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Techimage to Host Top-VFX Speakers at CGI Festival

Features speakers from Pixar, Massive, and Lola Post (November 23, 2004)

Techimage, provider of high-end software solutions for animators, 2D artists and 3D artists in the UK and northern Europe, will host speakers from Pixar, Massive, and Lola Post, to showcase the new Pixar rendering solutions at the CGI festival (held at The Business Design Centre in Islington, London December 7th and 8th). As detailed on the new Techimage web site, the presentations will be held in the GGI festival main conference room.

On both the 7th and 8th of December, over in the Screening Room, Dylan Sisson from Pixar`s software tools group, will for the first time in Europe, be showing RenderMan for Maya. Recently announced by Pixar (, this brings Pixar's core rendering technology to all Maya users in an affordable and easy to use manner. Ideal for small studios which don't require the advanced capabilities of RenderMan Pro Server, the product will be shipping in Q1, and is available via the internet priced at $995 USD.

Also in the Screening Room, Techimage is hosting a presentation from Stephen Regelous, founder and architect of Massive software. Stephen will explore the capabilities of the intelligent crowd simulation software he created illustrating its use with examples from films such as the Lords of the Rings Trilogy and I, Robot.

In addition Grahame Andrew from Lola Post in London will discuss some of difficult tracking shots they had to do on projects such as `5 Children and it`.

14.00 Tuesday 7th, 11.00 Wednesday 8th, 14.00 Wednesday 8th of December - "Pixar`s RenderMan ProServer/RenderMan Artist Tools", Dylan Sisson, Pixar RenderMan Group.

15.30 Tuesday 7th, 16.30 Wednesday 8th of December - "Tracking difficult shots", Grahame Andrew, Lola Post.

16.30 Tuesday 7th, 15.30 Wednesday 8th of December - "Intelligent Crowds", Stephen Regelous, Massive Software.

Wednesday 8th, ?The Incredibles, Danielle Feinberg, Pixar Animation Studios

Further details on the content and further events can be found at:

About Techimage Ltd
Techimage Ltd was formed in 1995 to provide high-end software solutions for 2D and 3D artists and animators in the UK and northern Europe. Its mission is to make its customers heroes in today's competitive and intensely demanding business environment. Techimage does this by offering innovative solutions, class leading products and outstanding technical support. The aim to build long-term relationships with customers, so it works with them constantly to develop better answers to computer graphics problems.

There is a range of complementary software solutions available, each a leader in its field, playing roles in almost every major current and recent feature film involving computer graphics, as well as in TV and cinema advertising.

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