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

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

The Evolution of Real-Time Graphics

As I sat down to come up with a list of the best real-time projects in SIGGRAPH history, I knew I wanted to accomplish two things: convey what kinds of submissions the SIGGRAPH 2017 Real-Time Live! program is looking for, … 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

Bogotá ACM SIGGRAPH 2016

en español aquí Bogotá ACM SIGGRAPH has become one of the largest animation and visual effects (VFX) events in Latin America, counting more than 6,000 registered attendees in 2015 alone. Over the past six years, with support from the Ministry of Communications Technology (MINTIC), … 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

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