CGW Announces SIGGRAPH 2011 Silver Edge Awards

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Last month in Vancouver, British Columbia, ACM SIGGRAPH held its annual conference and exhibition.

SIGGRAPH 2011, the world’s premier conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques, welcomed nearly 16,000 artists, research scientists, gaming experts and developers, filmmakers, students, and academics from 74 countries around the globe to Vancouver. Not only did the event break the city’s previous conference attendance records, it marked a first time that the show was held outside the US.

More than 150 industry organizations exhibited at the conference, representing 17 countries—with approximately half from outside the US.

As expected, there were a number of impressive technologies at the show, so selecting the CGW Silver Edge Award winners was certainly challenging. Yet, there were some offerings that stood out from the rest as having the potential of greatly impacting our industry now and in the future. These have been selected as winners of the Computer Graphics World Silver Edge Awards for what the editors deem to have been the best of show. (A detailed description of the winners will appear in the October/November issue of CGW.)

Nvidia’s Project Monterey.

Sony Pictures Imageworks’/Lucasfilm’s Alembic 1.0.

Maxon’s Cinema 4D Release 13.

Optis’s Theia RT.

IKinema’s animation plug-in.

Tandent Vision Science’s Trillien.

Pixologic’s ZBrush 4R2.

Smith Micro’s Poser 9/Poser Pro 2012.

Vicon’s Mobile Motion Capture.

Nvidia’s Project Maximus.

CGW initiated the awards earlier this year as a way of recognizing products at major industry trade shows that stand out from the rest for one reason or another.

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