VERTEX 2018 - a VFX/3d/animation conference in March (London)


#1

Hey peeps,

Anyone here from the UK?
I heard about an interesting sounding conference next month on the titles subject(s). It’s got a lot of guest speakers, probably a lot of presentations. I think one or two ppl from The Mill as a highlight.

Not particularly sketchup related, but it’s in the realms so I just thought I’d post in case any Brits for example were interested.

http://www.vertexconf.com/about-vertex


#2

I would be all up for that but starting a new job the week before can’t take any holiday just yet :frowning:


#3

Cool. Yeah I think it could be ok.
You a londoner Liam?

First time it’s been run so not sure how well it will go but it looks like it’s got some pretty good projects/people involved and it’s got the backing of Future Publishing so that’s a good sign.

I wanted to hit VFX Festival. But got my dates mixed up (thought it was March, it was Feb!) Argh. That one looked amaze.


#4

I was for about 6 years but I moved to Sweden a year ago, still it’s a short trip, I used to leave the house here (Sweden) at 0530 and be in work at Oxford Circus at 0930. I used to work a lot with future, I was at another Publisher.


#5

Oh, where to?

Same here, if I get a good direct flight I could be as short as 6 hours door to door to some of my friends in London.


#6

Gothenburg.

Luckily it’s a Ryanair hub so in advance you can get flights for less than 400 SEK return. I’ve had them for 200 SEK a lot of the time.

If you are not flying to London however it’s mighty pricey so I just get the bus to Copenhagen where they have cheap flights to most places. It takes a while but the bus is very comfy here with big seats, a table, plug sockets and unlimited free wifi!


#7

Ya been to any other events like this Liam?

Actually, I’m kinda curious why this event has a really lacking Facebook presence.

The event page seems to have like, 3 people listed as going… 3 ppl interested. And it’s only a few weeks away…

https://www.facebook.com/events/189079625168400/?ti=cl


#8

Well that might be a good thing, they have 16 speakers booked so it will pretty much 1 - 1!!

Yes have been to quite a few industry things when in London, design, photography etc.

I worked for WIRED magazine for around 6 years, they have many events but a really big one annually called WIRED LIVE, not specifically in this area but we would have vendors and presenters who worked in VFX, 3D printing etc. I first met with and tried both Makerbot and formlabs printers there too as well as pre release VR sets and other fun things. Because of my job I got to go to lot’s of other events around town too for free because I had a press pass.

Some highlights:

Superman issue 1 (about £6m for each one)

First room scale VR, about 30 by 30 feet, there was a laptop in the backpack

Seeing Asimo for the first time running around! It was the first demo of the new unit (running and climbing stairs) outside of Japan.

Alas I haven’t been to anything like that now for 18 months, my next event will be Basecamp in September that should be really fun, I have never been to that part of America.


#9

Palm springs isn’t it? People say its nice…


#10

All the WIRED stuff was in London, but yeah the SketchUp one is going to be in Palm Springs, quite a long trip but I managed to get an early deal flying with Norwegian from Gatwick for only £500 return direct, thats pretty good (I think?).

Pretty excited, 18 months of freelance has not been great for the bank so this will be a most anticipated trip out of the frozen North…


#11

Just checked out your portfolio.pdf Liam, inspiring work and career. Did you undertake any study programs in your time or have you just acquired the skills through exploration and vision?


#12

I’m still wondering if I’ll go to this vertex gig. The VFX festival last month looked amazing. I’m sure this one will have some awesome work on show and walkthroughs. … but from the looks on the site, it looks like it might just be a few auditoriums? Kinda like seminars… I don’t think it’s so much of an open floor setup like youd see at a trade show.

And I’m still confuddled why there’s only 3 ppl going on what seems to be the official event page.


#13

I did an A level in product design, a foundation degree in Art and Design and then Graphic Design at the University of Salford.

However mostly self taught in terms of software.


#14

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