350 Creators, 14 Years, 1 Incredible Ride: Rick Sayre Talks Making ‘Incredibles 2’

Image credit: “Incredibles 2” © 2018 Pixar Animation Studios In a conversation that spanned multiple disciplines, and multiple years, the team behind “Incredibles 2” spoke to a rapt audience during its SIGGRAPH 2018 Production Session last summer. Relive some of … Continued

Pixar’s SparkShorts Program Supports Innovation, Funds Independent Filmmaking

“Purl,” SparkShorts © 2019 Pixar Animation Studios “SparkShorts is indie filmmaking inside of Pixar.” In the video above, Kristen Lester and others describe a newly unveiled initiative from Pixar: SparkShorts. Though first revealed to SIGGRAPH attendees in 2017 via a … Continued

Leading the Way: Celebrating 3 Memorable SIGGRAPH Leaders

Image credit: pixabay.com In December, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its annual Scientific and Technical Awards recipients. Among the list of honorees are longtime SIGGRAPH all-stars Ed Catmull (co-founder, Pixar Animation Studios), Paul Debevec (senior staff … Continued

Bringing the Skeletons of ‘Coco’ to Life

Image credit: “Coco” © 2017 Disney Pixar. All rights reserved. Just in time for Halloween and Dia de los Muertos, we are excited to share a look behind the magic of “Coco,” the 2018 Academy Award winner for Best Animated … Continued

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