Tag: Siggraph 2012

Hardware at Siggraph: Power boosts and acceleration from hardware add-ons

Hardware at Siggraph: Power boosts and acceleration from hardware add-ons

Vendors are adding power with partners such as Intel, Fusion-io, AMD, and Nvidia. There was a time when we thought there was not much future for add-in boards to speed rendering, analysis, or physics, but now the reverse seems true. Ironically, in fact, Nvidia was one company that seemed poised to kill the accelera­tor board […]

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Sometimes Cloud Rendering means rendering clouds

Sometimes Cloud Rendering means rendering clouds

Open source tools from major studios and commercial vendors are fueling graphics advances. One of the first technical sessions we attended at Siggraph 2012 was a description by people from Dreamworks and Blue Sky Studios about techniques for creating cloud effects. It was interesting that both studios came up with similar approach­es. Both companies were […]

Landau, Trumbull lead all-star Siggraph 2012 “high frame rate cinema” panel

Landau, Trumbull lead all-star Siggraph 2012 “high frame rate cinema” panel

Ten industry leaders will try to demystify HFR technology and its future in the film industry. A variety of technically savvy filmmakers including Jon Landau (“Avatar,” “Titanic”) and Douglas Trumbull (“2001: A Space Odyssey,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind) will gather for a Siggraph panel discussion on “High Frame Rate Cinema: Impacts on Art […]

Siggraph 2012 to showcase advancements in real-time graphics

Siggraph 2012 to showcase advancements in real-time graphics

Some of the content and techniques to be shared have never been seen in public before. Siggraph 2012 in Los Angeles will feature the latest trends and techniques for pushing the boundaries of interactive and real-time visuals. The annual computer graphics conference and trade show will be August 5-9 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. […]

Hollywood’s CG experts to reveal production secrets in Siggraph 2012 sessions

Hollywood’s CG experts to reveal production secrets in Siggraph 2012 sessions

From blockbusters like Hugo and The Avengers to upcoming films and a special session on High Frame Rate Cinema, some of the biggest names in computer graphics will take the stage in Los Angeles. Siggraph 2012, (August 5-9, 2012, Los Angeles Convention Center) has released an all-star line-up of production sessions to will be featured […]

Siggraph 2012 Art Gallery will go “In Search of the Miraculous”

Siggraph 2012 Art Gallery will go “In Search of the Miraculous”

From a field of 400 entries, 12 selected works will explore a variety of motifs and expressions. From a field of 400 entries, judges have selected the 12 pieces of art that will be on display at the Siggraph 2012 Art Gallery. The Siggraph 2012 Art Gallery: In Search of the Miraculous presents digital and […]