Volume: 27 Issue: 7 (July 2004)

Features

Psychorealism
In 1969, legendary animator Ryan Larkin was at the height of his career. His innovative short film "Walking," one of several films he had made while at the National Film Board of Canada, had received ...
Another Big Leap
The challenge for visual effects studios that work on sequels is always the same: Do better. And when the original film is as successful as Columbia Pictures' Spider-Man, which earned $404 million in ...
Drive Time
The CG artists at visual effects boutique Kroma were sitting in the driver's seat while creating three compelling, action-oriented TV commercials for FOX television's NASCAR coverage.
Life, Or Something Like It
If you could reinvent yourself, what choices would you make? Would you be tall or short, heavy or thin, outgoing or shy? Or would you become a different species, such as a dog or a cat? In Second ...

Department

Market Outlook & News - 7/04
Unlike the PC world where value is often measured solely in terms of speeds and feeds, workstations today are evaluated on a variety of qualities, including reliability, security, compatibility, ...
AlienWare MJ-12
Alienware has been dominating the high-end gaming market for some time now. Hip gamers who need really fast machines have been turning to Alienware systems for both speed and good looks. Whereas ...
Fantasy World
It's an immersive 3D world owned by its users—a place where you can change everything, and create or experience anything you can imagine. Buy and sell land, build a real business, design cars, play ...
Products - 7/04 - Part 1

Products - 7/04 - Part 2

SIGGRAPH Art Gallery
When Sue Gollifer was named chair of the SIGGRAPH 2004 Art Gallery, she was determined to select a title for the gallery that was contemporary and described the theme of this year's exhibits: works ...
Thinking Socially
In a new report titled “Moore’s Law and Electronic Games,” Deloitte Research makes a bold prediction about the future of online gaming: By 2010, online games will become truly mainstream—the total ...
DVD Workshop 2
Ulead's DVD Workshop is a solid, easy-to-use program with which you can quickly get up and running, burning DVDs without a steep learning curve. The new Version 2.0 of the software does not alter the ...
Poser 5
Poser has come a long way. I remember the first version and its unique ability to create and render human figures quickly. When an update added animation, it was clear that the tool would generate a ...
Beyond the HD Hoopla
Such was the case at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention this past April. Final Cut Pro was on stage gaining well-earned "oohs" and "aahs" by editing multiple streams of ...

SIGG4

View from the Top
Q. What are the main themes of the SIGGRAPH 2004 conference? One of the most striking aspects of this year's content is the incredible diversity of uses for the technical advances in computer graphics ...
Exhibitor Tech Talks

Experiences

Special Sessions
All demos are non-commercial, and the host drags participants off the stage if they indulge in hype. Bring an enthusiastic attitude to the event and be prepared for serious fun. The audience votes for ...
Presentations

Services
Inside information on how you can contribute your expertise and energy to SIGGRAPH 2005 and SIGGRAPH 2006. All attendees, exhibitors, and presenters are invited. All questions and comments are ...
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