Global computer-generated animation and visual effects brands to gather at SIGGRAPH Asia 2019
Brisbane, Australia, 20 September 2019 – Some of the world’s leading brands, academic institutions and start-ups have secured their presence at the region’s foremost event for computer-generated animation and visual effects, .
“We are delighted that some of the industry’s most respected brands are supporting SIGGRAPH Asia for its debut in Australia,” says Conference Chair, Tomasz Bednarz. “The Australian market for animation, games, CGI/VFX, interactive media and VR/AR, as well as research in this space, is rapidly growing, and as hosts of SIGGRAPH Asia’s 12th edition, we are excited to show the rest of the world the opportunities Australia presents.”
Sponsors and exhibitors from over 20 countries at SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 include Adobe Research, AWS, Carpe Diem Solutions, Computational Visual Media, Forum8 Co., Ltd, Foundry, , HTC Corporation, Industrial Light & Magic, PIXAR, Qualisys, SideFX HOUDINI Software, Tracklab, Tsinghua University – Tencent Joint Laboratory, UBISOFT, Unity Technologies, VICON Motion Systems, Weta Digital, Xsens and ZQ Racing, to mention a few. They will showcase hardware and services in the categories of computer graphics, interactive and innovative technologies, high-performance computing, as well as education, training and research. The support of these companies underscores the importance of SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 as a learning hub and showcase for emerging technologies in the industry.
"As a long-term sponsor and exhibitor, Fox Renderfarm believes that people contributing to, and attending, SIGGRAPH Asia truly thrive together. They do this by sharing the latest research and techniques, exploring advanced technologies, communicating industry insights, and envisaging a blueprint hand in hand,” commented Rachel Chen, Marketing Director, . “SIGGRAPH Asia is the place for Fox Renderfarm to showcase our fast and secure CPU & GPU rendering solutions and connect to customers from around the world."
SIGGRAPH Asia 2019’s Gold Sponsor, the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute (DLI), will also be conducting hands-on training workshops over two days on Fundamentals of Deep Learning for Computer Vision and Multiple Data Types. Aimed at developers, data scientists, and researchers, NVIDIA will help participants get started with training, optimizing, and deploying neural networks to solve real-world problems across diverse industries such as self-driving cards, healthcare, online services and robotics. These workshops are open to Platinum (PP), Full Conference (FC), Full Conference 1-day (1D) pass holders, who will be notified on how to register for the workshops.
An additional component within the SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 exhibition is the , an initiative that enables small and boutique enterprises to connect with, showcase to, and scale with, brands, investors and senior creatives from around the world. Brisbane, the host city of SIGGRAPH Asia 2019, has a bourgeoning startup community in creative tech, companies that are at the forefront of technological innovation in the fields of animation, games and visual effects.
Participating international academic institutions and universities include Lost Boys – School of VFX (Canada); Ritsumeikan University, College of Image Arts & and Sciences (Japan); Visual Computing Center at KAUST (Saudi Arabia); Victoria University of Wellington and the Wellington ICT Graduate School (New Zealand). Participating Australian institutions include the University New South Wales’ School of Art & Design and UQ Centre for Energy Data Innovation.
SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 | Biggies Gathered at FoxRenderfarm’s Booth
The 9th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia (SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 ) took place in The Venetian Macao from 5-8th December, 2016. The annual event, which rotates around the Asian region, attracts more than 6000 computer graphics and interactive techniques industry leaders, experts and scholars.Paul Debevec, Senior Engineer of Google Daydream; Brian Cabral, Director of Engineering at Facebook; Hongbo Fu, Chair of SIGGRAPH Asia 2016; Hsin-Yao Liang, President of Rayvision. The SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 Committee consisted of world’s famous enterprise experts and authoritative scholars from universities. Hongbo Fu from City University of Hong Kong took the Conference Chair. As experienced entrepreneur in computer graphics industry, Hsin-Yao Liang, the president of Rayvision (FoxRenderfarm), took the Featured Sessions Chair of SIGGRAPH Asia 2016.The theme of SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 was “Key to the Future”. As the only one Chinese enterprise representative of the committee, Rayvision (FoxRenderfarm) attended SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 as the exhibitor (Booth B-02) and displayed their splendid rendering projects, which drew attention to the worldwide experts in the field of computer graphics and interactive techniques, including Kurt Akeley, CTO of Lytro Inc; Brian Cabral, Director of Engineering at Facebook; Dan Sarto, Co-Founder and Publisher of AWN; James Cunningham and Oliver Hilber, the director and producer of Accidents, Blunders And Calamities etc. Accidents, Blunders And Calamities directed by James Cunningham just received Jury Special Award of SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 Computer Animation Festival.Victor Wong and Shuzo Shiota, the chair and co-chair of SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 Computer Animation Festival presented Jury Special Award to James Cunningham and Oliver HilberJames Cunningham, the director of Accidents, Blunders And Calamities; Oliver Hilber, the producer of Accidents, Blunders And Calamities.Kurt Akeley, CTO of Lytro Inc; Hsin-Yao Liang, President of Rayvision; Brian Cabral, Director of Engineering at Facebook.Dan Sarto, Co-Founder and Publisher at Animation World Network - AWN.com
SIGGRAPH Asia Review | Featured Sessions Planned by Rayvision
SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 has officially ended on 8th December, 2016 in The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel. The 4-day exhibition consists of Art Gallery, Computer Animation Festival, Keynotes, Featured Sessions, Emerging Technologies, Technical Briefs, Technical Papers, Symposium on Mobile Graphics and Interactive Applications, Symposium on Education and Symposium on Visualization.The most popular program of SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 is Featured Sessions, which is host by Hsin-Yao Liang, the president of Rayvision, and planned by Marketing of Rayvision. Featured Sessions have 2 panels: He's Back! T2 25 Years Later (Panel 1) &The Future of Imaging (Panel 2). Many authoritative experts and scholars from computer graphics industry all over the world come together to attend this grand meeting.Panel 1：He's Back! T2 25 Years Later (Scott Ross, GM ILM, Co-Founder of Digital Domain with James Cameron;Mark Dippe, Assistant Visual Effects Supervisor for T2;Steve “Spaz” Williams, Computer Animation Supervisor for T2.)25 years ago, movie history was made with Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The use of computer generated images in cinema had finally come of age. James Cameron and ILM utilized state of the art computer technology to help create some of the most memorable characters in the film. Scott Ross, the General Manager of ILM in 1991, hosted an in depth discussion with Mark Dippe and Steve "Spaz" Williams, the team that created the breakthrough images. Attendees were given a behind the scenes look at the challenges they faced, the technology they used, the process that was developed and the moment when they realized they had forever changed the landscape of feature films.In addition, the newly-remaked 3D version of Terminator 2: Judgment Day will be released in 2017. Let’s expect the fantastic visual special effects of T2!Panel 2：The Future of Imaging(Brian Cabral, Director of Engineering at Facebook;Kurt Akeley, CTO of Lytro Inc;Radu B. Rusu, CEO and Co-Founder of Fyusion, Inc;Shen Shaojie, Chief Roboticist, DJI.)Computational Photography and Artificial Intelligence are not just massively redefining human visual experiences, or the way people create content, but also equipping robots everywhere with vision and cognitive intelligence. We are honored to have visionary executive scientists from revolutionary firms: Lytro, Fyusion and DJI, who have been successfully building critical stepping-stones for the global society, and keep leading the revolutions for tomorrow. In this panel, they shared their past and current adventures as well as their visions for the future of imaging.
SIGGRAPH Asia | Featured Session Panel 2: The Future of Imaging
SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 | Featured Session Panel 2: The Future of Imaging
SIGGRAPH Asia | Featured Session Panel 1: He’s Back! T2 25 years later.
SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 | Featured Session Panel 1: He’s Back! T2 25 years later.
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