Foundry is organizing one of its biggest online event of the year, Foundry Live, from March 15 to March 25. The event will showcase new innovations by Foundry, sneak peeks into the latest product developments, and more importantly the key trends in the VFX industry. Foundry Live is supported by Lenovo and AMD.
This year’s virtual sessions will discuss the future of Look Development and Lighting, the latest releases of Nuke and Modo, and the key technologies driving change in the workflows and pipelines. The event will conclude with an industry-focused Education Session. Foundry Live is supported by Lenovo and AMD.
Jennifer Goldfinch, Foundry’s Director of Industry Marketing, said, “We remain committed to offering the best software tools to help artists save time and get to the final image faster. This year at Foundry Live, we will reveal our latest updates on interoperability and software integration and discuss how we make creative work even more enjoyable for artists everywhere. We are bringing back our Education Summit dedicated to educators who are teaching the next generation of VFX professionals the skills required to succeed with the tools of the future”.
A detailed schedule for the second edition of Foundry Live follows:
The Future of Look Development and Lighting Solutions
Monday, March 15th – 6:00 PM GMT | 1:00 PM EST | 10:00 AM PST
Foundry’s look development and lighting team will give an exclusive look at the roadmap for Mari and Katana. Learn about the developments being made to provide innovative solutions that remove pipeline friction, streamline their workflows, and help artists get their desired results faster.
Empowering Artists with Nuke 13.0
Tuesday, March 16 – 6:00 PM GMT | 1:00 PM EST | 10:00 AM PST
A deep dive into Nuke 13 will focus on the key features and updates, including the intro of a Hydra-based 3D viewport and machine learning-enabled tools.
Key Forces and Technologies driving change in the VFX industry
Thursday, March 18 – 6:00 PM GMT | 1:00 PM EST | 10:00 AM PST
Explore technologies driving the changes to production as we know it, the benefits they are set to bring, and how to embrace them in productions.
3D Design for Artists with Modo 15
Tuesday, March 23 – 7:00 PM GMT | 2:00 PM EST | 11:00 AM PST
Modo 15.0 is pushing the boundaries of modeling, animation, and rendering for design artists everywhere. The Modo product designers and a panel of industry professionals will give a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming Modo 15.0 release.
Education Summit 2021
Thursday, March 25 – 8:00 PM GMT | 3:00 PM EST | 12:00 PM PST
Educators in VFX will learn more about our work on artist-driven machine learning tools coming to Nuke, as well as take a deep dive into the rising importance of color management for artists. Experts in the rapidly emerging field of virtual production will also be on hand to discuss its impact on VFX and how tools are adapting to meet this industry-wide shift.
For additional information visit Foundry Live.
JPR conducted a talk session “VFX in 2021: What works, who works & what’s changing forever” in December 2020. Panelists included Chief Creative at Preymaker Angus Kneale, Director of Product—New Technology at Foundry Matt Mazerolle, Creative Director/VFX Supervisor at Framestore James Rogers, VFX Supervisor at Weta Digital Erik Windquist, moderated by Dr. Jon Peddie of Jon Peddie Research. You can watch it now in case you missed it.