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August 11, 2011
SIGGRAPH: World Builder
Posted By Jeff Kember
Temperate Controlled Display System: Participants are able to choose between hot and cool water springs to influence the image presented to them. The system consists of a LCD display, a water tank, thermal camera and computer. As small cups of water ...
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August 11, 2011
SIGGRAPH: RolyPoly
Posted By Jeff Kember
RolyPoly - Two participants are able to sense each other's presence through two white egg-like orbs. Both orbs have the ability to sense touch as well as vibrate to provide tactile feedback. An accelerometer in each orb allows the participant to ...
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August 11, 2011
SIGGRAPH: ChordxxCode
Posted By Jeff Kember
Ph.D. Tomoko Hashida is part of the team that developed a new type of 3D volume display system. Using a programmable 2D ultraviolet light source and stacked glass plates with UV sensitive dyes, they have been successful in creating 3D geometric ...
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August 10, 2011
SIGGRAPH: Vancouver hit by storm
Posted By Stephanie Hungerford
SIGGRAPH has hit Vancouver by storm, with almost 20,000 people in attendance - what could make up a small city, in fact. Apparently SIGGRAPH is one of the biggest entertainment industry conferences in North America and the largest computer graphics ...
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August 09, 2011
3D postcards from SIGGRAPH
Posted By Jeff Kember
Raleigh Souther ( raleigh@3dcheese.com ), CEO of Fun from 3D Cheeze, is using off the shelf hardware and customized software to produce "3D" postcards of attendees. Two images are captured on green screen, processed and sent to a color printer. The ...
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August 09, 2011
SIGGRAPH: Always choose problems worth solving
Posted By Michael Stein
Before today's keynote speech, a moment of silence was held for Andy Witkin, who passed away last September. Andy had a distinguished career in computer graphics, and was most recently a researcher and computer scientist at Pixar. I had the privilege ...
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August 08, 2011
What I'm looking forward to at SIGGRAPH
Posted By Michael Stein
The flight yesterday from London (and Heathrow in general) was packed with visual effects and other CG professionals getting ready to descend on SIGGRAPH. Seemed fitting that our first night here coincided with the last night of the annual ...
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August 05, 2011
What is SIGGRAPH?
Posted By Stephanie Hungerford
I have been asked, "What is SIGGRAPH?" by many up here in Hollywood North, and it's not just my mom asking this question. I give them the general spiel that it is a conference and exhibition supporting the new technologies behind computer graphics ...
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July 26, 2011
SIGGRAPH Beyond the Convention Walls Part 2: Art & More in Vancouver
Posted By Jessie Nagel
Some more tips on where to go and what to see during SIGGRAPH 2011, from a Vancouver native. Vancouver has been called terminal city, so named because it was the terminus of the Canadian National Rail line. But as a teenager, the name evoked a ...
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July 14, 2011
Coming to Avid Media Composer: 64-bit, 4K and higher projects, a new interface
Posted By Brady Betzel
BURBANK - Just before an Avid-hosted event last night on the Warner Bros. lot, editors who gathered there were discussing the shortfalls of FCP X as well as the direction of Adobe and Avid. The buzz was palpable. Inside the Steven J. Ross theater, ...
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