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The Foundry Sessions

Next live Session: a look into the Ocean Cleanup project

Don’t miss April’s The Foundry Sessions, broadcasting live from our London HQ on Thursday 30th April @ 7PM UK | 2PM US East Coast | 11AM US West Coast. Don’t worry if that time doesn’t work for you, a recording of the event will be available afterwards.

April’s session will take an in-depth look on The Ocean Cleanup project with special guest Erwin Zwart from Fabrique Computer Graphics.

The Ocean Cleanup works to develop the world’s first feasible method to clean the oceans of plastic, using the currents to its advantage.

Erwin will be speaking about how he got involved with the project and how MODO and NUKE helped him achieve the results.


Interact via Twitter and Facebook using #TFsessions. Ask our guest speakers and specialists from The Foundry team any questions you may have, wherever you may be.


Guest speaker

Erwin Zwart, CG Artist, Fabrique Computer Graphics.

Erwin Zwart is a Dutch CG artist currently living in Singapore, where he makes visualizations of products and machines as well as 3D graphics of ideas. He founded Fabrique Computer Graphics 25 years ago and has worked in many different areas of engineering and product design.

When not working with MODO, he likes to fly, race and travel the world with his wife and two sons.


Simon Lundberg, MODO Product Designer, The Foundry

Courtney Pryce, Creative Specialist, The Foundry

Becks O’Byrne, The Foundry (host)

The Foundry Sessions recordings

Session 7 - NUKE STUDIO: The story so far

NUKE STUDIO was the topic of discussion in our March Session, which covered its use in music videos to feature films.

We hosted Paul Simpson from Realise Studio and Jordi García from Post23, who shared their projects and answered viewers questions - along with The Foundry's NUKE experts Sean Brice and Juan Salazar.


Session 6 - Creating Sci-Fi with MODO

We hosted the incredible Fred Gambino and Henning Sanden for our most popular Session to date.

Watch the recording to see the artists take us through their Sci-Fi work and we had special extended Q&A Session where we heard from our guests and The Foundry Team compères: Courtney Pryce and Simon Lundberg.


Session 5 - NUKE & Baselight for NUKE

If you missed the last Session of 2014 you can catch up now.

December’s Session was with Timon Relitzki from the legendary German facility Das Werk, plus Daniele Siragusano from Filmlight also joined us to show us their new app - Baselight for NUKE & NUKE STUDIO. 


Session 4 - The Foundry in Architectural Design

We hosted our fourth Session of the series on Wednesday 26th November with special guests from London based studio Cityscape.

Joel Azopardi, CGI director & senior MODO artist, & Damian Fennell, creative director, shared their work on a regeneration project in South London, which used both MODO and NUKE.


Session 3 - MODO in Marketing & Advertising

After a short break for our huge NUKE 9 event, we hosted the third in the series of The Foundry Sessions on Thursday 30th October.

This Session focused on MODO in Marketing & Advertising Diego Maricato, Founder of Calibre Studio São Paulo and Rubén Martinez Lopez a Spanish 3D creative based in Vietnam.


Session 2 - MODO in VFX

We hosted the second in the series of The Foundry Sessions on Thursday 24th July, broadcasting LIVE from our London HQ.

This Session focused on MODO in VFX with Robin Konieczny from the world famous VFX house Double Negative and Tommie Kidjemet from Niceberg Studios in Belgium.


Session 1 - The COLLECTIVES

We launched The Foundry Sessions with our first LIVE transmission focusing on the COLLECTIVES from our London HQ on Thursday 19th June

It was a one hour digital broadcast and included a live Q&A with questions coming through on Twitter to #TFsessions.

Check out our recording of the event if you missed it live!