CoGlobe: Collaborative VR… in a Fish Tank

There’s a fear that virtual reality (VR) will turn us into antisocial loners who too regularly escape into immersive fantasies on our own. But with “CoGlobe: A Co-Located Multi Person FTVR Experience,” the VR experience is a shared one — … Continued

SIGGRAPH Now: ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’

Technical Director Ernest Petti, Head of Environments Larry Wu, and SDL-Head of Characters & Technical Animation David Komorowski share the process for visualizing the internet on screen for “Ralph Breaks the Internet.”

Inspired by Service Dogs: Inside Toyota’s Human Support Robot

Akiyoshi Ochiai, a senior engineer at Toyota Research Institute, shares the development journey for his team’s Human Support Robot (HSR). A prototype of the robot was shown in the SIGGRAPH 2018 Emerging Technologies venue.

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

5 Questions with Amazon Engineer Leo Chan

Image credit: Amazon Sumerian hosts © 2019 Amazon Web Services At SIGGRAPH 2018, Leo Chan taught two, hands-on workshops in the Studio that walked developers through how to create a virtual host and immersive scene, respectively, with Amazon Sumerian. We sat … 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

ICYMI: Major Moments From SIGGRAPH 2018

Photo of Stefen Fangmeier (left) and Steve ‘Spaz’ Williams (right) introducing “Jurassic Park” by Jim Hagarty © 2018 ACM SIGGRAPH As we get ready for SIGGRAPH 2019, it’s hard not to think back on what made last summer so special. … Continued

Graffiti on the Mona Lisa: A Conversation With App Developer Yosun Chang

Imagine being able to graffiti in the Louvre — on famous works of art. With augmented reality, anyone with a mobile device can do so with zero repercussions. In light of the submissions deadline for SIGGRAPH 2019’s Appy Hour quickly … Continued

A Reflection on Academic and Industry Partnerships in Business

Graphic Recording of the SIGGRAPH 2018 Business Symposium “Academic and Industry Partnership” panel by Jason Toal The SIGGRAPH 2018 Business Symposium “Academic and Industry Partnership” session was a combined panel and roundtable discussion, and consisted of panelists ranging from researchers … Continued