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Web & Internet Training

Dreamweaver, Wordpress, Flash. Everyone has a website, but few are truly art, and even fewer are utilized to their full potential. CGschool provides one of the best Internet training programs you will find anywhere on the planet.

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3D Tools Training

The CGschool provides 3ds Max training at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Learn the tools to maximize speed and efficiency.

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Rendering Engine Training

Do not just use programs like V-Ray and mental ray ... understand them. With the CGschool, learn what goes on behind the algorithms of these top render engines.

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Post Production Training

Think you know Photoshop? We would love the opportunity to show you what you do not know. Fusion? PF Track? If you are working with animations and not using programs like these, you have only scratched the 3D surface of knowledge.

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The Best of V-Ray


***NOTE:  This Event Has Expired*** 

However, you can access CGschool’s free 1-hour V-Ray courses or purchase our 18-hour V-Ray courses.


An Exclusive 8-hour Live Training Event at SIGGRAPH 2010

10:00am - 6pm, July 28, 2010 – Los Angeles Convention Center (Map + Directions), Room 518, 2nd floor (Map)
Brought to you by the Chaos Group and the CGschool

Everyone who attends gets a free copy of 3DATS’s ispirato book.  Plus a chance to win “One Project” and “Advanced to Expert” books, V-Ray t-shirts, pins, notepads, pens and V-Ray RT licenses.

This course starts with a fast but thorough look at the algorithms working behind the scenes of all the critical settings so users know exactly how to maximize speed and quality, rather than just guessing at what might work. During this discussion, the instructor provides an in-depth analysis of the most common issues that plague even veteran users – speed, detail, and noise. After this, the instructor creates numerous real-world materials from scratch while discussing the methodology behind their creation. Next, a thorough look at all the different animation techniques available is analyzed for static scenes and scenes with moving objects. During the next hour, the instructor presents numerous V-Ray features that can be considered as ‘Power Tools’. These include tools such as proxies, displacement, the V-Ray Physical camera, and render elements. The class ends with 2 hours of practical lighting of exterior and interior scenes, including troubleshooting techniques to ensure the best mixture of speed and quality.


V-Ray Training Example     
AGENDA 0930-1000: Registration, Setup, Coffee
1000-1100: The Critical Settings and their Math
1100-1200: Real World Material Creation
1200-1300: Animating with V-Ray
1300-1330: Lunch, Networking
1330-1500: V-Ray Power Tools
1500-1600: Practical Exterior Lighting
1600-1700: Practical Interior Lighting
1700-1800: Q&A, Networking, Refreshments


Most files for this course will be provided in 3ds Max 2010 format, however, you can still benefit from this course if you use V-Ray on other 3D software, as the vast majority of all the concepts will be the same. Students must bring their own laptop if they wish to follow along with the exercises. Support files provided in mostly 3ds Max 2010 format.


***NOTE:  This Event Has Expired***   However, you can access CGschool’s free 1-hour V-Ray courses or purchase our 18-hour V-Ray courses.


CGschool provides high quality training solutions for design visualization professionals. Our products and services include customized training, 3D design consultation, training books and DVDs, as well as some of the best content available in the visualization industry.

Chaos Group provides state of the art rendering solutions for architectural, VFX, film, media and entertainment, automotive design, television and other industries.