Since I founded VFX/PDX in 2012, it has served as the Portland area user group for all things VFX. In cooperation with 3DPDX and AEPDX, VFX/PDX brought us together through events that were entertaining, relevant, and substantial. No matter if your weapon of choice was Nuke, Houdini, After Effects, Mocha, Resolve, and so on – we took time to increase awareness, demo new techniques, and appreciate artists and studios using these tools to produce great work in Portland and beyond.
As we approach 2020, it’s time for a new chapter… literally. We are thrilled to announce that VFX/PDX and 3DPDX are merging to form the Portland SIGGRAPH chapter, and that our initial board is a dream team of Portland community makers. This expanded team is unified in our mission to get together and “shop it up” like never before, while remaining volunteer, non-profit, and free for all. Boom! Just like the explosion in the old VFX/PDX logo… sometimes you have to blow things up to make things better, and I hope the VFX/PDX spirit will live on as a successful and organized SIGGRAPH chapter for years to come.
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