Massive Software, who make the famous crowd simulation tool, are hosting their annual user group meeting on Monday 25 July from 6-8pm, and scheduling meetings from Tuesday to Thursday. Get in touch with us to make an appointment with them. Massive are based in room #213C in the exhibition hall.
We’ve been raving about Redshift’s new GPU rendering software. They’re in booth #377 from Monday to Thursday with presentations and meetings.
Find Chaos Group on booth #633 (with Cap France Digital), and ask them about VRScans – it’s really cool.
Solid Angle will be present in several talks during the event. On Tuesday there’s a sampling session; “Rendering the Future: A Vision for Arnold”; and the “Future of Production: Journey to the Cloud” panel. Then on Wednesday, they’re on the “What makes a production renderer in 2016” panel, and “Rendering with Arnold in Cinema 4D”. Solid Angle also have a KATANA to Arnold slot at The Foundry booth.
The Foundry are planning a lot for SIGGRAPH this year. They’ll be running presentations throughout the three days, and on Wednesday running a live stream from the booth, where their main stage will be. The customer presentations confirmed so far include MPC discussing how they used NUKE and KATANA on The Jungle Book; Encore Hollywood on using NUKE Studio for The Flash; and Laika Studio on using NUKE and KATANA for Kubo and the Two Strings.
They also have pods where they’ll be demoing KATANA, NUKE Studio, MODO, MARI and FLIX. The KATANA advisory council and user group takes place on Monday, with evening drinks after.
And of course, the Technical Papers program is a highlight for Lee, so he’ll be following that with interest.
We're too tied up with NDAs to say much more, but rest assured we are looking forward to some big developments from our partners and new companies alike. We'll be reporting back after the event, and in the meantime, if you’re heading out to California then let us know, and we’ll see you there.