Chaos Hopes to Make Virtual Production Better, Quicker and Cheaper With New Software Development (EXCLUSIVE)

Client: Chaos

Outlet: Variety

April 5, 2024

German visualization tech developer Chaos, whose software includes the Engineering Emmy and SciTech Academy Award-honored V-Ray renderer, is developing new tech aimed at offering studios what it believes will be a less costly, more efficient and higher quality option for virtual production volumes.


To test Project Arena — a high quality real-time renderer — Chaos assembled a team of production pros to create a short using the tech in a virtual production environment. The Western-themed short, which is expected to debut in the spring, is being lensed by American Society of Cinematographers past president Richard Crudo, while the virtual production line producer is James Blevins, co-founder of virtual production firm MESH and a former post supervisor on “The Mandalorian.”


The goal of the new renderer is to help productions more quickly move 3D-created scenes from popular creation tools such as Maya and Houdini onto LED screens. “I don’t know any other way to express it, except we have something which is now producing the highest level of quality more cheaply and efficiently,” says Blevins. “It’s about making every single shot as efficient as possible.”


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