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Building upon the revolutionary advancements made in Katana 4.0 and the continuous quality-of-life improvements in Mari, Foundry’s Look Development and Lighting teams are joining forces to provide innovative solutions that remove pipeline friction and help artists get their desired result faster.
Join this session for an exclusive look at the future of Mari and Katana. We’ll discuss how the integration of Universal Scene Description (USD) will allow artists to streamline their workflows, enabling teams to easily collaborate across departments and deliver high-quality visuals.
This event is sponsored by Lenovo and AMD.
A programmer who cross trained into VFX 12 years ago. After writing the initial documentation for Katana 1.0, Gary moved into production. Initially a Maya generalist but then at MPC as a lighter. After Lion King he returned to Foundry in 2018. He is now the Katana Associate Product Manager.
Since 2016, Charli has worked in a number of roles across our Mari team - playing a key part both in interacting with users and in working behind the scenes with the development team. She now steps into Associate Product Manager for Lookdev and brings her user-focused strengths to the LD&L team.
Arielle previously worked with Katana as a Pipeline Artist on animated films before starting at Foundry as a Creative Specialist, covering training and demos for Katana and Flix. She is now an Associate Product Manager for Katana Lighting.
Rory drives the look development road-maps of Mari and Katana. Before joining Foundry in 2016, Rory was a VFX artist and pipeline TD, working on films including: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Prometheus and X-Men: First Class.
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