Animator Sketches

Sketches were a tremendous success this year. Attendance was up by about 100 percent over last year, a sure sign that sketches are coming of age and becoming part of the mainstream in the annual SIGGRAPH conference.

Animator sketches were new for SIGGRAPH 96. Who would have guessed that close to 1,000 people would show for the first session? We didn't. Our apologies to those who were unable to get in! We had presentations on ID4, The Simpsons, Terminator 2-3D, and other wonderful new animations and methods, both Hollywood and obscure. One pioneer pointed out that we've basically reinvented the Electronic Theater in its original form: People showing their animations and talking about them. Very fun and illuminating!

Don't miss the Sketches innovation for SIGGRAPH 96: extended abstracts of published Sketches, in the Visual Proceedings.

David Ebert, SIGGRAPH 97 Sketches Chair, aims to double submissions and attendance. Perhaps Animator Sketches will be presented in the Hollywood Bowl?

Remember: Sketches are designed to be inclusive, so please submit one or more to SIGGRAPH 97! Acceptance rates are much higher than in other SIGGRAPH programs.

Ken Musgrave
SIGGRAPH 96 Sketches Chair

Animator Sketches Committee | SIGGRAPH 97 Call for Participation - Sketches


i used to dream


Using the Painting Process to Create Animation


Homer3: The Simpsons Halloween Special (Treehouse of Horrors VI)

PMS: A Shared Story

Telling a Story with Automated Motion Synthesis

Tales of Production

Cosmic Voyage: Scientific Visualizations for IMAX Film

Terminator 2-3D

The Aerial Dogfight Sequences of "Independence Day"



Partnering 3D CGI and Photography to Create Visual Effects for "Independence Day"

SoRender: A Graphical Interface from Softimage 3D to the RenderMan Standard

The Arrival

The Making of the Butterfly Shot for "The Craft"

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Final SIGGRAPH 96 Web site update: 25 October 1996.
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