Program 2015

FORUM | MARKETPLACE

Marketplace

The Marketplace assembles renowned and aspiring hardware and software companies, projects and institutions, offering a platform and networking hub to showcase and discuss current trends, products and services. There’s ample opportunity to dive into the most recent trends when it comes to professional graphics solutions for realtime camera tracking, 3D rendering, 4D video capture solutions, 360-degree videos, image stitching, crowd simulations, 2D animation software, 3D tree models, gaming companies and lighting software as well as various other fields. Browse the different company booths, stop by the bookstore and participate in a design competition that invites you to visualize your ideas. Meet representatives from industry leading companies, interact with like-minded peers and take a break at our coffee bar.

The Marketplace is open during all four days: Tuesday, May 5 to Thursday May 7 from 9:30 to 19:00, Friday from 9:30 to 18:00.

Audacity

www.cutandpaste.com/audacity2015

Booth number 2.9

Cut&Paste’s back at FMX to bring you Audacity: a Character Design Contest challenging artists & designers to express an original character performing an act of courage, whether personal or legendary. They’ve teamed up with HP, Intel, and Wacom to host a space for designers to work in fast-paced rounds of 2D or 3D using high-performance HP Z Workstations & Wacom Cintiq pen-based displays. One catch: artists must team up in pairs to create their composition.

Signup at the Audacity booth to enter with a friend or be matched with a collaborator by Cut&Paste for your chance to win a HP Zbook, Wacom Cintiq 13HD Touch, and/or a Wacom Intuos Pro.

Contact: www.cutandpaste.com/audacity2015; @cutandpasteme; info@cutandpaste.com; 111 E. 14th St., #128, NY, NY 10003 USA

Breakpoint Books

www.breakpointbooks.com

Booth number 1.7

BreakPoint Books will have at FMX 2014 a selection of art and programming books for purchase. Books to include Maya, Zbrush, Blender, Digital Art books, the art and making of the latest films and much more!

Contact: Dave Hemsath, BreakPoint Books, 3767 Lake Center Dr. Mount Dora, FL 32757 phone: 001 800-968-9622 f. 352-383-4403
email: dave@breakpointbooks.com

CADnetwork

www.cadnetwork.de

Booth number 2.5

Premium. Performance. Innovation.
Over 10 years CADnetwork develops premium hardware and solutions for digital artists.
Visit us and take a look at the CADnetwork Workstation and RenderCube Family:

Workstation Creator! - Single Processor Workstation for 3D and Video

Workstation W60 - Dual Processor Workstation for maximum Performance

RenderCube - your personal desktop renderfarm

RenderCube GPU - your personal renderfarm with gpu support

RenderCub Rack - Professional Rackmountable renderfarm

Also you can try out the new wireless 3Dconnexion 3D Mouse.

Contact: CADnetwork GmbH, Die Workstation Manufaktur, Emil-Hoffmann-Str. 55-59, D-50996 Köln, Enrico Reil, email: e.reil@cadnetwork.de, phone: + 49 2236 39379-11

Chaos Group

www.chaosgroup.com

Booth number 1.3

Visit booth #1.3 to meet the Chaos Group team and learn about the latest developments in V-Ray. We’ll have special crash courses on character design in V-Ray for 3ds Max, and liquid simulations in Phoenix FD.

In addition, in room Ulm, Chaos Group will be hosting a series of presentations by artists from Morro Images, Luxx Studios, Important Looking Pirates, and Mackevision on projects such as Game of Thrones, Grand Budapest Hotel and Crossbones. Student teams will present their award-winning work, plus there will be special V-Ray master classes and presentation of the V-Ray training and certification program.

V-Ray is Chaos Group’s physically based, professional toolset for lighting, shading, and rendering. From independent artists to prominent studios, V-Ray is used every day for visual effects, animation, design, and architecture worldwide.

Learn more at http://fmx2015.chaosgroup.com/.
Want to schedule a meeting with us? Email us at marketing@chaosgroup.com

CMOCOS – Camera Motion Control Systems

www.cmocos.com

Booth number 1.1

We Move your Visions!

Whether for Transformers 4 - Age of Extinction,  directed by Michael Bay, for Lindt & Ferrero chocolate appetite appeal High Speed ​​Shots for Mr Bindlechner and Appetize-me.com, or the world's only "hand hold Moco system" for the 12-award-winning music video "MeTube " directed by Daniel Moshel, we move your visions.

Whether high-speed motion or handheld multi-layering we provide the solution for your shot, and if our already available systems should not be sufficient to implement the vision of the director or cameraman, we can offer customized solutions to make the most extraordinary, spectacular and unprecedented perspectives become reality!

Contact: DoP Andreas Margreiter, Call for more information +43 676 3051880, or email: office@cmocos.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/CMOCOS/117656408312
https://vimeo.com/83172437

Crytek

www.crytek.com

Booth number 3.2

Stop by booth 3.2 during FMX to experience Crytek's stunning "Back to Dinosaur Island" VR demo for yourself.

Crytek is an independent videogame developer, publisher and technology provider with headquarters in Frankfurt am Main and seven other studios around the world. Established in 1999, Crytek has created multiple award-winning titles, including the original Far Cry, the Crysis series, Ryse: Son of Rome and Warface. All of Crytek's games are developed using CRYENGINE, the company's cutting-edge 3D game technology, which is also the first choice of other leading developers and licensees when creating games for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation®4, Wii UTM, iOS and Android. Crytek's ongoing growth in the games-as-a-service market has extended the company's reach as they continue to deliver top quality interactive experiences to players through self-publishing platforms online.

Contact: cryengine@crytek.com ; contact@crytek.com. More info: www.cryengine.com; www.crytek.com

Cut&Paste

www.cutandpaste.com

Booth number 2.9

Through online and event-based creative challenges, Cut&Paste provides professionals the opportunity to make new connections, gain exposure, and learn from one another. Cut&Paste programs include curated collaborations, hackathons, contests, and play activities. Based in New York, Cut&Paste powers their projects worldwide with industry partners for designers, studios, agencies, brands and media.

Contact: www.cutandpaste.com; @cutandpasteme; info@cutandpaste.com;
111 E. 14th St., #128, NY, NY 10003 USA

Digital Production

www.digitalproduction.com

Booth number 1.6

DIGITAL PRODUCTION is the leading German-language trade magazine that covers the entire range of digital media production. The magazine provides sections such as Visual Effects and Animation Techniques as well as Visualization, Game- and Industrial Design with additional key supporting information. The target audience consists of both professional and semi-professional creative people and decision-makers in all disciplines of digital media post-production.

DIGITAL PRODUCTION is presenter of the yearly animago AWARD & CONFERENCE, funded by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg since 2009.

Published by: ATEC Business Information GmbH, Hackerbruecke 6, 80335 Munich, GERMANY, www.digitalproduction.com, www.animago.com

Contact: Editorial contact: Mirja Fuerst, T: +49 (0) 89 89817-366,
E: mirjafuerst@digitalproduction.com
Marketing contact: Carmen Freudenfeld, T: +49 (0) 89 381620-27,
E: carmen.freudenfeld@atec-bi.de
animago contact: Jana Freund, T: +49 (0) 89 89817-340,
E: jana.freund@animago.com

faceshift

www.faceshift.com

Booth number 2.8

faceshift is the markerless motion capture system for faces that combines high quality with ease of use. It uses consumer grade depth cameras such as the Kinect as input, and creates convincing animations. It is suitable for live events and virtual production because of its realtime mode, and also supports highest quality with its offline postprocessing and editing. Faceshift integrates seamlessly into all animation packages, by supporting blendshape based and marker based pipelines and our retargeting tools for Maya and Unity. Meet us at our booth for a hands-on overview of faceshift Studio.

Contact: faceshift AG, Technoparkstrasse 1, 8005 Zurich, Schweiz, Thibaut Weise, phone: +41 78 824 7320, email: sales@faceshift.com

Golaem

www.golaem.com

Booth number 3.4

Golaem develops artist-friendly tools to animate digital characters. Integrated in Autodesk Maya, Golaem Crowd makes it easy and affordable  to populate worlds with directable digital characters, from a few to thousands. Artists from all over the globe use Golaem Crowd to bring life to commercials, episodic productions,  feature films and games.

Meet the Golaem team at our booth to learn how you can create a crowd in 5 minutes thanks to Golaem Crowd.

Contact: Golaem, Espace Germanium, 80 avenue des Buttes de Coesmes, 35 700 Rennes, France, Nicolas Verley, phone: +33 (0) 603 195 230, email: nicolas.verley@golaem.com

HDR Light Studio

www.hdrlightstudio.com

Booth number 1.5

Lightmap will be showing a new release of their lighting tool, HDR Light Studio. Featuring a new interface, a new renderer, new lights and hundreds of improvements, HDR Light Studio 5 is their biggest update ever. Meet the team and see a more creative and productive way to light your CG shots.

Contact: Lightmap Ltd, The Coach House, Hexgreave Estate, Farnsfield, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom, NG22 8LS,  Phone: +44 1623 883713, Email: sales@lightmap.co.uk

HP

www.hp.com/de/workstations

Booth number 2.9

For 30 years HP has helped creative professionals simplify their technology experience. HP Z Workstations offer ThunderBolt™ for I/O connectivity and HP DreamColor technology to retain consistent color across digital workflows. HP’s leading technologies help filmmakers deliver their creative vision.

Contact: Hewlett-Packard GmbH, Herrenberger Strasse 140, 71034 Böblingen, Martina Exner-Judd, phone + 49 70 31 4502209, martina.exner-judd@hp.com

Interactive Projects

interaktive-medien.animationsinstitut.de

Booth number 3.7

Students of Interactive Media @ Animation Institute @ Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg show their projects for visitors of the FMX to interact with.

Kolor

www.kolor.com

Booth number 1.4

Kolor is a global leader in image stitching, virtual tour and 360-degree video solutions. Its most famous brands include Autopano and Panotour. Awarded several times for its expertise and innovation, Kolor is partnered with Intel and a member of the W3C.

Contact: Kolor, Parc d'activités Alpespace, 112 voie Albert Einstein, F-73800 Francin, France, T +33 479 33 22 11, Alexandre Jenny, email: contact@kolor.com

KUKA

www.kuka-robotics.com

Booth number 1.1

The KUKA Roboter GmbH, with its headquarters in Augsburg, is a member of the KUKA Aktiengesellschaft and ranks among the world’s leading suppliers of industrial robots. Core competencies are development, production and sale of industrial robots, controllers and software. The company is the market leader in Germany and Europe and the number three in the world. KUKA Roboter GmbH employs about 3640 people worldwide. In 2014, sales totaled 834,6 million Euro. 26 subsidiaries provide a presence in the major markets of Europe, America and Asia.

New in the program is the light weight robot LWR, which you can transport mobile in a car or a plane.
The robot made it possible to move the camera exact several times on the same path for special effects or highspeed shots. Especially fast movements and movements with high acceleration are possible with KUKA robots.

Talk with us at FMX about your tasks or visit us at our website
www.KUKA-entertainment.com

Contact: KUKA Roboter GmbH, Zugspitzstrasse 140, 86165 Augsburg, Germany, Peter Fornoff, department IBD,
Tel. +49 -821-4533-2968, Email: entertainment@kuka-roboter.de

Laubwerk

www.laubwerk.com

Booth number 3.3

Laubwerk is a Berlin-born, Potsdam-based CG software company specializing in digital botany for architects, 3D and VFX artists. Laubwerk Plants Kits offer procedural, render-ready 3D trees with drag-and-drop simplicity, and easy-to-use tools that modify the shape, age, season, and level of detail. For 3ds Max, Maya, Houdini, Cinema 4D, SketchUp (in collaboration with Bloom Unit), and Python. Our Cinema 4D plugin SurfaceSPREAD distributes vast amounts of objects on terrains. Visit our booth at FMX for a hands-on demonstration. Plus, be the first to see some of our upcoming features, and new 3D Plants species. 

Contact: Laubwerk GmbH, August-Bebel-Str. 27, 14482 Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany, phone: +49 331-58 56 992-0 Email:  info@laubwerk.com To arrange a meeting with us at FMX, please contact: Philip Paar, email:philip.paar@laubwerk.com

MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg

www.mfg.de

Booth number 2.6

The MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg, which disposes of an annual budget of approximately € 15 million, established the Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart (AMCRS) in 2009.

The cluster promotes interdisciplinary know-how and technology transfer, creates synergies and enhances interdisciplinary collaborations with the goal of establishing the Stuttgart Region as a sustainable and internationally acclaimed visual effects and animation sector. AMCRS, which is managed by ANDREAS TRAUTZ, comprises fourteen Baden-Württemberg-based VFX service providers and animation studios. To promote local players’ international and interdisciplinary networking, the MFG and the AMCRS will be represented with a joint stand at the Marketplace.

NoLabel

nolabel.pl

Booth number 2.7

Nolabel was established in 2006 and become one of the most recognisable animation and video postproduction studios in Poland. Nolabel have huge experience in postproduction of commercials, films, social campaigns, short animated films and creation of animations for interactive projects, realising over 50 projects a year worldwide. The areas of studio special expertise are 3D animation and VFX. Studio has a 40 people team of computer graphic professionals and 3D artists.

Contact: Nolabel Sp. z o.o., ul. Fabryczna 20a, 31-553 Kraków, Poland; phone: +48 12 399 46 28, fax: +48 12 399 46 29, e-mail: office@nolabel.com.pl

OKTA

www.okta-studio.com

Booth number 1.2

With a strong focus on high-end quality, OKTA is the regions leading creator of 3D Animation and Visual Effects for the film, animation, game and advertising industries
OKTA was founded by Lithuanian CG industry pioneers. After working as a team for 6 years, we finally decided to establish own company and now can proudly showcase sophisticated world-class digital works, which have been showered with numerous awards and expert assessments.

Contact: Phone: +370 611 40558; E-mail: info@okta-studio.com Adress: Meskeriotoju 33, Vilnius, Lithuania

pixeltrain

www.pixeltrain.de

Booth number 2.3

pixeltrain | 3d | vfx | training offers you in-house trainings, workshops with experienced instructors and publications for the 3d & vfx industry. We enable you to master professional production techniques with the following tools: Maya, Cinema 4D, NUKE, V-Ray, Arnold, Vue xStream, SynthEyes and many more.                          

Contact: pixeltrain | 3d | vfx | animation, Helge Maus, Feldbacherstrasse 493, A-8311 Markt Hartmannsdorf, +43.699.10669979, info@pixeltrain.de

PNY

www.pny.eu

Booth number 2.5

PNY will show the latest professional graphics solutions based on NVIDIA Quadro and Tesla GPUs. Certified and designed for most demanding applications they give you the features, quality, speed and performance for interactive photorealistic ray tracing, 3D Stereo or video processing.

Contact: Stefan Hummel, Tel.: 02405/40848-34, Mobil: 0173/5803203,shummel@pny.eu

RebusFarm

www.rebusfarm.net

Booth number 3.3

RebusFarm aims at fulfilling the fast growing need for rendering power in the field of 3D animation.
Our unique new system "RebusFarm 2.0" is the next generation render technology which allows you to harness the power of 3000 CPUs. This means an easier workflow, faster live monitoring and safer realtime communication while always having full control over your render projects...
RebusFarm supports a wide range of 3D applications and plugins and continuously develops and researches new technologies to improve the service.

Contact: RebusFarm GmbH, Maarweg 251a, 50825 Köln, Germany, Ralf Huchtemann, email: huchtemann@rebusmedia.net

SolidAnim

www.solid-track.com

Booth number 2.4

SolidAnim will be showcasing at FMX 3 novelties: its real time camera tracking solution SolidTrack with new features, the virtual camera SolidVcam both presented on SolidTrack booth 2.4.

SolidAnim announces also its new framing software developed in partnership with Inria and showcased on the company booth 3.1.

SolidAnim will introduce its new virtual camera, SolidVCam, equipped with SolidTrack camera real time markerless tracking technology, Motion Builder and Unity plug-in. The smart portable viewer meets the needs of any virtual pro­duction project such as on-set previz, virtual shows, providing accurate framing or cinematics. The camera offers a new virtual experience without any constraints (no markers, no mocap equipment). SolidVcam has a full stabilizer HD monitor with system. With SolidVCam users can frame the real to the virtual.

SolidTrack is a markerless real time camera tracking solution, the system enables director seeing VFX while shooting. SolidTrack is easy to set up and gives you more flexibility to shoot indoors and ourtdoors. The solution is dedicated to film and broadcast industries.

SolidFrame is a tool designed for animators and film directors to interactively explore and manipulate a large collection of shots over a 3D animation, and quickly create a first cinematographic edit over these shots. Designed in mind for virtual production (previs), rapid prototyping of synthetic movies (pitchvis), and rapid creation of realistic cinematographic moves and edits for 3D animations, the tool assists the filmmaker in exploring the cinematographic possibilities of his 3D scene.

The tool is developed as a plugin in Motion Builder 2014 and naturally connects with the VCAM system developed by Solidanim. The engine relies on Directors Lens technology developped by INRIA.

SolidFrame

directorslens.wordpress.com

Booth number 3.1

SolidFrame is a tool designed for animators and film directors to interactively explore and manipulate a large collection of shots over a 3D animation, and quickly create a first cinematographic edit over these shots. Designed in mind for virtual production (previs), rapid prototyping of synthetic movies (pitchvis), and rapid creation of realistic cinematographic moves and edits for 3D animations, the tool assists the filmmaker in exploring the cinematographic possibilities of his 3D scene. All three steps of framing, shooting and editing are performed in the same tool, thereby accelerating the process from the initial idea to the final sequence.

The tool is developed as a plugin in Motion Builder 2014 and naturally connects with the VCAM system developed by Solidanim. The engine relies on DirectorsLens technology developped by INRIA.

Contact : INRIA Rennes Bretagne Atlantique, Campus de Beaulieu, 35042 Rennes Cedex, France, T +33 299 847 525, Marc Christie, email:marc.christie@inria.fr

#SwissGames

www.prohelvetia.ch/mobile

Booth number 2.2

Switzerland is a HUB for innovation, technology and design located in the center of Europe. The combination of high quality education and forward thinking spirits makes it one of the countries with the highest density of intellectual property (IP) per capita. In respect of this tradition, the #SwissGame Delegation will present the innovative potential of young entrepreneurs for the interactive entertainment industry.

#SwissGames is an initiative of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia. - http://www.prohelvetia.ch/mobile

Flurin Jenal Games - http://www.flurinjenal.ch/

Have you ever seen a game that instantly catches your eye? This is what we do. The recent project «Overdog» is a collaboration with Disney Research Zürich. With the 3D-pain­ting software „OverCoat“  we stage a realtime game: It imitates the look of a hand painted ani­mation movie including techniques like „smear-“ and «speedline»-effects.

MoComics - http://www.brozermo.com/mocomics/

MoComics is young startup launching a revolutionary technology in the fields of Comics for mobile screens.

Displaying an A4 page on a 4” screen is simply not a viable solution to bring great Comics experience to such small physical surface. The technology developed by MoComics scales comic books into multi-layered interactive scenes that unfold under the touch of the user’s finger and matches his reading pace.

Moka Studio - http://www.mokastudio.com/

Moka Studio is a Swiss startup developing innovative and cutting-edge software for 3D character animation. Moka Studio specifically focuses on easy to use and affordable solutions. MoSketch - Moka Studio’s soon to be released product - combines advanced sketching techniques with a generic and flexible inverse kinematics algorithm to provide artists with new means to rapidly and easily create stunning 3D character animation.

The Captury

www.thecaptury.com

Booth number 3.5

The Captury develops technology for high quality markerless motion- and surface-capture. Our systems do not require controlled or static backgrounds, enabling outdoors or on-set capture without having to interfere with the scene.
Captury Studio is an offline tracking solution, which works with any standard digital video cameras and allows performers to wear regular everyday apparel. It is designed to support a complete post-processing motion capture work-flow, from camera synchronization and calibration to producing results in bvh or fbx formats.
Captury Live is a real-time motion capture solution that comes as a complete package, including hardware and cameras.
Visit our booth for a demo of both systems and learn more about our technology.

Contact: The Captury GmbH, Martin-Luther Straße 34, 66111 Saarbrücken, Carsten Stoll email: stoll@thecaptury.com

Toon Boom Animation

www.toonboom.com

Booth number 3.6

Toon Boom Animation Inc.’s award-winning software is the global standard for 2D animation and storyboarding. Our solutions provide everyone from enthusiasts to professionals the artistic freedom to create animation in any style, and efficiently deliver to any medium. Customers include Walt Disney Animation, Warner Brothers, and 20th Century Fox Animation. For more information, visit toonboom.com

Contact: Toon Boom Animation Inc., 4200 St.Laurent Blvd, Suite 1020 Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2W 2R2, phone: +1 514 278 8666, email: events@toonboom.com

Wacom

www.wacom.com

Booth number 2.9

Wacom’s vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies has made it the world’s leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays, and digital interface solutions. The advanced technology of Wacom’s intuitive input devices has been used to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and designs around the world and provides business and home users with their leading interface technology to express their personality. Millions of customers are using its cordless, battery-free, pressure-sensitive pen technology.

Contact: Wacom Europe GmbH, Europark Fichtenhain A9, 47807 Krefeld, Germany

FMX is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the City of Stuttgart and the MFG Baden-Wuerttemberg, taking place in cooperation with VES Visual Effects Society, ACM SIGGRAPH and the World Building Institute, supported by the Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart (AMCRS), Backstage, Foundry, Isotropix, Mackevision and ScanlineVFX. FMX is an event by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, organized by Animationsinstitut, hosting the Animation Production Day (APD), a joint venture with the Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (ITFS).

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