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Program 2019

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CONFERENCE | TECHNOLOGY | STYLIZED LIGHTING & RENDERING

NPR Shading Technology

Christos Obretenov (Lollipop Shaders), E Janssen Groesbeek (9to3animation)

With the proliferation of photoreal or "hyper-real" 3d rendering in animated feature films of late, we utilize the latest Path Tracing technology in modern production renderers, but instead develop novel algorithms in Non Photoreal Rendering that are fully procedural yet rely on custom defined artist brushes. Our technology is broken down into 2 major groups: (1) procedural edge detection, and (2) dynamic brushed lighting.

Christos will discuss developing custom shading plugins that provide NPR shading & rendering in modern production renderers, and Ernst from 9to3Animation will join in the presentation to provide a case study for their short film project Tom&Nonna using these techniques.
 

Christos Obretenov

Christos Obretenov, CEO/Shading Architect, Lollipop Shaders, www.lollipopshaders.com

E Janssen Groesbeek

E Janssen Groesbeek, Founder, Visualization Designer, 9to3animation, www.9to3animation.com

The aim 9to3 animation has set itself is to retell the stories of our childhood, the stories that we couldn’t hear often enough. We want to set people off on their imaginative journey by means of images – the visual art style that belongs to a particular story in which the audience becomes actively engaged.

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 MFG Baden-Wuerttemberg, taking place in cooperation with the VES Visual Effects Society and ACM SIGGRAPH, supported by the Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart (AMCRS), Autodesk, Backstage, Epic Games/Unreal Engine, Foundry, Mackevision and ScanlineVFX. FMX is an event by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, organized by Animationsinstitut, hosting the Animation Production Days (APD), a joint venture with the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS).

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