Behind ‘Borrowed Time’

This summer, the 43rd annual SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival awarded the animated short “Borrowed Time” its prestigious “Best of Show” award. As the end-of-year awards season approaches, our team sat down with the film’s directors to learn more about their filmmaking … Continued

Meet SIGGRAPH 2017 Courses Chair Mark Elendt

This Q&A was originally published in the ACM SIGGRAPH Member Profiles. Mark Elendt is a long-time volunteer with ACM SIGGRAPH and SIGGRAPH conferences and is the 2017 SIGGRAPH Courses Chair. He has been been a developer at Side Effects Software for over … Continued

Ninja Theory and Epic Games Talk Hellblade and the Future of Real-Time

In July, SIGGRAPH 2016 attendees were treated to an epic Real-Time Live! show that featured some of the greatest achievements in real-time graphics to date, including this year’s award-winning “From Previs to Final in Five Minutes: A Breakthrough in Live … Continued

‘Finding Dory’ Production Facts You May Not Know

This summer, SIGGRAPH 2016‘s Production Sessions program brought in some big names to help attendees peek into the minds behind major studio productions, including the brilliant team for Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory.” Pixar Animation Studios brought along a massive panel made up of … Continued

Computer Graphics and SIGGRAPH Pioneer Jim Blinn

Photo courtesy of Waskul TV This Q&A was originally published in the ACM SIGGRAPH Member Profiles. Jim Blinn is a pioneer in computer graphics and is known for his work with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he produced computer graphics animations for various … Continued

SIGGRAPH 2016: A Recap

photo credit: Jim Hagarty Photography SIGGRAPH 2016 has concluded its 43rd annual event with strong attendance from around the world. With the tagline “Render the Possibilities,” SIGGRAPH 2016 was held at the Anaheim Convention Center, 24 – 28 July 2016. … Continued

Real-Time Wow

“Anything can happen … and it probably will,” opened SIGGRAPH 2016’s Real-Time Live! Chair, Pol Jeremias of Pixar Animation Studios, preparing the audience for a program anticipated to go above and beyond expectations. Jeremias welcomed attendees after the first performance … Continued

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