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11 Sep 2016
MetroCAF 2016 in NYC Sept. 23
Tags: Animation, chapters, festival

MetroCAF is the annual NYC Metropolitan Area College Computer Animation Festival, organized by the New York City chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH. On Friday, September 23, at 7:00PM, MetroCAF 2016 will premiere in New York City.

Spark Animation 2016
Tags: Animation, conference, festival

Animation has come a long way. It has evolved into a multi-faceted medium with diverse target groups. Spark CG brings the world’s most talented artists, inventors, directors and studio executives to Vancouver to share their priceless experience and inspire the animation community. The conference attracts local and global animation leaders and visionaries.

ICON Manila 2016
Tags: Animation, conference, Graphics

Icon Manila Entertainment Design Conference is an annual event held in Manila, Philippines, for professionals and students in the Entertainment Design industry. This conference details the design process for those working in animation, film, games, illustration, fine arts and other forms of visual media. The conference speakers have decades of proven experience in their fields of expertise. The combined knowledge of the speakers in this one event is intended to help further Southeast Asia's impact on the Entertainment Design industry.

"The Good Dinosaur: Effective Storytelling" with Tobin Jones
Tags: Animation, Film, Graphics

On Thursday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m., the Silicon Valley ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter will host a talk by Senior FX Technical Director Tobin Jones.

About the Talk

CASA 2016
Tags: Animation, conference, in-cooperation

The 29th International Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents (CASA 2016) will be held at University of Geneva, on the beautiful BIOTECH Campus on May 23-25, 2016.

Switzerland's second largest city, known as «city of peace», Geneva, among other things, is home to the European headquarters of UNO. The quayside of Lake Geneva, the parks, the old alleyways and smart boutiques are an invitation to a leisurely stroll.

SIGGRAPH 2015 Computer Animation Festival
Tags: Animation, festival, SIGGRAPH

The SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival is the world's most innovative exploration of computer-generated animation and visual effects. This event is a glimpse into the most talented technical and artistic minds of the computer graphics industry. It showcases everything from student films to blockbuster visual effects.

These animations were premiered at the SIGGRAPH 2015 International Conference in Los Angeles.

Doors opens at 6:30 p.m.; there will be a social hour from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with snacks and drinks. The screening will start promptly at 7:30.

CTN Animation eXpo
Tags: Animation, exhibition

The only event of its kind brings together the top professionals from both the traditional and digital worlds of animation. Hosted by The Creative Talent Network® , this now seven year event has captured both the industry and local community's attention as a resource for education, employment, inspiration, business opportunities -- and fun.

Animation Masterclass
Tags: Animation, chapters, workshop

Date: Saturday 7th November 2015

Time: 9:30am to approx 4:00pm

Venue: Enmore Centre for Design, Edgeware Road, Enmore

Join some of the world’s leading animators for an intensive day focussing on The Illusion of Life: 12 Principles of Animation. This is an all-day Masterclass being held at the Design Centre, Enmore. A light lunch will be included on the day. Speakers include: David Williams, Alex Weight, Magali Riguadias, Andrew Silke, Chris Ebeling.

Best of CAF 2015 Screening
Tags: Animation, chapters, festival

Screening of "Best of" of "Computer Animation Festival" SIGGRAPH 2015. In partnership with the Forum des Images in the Carrefour de l'animation.

The SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival is a major international event that brings together the best digital films, shorts, games, commericals, scientific visualizations and visual effects. This program will reveal the "best of the best" of the world production, almost as if you had been in Los Angeles for SIGGRAPH 2015. Free for members of Paris ACM SIGGRAPH and accompanying guests.

Tags: Animation, chapters

The event is free and open to everyone.

Bring your animation on a computer, drive or USB in a format playable by VLC player. Feel free to join us just to meet the community and have a drink!

Location: Patricks Le Ballon, Vert 33 rue de Montreuil, 75011, Paris

Remember to sign in when you arrive!

SIGGRAPH 2015 Traveling Electronic Theater: Toronto
Tags: Animation, electronic theater, festival

The SIGGRAPH Traveling Electronic Theater offers computer graphics enthusiasts a second opportunity to catch a showing of the leading annual festival for animated digital content.

VIEWFest 2015
Tags: Animation, featival, Film

VIEWFest is an international festival of 3D cinema and animation, organized every year by VIEW Conference. VIEWFest shows the best of the international animation festivals, first of all SIGGRAPH, thanks to a network that become larger every year and goes from Holland to Greece, from Germany to the USA; Turin is the Italian side of this network.

Tags: Animation, chapters

A monthly event hosted by the Paris chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH where everyone is welcome: students, amateurs and experienced animators alike. Attendees can bring animation on a laptop or drive in a format readable by VLC player, and it will be viewed in an informal setting with feedback from experienced animators. People interested in meeting members of the Paris animation community and sharing a drink are also welcome. The event is free and showing animation is not required.

Location: Patricks Green Balloon, 33 Rue de Montreuil, 75011 Paris

Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Big Hero 6 Character Design & Development Panel
Tags: Animation, chapters

Join Character Design Supervisor, Bill Schwab and Character CG Supervisor, Carlos Cabral as they share the art, process and innovation of "Big Hero 6” an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred.

29 Jan 2015
Big Hero 6 Character Design & Development Panel in NYC
Tags: Animation, chapters


NYC ACM SIGGRAPH and NYIT's Fine Arts Department are proud to announce . . .

On Tuesday, February 3, 2015, at 7:00PM, in NYIT's Auditorium On Broadway, Walt Disney Animation Studios will present "Big Hero 6: The Art of Character Design and Development."

16 Jan 2015
From Paper to VR: 360-degree Animation of 2D Illustrations
Tags: Animation, art, Software
By Cody Welsh

In the modern day, there are a number of software options for artists who wish to animate their illustrations without a lot of the tedious work that might otherwise be involved in the process. One company that produces this kind of software is Live2D, whose products focus on dynamic and configurable 2D models of illustrations. Cubism is their flagship product at the moment, boasting many of the tools that a regular 3D modeling program might possess. Recently, Live2D announced the development of a new software program: Euclid.

12 Dec 2014
Spotlight on Research: Moving Beyond MoCap
Tags: Animation, Research, SIGGRAPH Asia

On December 6, 2014, researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Germany, presented a study entitled MoSh: Motion and Shape Capture from Sparse Markers.

04 Nov 2014
Mortadelo and Filemon Film to Screen at SIGGRAPH Asia
Tags: Animation, Film, SIGGRAPH Asia

Mortadelo & Filemon is a beloved Spanish comic book series about the slapstick exploits of two secret agents in the TIA (Técnicos de Investigación Aeroterráquea, a spoof on the CIA). This year, the series has been adapted to a feature-length computer animated movie by Madrid-based Ilion Animation Studios.