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SIGGRAPH Asia 2022 took place December 6-9 in Daegu, South Korea.
This conference is very similar to SIGGRAPH in scope and goal. SIGGRAPH Asia focuses on CG and interactive techniques and features exhibitors, talks, scientific papers, emerging technologies, real-time projects and a Computer Animation Festival.
Here’s a look back at SIGGRAPH Asia 2022, including some pictures of the event taken by the SIGGRAPH Asia team.
The SIGGRAPH Asia 2022 team announced that the event “attracted over 3,000 attendees from 52 countries and regions”. 50 exhibiting companies showcased their latest products and projects. Adobe, AMD, AWS, Autodesk, CLO Virtual Fashion (Marvelous Designer), Dexter Studios, Foundry, ILM, Pixar’s RenderMan, SideFx, Vicon, Xencelabs, Seoul Robotics, NCSoft, Ritsumeikan University attended the event.
407 technical papers were submitted, a 50% increase compared to last year. You can explore the accepted papers over on Ke-Sen Huang’s website.
Animation – SIGGRAPH Asia 2022
During the Computer Animation Festival, several short films received an award.
- Garrano, by David Doutel & Vasco Sá – BAP Animation Studio, received the Best in Show award. Here is the teaser:
- Cat and Moth, by India Barnardo / Stupid Horse Productions, received the Jury’s Special Award. Here is a video about the project:
- Period Drama by Anushka Nair & Lauryn Anthony – Ringling College of Art & Design was awarded the Best Student Project award.
During the Real-Time Live! session, several demos showcased the latest advancements in real-time and interactive technologies. The audience gave their award to Real-Time Technologies for Realistic Digital Humans: Facial Performance and Hair Simulation, demonstrated by Mark Schoenmagel from Unity Technologies.
Mark Schoenmagel showcased an interactive workflow relying on Maya, Ziva and Unity. He explained “how hair can be constructed on avatars within seconds with Unity’s plugins and how this solution can be used to improve realism for developers’ use”. These technologies were used to create the ‘Enemies‘ tech demo.
What about SIGGRAPH Asia 2023?
SIGGRAPH Asia 2023 will take place in Sydney, Australia, at the end of next year. The theme will be ‘Connecting Stories’.
In the meantime, here are a few more pictures of SIGGRAPH Asia 2022.