Learn how to take your look development and lighting skills to the next level with Foundry's Katana software. Gnomon host Adam Hartel will kick off the livestream event before we take a deep dive into the latest features of Katana, which helps artists meet the needs of CG-rendering projects.

Join experienced Lighting Artist Abel Vargas on Thursday, October 15th as he discusses the various ways Katana is deployed in look development and lighting. In this presentation, Abel will cover how Katana's power can facilitate massively scaled look development across multiple assets, and demonstrate how he uses Katana 3.6's updates to its shading system. He will also show how to manage shot work by easily recreating and duplicating assets. While most people might think of Katana as only being used in integrated pipelines, Abel will discuss how he uses Katana to achieve individual results.

Whether you’re familiar with Katana or approaching it for the first time, this is a valuable opportunity for artists to learn how to use this exciting tool to massively scale their work outside of an expensive studio pipeline.

This livestream-only event will feature a 30-minute Q&A session with Abel and Foundry representatives at the end of the presentation. Watch the livestream presentation on the Gnomon Twitch Channel, YouTube Channel, and Facebook Live.

Gnomon's full-time programs and 10-week individual courses are designed to develop well-rounded artists that are skilled in the diverse disciplines within 3D production. For those outside of the US, virtual classroom-style online courses are also available.

Guest Speakers

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Abel VargasSenior Lighter Compositor at Animal Logic

Abel is a brazilian artist based in Vancouver, Canada. Over the past 10 years he has worked at Zoic, Double Negative, Cinesite, Method, Sony Imageworks and Animal Logic to name a few on multiple projects, from Once Upon a Time to Black Panther and Spiderverse.

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Kalen ArnoldBusiness Development Manager - Education at Foundry

Kalen has been with the Foundry education team since 2015. In the role at Foundry, she has helped to build and maintain relationships with schools across the U.S., Canada, South America, Australia, and New Zealand. Prior to Foundry, Kalen was working in sports broadcasting, A/V, and live events

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Elise TestaField Marketing Specialist at Foundry

Elise has been with Foundry since 2017. Starting as a Licensing, Sales and Education Support Administrator, Elise is now a Field Marketing Specialist and helps to manage Foundry's virtual event series.

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