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14
Jun
2017
Annecy drawings by Borja Montoro
Inspired Saturday: A Masterclass with Borja Montoro

By Jessica Fernandes. Republished with permission from Spark CG Society.

April 29th, 2017. It’s a rainy day in Vancouver and most have only just had their first sip of coffee, but no one here seems to mind. They’re all too busy taking in the unforgettably inspiring Borja Montoro. Welcome to Spark CG Society’s day long masterclass in character design.

1
Jun
2017
ACM SIGGRAPH Boardroom
ACM SIGGRAPH Seeks Leadership Candidates

ACM SIGGRAPH is seeking candidates for four high-level leadership positions in the organization: Treasurer, Director at Large, Chair of the Specialized Conference Committee, and Chair of the Student Services Committee.

30
May
2017
 Interactive Instillation: "Taaa Peee" by Guanghe Yan & Linhan Liao, Tongji University Professor Xiaohua Sun
Call for Submissions to the 6th Annual Faculty Submitted Student Work Exhibit

The ACM SIGGRAPH Education Committee is seeking submissions to the 6th Annual Faculty Submitted Student Work Exhibit. Images and video will be displayed at the Education Committee Booth SIGGRAPH 2017 in Los Angeles, California, and assignments archived on the Education Committee website. The double curated exhibit is open to all faculty working at Secondary/High School through University levels.

30
May
2017
Jos Stam presents at the Shenzhen workshop
23
May
2017
Gargamel in Smurfs: The Lost Village
"Smurfs: The Lost Village" - Imbuing Characters With Life

This is the second interview in a series by Jessica Fernandes about the animated film "Smurfs: The Lost Village." Republished with permission from Spark CG Society.

27
Apr
2017
Smurfs: Lost Village
The Computer Graphics Magic Behind "Smurfs: The Lost Village"

Written by Jessica Fernandes. Republished with permission from Spark CG Society.

"Smurfs: The Lost Village" is a visual treat. If you grew up reading the comics or watching the tv series, this year’s reboot film will feel visually familiar in all the right ways. A throwback to the original Peyo designs, the film features richly detailed environments, beautifully animated characters and FX that remind us of how an update to a 2D classic should be done.

24
Apr
2017
Iain Matthews, J.P. Lewis and Luca Fascione during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards
Interview With Luca Fascione, Head of Technology & Research at Weta Digital

Interview by John Davison, Chief Correspondent for ACM Computers in Entertainment.

This excerpt of an interview with award-winning visual effects artist Luca Fascione is provided courtesy of ACM Computers in Entertainment (CiE), a website that features peer-reviewed articles and non-refereed content covering all aspects of entertainment technology and its applications.

7
Mar
2017
John Staudhammer
In Memoriam: John Staudhammer

It is with deep sadness that we communicate that ACM SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics pioneer John Staudhammer has died. John was a noted American Electrical Engineer and a devoted educator. He was born in 1932 in Budapest, Hungary, and his family emigrated to the USA in 1949. A member of ACM SIGGRAPH and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, John served as senior editor-in-chief of the IEEE Computer Graphics and Application magazine from 1987-1990. He received the IEEE Distinguished Service award in 1990, was a Life Senior Member (1995) and Golden Core Member (1996).

27
Feb
2017
2017 Election Slate Announced

The ACM SIGGRAPH election slate for 2017 has been announced. Below are the candidates for the positions of President, Vice President and Director-at-Large. Voting will begin in June, with the new EC members taking office in September.

23
Feb
2017
Alan Turing
Grants Available to Attend ACM Turing Award Celebration

The ACM A.M. Turing Award, often referred to as the “Nobel Prize of Computing,” carries a $1 million prize with financial support provided by Google, Inc. It is named for Alan M. Turing, the British mathematician who articulated the mathematical foundation and limits of computing and who was a key contributor to the Allied cryptoanalysis of the German Enigma cipher during World War II.

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