SIGGRAPH Asia Books Special Session with Harvey

Chris Harvey
Chris Harvey

Acclaimed visual effects supervisor Chris Harvey (Watchmen, X-Men: The Last Stand, Zero Dark Thirty) will discuss the latest achievements in technology-generated imagery and his experiences on working on Hollywood blockbusters at a special SIGGRAPH Asia event on Nov. 27th in Bangkok.

During this session, Harvey will unveil the culmination of his technology expertise, providing an advance private screening of Oats Studios’ & Unity’s highly anticipated and award-winning ADAM series. ADAM: The Prophet is one of the first films to combine these cutting-edge technologies in a never-seen-before experience, all backed by a world-renown Hollywood director and vfx artist.

SIGGRAPH Asia’s keynote speakers include Albert Yu-Min Lin, Award Winning National Geographic Explorer, Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer at Planet3 — who will share how he applies an innovative approach to exploration; and Michael Cohen, Director of the Computational Photography Group at Facebook, discussing how the team is incorporating 3D and virtual reality applications into the social media platform.

Other highlights include a Featured Session on How Real-Time Graphics Helps Pixar Make Feature Films, led by the studio’s Senior Graphics Software Engineers Pol Jeremias-Vila and David G. Yu, who will demonstrate how Pixar applies real-time graphics to its feature animation pipeline.

Returning highlights of the event include the VR Showcase, highlighting immersive AR and VR’s impact on healthcare, entertainment and human engagement; the Emerging Technology program, demonstrating how research on technology from 3D interaction and brain-machine interface can help improve the way we live, work and play; the Symposium on Mobile Graphics and Interactive Applications will explore new opportunities in the global market estimated to reach $35 billion a year. And, of course, the Computer Animation Festival will present the year’s best works from around the world, as well as panels and presentations on CG animation and VFX.

On the exhibition floor, leading companies including Epic Games, FORUM8, FoxRenderfarm, Ritsumeikan University, SOFA Framework, The Khronos Group, Tsinghua – Tencent Joint Lab, Simpitec Co., Ltd, Unity Technologies, VSOChina, Yannix (Thailand) Co., Ltd, and more will demonstrate their latest hardware and software developments.

Details and registration available at https://sa2017.siggraph.org.

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