Regional Snapshot: Computer Graphics in China

By Jessica Sommerville & Rick Xu For this Regional Snapshot post, we look into the trends and climate surrounding China’s computer graphics (CG) industry. We were fortunate to speak with a man known to many as “the father of the Chinese CG industry,” Raymond … Continued

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the VFX in Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’

© 2016 Walt Disney Pictures During SIGGRAPH 2016, members of the genius team behind Disney’s live-action, Oscar-winning film “The Jungle Book” (2016) joined attendees on the Production Session stage to present “The VFX of Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book.’” Presenters included Rob … Continued

Meet the Jury for the 2017 SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival

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Photo: clockwise from top left: Rick Sayre, Polly Ing, Floyd Norman, Georgina Hayns, Till Nowak, Kim Libreri, Rita Street, Cristin Pescosolido. The submission deadline for the 2017 SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival is 21 March and if you’re thinking about entering … Continued

Your Computer Animation Festival Submission Questions, Answered

Taking Flight © 2016 Moonbot Studios The 2017 SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival has a lot of new and exciting aspects, including the brand-new VR Theater. Naturally, there are a lot of questions from animators who would like to enter their work in the … Continued

Behind the Film: The Making of ‘Zootopia’

© 2016 Walt Disney Animation Studios The journey to make the Golden Globe-winning “Zootopia” began six years ago when director Byron Howard finished “Tangled” and John Lasseter, chief creative officer for Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, said to Howard, “What do … Continued

How Google Made Its First VR Film, ‘Pearl’

SIGGRAPH 2016 may have come and gone, but as awards season continues, we cannot get enough of the details behind some of the most buzzed-about projects. Google’s “Pearl” from esteemed director Patrick Osbourne continues to make waves and it is … Continued

LAIKA’s Steve Emerson Talks Career and ‘Kubo’

Awards buzz is brewing and “Kubo and the Two Strings” has now grossed nearly $70 million worldwide. What was the production process for the film like? Peak into the mind of VFX Supervisor Steve Emerson, who recently sat down with us … Continued

Jury’s Choice: The Making of ‘Cosmos Laundromat’

© Blender Foundation | gooseberry.blender.org SIGGRAPH 2016 Computer Animation Festival Jury’s Choice winner “Cosmos Laundromat – First Cycle” — originally code-named “Project Gooseberry” by its Blender team — is one of the most unique projects the festival has seen. Why? … Continued

Google and Facebook at SIGGRAPH Asia 2016

Photos: Brian Cabral, Director of Engineering at Facebook (l); Paul Debevec, Senior Staff Engineer at Google VR (r) SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 promises to be a thrilling experience for attendees, who will witness the latest advancements in hardware, software and services … Continued

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