A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Heart and ‘Soul’ of Pixar’s Latest Feature

Pixar’s Michael Fong and Bill Watral share how they created the characters of “Soul,” the contrast between the settings of New York City and the astral world of the Great Beyond, the most impactful scenes, and what it was like to wrap a film while working remotely during the pandemic.

Baobab’s Latest VR Feature, ‘Baba Yaga’ Uses Hand Tracking to Improve Interactivity

“Baba Yaga” creators and storytellers Larry Cutler, Eric Darnell, Nathanial Dirksen, Justin Fischer, and Amy Tucker of Baobab Studios discuss the technology behind the project.

Perfecting Process for ‘Spies in Disguise’

The presenters behind the SIGGRAPH 2020 Talk “Fifty Shades of Yay: A Multi-Shot Workflow from Design to Final” discuss their unconventional process for developing the animation of “Spies in Disguise.”

Introducing SIGGRAPH Labs

SIGGRAPH Labs Co-chair Forrest Lucas discusses the program’s SIGGRAPH 2020 debut, set for Washington, D.C. this summer. Formerly known as the SIGGRAPH Studio, the new venue will offer a chance for participants to experiment with technology in reimagined ways.

SIGGRAPH Spotlight: Episode 30 – Tim Sweeney and the Metaverse

Image Credit: Epic Games For the first time, SIGGRAPH Spotlight presents a live, in-session recording from the annual conference in North America. Tune in to hear Tim Sweeney (founder and CEO, Epic Games) during his SIGGRAPH 2019 Talk, “THRIVE: Foundational … 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

Answer the Call: SIGGRAPH 2019 Submissions

As the SIGGRAPH 2019 Call for Submissions opens, there is palpable excitement to see the innovative, thoughtful, and groundbreaking ideas that our community will share. From new research to emerging technologies to innovative art, the content that is ultimately chosen … Continued

Meet SIGGRAPH 2017 General Submissions Chair Mashhuda Glencross

Mashhuda Glencross is the General Submissions Chair for SIGGRAPH 2017. We recently sat down with her to discuss General Submissions — what they are and where they fit into overall programming at the annual SIGGRAPH conference. The General Submissions deadline for … Continued