Next up, we're thirlled to announce a man who really needs no introduction but will still get one - Vladimir Koylazov!

Vladimir “Vlado” Koylazov is a co-founder of Chaos and is the co-author of the globally acclaimed rendering software V-Ray. He developed V-Ray in 2002, a few years after the launch of Chaos in Sofia, Bulgaria. Today, the physically based renderer is used daily by top design studios, architectural firms, advertising agencies, and visual effects companies around the globe. V-Ray has been honored with Emmy® and Academy Awards® for its role in the widespread adoption of ray-traced rendering for motion pictures and television.

In his role as Chief Technical Officer, Vlado has been the driving force behind the software development, R&D and innovations at Chaos for more than 20 years, while being an active member of the global CG community. Following Chaos' merger with Enscape in early 2022, Vlado takes over the leadership of the company's newly established Innovation Lab which will continuously research ways to perfect technologies in the field of ray tracing and 3D visualization. Chaos Innovation Lab is inspired by Chaos’ global vision to create an end-to-end platform for visualization, 3D commerce and beyond which will serve everyone - from artists, to retailers, to end users.

About his talk "USD and MaterialX in theory and in practice" Vlado says:

"USD and MaterialX are the new buzzwords in the CG world. In this talk we will go through the goals of these technologies and how they can potentially help artists' workflows. We will also cover the current state of USD and MaterialX support in the Chaos family of products, as well as glimpse into the future developments."


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