April 26, 2007

Massive Launches European Tour with Pixar and Escape Studios

Auckland, New Zealand - Massive Software is taking its solutions to the road in May with stops in London, Newscastle, and the FMX conference in Stuttgart, Germany.
Hosted by Escape Studios in London, the events are designed to demystify the working processes between Massive AI-driven animation system software and Pixar's RenderMan rendering solution.
Massive's technical demonstration will be presented by the company's visual effects and animation industry manager, Artaya Boonsong. Boonsong's credits as an animator and lead technical director include Crash, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, The Human Stain, Charlie's Angels II, Underworld:Evolution, and Ray.
Escape Studios' creative technical director Scott Eaton will be demonstrating RenderMan. He has been working in computer graphics for 10 years, dividing his time between research and development, visualization and production. His client list includes The Mill, Sony Computer Entertainment, Microsoft Games Studios, and Pixar. He regularly gives lectures on the digital arts and has spoken at the Tate Modern Museum, Annecy Animation Festival, and SIGGRAPH.
In addition, a special guest speaker from Pixar Animation Studios, Sanjay Bakshi, groom lead on the upcoming Disney/Pixar film Ratatouille, will be discussing his work on the film, set to release in June.
Event dates and details:
May 4th, 2007 at 1:00PM, 2:00PM and 4:00PM
FMX, Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart
May 8th, 2007 at 6:15PM
Prince Charles Cinema, London W1
May 9th, 2007 at 7:00PM
Location TBD
For further information, or to register for any of these events, send an email to:  tour@escapestudios.co.uk.