The Computer Graphics Industry summer conference season has arrived

Here’s a list of the upcoming virtual conferences. Of special note is the ASWF Open Source Days with presentations from project dependencies used by blender like OpenVDB, OSL, OCIO, OpenEXR and others.

From ASWF, "Interested in open source software for vfx and animation? @AcademySWF is hosting Open Source Days on Aug. 19-20 featuring VFX Reference Platform, ACES, OpenTimelineIO, OpenEXR, MaterialX, OpenColorIO, Open Shading Language, and more. Register for free at "

Other virtual conferences:

DigiPro2020 & The Pipeline Conference(combined)
August 11-13, 2020

“The Digital Production Symposium (DigiPro 2020) brings together the world’s premier creators of digital visual effects, animation, and interactive experiences.”
“Pipeline conference is a truly global conference that attracts professionals from VFX, Animation, Gaming and Immersive media.
Its an one-of-a-kind event where you can learn and share the latest developments in CG Production Pipeline with the Industry experts.”

August 24-28, preconference starts August 17

“Explore the latest innovations in your field and experience this year’s top advancements in computer graphics and interactive techniques from the comfort of your home or office.”

Grace Hopper Celebration
Sept 26, Sept 29–Oct 3, 2020
“Virtual Grace Hopper Celebration (vGHC) is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists. Learn, network, and be inspired as we work together to achieve intersectional gender and pay parity in tech.”


Thanks for the info!

Welks. The sessions have started. Wow, this is great. If you work for a boutique studio or a big studio, you’ll want to check these sessions out on these industry standard middleware and user projects.

OpenVDB has a special announcement about GPU tomorrow, Thursday. You don’t want to miss this if you use OpenVDB! Check out Juan/Bone Studios’s 2.83x studio build on GraphicAll. It has extra OpenVDB functionality with an OpenVDB remesher that some feel has better output than the quadramesh tool.

If you you are a programmer that are interested in working directly with some of the great libraries blender uses check out the other projects.

Check out Open Source Days 2020 with ASWF!

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You heard it here first in the blender community! NEWSFLASH: OpenVDB has announced a new NanoVDB addition that provides GPU acceleration. This is outstanding news. Congrats to those that worked on this.

The OpenVDB presentation is going on now via livestream during OS Days and the recording will be available in a week or two online.

They are covering the awesome AX tool now also. Excellent feature to unleash OpenVDB’s power to an artist via an expression language.

Congrats to the OpenVDB team on an awesome project!

Here’s the official news release on NanoVDB: