Portland, OR, August 4, 2022 – Xencelabs Technologies Ltd. is showcasing the artistic process at SIGGRAPH 2022 with its entire line of Pen Tablets and accessories featured prominently in several leading exhibitor booths. The company will also host interactive demonstrations and ongoing presentations by leading artists and graphic designers during the annual convention held August 8-11, 2022, at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
“We’ve assembled an incredible line-up of artistic and creative talent for SIGGRAPH,” said Hannah Imperial Cannon, Director of Business Development at Xencelabs. “Their stories will deeply resonate with this audience and the entire creative community as they share unique insights on their work, the creative process and the power of technology to enable creative freedom.”
The following is a schedule of Xencelabs-focused artists presentations at SIGGRAPH 2022:
Justin Goby Fields is a world-renowned concept designer and consultant for the film and video game industry whose recent projects include Goosebumps, Jupiter Ascending, Maleficent, Noah, Iron Man 3, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, New Mutants, Falling Skies, The Wolverine, Scrapyard, Eternals, Halo 5, Insomniac’s Spiderman, Into the Stars, Star Citizen, Marvel’s Avengers, Black Adam, Shazam 2, Star Trek Discovery and Prey. His presentations will demonstrate Zbrush software with the Xencelabs Pen Tablet using custom settings on the Quick Keys keyboard shortcut accessory.
Tuesday, August 9 — AMD #819, 10:00am – 12:00pm; HyperTec #439, 1:00pm – 2:00pm and Maxon #445, 5:00pm – 6:00m
Wednesday, August 10 – Maxon, 10:00 – 11:00am; AMD #819, 12:00– 2:00pm and HyperTec #439, 4:00 – 5:00pm
Thursday, August 11 — AMD #819, 10:00 – 11:00am and HyperTec #439, 2:00 – 3:30pm
Steve Talkowski is a veteran of the computer animation scene with experience as an animation director and character animator on hundreds of national brands. He will cover character design, 3D modeling and 3D printing, using a Xencelabs Pen Tablet and Maya, ZBrush, Substance Painter software packages.
Tuesday, August 9 — HyperTec #439, 10:30am – 11:30 am and AMD Booth #819, 12:00- 1:00pm
Thursday, August 11 — Maxon #445, 10:00am – 11:00am
Jayme Wilkinson is a veteran VFX/CG Supervisor whose numerous credits include TV logos and station identity packages as well as illustrations for children’s books and publications. He will present highlights of his career and discuss the tools, processes and unique challenges each project has presented. His presentation will include the Xencelabs Pen Tablet, Microsoft PowerPoint, and a range of software including Maya, ZBrush, and Substance Designer.
Wednesday, August 10 — HyperTec #439, 10:30am – noon
Xencelabs’ partnerships with AMD, HyperTec and Maxon at SIGGRAPH highlight the multi-purpose capabilities of the Pen Tablet products, and the company’s commitment to seamlessly integration with the most widely used graphics and design applications.
AMD’s SIGGRAPH booth will primarily focus on two product families: the AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO CPU line and the AMD Radeon PRO GPU line. The company’s key industry verticals and primary customers closely mirror Xencelabs’ areas of focus: content creators and 2D and 3D professionals working in media and entertainment, architecture, engineering and construction, design and manufacturing.
HyperTec, Xencelabs’ authorized reseller in Canada, provides powerful workstations and servers optimized for all media and entertainment workloads, including animation, visual effects, video editing, and live streaming. They are designed for creative professionals doing 3D modeling and animation, video editing and color grading, VFX and compositing, architectural visualization and concept design, and live video streaming.
The Maxon line of flexible and powerful software tools are a perfect complement to Xencelabs’ Pen Tablet, combining to give users a faster, more efficient workflow with more a precise and natural drawing experience. The Xencelabs Pen Tablet and Quick Key keyboard accessory helps artists create with precision and efficiency, common commands for Cinema 4D and ZBrush are easily programmable in Quick Keys settings and available at the touch of a button.