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Join us at SIGGRAPH 2015 in Los Angeles – we will be out and about again this year and would love to see as many of you as possible. We will be on a number of 3rd party booths as well as popping up throughout the conference. Alternatively, contact us for a private meeting or RSVP to join us at our party for an evening of good food, drink and geeky conversation (details below). We hope you can join us to hear what exciting things we have been up to, plus we really want to share some exciting stats showing some incredible render speed gains ... even we are impressed!

SIGGRAPH Highlights

See Arnold in action

Arnold for Houdini demos at the Side Effects booth (#901)
by Frederic Servant, senior software engineer, Solid Angle:

  • Tuesday, 11 August 12:30-12:55 PM
  • Wednesday, 12 August 12:30-12:55 PM
  • Thursday, 13 August 11:30-11:55 AM

Arnold for Cinema 4D demos at the MAXON booth (#715)
by Josh Johnson, VFXDaily:

  • Tuesday, 11 August 4:30-5:30 PM

Arnold for Cinema 4D demos at the BOXX booth (#223)
by Josh Johnson, VFXDaily:

  • Wednesday, 12 August 12:30-1:30 PM

Private meetings
To book an appointment, please contact siggraph2015@solidangle.com.

Arnold for Katana 1.0 released!

Coinciding with the release of Katana 2.0, we have officially taken over development of the Arnold for Katana plugin from The Foundry. Revamped and rebranded to KtoA 1.0, the plugin is now available for download and is already in use at studios such as Mikros Image, Trixter and Oriental DreamWorks. Recent projects using Arnold for Katana include Avengers 2 and Astérix: Le Domaine des DieuxFind out more.


The Path-Tracing Revolution in the Movie Industry (link)

Marcos Fajardo, Iliyan Georgiev
Tuesday, 11 August 9:00 AM - 12:15 AM
Room 403AB, Los Angeles Convention Center.

Computer Animation Festival Awards

Arnold is behind some of this year's key CAF awards:

Best Visual EffectsPaddington (Framestore CFC)

Best Game: Assassin’s Creed Unity E3 Cinematic Trailer (Digic Pictures)

Best Advertisement: Ikea, T-Shirts (MPC)


YES! We will be rocking another party this year. Where? The Standard Hotel, 550 S Flower St just a few steps away from the convention center, on the spectacular rooftop terrace. When? Tuesday, 11th August 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM.  Join us to celebrate a year's worth of amazing visuals, geek out with the Arnold devs, and have a drink and a bite on us. Numbers are limited so you will need to be quick and RSVP as we are filling up quickly [sorry, we have reached capacity].