Change Your Tune at the Touch of a Dial
Inspired by both Mozart and a children’s toy at IKEA, Masatoshi Hamanaka and his team developed “Melody Slot Machine,” a device able to generate unique melodies at the touch of a dial, and presented their creation at SIGGRAPH 2019.
Image Credit: Melody Slot Machine
Ray Tracing Will be Everywhere in 2020
Ray tracing, the long-held goal for computer graphics, has been in the movies, CAD design, and visualization for decades because of the enormous costs in compute time and power. But not any more!
Photo by Davide Cantelli on Unsplash
Asia’s Largest Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques Event Heads to Brisbane
A regional showcase for computer graphics, interactive techniques, creative arts, animation, emerging technologies, rendering and visual effects, SIGGRAPH Asia will convene in Brisbane Queensland, Australia from 17–20 November 2019.
Photo credit: Brisbane Marketing
A Look at the Emmy-nominated VFX of Netflix’s ‘The Umbrella Academy’
With the conclusion of another SIGGRAPH conference brings a new season — awards season. One team of SIGGRAPH presenters, made up of Everett Burrell and Chris White (Weta Digital), received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for season one of Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy.”
© Courtesy of Netflix
New + Noteworthy
Digital Library Selections
ACM SIGGRAPH 2019 Courses, Publication: Proceeding SIGGRAPH '19 ACM SIGGRAPH 2019 Courses Los Angeles, California — July 28 - 28, 2019
ACM SIGGRAPH 2019 Computer Animation Festival, Digital Library submission. Scientific visualization of the energyharvesting process of an earlyphotosynthetic organelle called achromatophore.
ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), Volume 38 Issue 4, July 2019