SIGGRAPH 2013 Technology Preview
Epson will be showcasing demos by industry-leading app developers utilizing the cutting-edge Moverio BT-100 smart glasses. Moverio smart glasses are the world’s first Android-powered headset featuring micro projectors that create an 80-inch HD display in front of the wearer's eyes while still allowing users to see the world around them. The dual-projection technology enables the display of 3D augmented reality overlays for an endless array of applications in a variety of industries, as well as gestural computing and YouTube video gallery viewing.
Epson will also be showcasing its new SureColor T-Series plotters designed for the engineering community and how they’re impacting today’s engineering and graphic design workflows with brilliant, crisp output on any media.
Montreal-based software engineering company Fabric Engine will demonstrate new products that will bring the time, energy and financial costs often associated with the production process under control. Whether it’s unleashing multi-threaded performance inside packages like Maya and Nuke for technical directors (Creation: Splice) or showing off a new procedural locomotion system for crowds and characters (Creation: Horde), booth #737 (with Shotgun Software) is where the future of content creation tools become a reality.
Throughout the show, Fabric Engine will be also giving a sneak preview of Creation: Stage, a high-performance scene assembly, lighting and shader authoring system that was developed with Creation Platform. Every day, the team will demonstrate how it works seamlessly with Shotgun’s asset management technology.
User group events will be held on July 23 & 24 in room 213a. Tuesday’s event begins at 10:00am and will cover Creation: Splice, while Wednesday’s event will give an in-depth look at Creation Platform, starting at 4:30pm and will include presentations from Hybride and MPC on their use of Fabric Engine’s technology.
Creation: Horde curiosity can also be satisfied at a Fabric Engine tech talk that will show off how its powerful and interactive UI works wonders for small to medium-sized VFX crowd shots. Starting at 5:30pm in Hall A, Phil Taylor, CTO of Fabric Engine will lead attendees through demos before ending with a short Q&A. Full details can be found here.
At this year's SIGGRAPH, Canon U.S.A. will be in booth #502 and will showcase visualization products for input and output for the consumer, business and industrial markets.
This visualization workflow will demonstrate four product lines:
- A green screen demonstration is Canon’s new approach to digital pre-visualization for movie production. Canon’s Mixed Reality Division is collaborating with Stargate Studios to showcase this workflow.
- Cinema EOS Cameras, which feature Canon's unique Super 35mm CMOS sensor and provide a modular, portable and eminently adaptable system of cameras, lenses and accessories built for modern cinematography applications, will be on display. A video presentation highlighting film clips from recent productions that utilized Cinema EOS products will also be shown.
- The third component features high resolution REALiS projectors that will display film content in a small theater setting.
- The Large Format Printer Group will display their imagePROGRAF iPF6450 and will print movie posters throughout the course of the show.
At SIGGRAPH 2013, Chaos Group joins forces with some of the VFX industry’s top artists. Together they will host two events packed tight with production run-downs of commercial spots, television shows, game cinematics, and blockbuster films including Star Trek Into Darkness, Oblivion, and Iron Man 3. SIGGRAPH visitors will also see a sneak preview of Chaos Group’s next major release: V-Ray 3.0.
“V-Ray Day at SIGGRAPH” will be held at the SIGGRAPH expo center (room 203A) on Wednesday, July 24. Its exclusive presentations will feature supervisors from ILM, Digital Domain, Method Studios, Scanline VFX, Pixomondo and Zoic Studios and will show off the ways V-Ray continues to support VFX artists. This event will be held in two sessions and will be open to all SIGGRAPH attendees (see the full program and register for this event).
At the Chaos Group/Trinity3D booth at the Expo floor, Chaos Group will be previewing V-Ray 3.0 and holding master classes in Phoenix FD and V-Ray for Maya (booth 110).
Together with partners NVIDIA (booth 803) and BOXX Technologies (booth 659), the Chaos Group team will also be demonstrating the latest advancements in V-Ray RT.
Participation in two Birds of a Feather sessions (BoF) will give Chaos Group’s development team a chance to unearth some of V-Ray’s 3.0 key technical aspects. In the first session, V-Ray creator Vlado Koylazov will share details about deep compositing support in V-Ray 3.0 (22 July 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., room 213B); while Chaos Group developer Ivan Mavrov will demo Open Shading Language support at an OSL BoF session (22 July 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Hilton Anaheim - Malibu).
“V-Ray User Event – Los Angeles” is a post-SIGGRAPH event that will be hosted at The Gnomon School of Visual Effects. Starting at 6 p.m. on July 26, artists from Pixomondo will demonstrate how V-Ray was used on Oblivion and Star Trek Into Darkness, while Blur will highlight the game cinematics of Batman: Arkham Origins and The Elder Scrolls Online. This event is open to the public (see the full program and register for this event).