Each year, Red Hat recognizes customers who have made incredible improvements affecting their business lines, industries, and the open-source community at large. Industry-expert judges review and score an average of 60 nominations a year, finally narrowing that list down to the top five winning projects and five honorable mentions, culminating in giving the Innovator of the Year Award at Summit.
The core glass animations were generated in C4d using custom shader networks based upon the physical plexiglass award. We then added layers of Plexus wireframe geometry via an Adobe After Effects composite, giving the animations a clean, high-tech feel. White Noise Lab generated the original score for the ceremony, and Ridge Road created a show open, six award interstitials, and a show closer for Summit.