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Animation And VFX

"SIGGRAPH 2016 presents highlights from another year of exceptional work in highly produced animation and VFX. In the Computer Animation Festival, we have reinvented Daytime Selects, which now include: Break it Down, an awesome new show that illuminates the secrets of VFX production; Games Cinematics that reveal the art and story  of game creation; Winners Circle, a selection of past festival award winners; and The Arcade.

Production Sessions present excerpts from some of the year’s most incredible big-studio features. Production Talks explore issues and solutions in fascinating detail. And Birds of a Feather sessions and Courses present behind-the-scenes techniques in animation and VFX production."

Roy C. Anthony
SIGGRAPH 2016 Computer Animation Festival Chair


Don't miss:

Job Fair

Computer Animation Festival - Electronic Theater and Daytime Selects

Plus these animation and VFX-focused sessions:

Sunday


FP F S
Production Sessions

The Making of "Pearl", a Google Spotlight Story

Sunday, 24 July, 10:45 am - 12:15 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Ballroom B
FP F S
Computer Animation Festival - Daytime Selects

Computer Animation Festival - Daytime Selects: >Demoscene_

Sunday, 24 July, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Room 207 AB
FP F S EP E
Birds of a Feather

Blender Foundation - Community Meeting

Sunday, 24 July, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Room 213 B
FP F S
Computer Animation Festival - Daytime Selects

Computer Animation Festival - Daytime Selects: Break it Down

Sunday, 24 July, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Room 207 AB
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Talks

Life is Shorts

Sunday, 24 July, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Ballroom B
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Courses

Story: It's Not Just for Writers... Anymore

Sunday, 24 July, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Ballroom A
FP F S EP E
Birds of a Feather

Blender Spotlight

Sunday, 24 July, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Room 213 B
FP F S
Computer Animation Festival - Daytime Selects

Computer Animation Festival - Daytime Selects: Winner's Circle

Sunday, 24 July, 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Room 207 AB

Monday


FP F S EP E
Birds of a Feather

Alembic

Monday, 25 July, 10:00 am - 11:00 am, Anaheim Convention Center, Room 213 B
FP F S EP E
Birds of a Feather

Open Shading Language BOF

Monday, 25 July, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Room 213 B
FP F S
Production Sessions

"Kubo and the Two Strings": One Giant Skeleton, One Colossal Undertaking

Monday, 25 July, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Hall B
FP F S EP E
Birds of a Feather

Gaffer: An Open-Source Application Framework for VFX

Monday, 25 July, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Room 203 B
FP F S EP E
Birds of a Feather

State of Cloud Rendering for VFX

Monday, 25 July, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Room 213 D
FP F S EP E
Studio - Workshop

Add a Cinematic Feel to Your Interactive Project With Unity

Monday, 25 July, 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Experience Hall, Hall C
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Talks

Face Off

Monday, 25 July, 3:45 pm - 5:35 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Room 304 AB
FP F S EP E
Birds of a Feather

Global VFX Pipelines

Monday, 25 July, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Hilton Anaheim, Hilton Anaheim - Pacific A Ballroom

Tuesday


FP F S EP E
Birds of a Feather

Common Graphics Challenges in the DoD

Tuesday, 26 July, 9:00 am - 10:30 am, Anaheim Convention Center, Room 201 D
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Talks

Icing on the Cake

Tuesday, 26 July, 9:00 am - 10:30 am, Anaheim Convention Center, Ballroom E
FP F S EP E
Birds of a Feather

Managing Time Zones: Ensuring Consistency in Global VFX

Tuesday, 26 July, 10:00 am - 11:00 am, Anaheim Convention Center, Room 213 D
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Talks

A Tall Drink of Water

Tuesday, 26 July, 10:45 am - 12:15 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Room 303 A-C
FP F S
Computer Animation Festival - Daytime Selects

Computer Animation Festival - Daytime Selects: Break it Down

Tuesday, 26 July, 10:45 am - 12:15 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Room 207 AB
FP F S
Production Sessions

The Making of Marvel’s "Captain America: Civil War"

Tuesday, 26 July, 10:45 am - 12:15 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Hall B
FP F S EP E
Birds of a Feather

Big Data in Media and Entertainment

Tuesday, 26 July, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Hilton Anaheim, Hilton Anaheim - Palos Verdes
FP F S EP E
Birds of a Feather

Rendering in 2016 and Beyond – The Tools Changing the Trade

Tuesday, 26 July, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Room 213 D
FP F S
Computer Animation Festival - Daytime Selects

Computer Animation Festival - Daytime Selects: Winner's Circle

Tuesday, 26 July, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Room 207 AB
FP F S EP E
Birds of a Feather

ID Matte solutions : OpenEXR/Id, Cryptomatte and other studios solutions

Tuesday, 26 July, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Room 203 B
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Talks

Building Character

Tuesday, 26 July, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Ballroom E
FP F S EP E
Birds of a Feather

Getting Your Project Done IV

Tuesday, 26 July, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Room 213 D
FP F S EP E
Birds of a Feather

Going Cloud-Native

Tuesday, 26 July, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Room 201 D
FP F S EP E
Birds of a Feather

The Art of Character Rigging

Tuesday, 26 July, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Hilton Anaheim, Hilton Anaheim - Avila
FP F S EP E
Birds of a Feather

Remote Studio Productions - Online Collaboration

Tuesday, 26 July, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Room 213 B
FP F S EP E
Studio - Workshop

Add a Cinematic Feel to Your Interactive Project With Unity

Tuesday, 26 July, 3:45 pm - 3:45 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Experience Hall, Hall C
FP F S
Computer Animation Festival - Daytime Selects

Computer Animation Festival - Daytime Selects: >Demoscene_

Tuesday, 26 July, 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Room 207 AB
FP F S
Production Sessions

The VFX of Disney’s "The Jungle Book"

Tuesday, 26 July, 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Hall B
FP F S EP E
Birds of a Feather

Ohio State University/ACCAD Alumni Gathering

Tuesday, 26 July, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Hilton Anaheim, Hilton Anaheim - Malibu
FP F S EP E
Birds of a Feather

Renderfarming

Tuesday, 26 July, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Hilton Anaheim, Hilton Anaheim - Palos Verdes
FP F S EP E
Birds of a Feather

Dynamic Simulation in Production

Tuesday, 26 July, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, Hilton Anaheim, Hilton Anaheim - Capistrano

Wednesday


FP F S EP E
Birds of a Feather

MaterialX: An Open Standard for Network-Based CG Object Looks

Wednesday, 27 July, 10:00 am - 11:30 am, Hilton Anaheim, Hilton Anaheim - Huntington
FP F S EP E
Birds of a Feather

Academy Color Encoding System (ACES)

Wednesday, 27 July, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Room 213 D
FP F S
Production Sessions

Under the Sea — The Making of "Finding Dory"

Wednesday, 27 July, 10:45 am - 12:15 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Hall B
FP F S EP E
Birds of a Feather

Data Processing in the Cloud

Wednesday, 27 July, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Hilton Anaheim, Hilton Anaheim - El Capitan
FP F S EP E
Birds of a Feather

Keeping Filmmaking Collaborative

Wednesday, 27 July, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Room 203 B
FP F S EP E
Birds of a Feather

NVIDIA Material Definition Language (MDL)

Wednesday, 27 July, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Hilton Anaheim, Hilton Anaheim - Laguna A
FP F S EP E
Birds of a Feather

VFX Reference Platform - A Common Target for Building VFX Software

Wednesday, 27 July, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Hilton Anaheim, Hilton Anaheim - San Simeon A
FP F S
Computer Animation Festival - Daytime Selects

Computer Animation Festival - Daytime Selects: >Demoscene_

Wednesday, 27 July, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Room 207 AB
FP F S EP E
Birds of a Feather

Managing Technology Changes in Production

Wednesday, 27 July, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Room 213 D
FP F S
Computer Animation Festival - Daytime Selects

Computer Animation Festival - Daytime Selects: Break it Down

Wednesday, 27 July, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Room 207 AB
FP F S EP E
Birds of a Feather

State of Animation Tools in the Industry

Wednesday, 27 July, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Hilton Anaheim, Hilton Anaheim - Manhattan
FP F S
Production Sessions

The Technical Art of Uncharted 4

Wednesday, 27 July, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Ballroom B
FP F S EP E
Birds of a Feather

VFX Union - Crafting Your VFX Workplace

Wednesday, 27 July, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Room 213 B
FP F S EP E
Birds of a Feather

3D Graphics with Khronos Vulkan, OpenGL, & OpenGL ES

Wednesday, 27 July, 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm, Hilton Anaheim, Hilton Anaheim - Pacific A Ballroom
FP F S
Production Sessions

"Deadpool" + Colossus Our Favorite (Anti) Superheroes

Wednesday, 27 July, 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Hall B
FP F S
Computer Animation Festival - Daytime Selects

Computer Animation Festival - Daytime Selects: Winner's Circle

Wednesday, 27 July, 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Room 207 AB
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Talks

Playing God

Wednesday, 27 July, 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Ballroom B

Thursday


FP F
Talks

It's Crowded in Here!

Thursday, 28 July, 9:00 am - 10:30 am, Anaheim Convention Center, Room 303 A-C
FP F S
Production Sessions

From Armadillo to Zebra: Creating the Diverse Characters and World of Zootopia

Thursday, 28 July, 10:45 am - 12:15 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Hall B
FP F S
Production Sessions

Developing Mass Effect: New Earth – A 4D Holographic Adventure

Thursday, 28 July, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Ballroom B
FP F S
Production Sessions

Industrial Light & Magic Presents the Visual Effects of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

Thursday, 28 July, 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Hall B