"Creating the Amazon in Rio2" : Monday, October 6, 2014
NYC ACM SIGGRAPH is excited to present this very special panel from Blue Sky Studios.
Building one tree in a CG environment can be an interesting story to tell but creating the Amazon Jungle in Rio2 is a much larger tale! In order to bring this massive jungle to the screen, the Blue Sky team had to consider the overall scale, diversity of plants and trees, density of assets on the ground and in the treetops and choreography of moving cameras in order to give the audience the feeling of birds in flight with unparalleled views of the worlds most unique ecosystem. You can find more details here.
MetroCAF 2014 : Friday, September 19, 2014
NYC ACM SIGGRAPH presented the 12th version of our annual college computer animation festival - MetroCAF 2014! - on Friday, September 19, 2014, from 6:30PM to 8:45PM and 9:30PM to 11:30PM at NYIT's Auditorium On Broadway. You can find more details here.
Bring Your Own Animation (BYOA) : September 2014
The first BYOA of our 2014 - 2015 program year kicked off on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 7:00PM. Read more here . . .
Board of Directors Elections 2014
It seems like the last elections are only just over and it is time already for the next round. This year we will be electing a President, Treasurer and two Directors At Large.
Ballots are being sent to all current members. A list of candidates can be found here.
Bring Your Own Animation (BYOA) : June 2014
The last BYOA of the season was another chance to share what you've been working on with the rest of the NYC-area digital media community - and to check out what others have been doing. On Monday, June 2, 2014 at 7:00PM, many came and meet other animators, exchange tips and ideas, maybe even find a future collaborator. Read more here . . .
Bring Your Own Animation (BYOA) : May 2014
We had a great turnout on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 7:00PM. Read more here . . .
Bring Your Own Animation (BYOA) : April 2014
On Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 7:00PM, many came to share what they have been working on with the rest of the NYC-area digital media community other animators, exchanged tips and ideas, maybe even found a future collaborator. Read more here . . .
On Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7:00PM, our twelfth annual Industry Spotlight featured some of the top animation and post-production facilities from the NYC-metropolitan area. Our presenters shared a bit about their company, showed some of their recent work, and discussed future projects. It's one of our most popular events each year - hope you didn't miss it!
Companies confirmed to be presenting as of March 28, 2014 include: Brainstorm Digital, Buck, Light of Day, The Mill, The Molecule, Mr X Gotham, PSYOP, The STUDIO, th1ng, and UVPHACTORY. Read more here . . .
The SIGGRAPH Asia Electronic Theater is one of the world's most prestigious film and video extravaganzas, showcasing dazzling and innovative imagery in invited and submitted works selected by a distinguished jury of computer graphics experts and specialists. On Friday, March 14, 2014 at 7:00PM, we are very fortunate to be able to screen a special version of the Electronic Theater from the SIGGRAPH Asia 2013 Conference held in Hong Kong, China, in December 2013. This is an extraordinary opportunity for anyone that was not able to attend SIGGRAPH Asia 2013. Read more here . . .
On Tuesday, March 11, 2014 NYC ACM SIGGRAPH and The Fine Arts Department of NYIT are proud to present Chris Bregler, CEO of Manhattan Mocap. This talk will describe the behind-the-scenes technology of ILM's match-moving and 3D capture system used in recent movies, including The Avengers, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Battleship, as well as new sub-pixel tracking of entire natural environments in Avatar, Star Trek, and The Lone Ranger. to create the latest 3D visual effects. It will also show how similar technology has been used with New York Times info-graphics to demonstrate the body language of presidential debates, the motions of a New York Philharmonics conductor, New York Yankee Mariano Rivera's pitch style, and Olympic swimmer Dana Vollmer's famous butterfly stroke that won her four gold medals. This event is now SOLD OUT.
Bring Your Own Animation (BYOA) : March 2014
This is your chance to share what you've been working on with the rest of the NYC-area digital media community - and to check out what others have been doing. On Monday, March 3, 2014 at 7:00PM, Come and meet other animators, exchange tips and ideas, maybe even find a future collaborator. Read more here . . .
Global Game Jam 2014
NJIT's College of Architecture and Design will be a local site for Global Game Jam 2014, during which over 300 sites around the world (58 countries) will compete to develop game from scratch during 48-hour marathon beginning on Friday, Jan. 25th and ending on Sunday, Jan. 27th.
Bring Your Own Animation (BYOA) - Monday, November 11, 2013
This is your chance to share what you've been working on with the rest of the NYC-area digital media community - and to check out what others have been doing. Come and meet other animators, exchange tips and ideas, maybe even find a future collaborator. BYOA kicks off on Monday, November 11, 2013, at Smithfield NYC, from 7:00PM to 10:00PM. You can find more details here.
CrossRoads - ALUMNI PANEL
McGhee Media Alumni talk about their Education + Career Path after Graduation. NYC ACM SIGGRAPH is co-sponsoring this event, which took place on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 6:30-9PM at NYUMore details…
MetroCAF 2013 - Friday, September 20, 2013
NYC ACM SIGGRAPH presented the 11th version of our annual college computer animation festival - MetroCAF 2013! The well attended premiere took place on Friday, September 20, 2013, from 7:00PM to 9:00PM at FIT's Haft Auditorium. You can find more details here.
NYC ACM SIGGRAPH now has an official Facebook page
At the end of the screening on October 1 in FITs Haft Auditorium, this years MetroCAf jury recognition awards were handed out.
A list of the animations that were selected for inclusion in this years festival has been published.
The 36th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphiocs & Interactive Techniques
The submission packages are pouring in after students from seven different schools filled out the on-line submission form for 87 animations.