Augmented Reality (AR) is Here to Stay: ScavengeAR and Triviatron

SIGGRAPH 2017 saw the advent of mobile augmented reality gaming experience ScavengeAR and its built-in game Triviatron. Thanks to these gaming experiences, SIGGRAPH 2017 became a playground where attendees could experience, first-hand, the potential of AR, while learning interesting facts about … Continued

SIGGRAPH Spotlight: Episode 16 – CG’s Next Generation with Canada’s Natalia Freitas (Part 2)

In part two of the ACM SIGGRAPH International Resources Committee‘s (IRC) “next generation” series, Rebecca Ko (founder, Rooftop Animation) sits down with 3D artist and Brazil native Natalia Freitas (independent animator based in Vancouver) to discuss Freitas’s experience with renowned studios, … Continued

‘Jurassic Park’ Made a Dinosaur-sized Leap Forward in Computer-generated Animation on Screen, 25 Years Ago

Computer-generated dinosaurs walk the Earth. Source: Universal Pictures Studios Written by Adam Bargteil, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Republished with permission of The Conversation With 25 years of hindsight, “Jurassic Park” marks a pivotal point in the history of visual effects … Continued

SIGGRAPH Spotlight: Episode 15 – CG’s Next Generation with Canada’s Myriam Beauvais and Caroline Beyne (Part 1)

Pictured: Caroline Beyne (left) and Myriam Beauvais (right). For part one of the ACM SIGGRAPH International Resource Committee‘s (IRC) “next generation” series, Rebecca Ko (founder, Rooftop Animation) sits down with Myriam Beauvais (graphics programmer and intern, Ubisoft Montreal) and Caroline Beyne … Continued

SIGGRAPH Spotlight: Episode 13 – The Making of ‘Loving Vincent’

ACM SIGGRAPH International Resources Committee member Santiago Echeverry (professor, University of Tampa) sits down with Łukasz Mackiewicz and Francho Melendez, two members of the team behind “Loving Vincent,” the first-ever, fully painted animated feature film, which takes viewers through the … Continued

Diversity in the Animation and VFX Community

Image: Panel discussion at SIGGRAPH 2017: The Academy’s Science and Technology Council Presents “Hidden Figures” in Collaboration with NASA. Photo by John Fujii by Jessica Sommerville The topic of diversity within the VFX and animation community is one that has gained … Continued

Award Winning Visual Effects

The Lego Movie image courtesy of Animal Logic by Melanie Farmer And, the Oscar Goes to…. Avid moviegoers may not know Mark Elendt by name, but chances are pretty high they’ve seen his movies. This year, Elendt and SideFX will take home … Continued

SIGGRAPH Spotlight: Episode 12 – Mark Billinghurst

This all-new episode of SIGGRAPH Spotlight features Mark Billinghurst, professor of virtual and augmented reality at the University of South Australia and the University of Auckland. Mark sits down with Bektur Ryskeldiev (ACM SIGGRAPH International Resources Committee member; and, Ph.D. … Continued

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