SideFX Reveals New Houdini 19 Software at VIEW Conference 2021
VIEW Conference 2021 Hosts Spectacular Suite of Talks and Workshops by Epic Games
Torino, Italy – VIEW Conference 2021, the 22nd edition of Italy’s premiere animation, VFX and computer graphics conference, announces the official reveal of Houdini 19, the latest version of the award-winning visual effects software from SideFX.
The Houdini 19 reveal takes place on Monday 18 October and launches a specially curated set of Houdini HIVE presentations at VIEW Conference 2021. Back-to-back talks by a range of visual effects professionals explore the capabilities of the new software, focusing on new features and improvements to KineFX, Muscles & Tissue, Crowds, Solaris, Karma, Modeling, Pyro FX, FLIP Fluids, Vellum, RBD Destruction, FEM, Grooming, PDG, and more.
VIEW Conference 2021 is also proud to host a suite of talks by interactive entertainment and 3D engine pioneers Epic Games. Presentation topics include animation and rigging techniques in Unreal Engine and getting to grips with MetaHuman Creator, plus demonstrations of Unreal Engine 5 and Megascans. Marc Petit, Unreal Engine VP, and general manager joins Epic Games executive producer Karen Dufilho for a talk entitled Short Term Wins, Long Term Thinking, while Epic Games education partner manager Mark Flanagan discusses career opportunities in the world of realtime.
The VIEW Conference’s commitment to education continues with a workshop on Foundry’s look development and lighting software Katana and a talk about unlocking creativity with the company’s 3D texture painting software Mari. Meanwhile, Adobe presents a workshop on its texturing software Substance 3D and an enlightening encounter with Adobe VP of 3D & Immersive Sébastien Deguy who is in virtual conversation with Academy Award-winner Glenn Entis.
“VIEW Conference has always placed great emphasis on the importance of education, and on the value of sharing knowledge,” says Conference Director Dr. Maria Elena Gutierrez. “This year is no exception. I am so excited that we are able to host these incredible Houdini HIVE presentations, and such an amazing series of sessions with Epic Games, not to mention the dozens of other talks and workshops by so many gifted artists and developers. If knowledge is power, then I can truly say that VIEW Conference 2021 is our most powerful event yet.”
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About SideFX Houdini
Established in 1987, SideFX is a world leader in the development of advanced 3D animation and visual effects software for use in film, commercials, and video games. SideFX has been recognized with three Scientific and Technical Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and an Academy Award of Merit in 2018. The Academy Award-winning Houdini family of animation software offers digital artists an unprecedented level of power, flexibility, and control based on award-winning procedural technology. The comprehensive feature set includes modeling, rigging, animation, particle effects, dynamics, compositing, integrated rendering, and more. All Houdini applications work together seamlessly and are available for the Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows operating systems.
About Epic Games
Founded in 1991, Epic Games is a leading interactive entertainment company and provider of 3D engine technology. Epic operates Fortnite, one of the world’s largest games with over 350 million accounts and 2.5 billion friend connections. Epic also develops Unreal Engine, which powers the world’s leading games and is also adopted across industries such as film and television, architecture, automotive, manufacturing, and simulation. Through Unreal Engine, Epic Games Store, and Epic Online Services, Epic provides an end-to-end digital ecosystem for developers and creators to build, distribute, and operate games and other content.
About VIEW Conference 2021
The international VIEW Conference, Italy’s premiere event for Computer Graphics, Interactive & Immersive Media, Animation, Visual Effects, Games, Real-time Rendering, Virtual Production, AI, VR, AR, and Mixed Reality, brings top professionals from those fields to the beautiful baroque city of Torino, Italy for a week of talks, presentations, and workshops.
VIEW Conference 2021 and the accompanying VIEWFest film festival takes place from October 17 to 22, in the state-of-the-art OGR venue in the beautiful city of Torino, Italy, with online access opening up the entire week of events to a global audience of industry professionals, students, and enthusiasts. With 280 speakers and over 160 talks, panels, workshops, masterclasses, and inspiring keynote speeches, this year’s conference is bigger and more inclusive than ever.
For the second year running, VIEW Conference 2021 is completely FREE to attend. A simple registration process unlocks access to all sessions and is available via the official website. With four strands running simultaneously through the week of the conference, many attendees will be eager to catch up with all the sessions they miss. For this purpose, additional on-demand tickets are available to purchase, giving online access to session recordings for timescales ranging from one week to three months.
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