VR Theater: Celebrating The Evolution of a New Medium

photo by Jim Hagarty In 2017, Pol Jeremias, the founder of SIGGRAPH’s VR Theater, had a bold vision. A new way to tell stories was emerging from small teams of pioneering visionaries, similar to what was happening in computer graphics … Continued

25 SIGGRAPH 2018 Stories You May Have Missed

photo by Jim Hagarty © 2018 ACM SIGGRAPH Our recent trip to Vancouver yielded a wealth of new ideas, new experiences, and new innovations. …And plenty of writers were there to capture it! We hope you enjoy this roundup of … Continued

Throwback Thursday: SIGGRAPH 2018 in Videos

Still reeling from last week’s SIGGRAPH 2018 conference? Perhaps you missed Vancouver altogether? There’s a video for that! In addition to the ability to re-watch any of our live-streamed sessions, check out this collection of bonus videos, published daily during … Continued

Epic Games and ILMxLAB on ‘Reflections’

“Reflections” © 2018 Epic Games, Inc. All rights reserved. Real-Time Live! is the highly anticipated showcase of real-time graphics — live and on stage at SIGGRAPH 2018! One of the projects that will be presented and deconstructed by its creators in … Continued

5 Questions with Baobab Studios on ‘Crow: The Legend’

“Crow: The Legend” © 2018 Baobab Studios As contributors to both the SIGGRAPH 2018 Production Sessions and Virtual, Augmented & Mixed Reality programs, Baobab Studios’ creative visionaries behind “Crow: The Legend” know a bit about storytelling. Larry Cutler (co-founder and CTO), … Continued

SIGGRAPH Spotlight: Episode 17 – Independent Storytelling & Innovation

In an all-new episode of SIGGRAPH Spotlight, SIGGRAPH 2018 Production Sessions Chair Emily Hsu (associate producer, Blizzard Entertainment) sits down with a panel of independent creators in production and animation to chat about what led them to go “independent.” The … 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

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