The 38th International Conference And Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques


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West Building, Rooms 211-214
Wednesday, 10 August 6 pm - 7:30 pm

SIGGRAPH Dailies! brought to you by Dreamworks Animation.

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This celebration of excellence in computer graphics showcases images and short animations of extraordinary power and beauty. Each presenter has one minute to present an animation and describe the work. The format is very similar to Technical Papers Fast Forward, except there is no talk later in the week.

SIGGRAPH Dailies! is where you can catch up on the state of the art - and craft - of computer graphics.

SIGGRAPH Dailies! is where you will be astounded by sheer excellence in modeling, shading, animation, lighting, effects, and more.

SIGGRAPH Dailies! is where you can participate in the vibrant production culture that surrounds presenting and reviewing work that was completed despite seemingly endless obstacles.

The program debuted last year at SIGGRAPH 2010 in Los Angeles, to rave reviews. 

SIGGRAPH Dailies! Chair
Rajesh Sharma
Walt Disney Animation Studios

SIGGRAPH Dailies! Show Order

Mortal Kombat X-Ray Attacks

An overview of the art process used to create the new x-ray attacks in Mortal Kombat.

Jon Greenberg 
NetherRealm Studios

Extreme Animation: Novice Edition

A team of first-time animators test their chops on prime-time television.

Michael Honeck
Steve Geist
Kim Kiser
Franz Mendonsa
Katherine Rubenstein
Freddie Sulit
Carnegie Mellon University Entertainment Technology Center

TILTING the Axiom

Learn how to simulate thousands of obese spacefarers bouncing off chairs, sliding, and piling up into a human heap, using rigid body dynamics, AI, motion blending, and quaternion filtering.

Paul Kanyuk
Pixar Animation Studios

Zombie Satellites: A Technical Animation

Technical animation depicting a drifting Zombie satellite that's causing headaches in geosynchronous orbit.

Kel Elkins
Ed Mackey
Ed Gee
Josh Reicher
Analytical Graphics, Inc.

The Water Sheeting Effect in "Megamind"

Water streaming, or "sheeting", down the street during a rainstorm was a subtle, yet highly effective effects element that aided an emotional sequence in "Megamind".

Devon Penney

Peak 9 VFX

The main achievement for me was the process from conceptualization to development to the final output.

Yuvraj Magar
Pixelsque Studios


An animation produced in four weeks by eight inexperienced but dedicated undergraduate students across the United States and Europe collaborating over the internet.

Kevan Loney
Justin Sheehy
Wesley Cardwell
Anne Lynch
Thomas Storey
Caleb Kicklighter
James Storey
Jose Contreras
Federico Burch
Texas A&M University

Designing a Splash in Disney's "Tangled"

A water splash in "Tangled" from hand-drawn keys by a Disney effects veteran to techniques on hitting the design and timing.

Dale Mayeda
Disney Animation Studios

Comparing the Radar Cross Section of Jet Fighters: An Idiot’s Guide

Technical animation used to express the differences in radar cross section among fighter jets and its impact on mission success.

Branden Coker
Kel Elkins
Analytical Graphics, Inc.

SandCanvas: New Possibilities in Sand Animation

Inspired by the popularity and aesthetics of sand animation, this new multi-touch artistic medium simplifies creation of sand animations and enables new expressions.

Rubaiat Kazi
Kien-Chuan Chua
Shengdong Zhao
National University of Singapore  

Richard Davis
Singapore Management University

Low Kok-Lim
National University of Singapore

God of War 3: Chimaera Tail Swipe Attack

Breakdancing-inspired attack for the Chimaera mini-boss from God of War 3.

Michael Cuevas
SCEA Santa Monica Studios

The Bookshelf and the Skirt:How a Prop Tool Saved a Character Rigger

A graduate student creates the rig for a character’s skirt by applying the same techniques used to distort props during the production of the student film "Collectible".

Andrew Gartner
Michael Honeck
Mike Capristo
Kim Kiser
Steve Geist
Carnegie Mellon Entertainment Technology Center

Rolling & Unrolling Rapunzel's Hair

Unrolling hair.

Kelly Ward
Walt Disney Animation Studios


An innovative, collaborative class project created by students in an experimental animation course at the Emily Carr University of Art & Design.

Martin Rose

In the Clouds

A traditional animation that retains a handmade feel while leveraging digital techniques and tools.

Jennifer Deafenbaugh
Emily Berrios
Catherine Newell
Michael Carroll
Antonio Crespo
The Itty-Bitty Studio

God of War 3 Poseidon Creature Boss Fight

Creation of a complicated character during production of God of War 3.

Katon Callaway
SCEA Sony Santa Monica

Running out of Steam

Robert discovers his world from a strange detailed perspective due to the fact that he lives in a much smaller world than our own.

Kevin Primm
Jake Ross
Texas A&M University

Youthenizing Tron

Modeling lead Dan Platt, armed with a digital scalpel and a lot of incriminating pictures, "youthenized" actor Bruce Boxleitner from age 60 to 30 in "TRON: Legacy".

Dan Platt
Digital Domain

Eyes on the Gulf

Collaboration between researchers and visualizers to create timely visualizations of the oil spill during the time of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Karla Vega
Adam Kubach
University of Texas at Austin

Oil, Pixels, and Poetry

A collaboration between computer scientists and a visual artist to produce a series depicting the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Francesca Samsel
Brandt Westing
Karla Vega
University of Texas at Austin

CG on the High Seas

One grad student's animation adventure while living with scientists aboard a research vessel for eight weeks in the North Pacific.

Stephanie Keske
Texas A&M University

Putting On A Show: Laser Light Shows for "Megamind"

A laser light rig that can be choreographed by the director and a multiple-passed rendering technique to simulate delicate laser light effects.

Fangwei Lee

James Webb Space Telescope, How to Build a Sunshield

The workflow developed at Northop Grumman Aerospace Systems to animate deployment of a tennis-court-sized multi-layered sunshield for the James Webb Space Telescope spacecraft.

Vladimir Sierra
Carrillo Tony
Faren Mandel
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

The Candlelight Shot for "Tangled"

Twenty-four candles and 144 shadow maps in a week!

Hans-Joerg Keim
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Air Traffic Visualization

A brief overview of a visualization effort to convert NASA simulated air traffic data, depicting human-in-the-loop conflict prevention, to AGI STK for post-analysis review.

Joey Ponthieux
Science Systems and Applications, Inc.

David Wing
NASA Langley Research Center

How to Make a "Faux Fractal"

The inner workings of "faux fractal".

Benjamin Ridgway
Northeastern University

What to Reflect When You're Reflecting

The challenge: illuminate black motorcycles in a dark environment without much available light. Christopher Nichols explains the techniques used to make the light-cycle sequence in "TRON: Legacy" a thing of beauty.

Jonathan Litt
Digital Domain

Cooking Flower Soup for Disney's "Tangled"

The plot of "Tangled" required visual effects to show the magic flower transforming into a life-giving soup without destroying the essence of its power, allowing Rapunzel's birth.

Andrew Selle
Walt Disney Animation Studios

"Kung Fu Panda 2" Cannon Element Development

Boom! Making the cannon blast for "Kung Fu Panda 2".

Lawrence Lee
DreamWorks Animation