Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH

3D Printing in Jewelry Design– Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH

by on May.04, 2016, under Events

DATE: Thursday, May 19, 2016
FROM: 7:00pm-9:00pm
WHERE: Torpedo Factory Art Center (directions below)

The Washington DC chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is proud to present, 3D printing in jewelry design with Dejan Jovanovic. Dejan, an artist for more than twenty years who has exhibited works in the US and Europe, will discuss how 3D printing is used in his design process as well as the tools required to render his jewelry designs. A brief discussion on the history of 3D printing will also precede the presentation.

Dejan trained as a sculptor at Belgrade University School of Applied Arts in Serbia where he focused on the challenges of creating large-scale sculptures. He has exhibited his work in the US and Europe and has worked on fabrication and metalsmithing projects for many private clients, including the White House, Smithsonian Institution, and Washington National Cathedral, and has also worked for Tiffany and Company. He has been established in Washington, DC since 2002.

Dejan Studio Jewelry

Please join us on Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 7pm to 9pm at the Torpedo Factory Art Center to learn how 3D printing is applied to jewelry design.
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LOCATION:
Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-838-4565
www.torpedofactory.org

Directions:
The Torpedo Factory Art Center is located at the intersection of King Street and N. Union Street in Old Town Alexandria
http://torpedofactory.org/visit/directions/

Paid parking is available across the street from the Torpedo Factory or you can take the free trolley from the King Street metro center. Paid street parking is available in most areas of Old Town Alexandria. There is limited free parking in nearby residential areas, but it is restricted to two hours. There are several garages within walking distance of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, too. For real-time maps to locate parking in garages, visit the ParkMe website or download their free iPhone app. Parking regulations are strictly enforced by the City of Alexandria. Parking is free after 9 pm, on Sundays, and on state holidays. Persons with proper handicapped identification on their cars may park free at any meter and are exempt from residential parking sticker requirements.

Trolley Information
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www.dashbus.com/Trolley
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Annual Demo Reel & Portfolio Night – Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH

by on Apr.03, 2016, under Events

DATE: Thursday, April 21, 2016
FROM: 7:00-9:00pm
WHERE: US Patent and Trademark Office (directions below)

Please join the Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH chapter for our annual demo reel and portfolio review night. Whether you are a graduating student looking to enter the job market, or are a seasoned professional contemplating a change, a dynamic demo reel and portfolio are a must. We will be reviewing demo reels and portfolios after which we will creatively discuss the works. Feedback will be provided on how best to showcase the skills, talents, and experience of each individual. If you don’t have a reel yet, feel free to join us and enjoy networking with other like-minded individuals.

Putting together a demo reel or portfolio can be challenging. How long should it be? What are interviewers looking for? If you are looking for ways to improve your present position, or shopping around for a new one, the time to polish up your demo reel is now. If you’re looking to hire, this will be a great opportunity to see a range of fresh new talent.

We would like to request an RSVP to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/DCsiggraph) then indicate if you will be bringing a demo reel to share. You can also put your demo on a website and we will test the link before the event to make sure everything works.

Please join us on Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 7pm to 9pm at the US Patent and Trademark Office as the Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH chapter discusses demo reels, portfolio questions, and more at our Annual Demo Reel & Portfolio Night.

See you there!
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LOCATION:
The meeting will be held at the
Remsen Building (400 Dulany Street) in the 1st floor conference room. We are located 2 blocks from the
KING STREET METRO station (BLUE/YELLOW Lines)

http://www.wmata.com/rail/station_detail.cfm?station_id=48

http://goo.gl/maps/UW6p0 -(Walking Directions)

PARKING:

Street Parking
$1.75 per hour, 2 hour max
Free after 9pm

Hoffman Town Center
206 Swamp Fox Rd
Alexandria, VA 22314
$1 after 5pm

Hoffman Town Center
2400 Eisenhower Ave
Alexandria, VA 22314
Free after 5pm

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Paras Kaul and the Boolean Girl Project – ACM SIGGRAPH Washington DC

by on Feb.29, 2016, under Events

DATE: Thursday, March 24, 2016
FROM: 7:00pm-9:00pm
WHERE: Torpedo Factory Art Center (directions below)

The Washington DC chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is honored to present, an evening with Paras Kaul and the Boolean Girl Project. Paras Kaul (paraskaul.onair.cc) is world recognized as a leader in her field of experimentation with brain to computer interface technologies (BCI) for interactive gaming —intended to train the brain for learning and rehabilitation. The Boolean Girl Project helps fill a gap, which exists in technology fields today, a lack of female programmers. Paras will discuss this gap then demonstrate the system used in Boolean Girl classes along with the MIT Scratch language which allows for the creation of interactive stories, games, and animations.

Paras Kaul will present her teaching experience with The Boolean Girl Project — a project designed to give young girls the opportunity to learn basic programming skills and empower them to pursue technology careers with the confidence and passion to express their creativity in professions related to information technology. Bridging STEM and STEAM education, The Boolean Girl Project lays a foundation for girls to become programmers and engineers by creating multiple avenues for learning technological and engineering skills.

Paras will introduce you to the computer system used for animation in after-school enrichment classes. The system uses Raspberry Pi — the popular, miniaturized computer that is priced around $35.00. Girls use Scratch animation software, which is free downloadable software developed at MIT for kids to learn visual programming. Part of The Boolean Girl Project has been to configure a computer system that is affordable for girls to continue developing their skills at home after they have completed Boolean Girl classes. The Raspberry Pi is great for learning to program animated stories and games using Scratch and advancing to Python programming in the advanced classes. In these classes, girls learn to control lights and speakers and to build electronic devices like alarm systems and game controllers.

Please join us on Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 7pm to 9pm at the Torpedo Factory Art Center to see Raspberry Pi in action, to learn about Scratch, and to discuss the importance of having girls with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in computing fields.


LOCATION:
Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-838-4565
www.torpedofactory.org

Directions:

The Torpedo Factory Art Center is located at the intersection of King Street and N. Union Street in Old Town Alexandria

http://torpedofactory.org/visit/directions/

Paid parking is available across the street from the Torpedo Factory or you can take the free trolley from the King Street metro center. Paid street parking is available in most areas of Old Town Alexandria. There is limited free parking in nearby residential areas, but it is restricted to two hours. There are several garages within walking distance of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, too. For real-time maps to locate parking in garages, visit the ParkMe website or download their free iPhone app. Parking regulations are strictly enforced by the City of Alexandria. Parking is free after 9 pm, on Sundays, and on state holidays. Persons with proper handicapped identification on their cars may park free at any meter and are exempt from residential parking sticker requirements.

Trolley Information:

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Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH presents Adobe Illustrator Show & Tell – Feb18,2016

by on Feb.03, 2016, under Events

DATE:   Thursday, February 18, 2016
FROM: 7:00pm-9:00pm
WHERE: US Patent and Trademark Office (directions below)

The Washington DC chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is proud to present, Adobe Illustrator Techniques and Tips. Our chapter Chair, Roberto Ortiz, will show how he used Illustrator, along with LightWave 2015, to create a coloring book. Mark Jette, our chapter’s Media Relations representative, will demonstrate a watercolor technique and a gradient mesh technique to create a photorealistic illustration. These techniques, along with a few surprise tips, will be presented over the course of the evening.   Whether you are an experienced Illustrator user, or new to the application, there will be something for everybody.

Adobe Illustrator is the industry-standard vector graphics application which lets you create logos, icons, sketches, typography and complex illustrations for print, web, interactive, video and mobile.

Please join us on Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 7pm to 9pm at the US Patent and Trademark Office for our version of Show & Tell with Adobe Illustrator.

In order to offset costs for this event, we request a $5 contribution from non-members.

LOCATION:

The meeting will be held at the Remsen Building (400 Dulany Street) in the 1st floor conference room. We are located 2 blocks from the KING STREET METRO station (BLUE/YELLOW Lines)

http://www.wmata.com/rail/station_detail.cfm?station_id=48
http://goo.gl/maps/UW6p0 -(Walking Directions)

PARKING:
Street Parking
$1.75 per hour, 2 hour max
Free after 9pm

Hoffman Town Center
206 Swamp Fox Rd
Alexandria, VA 22314
$1 after 5pm

Hoffman Town Center
2400 Eisenhower Ave
Alexandria, VA 22314
Free after 5pm

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Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH presents Character Rigging in Maya – Jan 21, 2016

by on Jan.10, 2016, under Events

DATE: Thursday, January 21, 2016
FROM: 7:00pm-9:00pm
WHERE: US Patent and Trademark Office (directions below)

The Washington DC chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is proud to present Character Rigging in Maya with Raffaele Scaduto-Mendola, a 3D artist whose career has taken him to such studios as Dreamworks, Digital Domain, and Nickelodeon. Raffaele will provide an overview on some of the fundamental character rigging and solutions for use in Maya, with an emphasis on large, manageable and sustainable support for multiple and complex animation pipelines.

Biography
http://www.turbolinea.com/

Raffaele Scaduto-Mendola is an artist and engineer with vast experience in 3D character content production for Feature Films, Commercials, and Interactive Apps. He also teaches several courses related to 3D character content production.

Raffaele Scaduto-Mendola developed a keen interest in 3D animation beginning in the early 90’s. As an early adopter of 3D on the Apple Macintosh, he began developing automated pipelines for 3D productions on networks consisting of Silicon Graphics Workstations. Since the early 2000’s, Raffaele has been integrating those production tools on both Linux and Windows platforms. He has also worked directly with software developers, both in production companies starting with Rythm&Hues, Dreamworks and at Bell Labs/Lucent, to design, integrate and use customize tools related to 3D character animation including facial capture character rigs.

Raffaele has also been working on realtime visualization of data.

Please join us on Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 7pm to 9pm at the US Patent and Trademark Office as we shine a bright light on the Dark Art of character rigging in Maya with Raffaele Scaduto-Mendola.

In order to offset costs for this event, we request a $5 contribution from non-members.

LOCATION:

The meeting will be held at the
Remsen Building (400 Dulany Street) in the 1st floor conference room. We are located 2 blocks from the
KING STREET METRO station (BLUE/YELLOW Lines)

http://www.wmata.com/rail/station_detail.cfm?station_id=48

http://goo.gl/maps/UW6p0 -(Walking Directions)

PARKING:

Street Parking
$1.75 per hour, 2 hour max
Free after 9pm

Hoffman Town Center
206 Swamp Fox Rd
Alexandria, VA 22314
$1 after 5pm

Hoffman Town Center
2400 Eisenhower Ave
Alexandria, VA 22314
Free after 5pm

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Throwback Thursday & Elections – ACM SIGGRAPH Washington DC

by on Nov.01, 2015, under Events

Throwback Thursday & Elections – ACM SIGGRAPH Washington DC

DATE: Thursday, November 19, 2015
FROM: 7:00-9:00pm
WHERE: US Patent and Trademark Office (directions below)

It’s election time again! The Washington DC chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is currently accepting nominations for the following positions: Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer. Voting will be conducted on Thursday, November 19, 2015 during the scheduled meeting. The main requirement for a leadership position is all officers must be voting members of ACM and members of ACM SIGGRAPH. Information about the duties and responsibilities for each position can be found on our web site: http://wp.siggraph.org/washington/bylaws/

Nominations from current members in good standing are currently closed.Thank you to all who participated.
Currently nominations are as follows:

Chair – nomination for Roberto Ortiz
Vice-Chair–nomination for Chris Rahaim
Secretary – nomination forMark Jette
Treasurer – nomination for Kim Wallace

If you would like more information about a position, would like to volunteer for a committee, or to even present at a meeting, feel free to contact us at dc_siggraph@mail.com or robertoortiz1@yahoo.com .

After the elections, we will be showing a classic SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival!

Please join us on Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm at the US Patent and Trademark Office. See you there!
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LOCATION:
The meeting will be held at the
Remsen Building (400 Dulany Street) at the 1st floor conference room. We are located 2 blocks from the
KING STREET METRO station (BLUE/YELLOW Lines)

http://www.wmata.com/rail/station_detail.cfm?station_id=48

http://goo.gl/maps/UW6p0-(Walking Directions)

PARKING:

Street Parking
$1.75 per hour, 2 hour max
Free after 9pm

Hoffman Town Center
206 Swamp Fox Rd
Alexandria, VA 22314
$1 after 5pm

Hoffman Town Center
2400 Eisenhower Ave
Alexandria, VA 22314
Free after 5pm
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Contact ACM SIGGRAPH Washington DC:
http://wp.siggraph.org/washington/

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Washington, DC
159 Members

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Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH- Throwback Thursday & Elections

Thursday, Nov 19, 2015, 7:00 PM
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Reaping the Benefits of Architectural Illustrations – Meeting October 15, 2015

by on Oct.05, 2015, under Events

Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH at the Torpedo Factory Art Center – October 15, 2015

Reaping the Benefits of Architectural Illustrations

The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is partnering with the Torpedo Factory Art Center to bring you an evening of Architectural Visualization with Daniel Zeballos, Production Manager at Illustrate My Design.

Research shows that 90% of people cannot visualize space three-dimensionally. Daniel Zeballos, Principal at Illustrate My Design, shares a comprehensive story explaining how Architectural Visualization is a powerful tool used by Architects, Designers, Builders and Engineers. Get a glimpse of how a photo realistic image is created, how it is used in the industry, and the benefits that they bring to any project.
Finally, get insights into the latest technology and the future of Architectural Visualization.

Illustrate My Design was established in 2008, has completed numerous projects, including local landmarks, as well as international projects.

www.illustratemydesign.com

Please join us on Thursday, October 15, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm at the Torpedo Factory Art Center as we explore the world of Architectural Visualization.
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Location:
Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-838-4565
www.torpedofactory.org

Directions:
The Torpedo Factory Art Center is located at the intersection of King Street and N. Union Street in Old Town Alexandria
http://torpedofactory.org/visit/directions/

Paid parking is available across the street from the Torpedo Factory or you can take the free trolley from the King Street metro center. Paid street parking is available in most areas of Old Town Alexandria. There is limited free parking in nearby residential areas, but it is restricted to two hours. There are several garages within walking distance of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, too. For real-time maps to locate parking in garages, visit the ParkMe website or download their free iPhone app. Parking regulations are strictly enforced by the City of Alexandria. Parking is free after 9 pm, on Sundays, and on state holidays. Persons with proper handicapped identification on their cars may park free at any meter and are exempt from residential parking sticker requirements.

Trolley Information: www.dashbus.com/Trolley
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Contact ACM SIGGRAPH Washington DC:
http://wp.siggraph.org/washington/
http://www.meetup.com/DC-ACM-SIGGRAPH/
https://www.facebook.com/DCsiggraph
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/dc-siggraph

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2015 SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival

by on Sep.12, 2015, under Events

DATE: Thursday, September 17, 2015
FROM: 7:00pm-9:00pm
WHERE: Torpedo Factory Art Center (directions below)

The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is partnering with the Torpedo Factory Art Center to host the 2015 SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival in Alexandria, Va. The Computer Animation Festival showcases some of the year’s most dazzling and innovative collection of submitted works selected by a distinguished jury of computer graphics experts and specialists. SIGGRAPH’s Computer Animation Festival celebrates its 42nd year as the world’s leading festival of the most innovative and accomplished computer graphics.

The SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival is recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a qualifying festival for the Academy Awards. Since 1999, several works originally presented in the Computer Animation Festival have been nominated for or have received a “Best Animated Short” Academy Award. In the words of CAF Director Jerome Solomon, “There’s no other stage in the world comparable to SIGGRAPH’s Computer Animation Festival.”

Please join us on Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm at the Torpedo Factory Art Center as we watch some of the best examples of computer animation from the past year.

LOCATION:

Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-838-4565
www.torpedofactory.org

Directions:
The Torpedo Factory Art Center is located at the intersection of King Street and N. Union Street in Old Town Alexandria
http://torpedofactory.org/visit/directions/
Paid parking is available across the street from the Torpedo Factory or you can take the free trolley from the King Street metro center. Paid street parking is available in most areas of Old Town Alexandria. There is limited free parking in nearby residential areas, but it is restricted to two hours. There are several garages within walking distance of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, too. For real-time maps to locate parking in garages, visit the ParkMe website or download their free iPhone app. Parking regulations are strictly enforced by the City of Alexandria. Parking is free after 9 pm, on Sundays, and on state holidays. Persons with proper handicapped identification on their cars may park free at any meter and are exempt from residential parking sticker requirements.

Trolley Information:
www.dashbus.com/Trolley

Contact Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH:
http://wp.siggraph.org/washington/

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ACM SIGGRAPH Conference 2015 Recap

by on Aug.15, 2015, under Events

DATE: Thursday, August 27, 2015
FROM: 7:00pm-9:00pm
WHERE: US Patent and Trademark Office (directions below)

The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH would like to invite you to a SIGGRAPH conference recap. For those of you who did not get to go to the SIGGRAPH conference in LA, our own Roberto Ortiz will be sharing his experiences and insights from the conference! If you attended the conference, share your experiences with those who could not attend this year. Bring your laptop and flash drives and exchange photos! Show off your coveted Pixar teapot or other fun giveaways! Tell us about the cool parties we missed!

SIGGRAPH Conference 2015
http://s2015.siggraph.org/

Please join us on Thursday, August 27, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm at the US Patent and Trademark Office to learn more about the latest news from the SIGGRAPH conference.

LOCATION:

The meeting will be held at the
Remsen Building (400 Dulany Street) in the 1st floor conference room. We are located 2 blocks from the
KING STREET METRO station (BLUE/YELLOW Lines)

http://www.wmata.com/rail/station_detail.cfm?station_id=48

http://goo.gl/maps/UW6p0 -(Walking Directions)

PARKING:

Street Parking
$1.75 per hour, 2 hour max
Free after 9pm

Hoffman Town Center
206 Swamp Fox Rd
Alexandria, VA 22314
$1 after 5pm

Hoffman Town Center
2400 Eisenhower Ave
Alexandria, VA 22314
Free after 5pm

Contact ACM SIGGRAPH Washington DC:
http://wp.siggraph.org/washington/

DC ACM SIGGRAPH

Washington, DC
150 Members

Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH is a non-profit, professional computer graphics organization serving the Washington metropolitan area. Our mission is to foster the synthesis of art…

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ACM SIGGRAPH Conference 2015 – ACM SIGGRAPH Washington DC

by on Jul.09, 2015, under Events

DATE:  Thursday, July 16, 2015
FROM:  7:00-9:00pm
WHERE:  US Patent and Trademark Office (directions below)

Come join the Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH as we discuss the upcoming ACM SIGGRAPH Conference for 2015 in Los Angeles, CA.  The annual SIGGRAPH conference is a five-day interdisciplinary educational experience in the latest computer graphics and interactive techniques including a three-day commercial exhibition that attracts hundreds of exhibitors from around the world.

Topics discussed will include the latest trailers, new technologies, and the Computer Animation Festival.  Board members who have attended past ACM SIGGRAPH conferences will also be presenting their perspectives on the conference as well as providing insight on preparing to attend this event.  For those who are planning to attend the conference and would like advice on how best to present a demo reel or portfolio to potential studios, we will provide guidance on this topic.

SIGGRAPH Conference 2015
http://s2015.siggraph.org/

Please join us on Thursday, July 16, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm at the US Patent and Trademark Office to learn more about the SIGGRAPH conference.

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LOCATION:

The meeting will be held at the Remsen Building (400 Dulany Street) at the 1st floor conference room. We are located 2 blocks from the

KING STREET METRO station (BLUE/YELLOW Lines)
http://www.wmata.com/rail/station_detail.cfm?station_id=48
http://goo.gl/maps/UW6p0-(Walking Directions)

PARKING:
Street Parking
$1.75 per hour, 2 hour max
Free after 9pm

Hoffman Town Center
206 Swamp Fox Rd
Alexandria, VA 22314
$1 after 5pm

Hoffman Town Center
2400 Eisenhower Ave
Alexandria, VA 22314
Free after 5pm

____________________________________________________

Contact ACM SIGGRAPH Washington DC:
http://wp.siggraph.org/washington/

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Washington, DC
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