Nemo Animator to Keynote Techimage’s Pipeline

The Pipeline 2003, an annual U.K. event for digital artists and animators presented by Techimage, will feature a keynote address by Mark Walsh, directing animator on Pixar’s Finding Nemo. The event will be held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London on Nov. 20. The schedule of events will also include technical product presentations, information on training courses, a job fair and exhibits from leading software vendors including Pixar, Side Effects, alienbrain and Science D Visions.

Walsh will provide an overview of the production pipeline used at Pixar, covering some of the challenges in lighting and coloring that contributed to the believable look of water in more than 1,400 shots in Nemo.

Another keynote speaker will be Darin Grant, manager of technical directors and software for Digital Domain, who will discuss Houdini’s role in the studio’s production process.

Technical presentations will beconducted by Jeff Wagner of Side Effects Software in Toronto, Rolf Schneider of Science D Visions in Dortmund, Steve Tyson of NXN Software in Munich and Dylan Sisson of Pixar in California. Topics to be covered include creation, integration, asset management and rendering.

Techimage Ltd was formed in 1995 to provide high-end software solutions for 2D and 3D artists and animators in the U.K. and northern Europe. Company director Seamus Morley comments, "The U.K. is now a major center for the production of high quality CG. This growing success is increasing demand for more highly skilled CG animators and artists. Bringing together speakers from the world’s top CG houses, plus application experts from the leading software developers, will enthuse those in the business, inspire those who already have some experience to take their skills to the next level and entertain the rest of us."

To register for the event or to find more information, visit www.techimage.co.uk/pipeline.