NAB 2015 Rewind - Mike Senften: Automating Complex Workflows with Python

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Mike Senften demonstrates the power of Python to automate complex workflows in this presentation recorded live at NAB 2015.

Mike Senften demonstrates the power of Python to automate complex workflows in this presentation recorded live at NAB 2015.

00:37Ford Rouge Factory Tour
04:00Basics of Projection Mapping
06:27Projection Staging and Challenges
13:13Project Workflow
18:48Fusion Levr UI
26:51Thermal Representation
28:10Render Incremental Python Script
30:26Globes - Atom Array
31:43360 Video
33:44Unsound Festival
40:27mChains
48:38Globes - Wrapping Maps
50:09Python CSV Data Visualization

Mike begins by explaining the basic theory behind Projection Mapping, and then explains how projection mapping was used in a project for the Ford Rouge Factory Tour. Mike explains how Python scripts aided in the workflow of this project.

Mike also shows a technique for visualizing world-space gradients mixed with noise via the Fusion shader and Levr blend mode.

After showing off some inspirational work for Adobe and the Unsound Festival, Mike shows the mChains system he developed using Python to blend a joint chain between two Cloners.

Finally, Mike demonstrates his technique for creating Globes using Wrap deformers on 2D maps, and how he used Python to visualize airport location data from a CSV file.

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