Motion in Games Conference Comes to LA

Top Oct Events

VIEW (Italy), SPARK (Vancouver) 
and DC EXPO (Japan)
Motion is a critical component of modern gaming, which makes it a subject of intense interest for game developers and researchers from the wide variety of fields that study or employ games. On November 6, the 7th International ACM SIGGRAPH Conference on Motion in Games will commence in Los Angeles -- the first year the conference will be hosted in the United States. Read more.

Chapter Events

New York City
Creating the Amazon in "Rio 2"
Oct 6
Rio 2

person playing a video game.
2015 Executive Committee Election Slate
Bring Your Own Animation
Oct 9

San Diego
"Gameful design" panel
Oct 15

The slate of candidates for the 2015 ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee elections are as follows: 

1. Treasurer: Tom Appolloni, Dave Shreiner
2. Director at Large (two positions): Jessica Hodgins, Paul Strauss, Sebastian Sylwan, Jesse Barker

Visit the ACM SIGGRAPH elections page to learn more about the elections process.
Washington DC
Virtual Reality Takes Geology to a New Level
Demo reel review and networking night
Oct 16

Built using a Microsoft Kinect 3D camera, a projector, and two freely distributed VR applications, the AR Sandbox transforms a box of sand into a water-filled landscape that responds to changes in topography with accurate fluid dynamics. Find out how it was made -- and how you can build one yourself.
Los Angeles

Computer Animation Festival showing
Oct 21

Other Events

Turin, Italy
15th International CG Conference
in Italy
Oct 13-17

AR Sandbox
Joe Letteri Interview
ACM Symposium on Spatial User Interaction
Oct 4-5

ACM Symposium on User Interface Software
Oct 5-8

ACM Computers in Entertainment sat down with award-winning visual effects artist Joe Letteri to talk about motion capture, digital apes and the future of visual effects. An excerpt from the interview: 
"Working with actors gives you the spontaneity, the choices in the moment, the drama, the interaction, all of the things that great actors bring to their craft. We do have to supplement that with what the animators can also bring to the character, because we are not creating human characters, it’s not a 1-to-1 translation." Read the full interview.
Nominations Accepted for 2015 Awards
Animation Festival
Oct 22-26

Digital Content Expo
Oct 23-26
ACM SIGGRAPH presents five awards at the annual SIGGRAPH conference to recognize exceptional achievements in computer graphics and interactive techniques. ACM SIGGRAPH members are now invited to submit nominations for the 2015 ACM SIGGRAPH awards.

Images: Rio 2 Copyright 20th Century Fox, Gaming image by Serjik Ahkhundov / Dollar Photo Club, AR Sandbox by Julie Silverman.