Issue: Day 1 - SIGGRAPH 2007


SAN DIEGO - Massive Software (, developer of the Artificial Intelligence-driven animation system Massive, is hosting a number of guest presenters at this year's SIGGRAPH show.

Phil Hartmann, an independent Massive specialist, will demonstrate Hybrid Stunt Agents at the Massive booth on Tuesday at 12:30pm. Mark Thielen, a Massive specialist with Reel FX, will present a behind-the-scenes look at the company's work on a Gatorade project and The Ant Bully on Tuesday at 2:00pm.

On Wednesday at 11:30am, Gil Baron, a CG supervisor with Method, will demonstrate Massive's use for commercial VFX. Also on Wednesday, Mark Welser, a Massive supervisor at Rhythm & Hues, will highlight the facility's work on the feature Evan Almighty. The presentation will take place at 2:00pm.

And wrapping up the list of guest presenters is Jordi Bares, a joint-head of CG at The Mill, who will demo Massive's use in advertising. Bares will present at 3:30pm.