SIGGRAPH Now: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’

Image: “War for the Planet of the Apes,” courtesy Weta Digital VFX © 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved. SIGGRAPH Now is a new series of content from SIGGRAPH conferences. While nothing replaces the in-person experience, SIGGRAPH Now … 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

Regional Snapshot: Computer Graphics in Europe (Part I)

Image courtesy Mackevision. © Home Box Office, Inc. All rights reserved.   By Jessica Sommerville In this regional snapshot, we explore the climate of the computer graphics (CG) industry within Europe. In part I of this exploration, we touch base … Continued

The Mill and Epic Games Push Real-time Boundaries With ‘The Human Race’

In August, SIGGRAPH attendees were treated to an epic Real-Time Live! presentation that featured some of the greatest achievements in real-time graphics from the previous year, including 2017 Best Real-Time Graphics and Interactivity award winner “The Human Race,” a project … Continued

Regional Snapshot: Computer Graphics in Africa

Image, “Khumba” courtesy of Triggerfish By Jessica Sommerville In this fifth installment of our series of regional snapshots, we focus on the climate of the CG industry within Africa. For this edition we have three industry spokesmen to shed some light … Continued

SIGGRAPH 2017 News You Need to Know

With all of the chances to discover new research, learn new methods, or experience new technologies, it’s highly likely you missed something that is worth a second look. Not to worry! Below is our mid-week round up of SIGGRAPH 2017 … Continued

SIGGRAPH Spotlight: Episode 2 – Computer Animation Festival ‘Song of a Toad’

In the second episode of the SIGGRAPH Spotlight podcast, SIGGRAPH 2017 Computer Animation Festival Director Pol Jeremias sits down with three of the creators behind the Best in Show winning animated short “Song of a Toad,” part of this year’s Electronic … Continued

5 Things to Know About the 2017 Computer Animation Festival

Scrambled Ⓒ 2017 Polder Animation The SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival is the leading annual festival for the world’s most innovative, accomplished, and amazing digital film and video creators. Here’s what’s new at the 44th annual festival. 1. 2017 Award Winning Selections Not … 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