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June 2019

Networking for Developers, Artists and Designers w/ Torch!

June 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wacom Experience Center, 1455 NW Irving St
Portland, 97209 United States
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About Torch Torch builds the full suite of augmented reality tools that creative teams use to quickly design, test, and share AR apps—on social media, as standalone experiences, or as part of existing mobile applications. Celebrating Torch 3 Come see what the excitement is all about. This month we are celebrating the release of Torch 3—the most powerful, shareable AR creation tool ever. Made right here in Portland! Learn about what makes mobile AR so powerful and meet some of…

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July 2019

Mixed Medium in Mixed Reality, Wacom Ink Layer Language

July 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wacom Experience Center, 1455 NW Irving St
Portland, 97209 United States
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Details Wacom’s inkathon is now behind us and we saw several great projects during the weekend long event. Congratulation to those who participated! We hope everyone got plenty of sleep after that long weekend. We are excited to invite Mike Dana and Larry Torri from Wacom and Douglas Winegarden, Developer and Wacom inkathon participant. Douglas is 22 years old and a graduate from UW Bothell’s campus. He has been creating games and apps in Unity for about 2 years. Making…

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AR/VR MEGA JAM KICK OFF EVENT

July 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wacom Experience Center, 1455 NW Irving St
Portland, 97209 United States
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Free Range Developers should be allowed to create content and share that with the world! We will be hosting our VERY FIRST EVER EVER EVER!!!!!!!!!! AR/VR MEGA JAM! Creative Theme: GIMMICKY Technical Theme: TBA July 21st Come create and share with the community, build personal and professional connections and make cool content. We will be announcing our creative theme at the July 2nd event with a more technical theme to be announced on the day of the Jam kick off,…

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August 2019

AR/VR MEGA JAM SHOWCASE

August 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wacom Experience Center, 1455 NW Irving St
Portland, 97209 United States
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Details about this event will be updated after the July 21st event AR/VR Mega Jam Kick Off Event. Please be sure to message us/email/carrier pigeon us that you have a game and that'd you'd like to showcase at least 3 days before this event. Due to limited space, we want to ensure everyone who wants to showcase will have space. You're game or application DOES NOT NEED TO BE COMPLETED to attend or showcase at this event! Our mission is…

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September 2019

Best Practices for AR/VR Ready 3D Assets

September 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wacom Experience Center, 1455 NW Irving St
Portland, 97209 United States
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We are excited to have our very own, Josh Farmer speak at our September event. In addition, we are pleased to welcome Nathan Bowser of Torch. Nathan will share a bit about the upcoming workshop that is co-hosted with The Wild and Torch in late September (9/26) entitled "XR Foundations for Business", a networking + workshop event for professionals who want to learn more about XR, how it’s used in a professional context both internally and externally, and how to…

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October 2019

Design Thinking in AR & Live Build Using Torch. W/ Kami Karras

October 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wacom Experience Center, 1455 NW Irving St
Portland, 97209 United States
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Free Range Developers is thrilled to have Torch’s Very own Kami Karras join us for our October 1st event at the Wacom Experience Center! Trained as both designer and engineer, it's not very surprising Kami Karras landed in between those worlds and found herself working in AR. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Portland's Pacific Northwest College of Art. Kami pursued her love of code at Hackbright Academy, an engineering school for women in the Bay Area. She…

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November 2019

Blender Modeling for AR/VR Unity Projects

November 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wacom Experience Center, 1455 NW Irving St
Portland, 97209 United States
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Free Range Developers is excited to invite Sonya Neunzert to host our first ever blender workshop and guest speak about her experience in the AR/VR industry. Sonya is a freelance 3D artist, AR/VR Developer and creative technologist. She discovered Blender at a young age; 16 to be exact. It was her first introduction to the world of design and unlocking all sorts of potential. Sonya later went on to obtain her degree in Digital Art from University of Oregon and…

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December 2019

Professional Artist Panel: Being A Creative Mind

December 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wacom Experience Center, 1455 NW Irving St
Portland, 97209 United States
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Details This month we have inviting local creative minds to join us for a panel discussion. Each with their own background and skill sets within the creative community. We will learn what motivated them to become who they are as a professional artist, some of the challenges and the reward for being a creative mind in a professional setting. David Talaski: Liquid Development – 2D Character/Background Design and Illustrations Kris Triber: Cool District – 3D Modeling Michael Miller: 9iFX –…

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February 2020

Bonfire: Making You Matter in VR W/ Justin Fischer

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wacom Experience Center, 1455 NW Irving St
Portland, 97209 United States
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Free Range Developers is excited to invite Justin Fischer from Baobab Studios, where he'll be sharing how he is building Interactive character connections. Justin Fischer, A Rigging Lead at the 6-time Emmy, Annie and Webby award-winning interactive VR/AR animation studio, Baobab Studios, leads the rigging efforts for several projects, including their most recent release, Bonfire. Justin brings more than a decade of feature film animation and production experience from Laika Studios and Dreamworks Animation to the field of Virtual Reality.…

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Networking for Developers, Artists and Designers

February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wacom Experience Center, 1455 NW Irving St
Portland, 97209 United States
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Details We're excited to announce that Free Range Developers has hit their one year anniversary and we have over 280 members in our community. That is really inspiring stuff and We can't thank you enough with the FRD crew that has grown from 1 to 3. We'd like to take some time during this event to give a brief overview of the last year and where we plan to go in 2020. We will also have some announcements to make…

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