Disney Research at 2012 SIGGRAPH Conference

Across the Disney Research family, which includes Disney Research Pittsburgh, Disney Research Zurich, Pixar Animation Studios Research Group, and Walt Disney Animation Studios Research Group, we had an excellent showing at the 2012 ACM SIGGRAPH conference. This year’s conference was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, August 5-9, 2012.

The Disney Research team members presented a combined total of twenty-nine papers, presentations, talks, and courses.

The video to the right is the Technical Papers Preview, which includes some of the contributions from Disney Research.

PAPERS

Papers presented at SIGGRAPH 2012

Monday, August 6
9:00-10:30am
Video-Based 3D Motion Capture Through Biped Control
Disney Research, Pittsburgh
Location: 515 AB
2:00-3:00pm Practical Temporal Consistency for Image-Based Graphics Applications
Disney Research, Zurich
Location: 515 AB
3:45-5:35pm Bilinear Spatiotemporal Basis Models
Disney Research, Pittsburgh
Location: 502 AB
3:45-5:35pm Three-Dimensional Proxies for Hand-Drawn Characters
Disney Research, Pittsburgh
Location: 408 A
Tuesday, August 7
10:45am-12:15pm
A Theory of Monte Carlo Visibility Sampling
Pixar Research Group, Disney Research Zurich
Location: 502 AB
10:45am-12:15pm Theory, Analysis and Applications of 2D Global Illumination
Disney Research Zurich
Location: 502 AB
2:00-3:30pm Virtual Ray Lights for Rendering Scenes with Participating Media
Disney Research Zurich
Location: 502 AB
3:45-5:35pm Deformable Objects Alive!
Disney Research Zurich
Location: 502 AB
3:45-5:35pm Rig-Space Physics
Disney Research Zurich
Location: 502 AB
3:45-5:35pm Fast Automatic Skinning Transformations
Disney Research Zurich
Location: 502 AB
Wednesday, August 8
2:00-3:30pm
REVEL: Tactile Feedback Technology for Augmented Reality
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Location: 403 AB
3:45-5:35pm Physically-Based Simulation of Rainbows
Disney Research Zurich
Location: 502 AB
Thursday, August 9
10:45am-12:15pm
Reflections on Simultaneous Impact
Walt Disney Animation Studios Research Group
Location: 502 AB
2:00-3:30pm Feature-Adaptive GPU Rendering of Catmull-Clark Subdivision Surfaces
Pixar Research Group
Location: 408 A
3:45-5:15pm Coupled 3D Reconstruction of Sparse Facial Hair and Skin
Disney Research Zurich
Location: 515 AB
3:45-5:15pm Physical Face Cloning
Disney Research Zurich, Walt Disney Imagineering
Location: 515 AB

TALKS

Thursday, August 9
2:00-3:30pm
Curls Gone Wild: Hair Simulation in “Brave”
Pixar Animation Studios / Pixar Research Group
Location: 403 AB

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES DEMOS

Sunday – Thursday
Hours Vary
REVEL: A Tactile Feedback Technology for Augmented Reality
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Location: Concourse Foyer
Hours Vary Botanicus Interacticus: Interactive Plants and Technology
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Location: Concourse Foyer
Hours Vary Interactive Light-Field Painting
Disney Research Pittsburgh/Boston Office
Location: Concourse Foyer

SIGGRAPH MOBILE

Tuesday, August 7
9:00am-12:15pm
Data-Driven Simulation Methods in Copmputer Graphics: Cloth, Tissue and Faces
Disney Research Zurich
Location:
Thursday, August 9
2:00-5:15pm
State-ot-the-Art in Photon-Density Estimation
Disney Research Zurich, Pixar Research Group, Walt Disney Animation Studios Research Group
Location:408B

COURSES

Tuesday, August 7
9:00am-12:15pm
Data-Driven Simulation Methods in Copmputer Graphics: Cloth, Tissue and Faces
Disney Research Zurich
Location:
Thursday, August 9
2:00-5:15pm
State-ot-the-Art in Photon-Density Estimation
Disney Research Zurich, Pixar Research Group, Walt Disney Animation Studios Research Group
Location:408B