SIGGRAPH 2018 | YellowDog’s Recommendations

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SIGGRAPH 2018 is just two weeks away. We’ll be there in Vancouver, meeting with our cloud render customers, perfect partners, and soaking up the terrific tech and talks. Here’s how the YellowDog team will be spending their time plus useful info to help you plan your trip to the biggest event in the VFX and animation technology calendar.

Showstopping Recommendation

V-Ray days are back with Method Studios, Digital Domain, ILM, Scanline and more taking to the stage – the quality of industry figures and projects speak for themselves.

We’re particularly looking forward to getting insight into RealtimeUK’s cinematic environments created for games trailers. Details below:

Title Cinematic Worlds: A Holistic Overview of Creating Game Trailers.

Presenter Stuart Bayley, Art Director, RealtimeUK.

Venue Meeting Room 8, East Building.

Time Wednesday August 15th, 10:00-11:00am.

  Check out the full V-Ray Days schedule  

Keeping an eye on the Cloud

We have seen a huge shift in how studios are using the Cloud since we launched our Cloud render platform in 2015. One presentation that we are interested by is ‘Visual Effects in the age of Cloud’. Our good friends at Redshift, with whom we have done some pretty cool work with across visual effects and animation are set to be on the panel.

Title Visual Effects in the age of Cloud.

Description The panel will discuss cloud computing in visual effects, how it is trending, and how it changes production.

Venue East Building, Ballroom BC, Vancouver Convention Centre.

Time Wednesday, 15 August 3:45pm – 5:15pm.

Birds of a Feather

On Tuesday 14th August, the Birds of Feather Sessions are serving up more render discussions.

There are too many awesome pipleine and creative discussions to single out just one.

But….we are looking forward to the Sys Admins meetup; we spend a lot of our time working with the technical experts across the industry to integrate and scale their render farm capability. These heroes are the backstage hands that need a standing ovation and well earned drink. Details Below:

Title StudioSysAdmins 10 Year Anniversary Studio Mingle.

Description Join the StudioSysAdmins reception to celebrate 10 years of bringing people together to help efficiently solve studio infrastructure/support issues.

Venue Cypress Suite, Pan Pacific Hotel.

Time Tuesday, 14 August 7pm – 10pm.

See Full Birds of Feather Schedule

YellowDog at SIGGRAPH

YellowDog’s Head of Sales for rendering, Vikki Hamilton, heads up our SIGGRAPH team this year.

Vikki is a SIGGRAPH regular having attended for Solid Angle, Foundry, and Autodesk during her 20-year career in the VFX industry.

We’re particularly looking forward to Ari Rubenstein presenting V-Ray for Nuke on the Foundry stand. Ari has made his short film “The Blues Crab” entirely with V-Ray for Nuke with YellowDog’s Cloud render platform. 100,000 beautiful cinematic frames have been keeping our render nodes busy this summer! Vikki will be at the stand and staying for a drink after the presentation if you’d like to chat. Details Below:

Title The Blues Crab loves V-Ray for Nuke

Presenter Ari Rubenstein, Director, Curv

Venue Foundry Booth. Booth #1125

Time Wednesday 15th August, 4:15 – 4:45pm

Find out how to transform your production speed

YellowDog have the last few remaining meeting slots available; if you’re looking to increase the speed of your production and unleash your studio pipeline from the constraints of limited power with our cloud render platform, we’d love to see you. To set up a meeting with Vikki, contact us at woof@yellowdog.


There is so much to do and so many industry innovators to see at SIGGRAPH. We’ll be using the SIGGRAPH mobile app to help us stay on top of everything and ensure we don’t miss out on the best talks or the best meets.

Download the SIGGRAPH mobile app


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