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Headline News SIGGRAPH 2013 Animation Keynote Session Released Online

The Academy keynote presentation at SIGGRAPH 2013, “The Giants’ First Steps,” featuring the student works and early careers of animation directors Ron Clements, Pete Docter, Eric Goldberg, Kevin Lima, Mike Mitchell, Chris Sanders, Henry Selick, David Silverman and Kirk Wise, is released online.

Headline News Thinkbox Debuts New Creative Tools at SIGGRAPH 2013

Thinkbox Software announces new plug-in offerings for Autodesk Maya at SIGGRAPH 2013, including the latest version of the company’s popular volumetric particle renderer, Krakatoa MY, XMesh MY for geometry caching, and Frost MY for point cloud meshing.

Headline News Chris Landreth's 'Subconscious Password' Travels to SIGGRAPH

Following its world premiere at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, where it received the prestigious Annecy Cristal award for best short film, Chris Landreth’s Subconscious Password has its U.S. premiere at SIGGRAPH 2013.

Headline News Rising Sun & Flinders University Launch VFX Program

Rising Sun Pictures and Flinders University announce the completion of their inaugural intensive ten-week training program in visual effects where students bolster their skills in rotoscoping, camera tracking, match-moving and compositing.

Headline News CN Sneak Peeks Rebecca Sugar’s 'Steven Universe'

Cartoon Network gives an exclusive sneak peek at San Diego Comic-Con of three brand-new original animated series from Cartoon Network Studios: Pete Browngardt’s Uncle Grandpa, Skyler Page’s Clarence, and Rebecca Sugar’s highly-anticipated Steven Universe.

Headline News Faceware Unveils Realtime Facial Motion Capture

Faceware Technologies announces Faceware Live, a new product that captures a live actor’s facial performance with any video source, and instantly transfers that performance to a 3D character in real time, at SIGGRAPH 2013.

Headline News DGA to Host Digital Day 2013 July 27

The Directors Guild of America hosts Digital Day 2013 on Saturday, July 27, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, a one-day event comprised of panels, presentations, hands-on demonstrations and exhibits.

Headline News Vicon Changing the Face of Mocap

Motion capture technology developer Vicon launches the latest addition to its suite of 3D motion capture tracking systems at SIGGRAPH 2013, booth #771, taking place July 23-25, in Anaheim, California.

Headline News State of the VFX Industry Panel Planned for July 25

A panel on the State of the Visual Effects Industry, moderated by Jim Hillin with panelists Dave Rand, Scott Squires, Scott Ross and IATSE representative Steve Kaplan, will be held at SIGGRAPH 2013 in Ballroom AB on Thursday, July 25, from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Headline News Acme Filmworks Announces 'The Giants’ First Steps'

Acme Filmworks announces the release of the Giants’ First Steps, a collection of 25 student films by 15 of Hollywood’s greatest animated feature film directors.

Headline News Sprite & OLM Digital to Host 'Anime Spirit' s2013 Production Session

Los Angeles-based Sprite Entertainment Studio teams with Japan’s OLM Group to host “The Anime Spirit: From Pokémon and Pac-Man to Live-Action Films” as part of SIGGRAPH 2013’s Production Sessions event.

Headline News Cinelicious Restores Academy Animation Showcase Films

Cinelicious provides 4K restoration to the Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ animation showcase, The Giants' First Steps. Featuring early films of animation luminaries curated by Acme Filmworks, the program will keynote SIGGRAPH 2013.

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