SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 wrapped its seventh edition last week in Shenzhen, China, having attracted more than 7,700 industry professionals, researchers, artists, developers and enthusiasts from 53 countries.
“SIGGRAPH Asia has moved forward to further position itself as the leading computer graphics and interactive techniques conference and exhibition in Asia-Pacific,” said the SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 Conference Chair, Professor Baoquan Chen, who is the dean of School of computer science and technology at Shandong University and chief scientist of the visual computing research center at the Shenzhen institutes of advanced technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
The show offered a steady buzz of excitement about the potential of Asia in general and China in particular to emerge as leading pioneers in the technology of computer graphics and as a creative source as well.
A stead crowd of students in both the computer graphics and animation fields explored the latest advancements on the exhibition floor.
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The future of animation and visual effects was on the minds of many at the convention, including keynote speakers Scott Ross of Digital Domain and Steven Feiner of Columbia University, as well as folks like Robb Denovan and Paul Kanyuk of Pixar Animation Studios and Craig Caldwell of University of Utah.
Next year’s SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 will be held in November in Kobe, Japan.