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Pakistan’s First Hand-Drawn Animation Looks at the Effects of War on Kids Pioneering writer-director Usman Riaz and Mano Animation Studios have unveiled the first 8 minutes of their ... Continue Reading →
Kristy Pron

Disney Imagineer Kristy Pron Is SIGGRAPH 2020 Conference Chair

ACM SIGGRAPH has announced the selection of Kristy Pron, a media arts and pipeline developer at Walt Disney Imagineering, as the SIGGRAPH 2020 Conference Chair. This edition will mark ... Continue Reading →

Top Tech Tools and Trends of 2017

As we count down the days to the beginning of the new year, it’s a good time to look back at some of the top tech tools of 2017. Some are new, and some have evolved or pivoted into ... Continue Reading →

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VIDEO: SIGGRAPH Now ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Join Weta Visual Effects Supervisor Anders Langlands as he discusses the body and facial performance capture used to create ... Continue Reading →
Nora Twomey

WIA Diversity Awards, Spark Animation Winners Announced

Women in Animation has announced the winners of the inaugural WIA Diversity Awards, in partnership with Spark Computer Graphics Society (which has also just revealed the winners of ... Continue Reading →
Jorge Gutiérrez

Vision Quests: Google Spotlight Stories ‘Son of Jaguar’ & ‘Sonaria’

In 2016, when Google Spotlight Stories’ Pearl became the first VR piece to land an Oscar ... Continue Reading →

Reallusion & Faceware Deliver Realtime Facial MoCap Animation

Following the announcement at SIGGRAPH, Reallusion and Faceware Technologies are giving artist a new way to achieve professional quality facial capture that speeds up production time ... Continue Reading →

Cloud Imperium & Faceware Brings Real-Time Facial Animation to ‘Star Citizen’ Chats

Leading markerless 3D facial motion-capture company Faceware Technologies and developer Cloud Imperium Games have announced a new feature coming to first-person space colony sim Star ... Continue Reading →

SIGGRAPH 2017′s Cool Tools!

A few weeks ago, I had the chance to attend the SIGGRAPH CG animation and technology expo in Los Angeles. After hitting the floor and talking with a bunch of vendors, I’ve come ... Continue Reading →
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Virtual Reality Toons Steal the Spotlight at SIGGRAPH

“Working in VR is like jumping out of a plane,” said acclaimed animation director Jorge Gutierrez (The Book of Life, El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera). “Then, when ... Continue Reading →