We're excited to announce that Escape Motions will be present at this year's SIGGRAPH - one of the biggest conferences and exhibitions on computer graphics and interactive techniques. We attended SIGGRAPH previously with the first Rebelle version at Appy Hour in 2016 (read more about our experience in this blog). This year is going to be a bit different.
SIGGRAPH is widely considered the most prestigious forum for the publication of computer graphics research and we can’t wait for the conference and exhibitions to begin! This year we're going to talk alongside Sony Pictures Imageworks about how Rebelle software was integrated into the VFX pipeline for the production of Spider-man: Across the Spider-verse. The talk is called Repainting the Spider-Verse and is part of the Stylized Rendering Techniques presentation happening on Sunday 6th August from 9 am - 10:30 am PDT.
During this talk, we will reveal interesting details of this cooperation: how the developers at Escape Motions adjusted Rebelle to meet the needs of the Sony animation team and how they integrated our solution into this amazing movie.
What is more, we're going to release this solution to the whole world soon! It is called Rebelle Motion IO and works as a scripting tool tailored for motion artists, animation & visual effects studios. It allows using our watercolor simulation engine, hyper-realistic brush strokes, layer masks and other Rebelle features for animation sequences. This solution will enable Rebelle to receive commands from an external custom JSON file and enable the import and export of animation frames that can be used in larger projects. To make this innovative solution accessible to all, we included Rebelle Motion IO as a complimentary feature within Rebelle Pro for non-commercial use. For commercial purposes, you may contact us for a quote at any time.
To get a glimpse of how Motion IO was used in Spider-man: Across the Spider-verse, read our previous blog post, or even better, visit the nearest cinema and watch it! If you're into animated movies, it is definitely worth your time.
Meet Us At Siggraph
The conference starts on August 6th, 2023. We will start off with a talk with Sony Pictures Imageworks on Sunday, then will be ready for your questions at the Wacom booth on Tuesday, and continue our presentation about Rebelle's integration to Sony's VFX pipeline on Wednesday at "Z by HP". You can also try Rebelle anytime during the conference. All you need to do is visit a Wacom booth.
Those of you who plan to attend, definitely drop by and speak with us - Peter Blaškovič and Michal Fapšo will be there! Or feel free to schedule the meeting with Escape Motions in advance via email at [email protected].
See you at SIGGRAPH!
Your Escape Motions Team
Images courtesy of Columbia Pictures Industries, Sony Pictures Animation, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Marvel