Viz @ SIGGRAPH 2011

 

Once again, the Department of Visualization embarked on another SIGGRAPH adventure. Every year, students and faculty attend and contribute to the annual international conference on computer graphics.See what we did last year at SIGGRAPH 2010. This year industry professionals and educators from various fields of art and science gathered in Vancouver, Canada for SIGGRAPH 2011 to share and celebrate the latest advances in visualization.

Aggies@SIGGRAPH-2011

Sunday, 8/7
Panel: Successful Creative Collaboration Across Time and Space
3:45-5:15 – West Building, Rooms 211-214 Panel: Successful Creative
Organizer: Tim McLaughlin, Department Head in Visualization
Panelist: David Parrish, Reel FX (former student).

Monday, 8/8
9-10:30
Technical Paper: Physically Valid Statistical Models for Human Motion Genetion
Xiaolin Wei, graduate student
Jianyuan Min, graduate student
Jinxiang Chai, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

2-2:30
Course: Storytelling with Color
Dave Walvoord, DreamWorks Animation (former student)

2-3:30
Talk: Eye on the Road
Impact of Subtle Gaze Direction on Short-Term, Spatial, Information Recall
Ann McNamara, Professor, Department of Visualization

3:45-5:15
Talk: Changing Dimension
Design and Realization of Stereoscopic 3D for Disney Classics
StereoFX: Survey of the Main Stereo Film-Making Techniques
Developing Tools for 2D/3D Conversion of Japanese Animations
Session Chair: Ann McNamara, Professor, Department of Visualization

Tuesday 8/9
9:00-10:30
Talk: Let There Be Light
Ocean Mission on “Cars 2″
Gary Bruins, PIXAR, (former student)
Jon Reisch, PIXAR, (former student)
Untangling Hair Rending at Disney
Michelle Robinson, Disney Animation Studios (former student)

10:45-12:15
Talk: Band Decomposition of 2-Manifold Meshes for Physical Construction of
Larger Structures
Ergun Akleman, Professor, Department of Visualization
Qing Xing, former student
Gabriel Esquivel, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture
Jianer Chen, Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering

12:00-1:00
Talk: Revolution Evolution – Forging Industrial-Academic Collaboration
The Studio/West Building, Ballroom A
Ann McNamara, Professor, Department of Visualization
David Walvoord, DreamWorks (former student)
Jose Guinea Montalvo, current student, Department of Visualization

2:00-3:30
Technical Papers Session: Geometry Processing
Session Chair: Scott Schaefer, Professor, Department of Computer Science

** 7:30 Department of Visualization Reception at The Blarney Stone – Gastown Vancouver**

Wednesday 8/10
2:00-5:15
Course: Character Rigging, Deformations, and Simulations in Film and Game Production
Tim McLaughlin, Department Head in Visualization

2:30-3:30
Electron Arts Presentation
Gracie Arenas (former student)
open to student volunteers and current Vizzers
location – TBA

3:45-5:15
Talk: Crowds
Crowds on “Cars 2″
Robert Moyer, PIXAR, (former student)

6:00-7:30pm
SIGGRAPH Dailies!

The Making of Terrene – An animation produced in four weeks by eight inexperienced but dedicated undergraduate students across the United States and Europe collaborating over the internet.
Federico Burch, current student – Department of Visualization
Wes Cardwell, current student- Department of Visualization
Caleb Kicklighter, current student- Department of Visualization
Kevan Loney, current student- Department of Visualization
Ann Lynch, current student- Department of Visualization
Justing Sheehy, current student- Department of Visualization
Thomas Story, current student- Department of Visualization
James Storey, current student – Department of Computer Science and Engineering

CG on the High Seas – One grad student’s animation adventure while living with scientists aboard a research vessel for eight weeks in the North Pacific.
Stephanie Keske, current student- Department of Visualization

Running out of Steam – Robert discovers his world from a strange detailed perspective due to the fact that he lives in a much smaller world than our own.
Kevin Primm, current student- Department of Visualization
Jake Ross, current student- Department of Visualization

Thursday 8/11
10:45-12:15
Panel: Designing Curriculum for 3D Computer Animation: Innovation and Experimentation for an Evolving Discipline
panelist: Tim McLaughlin, Department Head in Visualization

POSTERS

14B. Seams to Make No Difference
Ann McNamara, Professor, Department of Visualization
Frederic Parke, Professor, Department of Visualization
Mat Sanford, current student- Department of Visualization

31B. Band Decomposition of 2-Manifold Meshes For Physical Construction of Large Structures
Ergun Akleman, Professor, Department of Visualization
Qing Xing, former student
Gabriel Esquivel, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture
Jianer Chen, Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering

Student Volunteers

Jose Contreras
Trisha Cleveland
Kourtney Kebodeaux
Mike Denman
Federico Burch
Sarah Eisinger

posted August 18, 2011