SIGGRAPH Asia 2009
Ground-breaking Research From Technical Papers

 

 

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Ground-breaking Research From Technical Papers. Computer Animation Festival Winners Revealed. Educators Program Information Now Available.

Technical Papers - An International Forum for Ground-Breaking Research

The SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 Technical Papers program is a premier international forum for presenting new research in computer graphics and interactive techniques in areas of physical simulation, animation control, real-time and photo-realistic rendering, geometric and urban modeling, hair capture and styling, texturing, image and video processing and resizing, GPU algorithms, and sound. For the first time in SIGGRAPH history, one session of four papers includes duplicate presentations in Japanese.

These technical papers are also published in the December 2009 issue of ACM Transactions on Graphics, which will be mailed and available online at the ACM Digital Library in early December.

Some highlights from the Technical Papers program include:

Skipping Steps in Deformable Simulation with Online Model Reduction
In computer animation, deformable models could include rubber, soccer balls, and animal and human character flesh, skin, and fat layers, moving under forces from gravity, a kick, or muscles. The geometry of such models is described by many vertices, so that the motion takes place in a high dimensional space of all vertex coordinates. Often a "reduced" lower dimensional subspace of realistic motions can be discovered by extensive "offline" pre-computations. The contribution of this paper is to discover the lower dimensional subspace "online" as the simulation is progressing, from its recent history, and predict how many time steps can be replaced by simulating in this reduced space, without introducing too much error.

Harmonic Shells: A Practical Nonlinear Sound Model for Near-Rigid Thin Shells
A related paper to Skipping Steps in Deformable Simulation with Online Model Reduction, this paper efficiently generates realistic crashing sounds for cymbals, plastic water jugs, and metal trash cans. In this case the reduced subspace consists of the fundamental modal vibrations of the linearized system. The nonlinear coupling of these modes involves an integral over all the triangles in the shell, which is efficiently approximated by considering only a few triangles, chosen (together with their weights in the sum approximating the integral) in a greedy manner to give the best approximation on a training set of motions. (This sort of integral approximation is also used in the previous paper.) In addition, the sound produced by each mode as heard at any position in space is pre-computed and stored in a collection of textures, so that the sound at any listening point can be rapidly computed.

For complete list of Technical Papers, please click here .


Computer Animation Festival Award Winners Announced

SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 Computer Animation Festival, an internationally recognized world-class annual event for the world's most innovative, accomplished, and amazing digital film and animation shorts has announced the festival award winners. This year, the world-renowned jury has selected two very special pieces as the Best of Show and Best Technical award recipients.


Best of Show  
"Anchored"
Lindsey Olivares 
Ringling College of Art and Design
This is a heartfelt piece that shows beautiful integration of the many elements that make up a film: sound, character design, art direction, and typography that are all applied skillfully to realize a clear emotional message. 

Best Technical Award
"Assassin's Creed 2"
Alex Sandor Rabb
Digic Pictures
This clip shows distinct mastery of the elements of 3D CG production. Incredibly detailed and realistic main characters, clear cinematography, amazing surfacing, and world-class rendering made this a standout in terms of the computer graphics technology applied to storytelling.

To preview the exciting line-up of the Computer Animation Festival, view our trailer now.

For complete information on the Computer Animation Festival, please click  here .     


Educators Program: Papers, Workshops & Talks

The Educators Program presents Education Papers, Workshops, and Talks that cover a wide range of exciting topics.

There are 17 education paper presentations, from nine different countries all over the world. The 17 top-quality papers were selected out of 43 submissions after a vigorous reviewing process by peer reviewers and a jury. They cover a wide range of exciting topics, for example animation, game, design, arts, VR, Visualization and etc. Also, we hold Japanese presentation sessions by Japanese authors.

Filmakademie, Shigeru Araki, Mits Kaneko, SEGA and Premium Agency will conduct workshops in both English and Japanese.

There are also talks on education for different ages, including children, junior high school students and senior citizens.

For full program details, please click  here .


Register Early and Save! 

Make your plans now for the 2nd ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition in Asia, 16-19 December, in Yokohama. Choose the registration option that's best for your budget and schedule:  

Full Conference Access Pass
Includes admission to ALL SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 programs and events. Also includes the Full Conference DVD-ROM. 

Full Conference One Day Access Pass
Includes admission to ALL programs and events for ONE day of SIGGRAPH Asia 2009. Also includes access to the Exhibition, Exhibitor Tech Talks and the Job Fair for three days, 17-19 December. 

Basic Conference Access Pass
Includes admission to the Art Gallery and Emerging Technologies, the Animation Theater, Posters, Technical Papers Fast Forward, the Exhibition, Exhibitor Tech Talks and the Job Fair for all conference days. An Electronic Theater ticket and the Full Conference DVD-ROM can be purchased separately. 

Complete information and online registration .


Online Hotel Reservations: Book with SIGGRAPH Asia and Save!

In an effort to make your stay in Yokohama most affordable, we have negotiated great discounts available to conference attendees only!

For complete details on booking your accommodations in Yokohama, visit the SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 Travel & Housing  page.
 
SIGGRAPH Asia Job Fair
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