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Special Event: SIGGRAPH

Animation 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.

Software Headline News

ILM & Sony Release Alembic 1.5

Sony Pictures Imageworks and Industrial Light & Magic release the jointly-developed open-source project that facilitates the sharing scenes across software applications, Alembic 1.5.

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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.

Animation 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.

Prime Headline News

OptiTrack Demos Custom Mocap Solutions at SIGGRAPH 2013

OptiTrack will feature a half-pipe with markered skateboarders at SIGGRAPH to showcase the wide-angle capabilities of 24 Prime 17W cameras powered by Motive:Body software.

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Thinkbox Launches Krakatoa MX 2.2 and Stoke MX 2.0

Thinkbox Software announces the latest versions of their software Krakatoa and Stoke, with demonstrations and training sessions scheduled for SIGGRAPH 2013.

Rocket Headline News

Render Rocket Debuts LaunchPad and Throttle at SIGGRAPH 2013

Cloud-based rendering services company Render Rocket will showcase a new, open source cloud-rendering application called Render Rocket LaunchPad and a new cloud resource management tool called Render Rocket Throttle at the Intel Studio Lounge at SIGGRAPH 2013.

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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.

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