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Wacom's conference on VR plans certain to be a big draw

Company to host Wacom Creators' Conference and demonstrate developments in the virtual reality space (August 08, 2018)

TOKYO and PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- With SIGGRAPH 2018 as its backdrop, Wacom is inviting game developers, industrial designers, animators, as well as members of the editorial community to join the Wacom Creators' Conference, an evening presentation and forum during the week of SIGGRAPH that will spotlight Wacom's latest concept in the areas of Virtual Reality (VR) and Mixed Reality (MR).  The conference will take place on Tuesday, August 14th from 4PM to 7PM at the Star Sapphire ballroom in the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel, right across the street from the Vancouver Convention Centre West Building.  An invitation to the conference can be accessed here. Seats are limited.

Wacom Technology Services, Corp. Logo. (PRNewsFoto/Wacom Technology Services, Corp.)

The conference kicks off with a short welcome introduction by Wacom CEO, Nobu Ide, followed by presentations and demonstrations by representatives from Wacom and Gravity Sketch, developers of the leading VR and 3D design software, who are working closely with Wacom on input solutions for VR content creation. Conference attendees will then be treated to a live demonstration of the Wacom-Gravity Sketch proof of concept product featuring the talented Jama Jurabaev, Senior Concept Artist at Lucasfilm, to show how VR will enhance the design workflow. Following Jama's presentation, conference goers will be able to try the proof of concept and provide feedback.



Driven by the automotive, movie and gaming industries, the discussion about how to best integrate VR/MR into an improved design workflow is in full swing. "Being a technology leader in the field of instruments for professional design, we are positioning the company to be a leader in VR for artists and designers," says Nobu Ide, CEO of Wacom.

With Gravity Sketch, Wacom has found the right partner to together take the lead in prototype development for the next evolution in 3D design. "The main purpose of the conference is to learn," says Hiroshi Tamano, Wacom's Senior Vice President of Partnership Development 3D/VR. "We need to collect as much feedback as possible from our potential users so that the final product meets the needs of the ever-changing design landscape."

Wacom Creators' Conference at SIGGRAPH
Date & Time: August 14, 2018
16:00-17:00 – Conference
17:00-19:00 – Proof of Concept touch & try and reception
Venue: Star Sapphire, Fairmont Pacific Rim
https://www.fairmont.com/pacific-rim-vancouver/

For more information on the presentation, please contact Wacom Corporate Communications Wacom-pr@wacom.co.jp

About Wacom
Wacom is a Technology Leadership Company providing unique and innovative digital pen experiences—drawing and writing—to its customers.  Wacom's creative pen tablets are widely used in over 150 countries and areas, where users range from creative studios and movie production, to industrial designers, manga artists and hobbyists, professionals and beginners alike. Wacom also extends its reach to schools and classrooms where handwriting is inseparable from learning, as well as in hospitals and clinics using electronic medical records and in banks where customers fill in and sign digital forms by handwriting. When shopping, Wacom's tablets are used for digital signature to make a payment with credit cards. Many pen-equipped PCs, tablet devices, and smartphones for personal or business uses are also powered by Wacom's digital pen solutions. Wacom stays committed to delivering the best drawing and writing experiences to its customers around the world, tapping into the latest technologies. For further information about the products of Wacom Europe see also www.wacom.com

For more information, please contact:
Ted Kanno
Corporate Communications, Wacom Co., Ltd
Wacom-pr@wacom.co.jp
+81-3-5337-6702

 

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