Technical Toy Story: The Latest and Greatest in Pixar's RenderMan
Dylan Sisson showcases Pixar's core technologies that helped make Toy Story 4 possible: RenderMan and USD (Universal Scene Description). During production breakdowns and demos, you’ll see the latest RenderMan workflows for lighting and look development, featuring powerful interactive workflows for artists. Learn for yourself how easy it is to use RenderMan with artist friendly tools for Houdini, Katana, and Maya. 

Art Battles

Pick a side and cheer on your heroes in our live art battles, where the mightiest among you strive to out-draw their opponent.


BYOA (Bring Your Own Animation)
We’re inviting you to Bring Your Own Animation to day one of Vertex. Whether you’re a student or a professional, bring your showreel or animated short on your laptop or tablet and get feedback from professional animators.
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