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

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

‘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 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

Exploring the VFX in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

photo by John Fujii © 2017 ACM SIGGRAPH Last summer, SIGGRAPH 2017 attendees were treated to a presentation as part of the Production Sessions program titled “The Making of Marvel Studios’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2′”. What follows is … Continued

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