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

Where to Watch: SIGGRAPH 2017 VR Theater Shorts

SIGGRAPH 2017 VR Theater Directors Q&A | photo by John Fujii © 2017 ACM SIGGRAPH You asked, we answered… Check out a complete list of SIGGRAPH 2017 VR Theater selections below to find out where you can watch each virtual … Continued

SIGGRAPH Spotlight: Episode 9 – Mohammed Saeed Harib

Hot off the heels of SIGGRAPH Asia 2017, the ACM SIGGRAPH International Resources Committee brings you another new episode of SIGGRAPH This time IRC member Anupama Hiregouda sits down with Mohammed Saeed Harib (animator), of the United Arab Emirates, to talk about … Continued

SIGGRAPH 2017 Honors Emerging Technology and Innovation

Photo courtesy John Fujii for SIGGRAPH 2017 SIGGRAPH 2017, the world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, has concluded in Los Angeles with over 16,500 attendees from around the world. SIGGRAPH 2017 … Continued

Regional Snapshot: Computer Graphics in South America

Image of Bear Story: courtesy of PunkRobot Animation Studio. By Jessica Sommerville In this fourth installment of our series of regional snapshots, we focus on the climate of the CG industry within South America. Cristián Freire, a Chilean independent animator and … Continued

Regional Snapshot: Computer Graphics in China

By Jessica Sommerville & Rick Xu For this Regional Snapshot post, we look into the trends and climate surrounding China’s computer graphics (CG) industry. We were fortunate to speak with a man known to many as “the father of the Chinese CG industry,” Raymond … Continued

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the VFX in Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’

© 2016 Walt Disney Pictures During SIGGRAPH 2016, members of the genius team behind Disney’s live-action, Oscar-winning film “The Jungle Book” (2016) joined attendees on the Production Session stage to present “The VFX of Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book.’” Presenters included Rob … Continued

Regional Snapshot: Computer Graphics in North America

photo courtesy Jessica Sommerville by Jessica Sommerville This is the second installment in the regional snapshot series. In the previous article we focused on the current state of the Computer Graphics Industry in Australasia.This article explores both current trends emerging within … Continued