Tag Archives: SIGGRAPH

FJORG! and GameJam! Winners Announced at SIGGRAPH

AWN reports that the “iron-chef” of animation competitions, FJORG! has a winner.  The competition consists of 10 teams of three artists each who animate for 32 non-stop, pressure-cooker hours to create character driven animated stories.  This year’s winner was team … Continue reading

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SIGGRAPH Loves French Roast

According to AWN, SIGGRAPH has announced the winners of the 2009 Computer Animation Festival.  Competition was stiff and since the SIGGRAPH Festival is pretty much the gateway to nominations for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, everyone was vying for … Continue reading

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Sony Shares CG Tools

Variety reports that Sony Imageworks, known for their uber-realistic special effects and CG character animation, is giving back by opening 5 of their proprietary tools to open source.  The five tools up for grabs are OSL, Pystring, Field3d, Scala Migration, and Maya Reticule. … Continue reading

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The New Autodesk ’09s are Here!

Last night at Siggraph, Autodesk announced the launch of the 2009 versions of their industry standard software including Maya, 3ds max, Mudbox, Toxic, and others.  Maya seemed to be the belle of the ball with its faster modeling workflow, new … Continue reading

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Organic Motion Loses the Suit

MarketWatch reports that Organic Motion is showcasing a markerless capture public experience tomorrow at SIGGRAPH. With this new technology, Organic Motion hopes to bring motion capture out of the animation studio and into the worlds of medicine, training, and retail. … Continue reading

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Pixar Co-Founder to Speak at Siggraph 08

VFXWorld reports that Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios and a pioneer in the film industry will be speaking at SIGGRAPH 2008. Catmull has worked over 30 years in a major role of inventing many of today’s present computer … Continue reading

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