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

Regional Snapshot: Computer Graphics in North America

photo courtesy Jessica Sommerville by Jessica Sommerville This is the second installment in the regional snapshot series. In the previous article we focused on the current state of the Computer Graphics Industry in Australasia.This article explores both current trends emerging within … 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

Meet SIGGRAPH 2017 General Submissions Chair Mashhuda Glencross

Mashhuda Glencross is the General Submissions Chair for SIGGRAPH 2017. We recently sat down with her to discuss General Submissions — what they are and where they fit into overall programming at the annual SIGGRAPH conference. The General Submissions deadline for … 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

ACM SIGGRAPH International Resources in Macao

Photo: part of the IRC committee at the Pixar Party at SIGGRAPH 2016 in Anaheim, CA by Diana Arellano (ACM SIGGRAPH International Resources Committee Chair) In just a few days, the spectacular luxury hotel and casino resort Venetian Macao will … 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

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

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