It's almost time for SIGGRAPH!
This year, we're helping host not one, not two, but FOUR panels at the premier computer graphics and technology conference. A panel and an event(!) on Sunday, July 30th and two panels on Tuesday, August 1st, means we'll be all around the Los Angeles area. Join us, meet fun and facinating people, and learn how magic is made!
Blender Foundation - Community Meeting
Sunday, July 30 at 2 PM - 3:30 PM PDT | Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 511BC
Chairman Ton Roosendaal presents work done on the free open-source Blender project in the past year and plans for the year ahead. Everyone is to provide feedback.
AMD Capsaicin Siggraph 2017
Sunday, July 30 at 6:30 PM - 12 AM PDT | The Novo - 800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015-1326
Experience the art of the impossible in person at AMD Capsaicin SIGGRAPH 2017.On July 30, learn about AMD's newest additions to the Radeon™ family featuring the cutting-edge Radeon™ “Vega” architecture. Hear from their partners (including Theory Studios!) on how AMD’s product lineup is revolutionizing the creative pipeline, leading industries from entertainment to engineering into a new era of precision and performance.Register by July 25th, as seats are extremely limited for this exclusive presentation and make sure to show up early to secure a good seat.6:30PM PDT - Doors open7:30PM - 8:45PM PDT - Formal presentation8:45PM - Midnight PDT - Demos and receptionAMD will have a booth located at #301 on the SIGGRAPH exhibition floor, where visitors will be able to see professional workflows powered by Radeon Pro graphics products.
Going Cloud Native
Tuesday, August 1 at 2 PM - 3 PM PDT | Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 511A
Join a continued discussion with key representatives from the graphics community who will compare experiences and explore techniques related to pushing the production pipeline and correlated resources toward the cloud.
Remote Studio Productions: Online Collaboration
Tuesday, August 1 at 3:30 PM - 5 PM PDT | Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 511A
A discussion of issues related to online collaboration in production.
Tickets and information for our SIGGRAPH panels can be found at the official SIGGRAPH 2017 website.
Tickets to AMD's (super hot) Capsaicin event at The Novo can be found here.
Of course, we'll also be out and about, attending panels, checking out the exhibit floor, and taking in the local LA flavor. No matter where you find us, stop and say hi!
See you soon! <3
A few days ago, we turned four years old. It's been incredible journey that has taken us from making simple little short films to working on one of last year's most highly watched shows: The Man in the High Castle.
Let me tell you a story of a Dutch man named Ton Roosendaal. Back in 1998, he founded a company called "Not a Number" in order to continue development on a simple little software program: Blender. Ton's goal was simple: make a free creation tool for interactive 3D content, supported by a commercial version. Sadly sales were tough, competition fierce from American and Canadian companies, and NaN had to shut down in early 2002. It seemed pretty bleak. But Ton had an idea...