5 Things to Know About the 2017 Computer Animation Festival

Scrambled Ⓒ 2017 Polder Animation The SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival is the leading annual festival for the world’s most innovative, accomplished, and amazing digital film and video creators. Here’s what’s new at the 44th annual festival. 1. 2017 Award Winning Selections Not … Continued

Regional Snapshot: Computer Graphics in South America

Image of Bear Story: courtesy of PunkRobot Animation Studio. By Jessica Sommerville In this fourth installment of our series of regional snapshots, we focus on the climate of the CG industry within South America. Cristián Freire, a Chilean independent animator and … Continued

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

Laval Virtual Winner ‘Real Baby’ to Showcase at SIGGRAPH 2017

At Laval Virtual‘s 19th Annual Conference, SIGGRAPH 2017 Emerging Technologies Chair Jeremy Kenisky presented a special prize to competition winner “Real Baby – Real Family.” The “Real Baby” project creates an age controllable VR avatar from 2D face images, and was … Continued

My Take on the Future of VR

photo by John Fujii © 2015 ACM SIGGRAPH As I sat down to write this, I reflected on a story I wrote exactly one year ago for the ACM SIGGRAPH blog and how the state of virtual reality (VR) has evolved … 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

7 Last-minute VR Gifts for a Tech Enthusiast

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photo by John Fujii © 2016 ACM SIGGRAPH Still working on your holiday shopping list? If you’re a last-minute gifter, here are my top, virtual reality-themed picks for fellow tech enthusiasts: Give the gift of curiosity and nostalgia Google Earth VR … Continued

Regional Snapshot: Computer Graphics in Australasia

by Jessica Sommerville, ACM SIGGRAPH International Resources Committee member One of things that I love about attending the SIGGRAPH Conference each year is the coming together of like-minded people from all over the world. SIGGRAPH creates a global environment and … Continued

Enjoy the Appiest of Hours at SIGGRAPH 2016

Battle Z © 2016 Fangwei Lee, Realiteer Corp. Akshay Agarwal is the SIGGRAPH 2016 Appy Hour chair and sat down with us to share the latest developments. SIGGRAPH 2016 (S2016): What is Appy Hour? Akshay Agarwal (AA): Appy Hour is … Continued

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