Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Science to rendering Human Faces

Emily_FMX_cam3_comp_01The Science to rendering Human Faces

Date: Wednesday 3rd June 2015

Time: 7:00pm to approx 8:00pm

Venue: the Studio at Metro Screen

Speaker: Mike Seymour

Learn about the challenges and latest research for rendering a realistic digital human. Mike Seymour will be presenting the latest work of the Digital Human League, a group of artists and researchers from around the world. Discover how the DHL has found the best practice methods to assemble a model and build a shading network that best represents digital humans from the USC ICT (Institute of Creative Technology) scanned data sets. The Wikihuman project was established to share data and various processes in order to benchmark the balance of art and science needed to create believable computer-generated humans.
This work was just presented at FMX in Germany.

Mike Seymour fxguide and fxphd co-founder & currently doing his PhD in Human Faces at Sydney University.

Cost: Free for Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH members in good financial standing. $5 cover charge for guests and non-members.

(Attendees can sign up as a new member on the night. Annual Membership fees are $50 for professionals and $25 for students)

RSVP: Seating is limited to 80 at our current venue so RSVPing via Facebook is essential.

Probably best known for the annual SIGGRAPH International conference on computer graphics for film, televisions and new media industries, ACM SIGGRAPH also puts on a variety of programs year-round and worldwide to benefit the SIGGRAPH community. The event listed above is hosted by our local chapter and is free for all chapter members.

Lightwell – a Vivid Case Study

Lightwell – a Vivid Case Study

Date: Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Time: 7:00pm to approx 8:00pm

Venue: the Studio at Metro Screen

Speaker: Adam Katz and Kwan Chemsripong

We are excited to announce our September Event and hope that you got to see the Vivid collaboration 22 May – 8 June 2015
(check out the link here: http://www.vividsydney.com/event/light/lightwell)

Lightwell explores the concept of collective expression and discovery. Participants work together using hand gestures to ‘splash’ and scatter rippling coloured lights over a textured brick wall, revealing hidden designs and animations.

Large-scale illustrations and images are illuminated by the scattered light-paint, and when specific sections of the wall are touched by the light, other gems explode into life, in the forms of small animations, short film sequences and vibrantly coloured, animated designs. Further interaction triggers an ambient soundscape – a collection of rhythms and amusing one-liners – to accompany the animations and film sequences.

Cost: Free for Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH members in good financial standing. $5 cover charge for guests and non-members.

(Attendees can sign up as a new member on the night. Annual Membership fees are $50 for professionals and $25 for students)

RSVP: Seating is limited to 80 at our current venue so RSVPing via Facebook is essential.

Probably best known for the annual SIGGRAPH International conference on computer graphics for film, televisions and new media industries, ACM SIGGRAPH also puts on a variety of programs year-round and worldwide to benefit the SIGGRAPH community. The event listed above is hosted by our local chapter and is free for all chapter members.