Course Notes

Below are the course notes for the presentations in the SIGGRAPH 2013 course on Multithreading and VFX, in order of presenter. The course nodes are in pdf format.

Multithreading Introduction and Overview
James Reinders
Intel Corporation

Asynchronous Computation Engine for Animation
George ElKoura
Pixar Animation Studios

Parallel Evaluation of Character Rigs Using TBB
Martin Watt
Dreamworks Animation

GPU Rigid Body Simulation Using OpenCL
Erwin Coumans
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

Parallelism in Tools Development for Simulation
Ron Henderson
Dreamworks Animation

Parallelism in Houdini
Jeff Lait
Side Effects Software Inc