Sneak Peek: SIGGRAPH 2018 VR Theater

“The Legend of Hanuman” © 2017 Graphic India With just one year under its belt, the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival’s VR Theater is still in its infancy. And yet, lucky attendees who experienced L.A.’s iteration, and who will have the chance … 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

#SIGGRAPHchat: The Future of Storytelling

Join SIGGRAPH for our first #SIGGRAPHchat of 2018 on Thursday, 26 April, at 2 pm ET (1 pm CT, 11 am PT) on Twitter. We will be using the hashtag #SIGGRAPHchat and our topic will be the future of storytelling. If you’re … 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

Dave Mullins on Creating ‘LOU’

“Lou” © 2017 Pixar Animation Studios With the 2018 Oscars coming up and SIGGRAPH 2018 Computer Animation Festival submissions opening soon, we sat down with Pixar Animation Studios Director Dave Mullins to discuss his work on 2017 Electronic Theater selection … Continued

A Talk with 2017 ACM Fellow, Michael Kass

Image courtesy of Pixar  by Melanie A. Farmer An innovative crop of ACM fellows has just been announced, and among the new class is Michael Kass, whose contributions to computer optimization and simulation have made significant advances in the animated … Continued

Female Force at SIGGRAPH Asia 2017

Top Row (left to right): Prashant Buyyala, Diana Arellano, Christine Berg, [volunteer] Bottom Row (left to right): Cyndi Ochs, Marisa Tontaveetong, Millie Young, Dallim Park, June Kim, Thita Dilokthanakul, Nhung-Walsh,  and Jinny HyeJin Choo The last day of SIGGRAPH Asia … Continued

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