October 11, 2011
The fourth edition of SIGGRAPH Asia, the annual computer graphics and interactive techniques conference and exhibition, promises to immerse attendees in the best of animation, human-computer interaction, new media art works as well as speculative ideas, from more than 45 countries across the globe. From 12 to 15 December, more than 7,000 artists, designers, researchers, manufacturers, developers as well as trade visitors from across the globe will converge at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre to celebrate the most excellent works and speculative ideas in the international digital media landscape. Setting the stage for an animation showcase is DreamWorks Animation, with its keynote session on Kung Fu Panda 2. Set in a fictional land in ancient China, the animated box-office hit successfully recreated the Chinese landscape and injected an authentic Kung Fu feel to create a landmark hit in the animation world. At SIGGRAPH Asia 2011, Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Raymond Zibach, Director and Production Designer of Kung Fu Panda 2, will take audiences through the research process to uncover important cultural elements portrayed in the movie, and the complex animation used to achieve realistic Kung Fu moves. Asia’s rising influence on the computer graphics and digital media industry will feature strongly in this year’s SIGGRAPH Asia. Preparations for the edition of the annual ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition in Asia are well underway with submissions to the programmes officially closed.