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

SW1313 at E3: 31 nominations, 10 wins.

Two weeks on and the awards are just about awarded.  The last in (and reason for this update) is the Game Critics AwardSpecial Commendation for Graphics.

Congrats again to the team, incredible achievement.

Best of E3 2012 – Thursday


You could say I’m biased, but who am I to disagree with the critics?

Congrats to the team for their thirty-one E3 nominations, with ten confirmed wins!
Very well deserved.

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“LucasArts’ darker, grittier Star Wars cover-shooter was the best looking game at E3, bar none”. C+VG

“Seeing this thing running in person, the natural look of the lighting, character skin and so on is pushing the graphical quality near the level of photorealism. It’s absolutely Continue reading