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USC Student Chapter to Attend SIGGRAPH 2015 in Force

Members of the newly-launched USC ACM SIGGRAPH Student Chapter are particularly well positioned to volunteer for SIGGRAPH 2015. Literally. The University of Southern California is just two miles from the Los Angeles Convention Center, which will host SIGGRAPH 2015 -- the world's largest international conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques -- from August 9 to 13, 2015. 

Newly Formed Tehran ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter Flourishes

It's becoming evident that Tehran, Iran, has a vibrant computer graphics community. The Tehran ACM SIGGRAPH Professional Chapter, founded in the spring of 2014, is already hosting events that draw crowds of attendees.

Learn About ACM SIGGRAPH Chapters at SIGGRAPH Asia

Are you excited about SIGGRAPH Asia and computer graphics? Don't want to wait until the next conference to get your CG fix? Then consider joining your local ACM SIGGRAPH chapter!

PIXELvienna 9

PIXELvienna is the Annual Austrian Computer Graphics and Animation Conference taking place in the beautiful setting of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna.

Demo Reel/Portfolio Review Night

Join the Washington, DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH for its annual demo reel/portfolio review night. The group will be reviewing demo reels and portfolios and take part in an open discussion and review of what works and what doesn’t when it comes to the one thing that shows your skill, talent, and experience… your demo reel or portfolio. If you don’t have a reel yet, just come over and enjoy networking with other like-minded individuals.

Bring Your Own Animation

BYOA ( Bring Your Own Animation) is a recurring event hosted by the Paris Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH on the second Thursday of each month. Meet and chat with animation pros and show your work in a completely informal setting. The event is free and open to everyone. Bring your animations on a computer or a drive or a USB key into a format readable by VLC player. If you don't have anything to show, feel free to attend just to meet the community and have a drink!

Creating the Amazon in Rio 2

Building one tree in a CG environment can be an interesting story to tell, but creating the Amazon Jungle in "Rio2" is a much larger tale. In order to bring this massive jungle to the screen, the Blue Sky team had to consider the overall scale, diversity of plants and trees, density of assets on the ground and in the treetops and choreography of moving cameras in order to give the audience the feeling of birds in flight with unparalleled views of the worlds most unique ecosystem.

SIGGRAPH 2014 Electronic Theater Showing

The Los Angeles ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter, in cooperation with Walt Disney Feature Animation, will present a screening of the SIGGRAPH 2014 Computer Animation Festival on Tuesday, October 21. The SIGGRAPH 2014 Computer Animation Festival is an internationally recognized, jury-selected roster of 30 short films from around the world. The films were selected for their outstanding achievements in time-based art, scientific visualization, visual effects, real-time graphics or narrative.

Gameful Design

A panel on "gameful design" -- what it is, and how it can help you develop business models, support innovation, benfit society and more. The panel is sponsored by the San Diego Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH.

Admission is $5.

How to Build a Good Light Field Camera

This talk by Chia-Kai Liang, PhD (Architect, Computational Photography at Lytro, Inc.) will describe a light transport framework for understanding the fundamental limits of light field camera resolution. The new framework includes many factors that were not included in existing models. For example, he shows that the 4D spatial-angular sensitivity profile of the photosensor must be considered in the performance analysis. The new framework is used to make many predictions that are closer to the observations and contradict existing models.

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