Technology is honored for elevating photorealistic VFX to new heights in episodic productions; the award will be presented by the Television Academy Engineering Committee live at their annual event on October 21
Chaos’ V-Ray has won an Engineering Emmy for its accomplishments in achieving new levels of photorealistic visual effects in episodic productions. The award honors technical developments that are “so innovative in nature that they materially affect the production, recording, transmission, or reception of television.” The award will be presented by the Television Academy Engineering Committee live at their annual event on October 21.
Used on hundreds of shows since 2003, including hits like Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, and Star Trek: Discovery, V-Ray provides a seamless blend of real and virtual elements on screen using physically based rendering and adaptive ray tracing. Optimized to handle large production scenes, V-Ray is used to render digital environments, digidoubles, creatures, and vehicles in a highly efficient way. It has become an integral tool at studios including Digital Domain, Zoic Studios, Scanline VFX, FuseFX, and Mackevision.
“We are very honored by this award and are happy to have played even a small part in helping artists achieve their visions,” commented Chaos CTO and co-founder Vlado Koylazov. “It feels like every year we see something new and exciting happening in episodics, which gives our team the inspiration we need to push the software even more. I am thankful for all the studios that have made V-Ray a part of their pipeline, and all the developers who work hard behind the scenes to make it even better. There’s more to come.”
“We use V-Ray every day to achieve the highest quality render output and iterate quickly on a very compressed delivery schedule,” shared Matt Smith, digital effects supervisor at Digital Domain. “As we continue to bring film-quality VFX to episodics, V-Ray has become especially important to shows like WandaVision, where it helped us create over 300 shots for the season finale’s “Witch and Vision” battle scenes. Congratulations to Chaos, this is well deserved!”
“V-Ray has been at the core of Zoic's CG render pipeline for the past 14 years, producing close to 75 million rendered frames for 1,893 episodes, for all the major studios including Disney, Netflix and Amazon,” added Zoic CTO Saker Klippsten. “The support from Chaos is also first class. They’re always there to help implement new features and fixes to meet our needs, allowing us to focus on the creative and solve other pipeline issues.”