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19 July 2005

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SIGGRAPH 2005 Hosts Full-Dome Animation Theater



(Chicago, IL) - The SIGGRAPH 2005 Computer Animation Festival will feature full-dome video projection, a rapidly growing medium of immersive display, at the 32nd International Conference on Computer Graphics & Interactive Techniques being held 31 July to 4 August 2005 in Los Angeles, California.

The world's best full-dome animations from DomeFest 2005 are being shown at SIGGRAPH 2005. The animations produced by students, institutions, and full-dome professionals are screened daily on a 9-meter-diameter digital dome assembled specially for SIGGRAPH 2005.

Full-dome video, with over 125 immersive displays, is deployed worldwide in planetariums and special-venue theaters. Freed from the "tyranny of the frame," artists transport viewers into fully immersive, mind-bending environments, and alternate worlds as they explore storytelling techniques for this new medium.

The Full-Dome Animation Theater is open to attendees beginning Saturday, 30 July at 6 pm in Hall G of the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Highlights From the Full-Dome Animation Theater



Visualization of an F3 Tornado Within a Supercell Simulation


Donna Cox
National Center for Supercomputing Applications
Champaign, Illinois USA

Kaluoka'Hina, the Enchanted Reef


Raul Erdossy
Softmachine
Munich, Germany

Percepts: Precepts


Theo A. Artz
Amalgamation House, Drexel University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

Rings


Enrico Trujillo
Independent
Albuquerque, New Mexico USA

Complete details

SIGGRAPH 2005 will bring nearly 30,000 computer graphics and interactive technology professionals from six continents to Los Angeles for the week-long conference, 31 July-4August. A comprehensive technical program and special events focusing on research, art, animation, games, interactivity, and the web are planned. SIGGRAPH 2005 includes a three-day exhibition of products and services for the computer graphics and interactive marketplace from 2-4 August 2005.

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