ACM SIGGRAPH News
Source: Spark CG/WIA Press Release (Media Contact)
Spark Computer Graphics Society (Spark CG) and Women in Animation (WIA) are pleased to announce the inaugural WIA Diversity Awards which will be presented at SPARK ANIMATION 2017 taking place from October 26th to October 29th, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada.
By Ian Failes. Republished with permission from Spark CG Society.
Towards the end of Jon Watts’ "Spider-Man: Homecoming," the newest instalment of the Spider-Man franchise and now part of Marvel’s larger cinematic universe, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) makes a bold choice to try and thwart the efforts of Adrian Toomes (Michael Keaton), who is hell-bent on stealing Avengers weaponry from a plane — mid-flight — as it leaves New York.
By Jessica Fernandes. Republished with permission from Spark CG Society.
April 29th, 2017. It’s a rainy day in Vancouver and most have only just had their first sip of coffee, but no one here seems to mind. They’re all too busy taking in the unforgettably inspiring Borja Montoro. Welcome to Spark CG Society’s day long masterclass in character design.
ACM SIGGRAPH is seeking candidates for four high-level leadership positions in the organization: Treasurer, Director at Large, Chair of the Specialized Conference Committee, and Chair of the Student Services Committee.
The ACM SIGGRAPH Education Committee is seeking submissions to the 6th Annual Faculty Submitted Student Work Exhibit. Images and video will be displayed at the Education Committee Booth SIGGRAPH 2017 in Los Angeles, California, and assignments archived on the Education Committee website. The double curated exhibit is open to all faculty working at Secondary/High School through University levels.
By Rick Mingjun Xu, Founder of the Shenzhen ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter
This is the second interview in a series by Jessica Fernandes about the animated film "Smurfs: The Lost Village." Republished with permission from Spark CG Society.
Written by Jessica Fernandes. Republished with permission from Spark CG Society.
"Smurfs: The Lost Village" is a visual treat. If you grew up reading the comics or watching the tv series, this year’s reboot film will feel visually familiar in all the right ways. A throwback to the original Peyo designs, the film features richly detailed environments, beautifully animated characters and FX that remind us of how an update to a 2D classic should be done.
Interview by John Davison, Chief Correspondent for ACM Computers in Entertainment.
This excerpt of an interview with award-winning visual effects artist Luca Fascione is provided courtesy of ACM Computers in Entertainment (CiE), a website that features peer-reviewed articles and non-refereed content covering all aspects of entertainment technology and its applications.
It is with deep sadness that we communicate that ACM SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics pioneer John Staudhammer has died. John was a noted American Electrical Engineer and a devoted educator. He was born in 1932 in Budapest, Hungary, and his family emigrated to the USA in 1949. A member of ACM SIGGRAPH and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, John served as senior editor-in-chief of the IEEE Computer Graphics and Application magazine from 1987-1990. He received the IEEE Distinguished Service award in 1990, was a Life Senior Member (1995) and Golden Core Member (1996).