Production Sessions at SIGGRAPH: Why We Love Them

Image credit: “The Book of Life” courtesy of Reel FX Creative Studios SIGGRAPH 2016 Production Sessions Chair Mikki Rose took a stroll down memory lane with former Production Session Chairs Roy Anthony, Jerome Solomon and future Chair Emily Hsu. They … Continued

Star Wars: A Look Back with ILM Veteran Jeff Light

Photo credit / source: www.movpins.com It had been a long time since the last Star Wars movie when George Lucas came back to Industrial Light & Magic (ILM). He came back after “Jurassic Park” showed him what could be done in … Continued

Netflix & Binge: 10 Titles to Spark Creativity this Holiday

The holidays are upon us which means … MORE TIME AT HOME. If you plan to relax this holiday season with a blanket and some Netflix, we support you. And, we have a few suggestions for artistic masterpieces that, if … Continued

Are Computer Graphics Always the Answer?

Photo credit: Industrial Light & Magic workers stage the Battle of Hoth for “Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.” Courtesy of ILM This post was originally published on the ACM SIGGRAPH News blog in January 2015. With the … Continued

That’s a Wrap – Highlights from SIGGRAPH 2015

The collaboration between the graphics, art and technologies always brings out the new, the exciting and the inspired. At SIGGRAPH 2015, various disciplines and interests intersected at the “Xroads of Discovery.” Throughout the year, the conference and program chairs worked … Continued

Shadertoy Competition at SIGGRAPH 2015

Image credit: Space Curvature by Inigo Quilez (iq)  https://www.shadertoy.com/view/llj3Rz Jesse Barker, Chair of the Mobile Focus Program at SIGGRAPH 2015, shares his thoughts on what’s hot in mobile at this year’s conference and why the Shadertoy competition is the perfect … Continued

Showcasing Innovation in Computer Animation

Image: Best in Show winner “Citius, Altius, Fortius” by Felix Deimann – Independent Artist Transcendent. Magical. This year’s SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival brings together some of the world’s most innovative, accomplished, and amazing digital film and video creators and showcases … Continued

Academy Sci-Tech Awards: The SIGGRAPH Connection

From the facial animation heralded in “Benjamin Button,” to the destruction of cities in “Transformers,” and the sculptural artistry of the characters in “Pacific Rim” and the “Avengers,” much of the effects on screen are computer generated — and this … Continued

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