SIGGRAPH 2014 News: Wednesday's Recap (08/13)

The following is a recap of the news stories from SIGGRAPH 2014 that Digital-Tutors covered Wednesday (08/13/2014). Some sections link to the full articles. gamifying Yesterday at SIGGRAPH 2014, Autodesk held its Exhibitor Sessions that included an introduction to Maya and 3ds Max 2015 along with some behind-the-scenes demonstrations. One of the more interesting sessions was entitled, "Gamifying Design Data." Lead by 3ds Product Manager Joel Pennigton and Product Manager for Video Solutions Group, Eddie Perlberg, the session looked at both the history and future of architectural design. More specifically, how the future of architectural design will likely incorporate the interactivity that gaming currently provides. Read the full article... breakfast The Educator's Breakfast also included a panel discussion by reps from Method Studios and the Vancouver Film School that focused on interviewing strategies and getting that edge in the market place. Panelists were:
  • Marc Weigert (President, Method Studios)
  • Jeff Weiner (Digital Studio Manager, Method Studios)
  • Vanessa Jacobsen (Interim Department Head for Animation and Visual Effects, VFS)
  • Colin Giles (Senior Animation Instruction, VFS)
Some of the key points made by the panelists focused on sociability, portfolio organization, and passion for your process. Read the full article...

During Autodesk’s Educators Breakfast at SIGGRAPH 2014 this morning, the software giant promoted its Autodesk Education Expert program that allows high school and college students to become the Autodesk “expert” on campus. Aside from the ego boosts the title would bring winners personally, there are also some professional advantages that come with the title. Read the full article


Digital-Tutors was on-the-scene at SIGGRAPH 2014 yesterday and caught up with SideFX’s Product Marketing Manager, Robert Magee, to discuss some of the unique features of its new Houdini Indie. We were interested in learning more about its target market, its compatibility with other apps, and the new Houdini Engine Indie. Check out the interview below. Watch the video...

Digital-Tutors was on the floor of SIGGRAPH 2014 today and met up with the Product Marketing Manager at The Foundry for NUKE and HEIRO, Philippa Carrol, to discuss the recent NUKE update announcement. We were excited in hearing what kind of new things we can expect when the new NUKE features drop later this year. Watch the video…