What we're about

We are the Silicon Valley local chapter for the Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM) Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH).

Our mission is to promote the generation and dissemination of information on computer graphics and interactive techniques.

Our purpose is to foster a membership community whose core values help them to catalyze the innovation and application of computer graphics and interactive techniques.

We meet roughly every month, usually on the third Thursday. Our chapter has been officially meeting for over 15 years, but it goes back over 35 years.

We hold an annual presentation of the SIGGRAPH Electronic Theater, a video presentation of cutting edge computer animation from the recent SIGGRAPH conference.

Topics we have covered: VR/MR/AR, Visual Effects (VFX), Game Development, Animation, Mobile, Ray Tracing, CNN, Model Creation, Web, 3D Printing, New Standards,….

Past speakers have come from: Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), Unity, Stanford, NVIDIA, Pixar, UC Berkeley,….

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SIGGRAPH 2020 (Virtual)

Online event

SIGGRAPH 2020 (https://s2020.siggraph.org) MARK YOUR CALENDAR Save the date! After shifting the conference to a virtual format as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and conference center unavailability, we're excited to share our online conference dates and additional details about the SIGGRAPH 2020 experience. Conference content will include both on-demand presentations and scheduled sessions. Here are the dates you should mark on your calendar: 17 August | On-demand content will be available, allowing for exploration, learning, and the opportunity for participants to review presentations in advance of the interactive contributor sessions. 24–28 August | Interactive contributor sessions and other "can't miss" scheduled sessions take place. 27 October | Last day to view on-demand conference content. https://s2020.siggraph.org/conference/ Registration is now open, and we look forward to seeing you online at SIGGRAPH 2020! https://s2020.siggraph.org/attend/register/ THINK BEYOND Inspiration creates progress. Join researchers, artists, and technologists in computer graphics and interactive techniques for the SIGGRAPH 2020 virtual conference. Technical Papers Preview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYdMKdRUq_8 SIGGRAPH 2020 Playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUPhVMQuDB_YnJWLfg7ylxnfSWdhSXipd Schedule at a Glance TBA https://s2020.siggraph.org/attend/schedule-at-a-glance/ Live Streaming Sessions TBA We hope you'll join us at the virtual intersection of computer graphics and interactive techniques.

Creating 3D content
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There are plenty of platforms for rendering and writing code for graphics platforms. Yet, content creation in 3D seems to be daunting. Any classes on using Blender or other inexpensive 3D content creation tools would be great.

3D Printing
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SIGGRAPH University - "Introduction to 3D Computer Graphics"

This complimentary course, originally presented at the SIGGRAPH 2013 conference, 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. To learn about other free, informative videos and the complete educational offerings at the annual SIGGRAPH conference, visit http://s2014.siggraph.org/. SIGGRAPH 2014, the world's largest international conference and exhibition on computer graphics and interactive techniques will bring together thousands of professionals, 10-14 August 2014, Vancouver, Canada. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5T-UmMMsrA&list=PLUPhVMQuDB_aWSKj7L_-3Ot_nxBze_YMy You can use this as an online discussion group and depending on the amount of interest, we can meet informally or have a formal presentation.

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