SEE YOU IN SIGGRAPH!

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We're excited to announce Blue Sky's 2019 SIGGRAPH CONFERENCE schedule! But most importantly, we're excited to see you there!

Monday July 29th

Women in Animation Panel: "Supporting Students of Animation"

Session Time
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Location
Room 410

Description

This panel will discuss how to manage the cultural and technical challenges for student leaving animation schools and entering the workforce. It will seek to answer the question “How can we be more supportive of the unique needs of female and non-binary students entering the workplace?” The panel will share some best practices and ideas of how to make students feel like they already belong to the community of the industry they are trying join after school.

Moderator: Deb Stone, Director, Recruiting & Talent Development, Blue Sky Studios and Co-Lead, WIA NY Chapter


 

Tuesday July 30th

What Time Is It? Efficient and Robust FX Retiming Workflow for "Spies in Disguise"

Session Time
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Location
Room 403AB

Description
We present our FX retiming workflow developed on Blue Sky Studios’ latest feature, "Spies in Disguise." Our solution is shown to be robust and efficient for various elements including particles, rigid bodies, volumetrics like smoke and fire, and fluids.


Wednesday July 31st

Blue Sky Resume Drop Off

Session Time
10:00am - 4:00pm

Location
Room 301A

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Conduit: A Modern Pipeline for the Open Source World

Session Time
9:00am - 10:30am

Location
Room 408AB

Description
Conduit refers to a Blue Sky's set of tools and web services that allow artists to find, track, version, and quality control their work. In addition to describing the system and implementation, we will discuss the challenges and opportunities of developing a pipeline with the intention of open-sourcing it.

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VR/AR/MR for Everyone!

Session Time
10:45am - 12:15pm

Location
Room 408AB

Description
This panel will focus on VR/AR/MR and how you can use it to make an impact on your pipeline, productivity, and bottom line. If you are out there making the next big movie or trying to pitch an idea to a client, attending this panel will be useful.

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A Portal for Managing Reviews and Beyond

Session Time
9:00am - 10:30am

Location
Room 408AB

Description
We present Portal, a modern web interface for creating and managing media and review sessions at Blue Sky Studios. Utilizing the horizontally scalable stack, Portal allows artists and production management to quickly manage review sessions all from within a web browser.

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Sliding the Pieces Into Place: Rigging the Pigeons of "Spies in Disguise"

Session Time
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Location
Room 153

Description
How does one go about rigging visually-stylized pigeons for a big screen animated spy movie? Find out as the Rigging Department at Blue Sky Studios presents the techniques and technology they developed to meet such a challenge for "Spies in Disguise."

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