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Informal presentations, discussions, and demonstrations for people who share interests, goals, technologies, environments, or backgrounds. Birds of a Feather events are proposed by SIGGRAPH 2010 attendees. They must be free of charge, related to computer graphics or interactive techniques, open to all SIGGRAPH 2010 attendees, and non-commercial in nature (topics specific to one commercial product or for-profit company are not allowed). Please see Exhibitor Tech Talks if you would like to present on a specific product or service.

All requests for Birds of a Feather sessions are evaluated on a case-by-case basis to make sure they conform to SIGGRAPH 2010 rules. Sessions are scheduled in rooms at the Los Angeles Convention Center and at most SIGGRAPH 2010 hotels.

To schedule a Birds of a Feather session, please see Paul Caulfield in the Conference Management Office, Room 304A, Los Angeles Convention Center.

Birds of a Feather

Tokyo ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter Party

Tuesday, 27 July | 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Salon C - JW Marriott

Tokyo ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter Party. Free admission.

Yukio Ando

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OpenSceneGraph BOF

Wednesday, 28 July | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Room 301 A

This session is for OpenSceneGraph (OSG) users and interested parties. People interested in using OSG and discussing their use of OSG are encouraged to attend.

John F. Richardson

richards (at)

Modular Legged Robotic System

Wednesday, 28 July | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Room 402 A

A session about Modleg (A Modular Legged robot), its physics simulations, and its control over varying terrain with an accelerometer. The session includes video demos.

Sriranjan Rasakatla

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Motion Capture Industry Meetup

Wednesday, 28 July | 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM | Room 506

Open to everyone who has an interest in motion capture. Discussion of various hardware and software solutions, pipelines, and techniques for getting the best data and performance.

Troy McFarland

troy.mcfarland (at)

X3D Medical Working Group

Wednesday, 28 July | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Room 301 B

Updates on progress of the X3D specifications for 3D medical imaging in DIACOM and improvements in the MedX3D browser. Demonstration of multiple X3D volume-rendering implementations.

Web3D Consortium

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Web3D Consortium

Dynamic Simulation in Production

Wednesday, 28 July | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Room 507

This session is for attendees interested in hearing about and discussing the latest trends in dynamic simulation (rigid, cloth, hair, fluids, etc.) in production. Come. Connect. Collaborate. Experience. Enjoy. Eat.

Mark A. McLaughlin

Mark.McLaughlin (at)

Animazing Spotlight on Animation

Wednesday, 28 July | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM | Room 506

The judging panel for the Animazing Spotlight festival includes many luminaries of animation, a few of whom will be on hand to discuss this artform we love so much.

Sunil Rampersad

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Systems Administration Standards in Studios

Wednesday, 28 July | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Room 301 A

This session is for attendees interested in sharing non-proprietary information and open discussion of improving infrastructure, workflows, and support across the entertainment industry.

John Hickson

john.hickson (at)

Girl Scout Games for Life Parents and Troop Leaders Meeting

Wednesday, 28 July | 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM | Room 507

This session, part of the Wednesday SIGKids program, is a Q & A about careers and education in the game industry.

Stephen Jacobs

sj (at)

Simulating Humans and Animals

Wednesday, 28 July | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Room 506

Inviting academics, industry people, and all attendees interested in the current state and future trends of physics-based character animation.

Philippe Beaudoin

beaudoin (at)

Motion Graphics BOF

Wednesday, 28 July | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Room 301 B

This session is for attendees interested in motion graphics, titling, and compositing. Bring your reels, and let's discuss our projects.

Gil Irizarry

gil (at)

Field3D: An Open-Source Library for Storing Voxel Data

Wednesday, 28 July | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Room 402 A

This presentation and round-table discussion is for attendees interested in Field3D, an open-source library for volumetric data structures and file storage.

Magnus Wrenninge

magnus (at)

The Future of 3D Printing

Wednesday, 28 July | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM | San Jose A - Holiday Inn Los Angeles Convention Center

In this session for attendees interested in 3D printing, leaders in the 3D printing field discuss current and future technologies.

Peter Weijmarshausen

denise (at)

Molecular Graphics

Wednesday, 28 July | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Room 402 A

SIGGRAPH's longest-running (since 1982) Birds of a Feather session, Molecular Graphics, welcomes researchers, educators, and students interested in applying interactive graphics to biology, chemistry, and bio-informatics.

Michael Pique

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Wednesday, 28 July | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM | Room 506

OCIO is a new open-source project focused on color management for visual effects and animation. Come for a brief (informal) presentation and an open discussion with the developers.

Jeremy Selan

jeremys (at)

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