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Valeria Kokina
on 27 June 2024

Meet Canonical at SIGGRAPH 2024: Innovating Animation and VFX

We are thrilled to announce that we will exhibit at SIGGRAPH 2024 in Denver, Colorado, from July 30th to August 1st. 

Visit us at booth #317 to discover how Ubuntu and other Canonical solutions can drive innovation in animation and enable secure usage of open-source software

As the backbone of many modern animation studios, Ubuntu provides a robust and secure platform for creating stunning visual effects and animations.

At our booth, we will showcase how our solutions can help you use the open-source software you need and get enterprise-grade support, security, and compliance coverage.

Would you like to meet our team in person? Let us know, and we will take it from there.

Book a meeting

Open-source software in Animation

Before open-source, traditional stop-motion animation often needed expensive, specialized equipment and software. But today, almost every modern animation studio runs open-source in some capacity.

For example, your studio probably regularly uses tools like Blender, Dragonframe, Unity, Unreal, or DaVinci Resolve.

All of these tools can run on Ubuntu, the world’s most popular Linux distribution. 

Ubuntu is an open-source operating system that allows animators to use powerful animation tools on affordable hardware, making sophisticated stop-motion animation accessible even on a budget. 

Ubuntu also ensures stability and compatibility with a wide range of animation hardware and software, so animators can use tools that integrate well with digital cameras and motion control rigs, enabling smooth and efficient animation processes.

Although open-source tools can offer flexibility, cost-effectiveness and a collaborative development model that drives innovation, it can still be challenging to ensure they are secure and will be supported in the future. 

That’s where Ubuntu Pro comes in.

Why Ubuntu Pro for animation studios:

  • Security and Compliance: With Ubuntu Pro, you get 10 years of maintenance for over 25,000 open-source packages, including Blender. This reduces your average exposure to serious security vulnerabilities from 98 days to just 1 day, keeping your systems secure.
  • Empower your creative team and upgrade your software on your schedule, all while keeping your entire production pipeline secure. With our infrastructure management tool, Landscape, you’ll benefit from unparalleled compatibility and stability across a wide range of animation hardware and software.
  • Affordable Animation Setup & System Management. Ubuntu is and always will be free. Ubuntu Pro is a single subscription that overcomes traditional barriers of cost, complexity, and data management for open-source animation and VFX tools. 
  • Enterprise-grade support when you need it. Whether you need 24/7/365 worldwide assistance, managed services, or specialized training, Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, has you covered. We can design a tailored support plan to ensure business continuity and keep your infrastructure resilient.

About SIGGRAPH 2024

SIGGRAPH 2024 is the 51st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. It features diverse sessions and exhibits, showcasing the latest advancements in computer graphics, visual effects, interactive techniques, and digital art.

Gaming developers, visual effects/animation studios, and VFX tool creators, we want to meet you all and learn how you leverage open-source software today and how we can make this journey secure and efficient.

Did you know that we deliver and maintain the majority of open-source packages on the public cloud (25,000+ open-source packages)? 

You can hire the engineers behind Ubuntu to help you build, maintain, and operate secure clouds or subscribe to Ubuntu Pro to cover all aspects of open infrastructure and architecture.

Interested to learn more? Book a meeting with our booth team.

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