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Computer Graphics International Deadline Approaching

The deadline for submissions to Computer Graphics International (CGI) '15 is swiftly approaching. Full paper submissions to the conference -- which takes place from June 24 to 26 in Strasbourg, France -- are due by February 15, 2015. Short papers and posters must be submitted by April 24.

CGI '15

Computer Graphics International is one of the oldest international conferences on computer graphics. It is an essential yearly meeting where academics present their latest models and technologies, and explore new trends and ideas. In previous years, it has been held in many different places worldwide: UK, Germany, Australia, and many other nations in Europe, Asia, and America.

Visual Effects: Are Computer Graphics Always the Answer?
By Kristy Barkan

Up until the mid ‘90s, effects artists were people who made things with their hands. They wore paint-spattered clothing and rifled through tool boxes. They created aliens out of latex, turned foam into granite and constructed nine-foot spaceships from odds and ends found on dusty workshop shelves. The Millennium Falcon was a product of such physical craftsmanship, as was the creepy-yet-loveable E.T., the immaculate Discovery spacecraft in "2001: A Space Odyssey" and Major Toht’s grisly melting head in "Raiders of the Lost Ark."

Indie Game Exposes the Intimate Horror of War
By Cody Welsh

One of the newest -- and most successful -- entries into the indie game scene is "This War of Mine," developed and published by 11 Bit Studios. Previously known for mobile games such as "Anomaly" and "Sleepwalker's Journey," 11 Bit created a different kind of game altogether with its latest release, which has generated quite a following amongst the gaming community, particularly on the Steam platform.

3D Scanning Goes Presidential

How the Smithsonian and USC Institute for Creative Technologies worked together to create the first-ever 3D presidential portrait.

President Obama Lands the First 3D Presidential Portrait
By Kristy Barkan

In his 2013 State of the Union address, President Obama made room in his speech to talk about a subject that some may have found an odd choice for a presidential address: 3D printing. His comments on 3D printing were positive, noting that the technology "has the potential to revolutionize the way we make almost everything." A little over a year later, President Obama's prediction was proven true -- and in a rather personal way.

Destruction at its Best

The realistic visualization of destruction -- of epic proportions -- is the cornerstone of the high-speed racing game, "Next Car Game." 

ACM SIGGRAPH writer Cody Welsh takes a closer look at the engine behind the game's stunning graphics.

ACM Transactions on Graphics Seeks Editor-in-Chief

ACM Transactions on Graphics is the foremost peer-reviewed journal in the field of computer graphics. The term of the journal's current editor-in-chief -- Julie Dorsey of Yale University -- is ending, and the ACM Publications Board has assembled a nomination committee to aid the board in its selection of Ms. Dorsey's successor, whose term will begin January 1, 2015. 

Submit Your Work to SIGGRAPH 2015

SIGGRAPH 2015 is the 42nd occurrence of the world's largest international conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques. The conference and exhibition will take place in Los Angeles from August 9 to 13, and is expected to draw attendance in the tens of thousands.