Behind the CG scenes at Siggraph 2014 Dailies

Rapid-fire two-minute clips from blockbusters and indies alike showcase what it takes to bring excellence in computer graphics to the screen.

Siggraph 2014 will showcase the work of more than 40 computer graphics veterans in the annual Siggraph Dallies next month in Vancouver. Always one of the best-attended events at Siggraph every year, the Dailies celebrate excellence in computer animation with a rapid-fire presentation of behind-the-scenes clips that take attendees into the editing room for both major productions and selected indie efforts.

“Dailies is a very special program because it celebrates the artists who create computer graphics,” noted Mark Elendt, Siggraph 2014 Dailies Chair from Side Effects Software Inc. “The variety of work presented also keeps the event fresh and interesting — there really is something for everyone, including feature film shot break-downs, game art and design, scientific visualization, and even jewelry design.”

This year’s edition of Siggraph Dailies will include:

Ryse: Son of Rome – Transitions; CGI Reliefs
Presenters: Selim Sykut, Andrew Sykut, Platige Image

CGI reliefs from Ryse: Son of Rome. (Source: Siggraph)
CGI reliefs from Ryse: Son of Rome. (Source: Siggraph)

Burning Down the House: Evolution of a Multi-Element Fire Effect on ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ (Or: How We Got What We’re After)
Presenter: Benjamin Sutherland, DreamWorks Animation

Preparing Carl for Combat in ‘Toy Story of Terror’
Presenter: Mei Kee Poh, Pixar Animation Studios

Two Interns, Ten Weeks, Ten Shots
Presenters: Nathaniel Lapinski, Nate Usiak, Side Effects Software Inc.

Two Interns, Ten Weeks, Ten Shots (Source: Siggraph)
Two Interns, Ten Weeks, Ten Shots (Source: Siggraph)

Rafting the Amazon: ‘Rio 2’ Rapids Sequence
Presenter: Diego Garzon, Blue Sky Studios, Inc.

Dam Robots: A Collaborative Production Between Texas A&M University and ReelFX Studios
Presenter: Cameron Coker, Texas A&M University

Dam Robots (Source: Siggraph)
Dam Robots (Source: Siggraph)

The Siggraph 2014 Dailies program is sponsored by DreamWorks Animation and available only to Full and Select Conference pass holders.