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Academy Software Foundation Developing Open Source Review and Playback Tools

The Academy Software Foundation kicked off a pair of projects on the opening day of CG confab SIGGRAPH: The Open Review Initiative, aimed at developing an open source toolset for playback, review and approval of motion picture and other entertainment media; and the Digital Production Example Library, which will make production-grade sample content available in […]

DreamWorks Animation to Release Renderer as Open-Source Software

With annual CG confab SIGGRAPH slated to start Monday in Vancouver, DreamWorks Animation announced its intent to release its proprietary renderer, MoonRay, as open-source software later this year. MoonRay has been used on feature films such as How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Croods: A New Age, The Bad Guys and the upcoming […]

Best of Show Winner ‘The Seine’s Tears’ Leads SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival Lineup

A group of student from French animation school Pole 3D used CG to tell a powerful story about the Paris Massacre of 1961, which has now qualified for Academy Awards consideration. Computer-animated short The Seine’s Tears (Le lames de la Seine) has already collected several awards, most recently the BAFTA Student Film Award for Animation. […]

‘Migrants’ Named Best of Show in Siggraph’s Electronic Theater

Animated short Migrants, the story of a polar bear and her cub driven into exile due to global warming, won the best of show award from computer graphics confab Siggraph’s Electronic Theater. As a qualifying festival for the Academy Awards, the short is eligible for best animated short consideration during the upcoming Oscar season. Siggraph […]

Siggraph 2021 Confab Will Be Virtual Due to COVID-19 Uncertainty

Siggraph announced that its 2021 confab will be virtual due to COVID uncertainty. The computer graphics confab, which in 2019 reported nearly 19,000 attendees, was slated to be held Aug. 1-5 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Pixar Short ‘Loop’ Named Siggraph Best of Show

Pixar short 'Loop' was named best of show for CG confab Siggraph's annual Electronic Theater.

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Contains 200 Aging and De-Aging VFX Shots

The 'Avengers: Endgame' VFX team detailed their work — from the complex CG 'Smart Hulk' and Thanos to the delicate 'de-aging' and 'aging' process — on Monday at the CG confab SIGGRAPH.

Marvel’s Victoria Alonso Looks Beyond Phase 4: “We Have 6,000 Characters in Our Library”

Marvel's Victoria Alonso looks beyond phase four: 'We have 6,000 characters in our library,' she said during a keynote, Monday at CG confab Siggraph.

Siggraph Plans ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2,’ ‘Missing Link’ Sneak Peeks

The program for upcoming CG confab Siggraph includes sneak peeks at 'Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2' and 'Missing Link.'

SIGGRAPH: Animated Short ‘Hybrids’ Wins Best in Show

SIGGRAPH will present awards to animated shorts 'Hybrids,' 'Bilby' and 'Overrun' next month at its annual CG confab.

SIGGRAPH: ‘Book of Life’ Director Jorge Gutierrez Debuts His “Super Personal” Virtual-Reality Short

Both Gutierrez's 'Son of Jaguar' and the upcoming 'Sonaria' were produced by Google Spotlight Stories.

SIGGRAPH: ‘Guardians 2,’ ‘Spider-Man’ Secrets Revealed by Marvel VFX Teams

Marvel exec vp production Victoria Alonso offered an inside look at how more than 2,000 visual effects shots were created for each film.