Highlights from the SIGGRAPH 2018 Technical Papers Program

Image: DeepMimic: Example-Guided Deep Reinforcement Learning of Physics-Based Character Skills. Courtesy of the authors: Xue Bin Peng, Pieter Abbeel,Sergey Levine,Michiel van de Panne   The SIGGRAPH 2018 Technical Papers program is the premier international forum for disseminating and discussing new … Continued

Behind the Mask: Exploring the Origins of the Transformation Mask

The SIGGRAPH 2018 Art Gallery will fuse technology and art to bridge the gap between the past and the future. The theme for this year’s gallery is “Origins,” which aims to articulate myth and technology, science and art, the deep past, … Continued

Exploring New Possibilities: SIGGRAPH Posters

In partnership with Microsoft, the ACM Student Research Competition — presented annually at the North American SIGGRAPH conference — is a unique forum for undergraduate and graduate students to present their original research before a panel of judges and attendees. … Continued

How VR Evolved From a ‘Stagnant Technology’

Dr. Wayne Carlson walks through VR’s move from concept to reality and SIGGRAPH’s role in its evolution Wayne Carlson, Ph.D., is something of a historian of computer graphics and interactive techniques. Actively engaged in computer graphics since the early days, … Continued

#SIGGRAPHchat: The Future of Storytelling

Join SIGGRAPH for our first #SIGGRAPHchat of 2018 on Thursday, 26 April, at 2 pm ET (1 pm CT, 11 am PT) on Twitter. We will be using the hashtag #SIGGRAPHchat and our topic will be the future of storytelling. If you’re … Continued

Immersive Storytelling and the Future of VR: Meet IRIDiuM+

The Immersive Pavillion is new this year at SIGGRAPH 2018 and will be a place to explore the latest technological advances in virtual, augmented, and mixed reality. Attendees can experience, play, and learn in the Pavilion’s VRcade, VR Theater (part of … Continued

Research Preview: SIGGRAPH 2018 Art Papers

Image credit: “Augmented Fauna and Glass Mutations: A Dialogue Between Material and Technique in Glassblowing and 3D Printing”  © 2018 City University of Hong Kong Artists, theorists, historians, and researchers alike submitted their contributions to the SIGGRAPH 2018 Art Papers … Continued

The SIGGRAPH Garage: One Startup’s Story

Inaugural SIGGRAPH Garage exhibitor Daniele Federico, co-founder and CEO of Toolchefs, shares his experience as a startup exhibitor at the 2017 conference. The Garage will be back at SIGGRAPH 2018, highlighting new and emerging companies in the computer graphics and interactive … Continued

Award Winning Visual Effects

The Lego Movie image courtesy of Animal Logic by Melanie Farmer And, the Oscar Goes to…. Avid moviegoers may not know Mark Elendt by name, but chances are pretty high they’ve seen his movies. This year, Elendt and SideFX will take home … Continued

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