Virtual Reality: All Grown Up and Part of Real-Time Live!

Image credit: “A Boy and His Kite” courtesy of Epic Games After years of predictions that Virtual Reality (VR) was not commercially viable, the technology has made a surging comeback and is the darling of venture capitalists and experience-hungry consumers … Continued

Inside the Minds Behind ‘Inside Out’

“Inside Out” is the fifteenth feature film from Pixar Animation Studios and the third film by director Pete Docter. On Tuesday, 11 August 2015, a panel of the brilliant team behind the film came together to share with SIGGRAPH 2015 what … Continued

Emerging Technologies at SIGGRAPH 2016: Playing the Field

SIGGRAPH 2016 Program Chair Masahiko Inami shares what’s new for this year’s Emerging Technologies Program. If you are interested in contributing content to this program, proposals are being accepted through 16 February 2016.  SIGGRAPH continues a long tradition of presenting … Continued

Celebrating a Decade of Animation: Looking Back at LAIKA

  “Some might call it mad. Some might call it magic. We call it LAIKA.” On December 15, 2015, LAIKA officially celebrated ten years of cutting-edge, stop-motion films. A longtime SIGGRAPH conference supporter, LAIKA has shared its eccentric cinematic journey … Continued

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

Between Two ‘Feuding Cities’ Lives Transition Spaces

By Gerry Derksen Transition spaces in the context of the “city” are central to the Studio concept at the upcoming SIGGRAPH 2016 conference. The spaces that form between the virtual and the physical world blur and change as we construct … Continued

Coming Soon to a Virtual Environment Near You

Image: Real Virtuality: Immersive Explorer. Courtesy of Sylvain Chagué, Fondation Artanim; Bart Kevelham, Fondation Artanim VR Village Chair Denise Quesnel shares her take of the evolution of virtual reality, from curiosity to commercial viability. The VR Village at SIGGRAPH 2016 … 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