This paper from MIG '13 Motion in Games presents an automatic method for creating coarse control meshes embedded with high-resolution surface geometry.
This paper from NPAR '13 Symposium on Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering describes Superpixelator, an algorithm to automate the rasterization of vector shapes for pixel line art.
This paper from the DigiPro '13 Symposium on Digital Production discusses previsualization technology as it relates to previewing character performance.
Today, the Visual Effects Society announced director Alfonso Cuarón as the recipient of its prestigious Visionary Award. Cuarón was selected for his remarkable achievements in the field of cinematic arts, not the least of which being his pivotal role in the creation of the year's most celebrated film, Gravity.
Until February 9, 2014 at 22:00 GMT, applications for student volunteer positions at SIGGRAPH 2014 are open. Volunteering at SIGGRAPH is an excellent way for students to get involved with the conference and network with leaders in their chosen field. When not working, SIGGRAPH 2014 student volunteers have full access to the conference programs and the exhibit hall.
Nominations for the 2014 ACM SIGGRAPH Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement in Digital Arts are due by December 23, 2013. Since the award's creation in 2009, it has been presented annually to an artist whose substantial body of work has significantly advanced aesthetic content the field of digital art.
Canadian animator Richard Williams worked on his film "The Thief and the Cobbler" for nearly three decades, its completion and screening delayed time and time again by production woes and lack of funding. Though some portions of the film were combined with work from other animators and released as “The Princess and the Cobbler” and “Arabian Knight,” to this day, the original version has never been publicly screened.
Today, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the titles of the 10 films that remain in the running for the 86th Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.
For a limited time, ACM SIGGRAPH is offering open access to the ACM Transactions on Graphics research published in the SIGGRAPH 2013 and SIGGRAPH Asia 2013 issues.