Electronic Theater 2014 Screening

Come and Support the Fort Lauderdale ACM SIGGRAPH for our Fall Computer Animation Festival 2014 Screening at the FAU Davie Campus Student Union Bldg Room 105 on  November 06th, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
Admission is free!
We will conclude at 8:00 pm and meet afterwards to network at a nearby local Venue.

SIGGRAPH 2014 : Computer Animation Festival Preview Trailer   SIGGRAPH’s Computer Animation Festival celebrates its 41th year as the world’s leading festival of the most innovative and accomplished computer graphics. An internationally recognized jury receives hundreds of submissions and presents outstanding achievements through four different programs running over four-days. SIGGRAPH 2014 brings together thousands of computer graphics professionals.

 DATE:

Thursday, November 06 2014

 TIME:

 6:30 pm  to 8:00 pm. Doors open at 6:00 pm

   Cost:

None. We have generous support from the FAU School of Communication.

LOCATION:

 3200 College Ave
 Davie, FL 33314

Room:

FAU Davie Campus Student Union Bldg Room 105.

We are located in ‘BC 54′ on this map.http://www.fau.edu/facilities/osua/maps/DavieMap.pdf

The SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival is the leading annual festival for the world’s most innovative, accomplished, and amazing digital film and video creators. An internationally recognized jury selects outstanding achievements in time-based art, scientific visualization, visual effects, real-time graphics, and narrative shorts.

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Game Jam @ Hack Lab North Boynton

Come and Join  the Fort Lauderdale ACM SIGGRAPH and the Florida Game Developer Group for the 48 Hour Game Jam @ Hack Lab North Boynton   on  November 14th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. gamejam2014

 DATE:

Friday November 14 to 16, 2014

 TIME:

 Friday 7:00 pm  to Sunday 7:00 pm

   Cost:

Nada ! This event is free for anyone to attend. *Each participant must bring their own computer/laptop to participate

LOCATION:

The Hack Lab @ North Boynton
3491 High Ridge Road
Boynton Beach, FL 33463
  RSVP Link:
 http://www.meetup.com/Game-Developers/events/201343922/

About the Presentation:

  • Take your passion for games to the next level ! We are bringing together gaming enthusiasts, students, programmers, artists, and industry professionals under one roof to develop a game form scratch in just 48 hours. Experience what it takes to design a game, animate 3D characters, code the brains of the AI and more in a team environment. This event is open to all skill levels, software necessary for creating video games will be available but each participant is responsible for bringing their own computer/laptop. Ready, Set, Game !

In Collaboration with:

  • The Florida Game Developer Association is a non profit organization Est. In 2006. The FGDA currently have three chapters and are starting a fourth In Orlando in early 2015. Our mission is to promote the advancement of the computer sciences through Interactive Media Development, ( Game Design & Development).

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  • Hack Lab @ North Boynton is building a not-for-profit creative workshop here in North Boynton Beach! Our mission is to offer a sharable facility that is suitably equipped to conduct engineering projects, design experiments, and practical discovery within the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. .
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SIGGRAPH 2014

Day1DO you Want to learn more about the Florida SIGGRAPH Chapters and are attending SIGGRAPH 2014 ?

Come to the Chapter’s Booth this Sunday and Monday to learn more about the Fort Lauderdale and Orlando Chapter straight from the chapter leaders !

Sunday: 8:00 am to 9 am

Monday: 8:00 am to 10:00 am & 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

See ya there !

The SIGGRAPH 2014 The 41th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. August 10 to-14, Vancouver Convention Centre, Canada.

Event Website: http://s2014.siggraph.org/

Blog/Latest News: http://siggraphmediablog.blogspot.com/

Twitter https://twitter.com/siggraph

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/ACMSIGGRAPH

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Autodesk 2015 Imagine Design Create Tour

Autodesk 2015 Imagine, Design, Create Tour 1 Come and Join  the Fort Lauderdale ACM SIGGRAPH and DIGITAL DRAFTING SYSTEMS (DDSCAD) for the Autodesk 2015 Imagine Design Create Tour  Autodesk Senior Technical Specialist, Gary M. Davis will be presenting several workflows within the 2015 Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suites– 3ds Max, Mudbox and Motionbuilder. Tools for game developers, TV/film and multimedia will be explored including interoperability workflows for character animation, photorealistic rendering and motion graphics. In addition, he will be showing the vast array of free and inexpensive tools now available to artists and designers of all levels and industries.

  • Food, drinks and game cards will be supplied.
  • Bring your business cards for networking with all the vendors and win some great prizes!
  • They will be giving away a Wacom Intuos Pro tablet and more.
  •  Space is limited, so please RSVP early. The first 20 guests to arrive will receive a door prize. Full Event Details are on the link below.

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 DATE:

Thursday June 26, 2014

 TIME:

 6:00 pm  to 8:00 pm

   Cost:

None to you thanks to generous support from DIGITAL DRAFTING SYSTEMS (DDSCAD).

LOCATION:

Dave & Buster

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3000 Oakwood Blvd
Hollywood, FL 33020
  RSVP Link:
 http://www.eventbrite.com/e/autodesk-me-imagine-design-create-2015-launch-tour-hits-florida-tickets-11795423429

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MODO 801 Demo with Q&A

  • Attendees can enter to win a FREE COPY of MODO 801

Come and Join  the Fort Lauderdale ACM SIGGRAPH with DTEV and Accord Productions along with The Foundry as Digital Artist Greg Brown shows off some of the latest features of  MODO  801 on  June 19th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. doyoumodo4

 DATE:

Thursday June 19, 2014

 TIME:

 7:00 pm  to 10:00 pm

   Cost:

None to you thanks to generous support from DTEV, The Foundry & Accord Productions.

LOCATION:

Accord Productions
2140 South Dixie Highway
Suite 301 Coconut Grove, FL 33009
  RSVP Link:
 http://www.eventbrite.com/e/do-you-modo-modo-801-demo-with-qa-tickets-11736960565?aff=es2&rank=1

About the Presentation:

  • Come learn about the new version of MODO  801. MODO brings you the next generation of 3D modeling, animation, sculpting, effects and rendering in a powerful integrated package. An end-to-end solution delivering raw horsepower, refined technology and robust workflows, MODO is the creative option of choice for artists and designers around the world – from home-based hobbyists to Hollywood studios. Come and and see for yourself!
  • About the Digital Artist:

  • Greg Brown has worked in Advertising as a 3D artist for 6 years and as a freelance Character Modeler for 9.  Greg has produced work for variety of high profile brands during his time at Alter, including Coors, Mcdonalds, Corona, Bacardi, Hersheys, Cox Cable and many others.  He currently lives in Chicago, Il and spends his days serving up fresh, hot Modo goodness…

 

 

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In Collaboration with:

  • DTEV is a collection of technical professionals specializing in  consulting, training and support for the arts and media industry. With over 100 years of combined experience their team deploys the latest technologies allowing the focus to be on art not the technology.

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  •  Accord Productions was established in 1988 by business partners, Max and Rocky Wyler. Accord specializes in all aspects of pre-production, production, and post-production. From independent movies to TV Reality shows, documentaries, training, social media, PSA’s, live event and multi-camera coverage for sports, concerts and fundraising events to webstreamin.

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  •  The Foundry is a global software company headquartered in London, with offices inManchester, Los Angeles and Silicon Valley.

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Projection Mapping and Compositing Workshop

Mark Cone will provide a simple work flow to implement projection mapping using a laptop and a projector

Mark Cone will provide a simple work flow to implement projection mapping using a laptop and a projector

Come and Join  the Fort Lauderdale ACM SIGGRAPH as Mark  Coné  presents a Projection Mapping and Compositing Workshop on  April 29th, 2014  at 7:00 p.m. 

After the Meeting we might as well take advantage of one of the nearby Venues for social networking .Bring your Business Cards and see you there!

DATE:                                  Tuesday April 29, 2014  
TIME:                                   7:00 pm  Presentation Begins
Cost:                                    None. We have generous support from                                                                  the FAU School of Communication. 
LOCATION:     FAU Davie Campus
                                                                3200 College Ave
                                                                Davie, FL 33314
                                                                 Map it
 

 

“Digital Media Lab Room Liberal Arts Bldg. Rm 415 B” 

We are located in ‘BC 49′ on this map.http://www.fau.edu/facilities/osua/maps/DavieMap.pdf

 RSVP  Space is Limited

Due to a smaller Venue Location than usual you must RSVP for this event. Those of you who are not FAU or current BC staff/students will need a temporary parking pass. We can help with the pass if you contact us at

Select”Fort Lauderdale ACM SIGGRAPH” for RECIPENT when  filling out the form at the link below.

http://www.siggraph.org/contacting-acm-siggraph-chapters

  •  Put ‘April 29th Meeting‘ in the Subject and in the Message write your name, if you are Attending, and if you need a parking pass.   
  • Example ” My name is _____ , I am attending and I need a parking pass.”

About the Workshop:

This is a projection mapping and compositing workshop. Projection mapping, or video mapping is a technique that consists of projecting imagery onto buildings, structures, and other 3d surfaces. Compositing is the manipulation and combination of at least two source images. Projection mapping uses combined source images such as drawings, video, and rendered animation and projects them into real 3d space. This technique can be used in various media displays in advertising, film/theater, or other visual presentations. Mark will provide a simple work flow to implement projection mapping using a laptop and a projector. This work flow will cover the preparation, setup, masking, animation, and the final projection outputted to be mapped in real space. The software tools used are Photoshop, After Effects, Modul8, and Madmapper.

About the Speaker:

Mark Coné: Animator, Visual Artist, Professor.

Mark Coné: Animator, Visual Artist, Professor.

Mark completed his BFA and MFA degrees at Florida Atlantic University with a major in Computer Art and Animation. He has over 10 years experience as a professional including teaching at the university level.

He currently is an Assistant professor at Lynn University teaching in the multimedia design program. Previously, he was employed at American Intercontinental University teaching courses in game design and Florida Atlantic University teaching courses in Digital Compositing, 3d modeling, and Animation.

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Working Remotely in Animation with Theory Animation

Ray & Clovis are two of the main stars of one of  Theory Animation recent Productions.

Ray & Clovis are the main stars of “Reading is Magic” by Theory Animation. Their latest 8 minute 4 part episode was completed by 20 Animators and Developers collaborating remotely using Open Source Software.

Come and Join  the Fort Lauderdale ACM SIGGRAPH as David Andrade of Theory Animation presents  “Working Remotely in Animation” on  February 25th, 2014  at 7:00 p.m. Find out how they make Animated 3d Cartoons with 20 artists working world wide.

After the Meeting we might as well take advantage of one of the nearby Venues for social networking .Bring your Business Cards and see you there!

DATE: Tuesday February 25, 2014
 TIME:  7:00 pm  Presentation Begins
 Cost: None. We have generous support from the FAU School of Communication & Multimedia Studies and Theory Animation Studios
 LOCATION: FAU Davie Campus

3200 College Ave
Davie, FL 33314
 “Digital Media Lab Room Liberal Arts Bldg. Rm 415 B” We are located in ‘BC 49′ on this map. http://www.fau.edu/facilities/osua/maps/DavieMap.pdf
 RSVP  Space is Limited

Due to a smaller Venue Location than usual you must RSVP for this event. Those of you who are not FAU or current BC staff/students will need a temporary parking pass. We can help with the pass if you contact us at

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  •  Put ‘February 25th Meeting‘ in the Subject and in the Message write your name, if you are Attending, and if you need a parking pass.   
  • Example ” My name is _____ , I am attending and I need a parking pass.”

About the Presentation:

Have you ever wanted to make your own cartoon? How about work with people who don’t sit next to you?  Come to this Presentation to find out how they figured all this out and made an Animated Web Series! This talk will go over some open-source software solutions, some of their recent productions, and how Remote Collaboration Pipelines work.   Check them out at TheoryAnimation.com. If you missed their Amazing Conference talk at SIGGRAPH 2013, now’s your chance to see what  the buzz is all about! Check out last years SIGGRAPH 2013 Conference presentations from Theory Animation here:

  1. Managing Online Creative Projects, Artists and Teams
  2. Managing Online Creative Projects, Artists and Teams part 2

About the Speaker:

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David Andrade: Animator, Director, Story Teller.

David  has over 10+ years of Industry Experience, from his  beginnings as an Animator for Tri-Dimensional Studios to Lead Animator at Dewmay Productions and Pre-visualization Artist at Halon Entertainment.  At Rhythm and Hues, David  was a Camera Layout Artist working on such films as Percy Jackson 2 (2013) and 300: Rise of an Empire (2013),  He then co-founded Theory Animation with Juerg Grieder, and Mark Olson where he currently serves as Animation Director and Artist for Theory Animation. David also supports the Digital Arts Community in his spare time by making In-depth workflow videos to promote Open Source Software Solutions.  Interested in Learning Blender? Do you know Maya?  Check out his Maya to Blender Workflows for Animators In-depth Tutorial.

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SIGGRAPH University

SIGGRAPH Launches New Program Offering Educational Videos to Computer Graphics Community

  •  SIGGRAPH University provides a sampling of the content from the annual SIGGRAPH conference. The videos are available to the public at no cost through the ACM SIGGRAPH YouTube channel. All who watch the videos are encouraged to continue the educational experience by attending SIGGRAPH 2014, 10-14 August in Vancouver.
  •  SIGGRAPH University features recorded versions of four popular Courses from SIGGRAPH 2013 in Anaheim, California. Each Course is presented by experts in the field who also happen to be dynamic, energetic speakers. This program provides a resource to the ACM SIGGRAPH community that is available year-round, not just at the annual conferences.

 The program will expand in future years to include a series of online educational videos and supplemental materials available in the field of computer graphics and interactive techniques.

 The inaugural SIGGRAPH University program features the following Course videos:

·      “Introduction to 3D Computer Graphics” covers the basics of 3D computer graphics in a friendly and visual way, without math or programming. The course is introductory level and it’s mostly made up of live demonstrations, because computer graphics is a great way to teach new ideas. Topics include the basic principles and language. The course is presented by Andrew Glassner from The Imaginary Institute.

·      “The Digital Production Pipeline” explores the operating procedures for studios to produce content. While these studios look to tighten budgets, minimize risk and broaden films’ reach worldwide across platforms, there is no longer a standard operating procedure. Shorter schedules, and globalization are as disruptive to the digital pipeline today as non-liner editing and digital cameras were to their analogue counterparts. This Course examines digital pipelines, exposes a few of the methods that haven’t changed for far too long, and takes a look at trends in production workflows that will allow studios to quickly adapt to these ever changing environments. Instructors include representatives from Sony Pictures Imageworks, PDI/Dreamworks, Method Studios, MPC and How to Make Good Pictures, LLC.

·      “Mobile Game Creation for Everyone” provides an overview of the basics of mobile game development. The Course covers three free-to-use mobile game engines and provides an overall education of possibilities, pipelines, pitfalls and general tips and techniques. The three games/companies featured include:  Project Anarchy From Havok, Unity Game Engine From Unity Technologies, and Corona Game Engine From Corona Labs.

·      “An Introduction to OpenGL Programming” provides an accelerated introduction to programming OpenGL, emphasizing the most modern methods for using the library. In recent years, OpenGL has undergone numerous updates, which have fundamentally changed how programmers interact with the application programming interface (API) and the skills required for being an effective OpenGL programmer. The most notable of these changes, the introduction of shader-based rendering, has expanded to subsume almost all functionality in OpenGL. This course is presented by Edward Angel of the University of New Mexico and Dave Shreiner of ARM, Inc.

 

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The Foundry Preview: Miami

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The Foundry’s in Florida! Come and Join  the Fort Lauderdale ACM SIGGRAPH as we  team up this time with CineSys-Oceana and  The Foundry to bring you a preview of their latest software features and announcements, hot on the heels of IBC 2013 on  October 3rd ,2013  at 6:30 p.m.  

DATE: October 3rd ,2013
TIME: 6:30 pm Refreshments & Networking
7:00 pm  Presentation Begins
 Map & Details provided below
LOCATION:
Blue Condominiums
601 NE 36th Street 6th Floor
Miami, FL 33137

Email events@cinesysinc.com to reserve your place.

About the Presentation:

The Foundry’s Application Specialist Extraordinaire, Deke Kinkaid, will be on hand to provide some awesome demos, cool tricks, and preview some exclusive new and upcoming features for NUKE 8, MARI, and HIERO.

Deke Kincaid has 14 years of experience in the world of Visual Effects working on over 40 films, 50 commercials and a variety of television shows and video games. Some notable credits include WatchmenGarfield 2The Waterhorse, The Back Eyed Peas Grammy winning music video Boom Boom Pow and Pirates of the Carribean 2 & 3.  He has had the pleasure of working at award winning companies such asTechnicolorRhythm & HuesMethodRiotAsylum VFX,Motion Theory and Weta Digital.

 

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Electronic Theater 2013 Screening

Thanks to all that came out to Cinema Paradiso for Electronic Theater yesterday on Sept 3rd.  If you could not attend we will show the rest of SIGGRAPH 2013 Computer Animation Festival TODAY, SEPT 4th, at the FAU Davie campus. It’s located on the northern section of Broward College central campus. We will use one of the new FAU digital media labs in the Liberal Arts bldg, room 415 B. Admission is free!

WHEN: 4th September 2013 from 7-9PM
WHERE: FAU Davie 3200 College Avenue Davie, FL 33314

• Downloadable map to campus

Come along and support the Fort Lauderdale ACM SIGGRAPH at this exclusive screening!

We have reviewed the recent SIGGRAPH2013 Electronic Theater blu-ray disc. It has many Hollywood visual effects breakdowns which you don’t normally see anymore on DVDs of feature movies.  In addition there are scientific visualizations, student animation works from leading colleges and universities across the globe.

SIGGRAPH 2013 : Computer Animation Festival Preview Trailer

SIGGRAPH’s Computer Animation Festival celebrates its 40th year as the world’s leading festival of the most innovative and accomplished computer graphics. An internationally recognized jury receives hundreds of submissions and presents outstanding achievements through four different programs running over four-days. SIGGRAPH 2013 brings together thousands of computer graphics professionals.

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