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A Cosmic Scratastrophe - The Explosive World of "Ice Age: Collision Course"

This presentation is a combination of two talks Blue Sky Studio gave at the recent SIGGRAPH 2016 conference in Anaheim, CA: Delivering Doomsday - The Meteor FX of “Ice Age: Collision Course" and Directed Volcano: Getting the Most Out of Simulations.

  • Presentation
  • Public Event
When Feb 08, 2017
from 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Where NYIT's Auditorium On Broadway, 1871 Broadway (Between 61st and 62nd Streets) , NY, NY, 10023
Contact Name Scott Lang
Contact Email
Attendees NYC ACM SIGGRAPH Members - Free
NYIT Faculty / Students / Staff - Free
General Public - Free
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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

7:00PM at NYIT's Auditorium On Broadway (AOB) 

From giant volcanoes to a sky full of falling meteors, the Blue Sky team had a lot of interesting effects challenges for their latest movie “Ice Age: Collision Course”. Overcoming those challenges required developing new tools and techniques that maximized efficiency in simulation, processing, and render times without sacrificing final image quality.


David Quirus (Effects Supervisor)
Matthew Roach (Senior Effects TD),
Gregory Ecker (Effects TD)
Ravindra Dwivedi (Effects TD)
Ilan Gabai (Senior Effects TD)

Blue Sky Studios is the Academy Award winning animation studio behind films such as Ice Age, Ice Age - The Meltdown, Ice Age - Collision Course, Robots, Rio and The Peanuts Movie. For more information about Blue Sky Studios, and a full filmography, please visit

“Talks” are an established presentation format at the SIGGRAPH Conference in which teams of animators, technical directors and developers from leading production companies demonstrate their latest artistic and technological achievments. “Talks” are an excellent opportunity to gain insight into the complex technical process and the challenges attached to the art of animation film


New York Institute of Technology

Auditorium On Broadway
1871 Broadway (Between 61st and 62nd Streets)
New York, NY  10023

NYC ACM SIGGRAPH wishes to thank NYIT for its generous support of this event.

For directions to NYIT, visit this link:

Event Organizers:

Scott Lang, NYC ACM SIGGRAPH & Bergen County Academies
Michael Hosenfeld, NYC ACM SIGGRAPH & NYIT


Faculty, Students, and Staff of NYIT - Free
General Public - Free

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