December 13, 2011
This year’s SIGGRAPH Asia will see more than 7,000 artists, designers, researchers, manufacturers, developers and trade visitors from close to 50 countries across the globe gather in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, where the annual computer graphics and interactive techniques conference and exhibition is held. Among the names that will be showcasing their latest innovations are Autodesk, NVIDIA and PipelineFX. Visitors will gain a holistic view of the developments in hardware and software in computer graphics as well as services such as Chaos Group’s V-Ray and 3D graphic solutions by Shanghai Global Design Information. The exhibition floor will also host 10 educational institutions, showcasing their latest research and ideas that can potentially bring the industry forward. Reflective of the growing potential of the computer graphics market in the region, established players such as Lucasfilm, PIXOMONDO and Double Negative will be holding recruitment drives on the grounds. This year’s event features seven submission-based programmes, namely the Art Gallery, Computer Animation Festival, Courses, Emerging Technologies, Symposium on Apps, Technical Papers, and Technical Sketches & Posters. This is the first time that the Symposium on Apps programme, a platform for developers, computer graphics veterans and novices to discuss the opportunities and challenges in mobile app development, is introduced. The programme also invites internationally-acclaimed industry experts to front special sessions and featured speakers sessions. The secrets behind the success of notable Hollywood animation and visual effects blockbusters, such as Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Puss in Boots and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, will be also be unveiled.