Creating new tools for lighting and rendering - Tech for Gold

Sergey and Brecht will present an overview of development projects that are aligned with the ongoing production of the "Gold" short film by Blender Studio. Topics discussed: light linking and other Cycles improvements, viewport and interactive compositing, and more.


  • Graduated Perm State University as system programmer/mathematist. After that graduated with a PhD in Engineering from Perm National Research Polytechnic university. At the meanwhile working for Blender Foundation since 2011. Main areas: motion tracking, sculpting, rendering and others! But also doesn't mind working on electronics projects!

  • Brecht works on making Cycles a fast full-fledged render engine and coordinates the growing industry contributions to Cycles and the larger Cycles team.