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Go Behind the Scenes with SIGGRAPH 2014 Dailies

SIGGRAPH 2014 will showcase more than 40 contributor Dailies with presenters ranging from students to industry giants on Wednesday, 13 August at the Vancouver Convention Centre. SIGGRAPH Dailies celebrate excellence in computer animation and are presented as part of a two-hour program of images and short animations that take attendees behind-the-scenes of major production sequences.

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Dam Robots: A Collaborative Production Between Texas A&M University and ReelFX Studios (c) 2014 Cameron Coker, Texas A&M University (Graphic: Business Wire)

“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."

According to Elendt, attendees will be astounded by the sheer excellence displayed in modeling, shading, animation, lighting, effects, and more as part of the can’t-miss SIGGRAPH 2014 Dailies. With less than two minutes for each presentation, artists are challenged to get their stories across in a fast-paced, exciting environment.

The SIGGRAPH 2014 Dailies program is sponsored by DreamWorks Animation and available only to Full and Select Conference pass holders. Tickets can be purchased at s2014.SIGGRAPH.org and start at $230 USD. For the full lineup of Dailies, visit s2014.SIGGRAPH.org/attendees/dailies.

Highlights from SIGGRAPH 2014 Dailies:

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

About SIGGRAPH 2014

SIGGRAPH 2014 will bring thousands of computer graphics and interactive technology professionals from five continents to Vancouver, Canada for the industry's most respected technical and creative programs focusing on research, science, art, animation, music, gaming, interactivity, education, and the web from Sunday, 10 August through Thursday, 14 August 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. SIGGRAPH 2014 includes a three-day exhibition of products and services from the computer graphics and interactive marketplace from 12-14 August 2014. More details are available at the SIGGRAPH 2014 website or on Facebook and Twitter.


The ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques is an interdisciplinary community interested in research, technology, and applications in computer graphics and interactive techniques. Members include researchers, developers, and users from the technical, academic, business, and art communities. ACM SIGGRAPH enriches the computer graphics and interactive techniques community year-round through its conferences, global network of professional and student chapters, publications, and educational activities.

About ACM

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting educators, researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources, and address the field’s challenges. ACM strengthens the computing profession’s collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for lifelong learning, career development, and professional networking.

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