SIGGRAPH Dailies is a show celebrating excellence in computer graphics, showcasing images and short animations of extraordinary power and beauty. It is a fast-paced event where each presenter has less than two minutes to show an animation and describe their work.
There is an immense variety of stunning imagery showcased at Dailies. Hearing the artist tell the story behind their work is what makes Dailies extra special. Attendees may hear an entertaining tale about a tight deadline, or a thought provoking discussion about a clever technique used to make incredibly complex imagery.
“Dailies is a whole evening of “behind the scenes” stories. Not only do you see outstanding imagery, but you also hear the stories from the artists who did the work: the challenges, clever tricks, or even how they were personally affected by the work,” said Mark Elendt, SIGGRAPH 2013 Dailies Chair from Side Effects Software Inc. “With 45 different stories, it makes for a very fast-paced and exciting evening. There really is no other place where you can experience this kind of event.”
Seating for the live show is limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. View the Dailies YouTube video below:
Specific highlights include:
The Octopus And The Geisha
Presenter: Edward Dawson-Taylor, EDJFX
What began as a technical and creative personal project, to create an eerie underwater short film with tentacles, took me to creating one of my proudest works and ended up being used as a music video and visuals for a band I have loved for over 15 years!
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Cinematic Intro
Presenter: Marc Messenger, Blizzard Entertainment
For this cinematic intro, the Blizzard Film Department explored a heightened level of stylization that influenced everything from character design and animation to environments, effects, and lighting.
Animator-Friendly Simulation – Rigging for Deep Dance
Presenter: Georg Schneider
Rigs that give animators the ability to use simulation at the beginning of the animation process and continue working on the result as if it had been animated by hand.
Presenters: John Pettingill, Kelly Kin, Junze Zhou, Texas A&M University
In this short film, a daring boy sleds down a towering mountain. After crashing, he discovers that reality was not quite what it seemed. His adventure is a metaphor for larger-than-life experiences. These moments, often created in our childhood, depend on our perspective.
Monsters University: Art’s Groom and Simulation Setup
Laura Beth Albright, Pixar Animation Studios
For “Monsters University,” the stylized design and unusual animation requirements of a new character, Art, presented unique challenges for grooming, shading, and simulation, which required custom solutions.
Visit the website for a list of Dailies contributors.