Effects Supervisor, Atomic Fiction

August 12, 3:00 - 4:00 PM, Room #510
Robert Zemeckis has always embraced visual effects as a tool to help him tell a spectacular story. His upcoming film, The Walk, is no exception to the rule! Not only were VFX used to bring back a long-gone time & place, 1974 New York and the World Trade Center Twin Towers, they did so using technologies never employed at this scale in the history of moviemaking. Kevin Baillie, Visual Effects Supervisor and CEO of cloud rendering startup ConductorIO, will be talking about the making of the movie and how successfully employing millions of cloud compute hours of V-Ray for KATANA & Maya helped to bring Zemeckis’s vision to life.