VFX industry leaders discuss a proposed plan aimed at addressing subsidies during a panel at the CG conference.
Special Event: SIGGRAPH
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.
Rabbit Studio takes the title in Cut&Paste’s Tournament Artwork at SIGGRAPH 2013 by re-imaging the Mark Twain as a Lucha Libre.
Esri to demonstrate the powerful capabilities of CityEngine and other GIS solutions for digital artists in film, television, and game design at SIGGRAPH 2013.
Autodesk releases Autodesk FBX Review, a free, animation tool to conduct detailed reviews of a wide range of 3D assets.
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.
The Foundry and Pixar Animation Studios announce a concerted technical collaboration to bring KATANA and RenderMan together.
MAXON announces CINEMA 4D R15, the newest release of the 3D motion graphics, visual effects, painting and rendering software.
Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab present the latest advancements in 3D printing 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.
Pipeline toolkit unveiled at SIGGRAPH 2013 provides users with out-of-the-box integrations with Photoshop, Maya, Nuke and Houdini, and a flexible customization framework.
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.
Christie launches Christie’s HoloStation, a fully self-contained, personal visualization system, at SIGGRAPH.
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.
Thinkbox Software announces the latest versions of their software Krakatoa and Stoke, with demonstrations and training sessions scheduled for SIGGRAPH 2013.
Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences computer science faculty members Hanspeter Pfister and Todd Zickler present three technical papers this week 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.
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.
zSpace unveils zView, a new webcam capture application for its interactive 3D platform, and will demonstrate it during SIGGRAPH 2013.
Shotgun Software will showcase the latest version of their production management platform, Shotgun 5.1, at SIGGRAPH 2013.