For Immediate Release
22 June 2000
For further information:
Sheila Hoffmeyer/Ann Kilhoffer-Reichert
SIGGRAPH 2000 Announces:
Best of Show & Jury Honors Award for the Computer Animation Festival
(Chicago, IL) -- ACM SIGGRAPH today announced the Computer Animation Festival's Best of Show and Jury Honors Award for SIGGRAPH 2000, the 27th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, being held 23 28 July 2000 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, Louisiana. The award winners were chosen by the Computer Animation Festival jury from more than 650 entries for their extraordinary achievements in computer animation. Joe Takai, Industrial Light + Magic, is the SIGGRAPH 2000 Computer Animation Festival Chair.
Best of Show
Onimusha: Opening Movie of PS2
Links DigiWorks Inc.
This animation was produced for the PlayStation2 game "Onimusha," which will be released by CAPCOM. In the production, the creator used an optical motion-capture system to capture six samurais battling simultaneously.
The motion capture and photorealistic rendering of the Best of Show selection represent significant advancements in these areas. Their success at using the motion capture of six people to represent violent samurai battle sequences demonstrates a significant level of expertise and excellence.
Jury Honors Award
The Odyssey of life. The long way through a monotonous, hardly fertile world with its misleading influences. Losing yourself.
"Stationen" received the Jury Honors Award because it represents a significant combination of talents. This piece exhibits exceptional storytelling, high-quality animation and rendering, and a quality unseen in the animation software menu -- compassion. This animation is also notable for being submitted by a student.
SIGGRAPH 2000 will bring more than 25,000 computer graphics and interactive technology professionals from six continents to New Orleans for the week-long conference. A comprehensive technical program and special events focusing on research, art, animation, and interactive technologies are planned. SIGGRAPH 2000 includes a three-day exhibition of products and services for the computer graphics and interactive marketplace from 25 27 July 2000.
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2000 Computer Animation Festival. Or contact Ann Kilhoffer-Reichert,
SIGGRAPH 2000 Media Relations: +1.858.581.3330.