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Fabric Engine 2 Launches at SIGGRAPH 2015

Double Negative, Hybride, MPC and Psyop to present at the Fabric Engine User Group meeting on Tuesday August 11, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

MONTREAL -- Fabric Software will launch Fabric Engine 2 at SIGGRAPH next week. The second generation of the development platform features the Canvas visual programming system that was previewed earlier this year, as well as integration with Pixar’s RenderMan and The Foundry’s MODO.

Fabric Engine 2 makes it even easier for studios of all sizes to build high performance tools and applications for VFX, Games, VR and Visualization. Major studios such as Double Negative, MPC, Hybride and Psyop are now using Fabric Engine in production and will demonstrate how Fabric fits into their pipeline at SIGGRAPH. Fabric Software has more than 400 users on the beta program and expects to release Fabric Engine 2 in September.

Fabric User Group

Fabric Software is hosting a SIGGRAPH user group at the Los Angeles Convention Centre (Room 405) on Tuesday August 11, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Sessions include Fabric Engine 2, a preview of what’s coming next in Fabric Engine 2.1 as well as customer presentations from Double Negative, Hybride, MPC and Psyop. See for schedule and to register.

Joint Isotropix and Fabric Software user group party

A joint invitation-only party, hosted by Fabric Software and Isotropix, follows the Fabric user group on Tuesday evening. Double Negative chief technology officer Graham Jack is presenting how Fabric Engine and Clarisse fit into the Dneg pipeline.

Other activities

Visitors will have additional opportunities on Wednesday August 12 to see how MPC is using Fabric Engine in production:

  • 12:40 pm As part of NVIDIA’s Best of GTC Theater (Booth #500), MPC global head of VFX operations Damien Fagnou will present Dekko, a real-time preview framework built with Fabric and the NVIDIA OptiX ray tracing engine.
  • 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm Fagnou will also present on the MPC and Fabric Engine pod at Pixar's RenderMan Art & Science Fair. Register here to attend.

The Fabric team is available for private demos in their meeting room as well as for casual meetings at their booth (#214). Contact (link sends e-mail) to make an appointment.

Fabric Software is a co-sponsor of The Foundry & Friends party on Monday August 10. This event is by invitation only.

Source: Fabric Software

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.