Press Release #2: New Tracks at FMX 2018 | Ticket Sales Start | FMX 2018 Trailer #2
Ludwigsburg/Germany, January 18, 2018. In line with the FMX 2018 theme Creating Worlds the FMX curators have developed several new tracks. Moreover, numerous renowned companies and institutions have already registered for the Marketplace, the Recruiting Hub and the School Campus. Ticket sales for FMX 2018 just started. In addition, a new adventure of Bruno the Beaver, hero of Behind the Beard, the official FMX 2018 trailer series, can be experienced.
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New tracks at FMX 2018
The curators of FMX 2018 have shaped numerous new tracks to present the continuous developments and novelties in the areas of animation, visual effects, games and immersive media, and to discuss new approaches in research and technology as well as social impact. A first selection of the new tracks is presented below.
Creatures & Characters
Every year, fantastical creatures and characters come to life on the screen. They appear alive and look entirely realistic. The Creatures & Characters track puts a spotlight on some of these creations and how they were brought to digital life by employing increasingly complex visual effects and animation techniques.
The tiniest details make virtual images truly come to life. Creating and manipulating the supposedly random behavior of organic structures, the elements, and their interaction with one another, is the focus of the Simulation track. Masters in the field will present the latest and greatest developments that look so real, it's out of this world.
As Virtual Reality has arrived in the mass consumer markets, Augmented Reality is just in reach of advancing as the next innovative tool for blending real and virtual worlds. This track will take a closer look at the latest Augmented Reality platforms from major corporations and what to expect from them in the future. These platforms clearly have the potential to build a solid foundation for the creation of next generation Augmented Reality experiences. The track AR Platforms is curated by Prof. Volker Helzle, Head of Research & Development at the Animationsinstitut at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. Find more about his work here.
Creating 3D Assets from Real World Imagery
3D reconstruction of real world objects and environments, static and dynamic, in order to create assets for creative production has received tremendous attention over the last decade. Creative industries eagerly adopted suitable solutions derived from reseach and developed ways to integrate the algorithms into their tools and professional workflows. A vibrant start-up scenery constantly provides news ideas to enter these markets. The track Creating 3D Assets from Real World Imagery is curated by Prof. Aljosa Smolic, SFI Research Professor of Creative Technologies at Trinity College Dublin. Find out more about his work here.
More Partner Confirmations at the FMX Forum
AMD and InstaLOD just secured their spots at the Marketplace, while Pixar's RenderMan will host several Workshops at FMX 2018. Moreover, Framestore, Rodeo FX and Recom have registered for the Recruiting Hub. At the School Campus, aspiring students will be able to meet representatives of the School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Arts, National Film and Television School, Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences, ifs internationale filmschule köln, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria and Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.
FMX 2018 Trailer Behind the Beard, Episode #2 "Snow"
Bruno the Beaver is thrown into a new adventure. Winter is not quite over yet – in episode #2 "Snow" of the official FMX 2018 trailer series Behind the Beard, Bruno has to face another natural force in shape of a huge snowdrift. But as with so many other things it always depends on the viewer’s perspective … Learn more about Behind the Beard here.
The next Behind the Beard episode will be released in January 2018.