katana

A Filmakademie BW and Trixter collab @FMX 2019

Volker Helzle, Head of Research and Development at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and Thomas Knop, Head of Studio Trixter Germany, in an interview at FMX 2019 about REAL-TIME LOOK DEVELOPMENT in Katana with VPET. Check it out!


Trixter and Animationsinstitut of Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg are collaborating to explore next generation real-time workflows for look development. The presented prototype utilizes the industry standard tool for lighting and look development in Animation and VFX productions: Katana by Foundry. The Filmakademie Virtual Production Editing Tools (VPET) are utilized to stream a lightweight version to a mobile client for collaborative interaction. Changes to lighting and setup of the scene are synchronized to the Katana scene and rendered in real-time using Redshift. Trixter contributed a real production asset from one of their recent movie Jim Button.

Trixter: Thomas Knop, Andreas Schuster

Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg: Simon Spielmann, Jonas Trottnow, Volker Helzle

More info at: vpet.research.animationsinstitut.de