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Two of the fine folk involved with Gaffer development will be presenting at FMX 2019! Andrew Kaufman, R&D Lead at Image Engine and Gaffer developer, and Carsten Kolve, DFX Supervisor at Image Engine, will host two talks that cover Gaffer, OSL, and Arnold.

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Gaffer and Arnold, Production Rendering on the CPU and GPU

When:

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
11:00 - 12:00

Where:

List-Saal Turm B
Haus der Wirtschaft
Willi-Bleicher-Straße 19
70174 Stuttgart
Germany

If you’re a Gaffer or Arnold enthusiast, this is a great opportunity to discover how Image Engine wields them together in the studio. Andrew and Carsten will cover:

  • Arnold’s integration with Gaffer’s flexible, node based workflow
  • Large scale visual effects and animation productions with Gaffer
  • The internal structure of real-world hero production assets and lighting setups
  • How Image Engine takes advantage of Gaffer’s modular structure and Arnold’s node system

Both presenters will be available for questions afterward.

OSL – Beyond Shading

When:

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
16:30 - 17:30

Where:

Bertha-Benz-Saal
Haus der Wirtschaft
Willi-Bleicher-Straße 19
70174 Stuttgart
Germany

If OSL is more your thing, Andrew will take you on a blazing-fast tour of OSL in a production pipeline. He will highlight several unique real-world uses of OSL, including:

  • Procedural mesh and hair deformation
  • Authoring and modifying CG environments
  • Interactive image compositing
  • OSL as a replacement for Python
  • Sampling and generating Volumes (authoring OpenVDB grids)
  • Interactive visual programming with OSL for use in any of the above scenarios

Andrew will be available for questions afterward.