January 30, 2013
By Asia Image
SIGGRAPH Asia returned to Singapore in late November, and the 2012 conference and exhibition drew more than 4,250 attendees from 56 countries, of which 22 percent were students from educational institutions across the region. In all, 68 percent of all attendees came from outside Singapore.
Overall, 321 presentations, talks and panels took place on the developments, innovations and future trends of computer graphics and interactive techniques.
The winner of the Computer Animation Festival Best in Show Award was The People Who Never Stop by Florian Piento from Autour de Minuit Production. The winning submission told a story about a group of people who never seemed to stop, be it for better or for worse. “This year, we have brought the Computer Animation Festival closer towards an art festival where the technology is not really apparent,” explained the Computer Animation Festival chair, Nadia Magnenat- Thalmann. “What counts is the story, the message that is brought to the attendee.”