– To kick off SIGGRAPH 2018, Allegorithmic will host Substance Day SIGGRAPH on August 13, featuring a keynote speech from founder and CEO Sébastien
Deguy showcasing the upcoming AI-powered tool Alchemist. It all begins with the first-ever Project Alchemist live demo, followed by a full day of talks offering practical tips for users while highlighting the impact of the Substance tools across multiple industries. The event will then conclude with a casual mixer open to all attendees.
SIGGRAPH pass holders will have access to all six sessions. Following the first look at Alchemist in action, attendees will go behind-the-scenes with members of Double Negative as they discuss the use of Substance in “Pacific Rim: Uprising.” A later session will highlight how AR & VR are helping to reshape architecture, and Substance users will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn from masters. Throughout it all, attendees will receive exclusive looks at the future of Allegorithmic that they won’t hear anywhere else.
“The very first Substance Days took place at a previous SIGGRAPH, so in many ways, this feels like coming home,” said Deguy. “It seems fitting that the first live demo of Alchemist would take place here, and we’re excited to show the community what we have in store for them.”
Substance Day SIGGRAPH will be held in Convention Center East Building, Meeting Room 1, with doors opening at 9:30 a.m. The keynote will then begin at 10 a.m. Sessions include: a keynote address by Allegorithmic founder and CEO Sébastien Deguy and live demo by Allegorithmic Director of Strategy for Entertainment Jérémie Noguer; Substance Designer: tips and tricks session; Substance Painter 2018 summer update and open Q&A session discussing the future of the tool;“Pacific Rim: Uprising” and Double Negative: A Matter of Substance; Substance for VR/AR Experiences in Architecture & Design; and
reveal of the David & Diana apparel creation contest winners.
Both the keynote address and the reveal of the contest winners will be livestreamed on the Allegorithmic YouTube channel.
Once the Substance Day SIGGRAPH sessions are complete, the Allegorithmic team invites attendees to join them for a casual mixer in the Convention Center East Building Foyer. The event will run from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. PDT, and give event-goers the chance to speak with Allegorithmic staff and other Substance users in a relaxed environment.
Substance Day SIGGRAPH is the latest in a series of successful community events created to bring Substance users together with industry professionals and the teams that created the Substance tools.
After Substance Day SIGGRAPH, Allegorithmic will appear as part of Nvidia’s Limelight 2018 event on August 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. PDT at the Hyatt Regency. There it will showcase its latest releases, including the recent Substance Painter and Substance Designer Summer updates. Then on August 15 at 6:30 p.m. at The Portside Pub, Allegorithmic will co-sponsor “SIGGIES,” an event hosted by The Rookies, created to bring together students and industry professionals.
Allegorithmic will also be exhibiting during SIGGRAPH on the show floor, with demonstrations taking place at booth #415.