Each year SIGGRAPH holds two annual conferences (the US and Asia) on the theory and practice of computer graphics and interactive techniques, inspiring progress through education, excellence, and interaction. A staple attendee at these events is Pixar Animation Studios presentation on RenderMan (the software behind Pixar’s – and many other studios – animation and visual effects rendering).
This year, Pixar Animation Studios will present unprecedented insights into the development of RenderMan’s advanced RIS technology at SIGGRAPH 2015. To do full justice to the range of possibilities that RIS enables, a major new Art & Science Fair will be held on Wednesday, August 12th at Club Nokia at LA Live, in which RenderMan experts will share their vision of the future of cinematic rendering and showcase how RenderMan is making waves in the production industry, including previously undisclosed early production shots from upcoming Pixar feature films.
The format of Pixar’s RenderMan Art & Science Fair will consist of ten demonstration areas where SIGGRAPH attendees can explore different aspects of rendering-related technology from both Pixar and RenderMan partners including Pixar’s production pipeline and research department, while also mixing with colleagues from the industry.
Highlights will include the latest updates on RenderMan’s connectivity to Blender, Cinema4D, Houdini, Katana, and Maya, Pixar’s support of open interchange standards, a preview of metered licensing technology plus new cloud features in Tractor, and more. The main Feature Presentation of the evening will focus on RenderMan’s RIS architecture along with an announcement of upcoming developments. Also presented will be a special screening of Pixar’s latest animated short film, “Sanjay’s Super Team.”
Please visit Pixar’s SIGGRAPH 2015 booth (#945) at the Los Angeles Convention Center for additional information on RenderMan’s RIS technology, and how it can be applied to your projects.
Pixar’s RenderMan Art & Science Fair begins on Wednesday, August 12th at 5:30 pm in the Club Nokia at LA Live, 800 W Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles 90015. Please visit the Pixar booth if you would like to attend and have not registered in advance.