s2013 Pre-Conference Round-Up.

There’s a lot out there now to give a good indication of what you can expect to see at this years conference, and it’s looking like a pretty awesome 40th Anniversary.

Schedule at a glance.

Advanced program pdf.

The Computer Animation Festival Trailer

Dailies Preview

Art Gallery Preview

Real-Time Live! Teaser

Emerging Technologies Trailer

Technical Papers Trailer

For more info on what’s coming, check out these links:
Media Blog
European Directors Win Majority of SIGGRAPH 2013 Computer Animation Festival Honors
SIGGRAPH Business Symposium to Focus on Key Issues Facing Film and Game Industries
SIGGRAPH 2013 Highlights Accomplishments in Computer Graphics

And while you’re here, check out the 40th Anniversary SIGGRAPH People website.

Hopefully see you in 19 days!

SIGGRAPH Real-Time Live! 2013

Check out the 2013 RTL! trailer featuring some of the mind-blowing presentations from last years show, including Square Enix, AMD, BeautyPi and NaughtyDog.

Be a part of the show!

Every year since it’s inception, RTL! has featured technology from independent artists and engineers alongside products from billion dollar companies; it’s the diversity and quality of content that makes the show unique.  Don’t delay if you’re considering submitting; only one week left.

http://s2013.siggraph.org/submitters/real-time-live

What do you think cutting edge real-time graphics look like?  Let us know if you’ve seen something that should be on stage…  we’d love your ideas.

Siggraph 2012 Real-Time Live!

Okay, so I’m a little sad to be handing this amazing program off.  Real-Time Live! has been an incredible part of SIGGRAPH to be involved with, from technical and show direction, through marketing, jurying, content outreach, logistics, donations, hardware, branding and social media.  Not to mention the awesome people I got to work with.

The program was set in motion by Evan Hirsch at SIGGRAPH 2009 as an original, twenty-minute pre-show for the Computer Animation Festival.  This year Continue reading

Siggraph 2012 Evening Programs

A little careful planning this year and you can catch a different show every evening, each offering a unique window into the state-of-the-art of Computer Graphics.

Sunday – Papers FastForward  (6.00-8.00)
“This exciting two-hour session is an entertaining, illuminating summary of all presented papers!” – They’re not wrong, it’s pretty entertaining.

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Monday CAF Evening Theatre  (6.00-8.00)
“The year’s finest achievements in digital media”– Last years CAF Winner The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore went on to win an Academy Award.

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Tuesday – Dailies!
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Siggraph 2012 Real-Time Live! Press Release

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SIGGRAPH Real-Time Live! is the première showcase for the latest trends and techniques for pushing the boundaries of interactive visuals. A series of 10 international jury-selected submissions will be presented in a fast-paced, 90-minute show of cutting-edge, aesthetically stimulating real-time work at SIGGRAPH 2012, 5-9 August at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The diverse show includes breakdowns of an audio-driven procedural graphics engine, an augmented reality gesture-based control solution from NYU/MIT, proprietary and commercial rendering engines, and a number of cutting-edge unreleased games titles.

See here for the press release  |  full list of content  |  show Q&A

Best of E3 2012 – Tuesday

Okay, so there’s no gameplay here – but who cares.  According to Hashimoto-san this is running on a single GTX680.  However much horsepower is behind it, it’s damn impressive.

If you want to find out more, this piece running in the Luminous Engine is one of a number of exclusive, behind-the-scenes breakdowns which will be presented live on-stage at SIGGRAPH Real-Time Live! in August.  Come see it for yourself.

Congrats Square-Enix, it looks incredible.

SIGGRAPH Returns to Anaheim & Vancouver.

SIGGRAPH Vancouver

“SIGGRAPH 2013 plans to return to Anaheim, California, 21-25 July, to celebrate the 40th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques  alongside thousands of research scientists, gaming experts and developers, filmmakers, students, the production community and academics worldwide. Mk Haley of Disney Research, Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University has been named SIGGRAPH 2013 Conference Chair.”

“After SIGGRAPH 2011 broke Vancouver’s previous all-time conference attendance records, it has become one of the most memorable SIGGRAPH conference cities. Due to this overwhelming attendance and community support, SIGGRAPH 2014 will return to Vancouver for the 41st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 10-14 August 2014.”

Official Real-Time Live! 2012 Trailer Released.

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The official RTL! trailer released for Siggraph 2012, showing 2011 highlights from NVidia, Digital Artforms, SCAD, Microsoft and Criterion Games.

Submissions for 2012 are open until April 9th; be a part of the show!

(Special thanks to Kevin Yost for the trailer).

Real-Time Live! is open for Submissions.

Siggraph 2012 Real-Time Live!

Press Release  |  Siggraph Website  |  Submissions Page

Real-Time Live! is the premiere showcase to share your latest project.  Last year saw an amazing line-up including recent projects from Criterion/EA, NVidia, Geomerics, Digital Artforms, Microsoft, Aki Rodic’s solo SCAD project and more.  We encourage diversity; any interactive, real-time submissions are accepted.  Come join the show in LA this year; Real-Time Live! @ Sggraph 2012.

(More from Real-Time Live! 2011)

Siggraph 2011 – Sunday pt1.

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Final Real-Time Live! setup and technical rehearsals with the presenters.  These guys rocked; seriously.  This was the first time anyone had seen the presentations one after another.  I was pleased with the running order although it would have been hard … Continue reading