Wednesday, 19 August 2015

What went on at SIGGRAPH 2015?

SIGGRAPH 2015 held in downtown LA, is a five-day interdisciplinary educational experience in the latest computer graphics and interactive techniques including a three-day commercial exhibition that attracts hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the latest technologies and innovations from around the world.

SIGGRAPH 2015 attracted more than 14,800 participants from over 70 countries to Los Angeles. 

The keynote presentation was delivered by MIT Media Lab Director, Joichi "Joi"Ito, on science as a gateway to the new digital frontier. 

Emerging Technologies showcased the latest interactive and graphics technologies in the 3D, virtual reality and projection mapping industries - a collaboration of science, technology and art. 

On the business side, Paris-based VideoStitch has revealed real-time 3600 degree 3D video stitching. 360 degree video is set to become a major part of the virtual reality (VR) industry as the technology heads towards the consumer market. Read more

Maxon showcased their Cinema 4D R17 and presented the new features across modelling, sculpting and animation to 3D artists and animators for the first time. (Source)

Public beta of Zync, Google's Cloud Platform cloud-native rendering solution was announced. Artists will get access to 1,600 dedicated Compute Engine cores to power V-Ray, Arnold and Nuke-based renders. Google has also announced Pixar's Renderman intergration with Zync by Google Cloud Platform. (Source)

In their blog, Unity3D / Unity Technologies said that "SIGGRAPH has historically been the first place to see the latest advances in graphics and this year is no exception." In addition to SIGGRAPH, Unity will continue their presence at SIGGRAPH Asia - the Asian edition of SIGGRAPH which will be held in Kobe, Japan from 2 to 5 November 2015.  

What exhibitors said? 

What attendees said? 

So, what's next? 

SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 | Kobe, Japan | 2 - 5 November 2015 

To Exhibitemail the Exhibition Management team. 
To Attend conference and exhibition. 

SIGGRAPH 2016 | Anaheim, CA, United States | 24 - 28 July 2015

SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 | Macao | 5 - 8 December 2016

To Exhibit, email the Exhibition  Management team. 

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