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Ok, who's coming this year?


Would be nice to match names to faces, preferably over a beer.. An odforce meet even?


Or do you studio hotshots already have a calendar full of parties? :)

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I'd be up for meeting up.
I'll be spending quite a bit of time with the people from Fabric Engine on Tuesday (tomorrow).

And most of Wednesday I will be near the Sidefx booth.

Full schedule:

Tuesday 11 August:
***) To the Ends of Middle-Earth: Weta Digital Presents "The Hobbit"
Tuesday, 11 August 10:45 am - 12:15 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall B

*) Fabric engine
Room 405
Tuesday, 11 August
noon – 1 pm
Kraken 1.0: Cross-Platform Rigging With Fabric, Eric Thivierge, Hybride Technologies

*) Let's Talk VR!
Tuesday, 11 August, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 512

What's entry level? What's the pipeline? How to use your current skills? Learn yet ANOTHER program? This session answers and explains, and more.
Sunil Rampersad m6d5@yahoo.com

*) Fabric engine, Room 405
2:30 - 3.30 pm
Fabric in Production: Psyop, Jonah Friedman, Psyop

3:30 – 4 pm
Fabric in Production: Graham Jack, Double Negative
4 - 5 pm
Fabric in Production: Stéphane Bertout, Moving Picture Company

***) Dynamic Simulation in Production
Tuesday, 11 August, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live, Plaza 1 & 2

This session is for attendees interested in hearing about and discussing the latest trends in dynamic simulation (rigid, cloth, hair, fluids, etc.) in production. Come. Connect. Collaborate. Experience. Enjoy. Eat.
Mark A. McLaughlin Mark.McLaughlin@disneyanimation.com

***) Visual Effects Society -All Chapters SIGGRAPH Party
Tuesday, 11 August, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live, Platinum Ballroom D

For the very first time, VES and VES-LA are co-hosting a SIGGRAPH Party for all VES members (and their guests!).
VES & VES-LA Lopsie.Schwartz@veslosangeles.com

sidefx booth:
10:00 Fluid Fx
10:30 Houdini engine
11:00 Pixar
11:30 Simplypolygon
12:00 Houdini 15
1:00 Houdini Engine

***) Sidefx talk:

2:00 pm Destruction Fx
2:30 lighting and rendering
3:00 MPC

*) Tech Artist Meet-Up
Wednesday, 12 August, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 504

An informal gathering for film and game Technical Artists, or anyone interested in the field. Join us to network, share tips and tricks, ask questions, get advice, and exchange ideas.
Jeffery A. Williams jeffery.a.williams@intel.com

***) Pixar's RenderMan Art & Science Fair 2015
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)
date     Club Nokia
800 West Olympic Boulevard
LA Live
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Pixar's RenderMan Art & Science Fair 2015 - August 12, 2015
5:30 RenderMan Science Fair
7:00 Special Screening: Sanjay's Super Team
7:15 Feature Presentation (Main Stage)
8:30 RenderMan Science Fair Continues
9:30 Event Ends

Lighter Darker party:
- little tokyo, arts district
at EightyTwo starting at 8:00pm


*) Insights in Game Production
Thursday, 13 August 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM, Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 502AB
Chasing Film in 5ms: A Look at the Real-Time VFX of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Character Rigging for Gears of War - Ultimate Edition
EA Sports Madden NFL: Breakthroughs in Real-Time Rendering for Next-Gen Consoles.
EVE Online: Rendering A Sandbox

***) Sidefx talk:

*) The Making of Marvel’s "Ant-Man"
Thursday, 13 August 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall K


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