|Anaheim marked the 40th annual SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition.|
|Mk Haley, SIGGRAPH 2013 Conference Chair|
In all, more than 1,354 speakers and contributors participated in the conference through a variety of talks, sessions, panels, papers, presentations, tutorials, and screenings.
Highlights from SIGGRAPH 2013 included:
|The entire SIGGRAPH 2013 Keynote Session is available online here.|
The panel explored the issues unique to the world of animation. The session was a part of the Marc Davis Lecture Series, which was established to provide a forum for film experts to explore the challenges of creating animation for feature films. The entire session is available online here.
The Project Skye blimp entertained attendees before the Computer Animation Festival.
|The Visuals Effects of Marvel's "Iron Man 3" was a popular session.|
SIGGRAPH 2013 Computer Animation Festival award winners were dominated by European films including:
Directed by Morrigane Boyer, Julien Hazebroucq, Ren Hsien Hsu, Emmanuelle Leleu, and William Lorton, Supinfocom Arles; France
Directed by Marcin Wasilewski, Grupa Smacznego/GS Animation; Poland
Directed by Kyra Buschor, Anna Habermehl, and Constantin Päplow, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg; Germany
Directed by John Pettingill, Texas A&M University; United States
Directed by Moritz Schneider, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg; Germany
Technical Papers, the premier global forum for presenting groundbreaking research from today's leading experts. The SIGGRAPH 2013 Technical Papers program featured 115 Technical Papers, selected among 480 submissions. The Technical Papers detailed new advances across many fronts, including 3D printing, creating water and snow with particles, deformation and distortion, and more.
The SIGGRAPH 2013 Art Gallery: XYZN: Scale presented exceptional digital and technologically mediated artworks that explored the existence of wonderment, mystery, and awe in today’s world of mediating technologies and abundant data. From nearly 400 submissions, the Art Gallery jury selected 16 pieces to be featured.
SIGGRAPH 2013 Emerging Technologies presented innovative technologies and applications of the latest developments in several fields, from 3D displays and interactive input devices to collaborative environments and robotics, and technologies that apply to film and game production. The Emerging Technologies program provides attendees a unique hands-on opportunity to interact with select innovative technologies before they become hot topics in the mainstream media and blogs.
This year marks the debut of “SIGGRAPH University” where four 2013 Courses were recorded onsite and will be posted to the internet this year and free to watch. More content will follow from SIGGRAPH 2014.
|Evan Hirsch, Business Symposium Chair|
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