Had a great time at SIGGRAPH in Vancouver this year. Met a lot of great people. It’s so revitalizing to be around so many smart and talented people… it really makes me anxious and excited to get back to my own work!
I picked up a couple of Python books while at SIGGRAPH. It’s been years since I did any sort of coding, but Python seems to be quite a valuable skill to have with Nuke and some of the other visual effects software. I really like how scripts can be used to expand what you can do with the software. A while back I dragged out some old trigonometry skills to do some motion graphics tricks with expressions in After Effects. Those sorts of things make it possible to do what would be impossible with just keyframe animating.
I had to make a change to my travel arrangements due to a last minute meeting (great meeting!) that came up on Thursday. The airline wanted upwards of $800 to change the ticket so I will be returning to Pittsburgh via Amtrak’s Empire Builder line instead. It should be a beautiful ride!