‘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

Regional Snapshot: Computer Graphics in Europe (Part II)

By Jessica Sommerville In part one of our regional snapshot of CG in Europe, we discussed the current production and work climate of the industry in this region. Enjoy the second part of our take on CG in Europe, where … Continued

SIGGRAPH Spotlight: Episode 6 – Pixar’s Ed Catmull and Tony DeRose

This week on SIGGRAPH Spotlight, SIGGRAPH 2018 Technical Papers Chair Mathieu Desbrun is joined by Ed Catmull (co-founder, Pixar Animation Studios; president, Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios) and Tony DeRose (senior scientist, Pixar Animation Studios) to talk about the … 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 Australasia

by Jessica Sommerville, ACM SIGGRAPH International Resources Committee member One of things that I love about attending the SIGGRAPH Conference each year is the coming together of like-minded people from all over the world. SIGGRAPH creates a global environment and … Continued

SIGGRAPH 2016 Technical Papers Preview

© 2016 Cornell University, Columbia University, and Stanford University The SIGGRAPH Technical Papers program is the premier international forum for disseminating new scholarly work in computer graphics and interactive techniques. The 2016 program includes both juried and curated content, and … Continued

Netflix & Binge: 10 Titles to Spark Creativity this Holiday

The holidays are upon us which means … MORE TIME AT HOME. If you plan to relax this holiday season with a blanket and some Netflix, we support you. And, we have a few suggestions for artistic masterpieces that, if … Continued

Behind-the-Scenes: SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 Computer Animation Festival

Image credit: © Digic Pictures, CD PROJECKTS. A. SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 Computer Animation Festival (CAF) Director Jinny H.J. Choo shares her thoughts on the future of the industry and what you can expect at the SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 CAF. SIGGRAPH … Continued

SIGGRAPH 2014 Releases Real Time Live! Preview Video

SIGGRAPH Real-Time Live! shows off the latest trends and techniques for pushing the boundaries of interactive visuals. An international jury selects submissions from a diverse array of industries to create a fast-paced, 90-minute show of cutting-edge, aesthetically stimulating real-time work, … Continued

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