If you missed SIGGRAPH 2017 watch a selection of recorded Live Streaming Sessions.

Tools of the Trade

Hewlett Packard


Thursday, 3 August, 10:45 am - 12:15 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 402AB

Optical-Flow-Based Face Tracking in "The Mummy"

To simplify the addition of CG elements (runs, split eyes, torn skin, etc.) on Ahmanet in "The Mummy", MPC's software team built several usability tools around its optical-flow system.

Curtis Andrus
Moving Picture Company

A New Contour Method for Highly Detailed Geometry

This talk presents a new contour method for highly detailed geometry, such as commonly found in organic shapes. The method employs sub-pixel-level sub-sampling and generates aesthetic and flicker-free contours with a high level of detail, resulting in images that have an almost hand-drawn quality.

Andreas Bauer
Polygon Pictures Inc.

Lighting Up The Smurfs' Enchanted Forest

In "Smurfs: The Lost Village", the enchanted forest has millions of exotic plants of hundreds of different species that can emit light when in the shade. The animation crew revisited the way in which Katana creates lights to scale to huge light counts without compromising on the ability to fine tune the lighting.

Xinling Chen
Sony Pictures Imageworks

Christopher Kulla
Sony Pictures Imageworks

Lucas Miller
Sony Pictures Imageworks

Alan Chen
Sony Pictures Imageworks