Siggraph 2014 Awards
The Computer Animation Festival awards are:
- Best in show, Box, directed by Tarik Abdel-Gawad, Bot & Dolly. It explores the synthesis of real and digital space through projection mapping on moving surfaces. The short film documents a first-ever live synchronized performance using 3D projection mapping, robots, and actors.
At right, an image from MBandf
- Jury award : Paper World, directed by Dávid Ringeisen, László Ruska, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design. It is an image film for the World Wildlife Fund Hungary where the values that WWF stands for become visible metaphorically on the level of a micro-world.
- Best animated short :Home Sweet Home, directed by Pierre Clenet, Alejandro Diaz, Romain Mazenet, Stéphane Paccolat, Supinfocom Arles (France). A house uproots herself and goes on an adventure.
- Best student project: Wrapped, directed by Roman Kälin, Falko Paeper, Florian Wittmann, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. The deterioration of one is the foundation of another one's life. The world, with its never-ending interplay of eating and being eaten, takes on new dimensions when the unexpected forces of nature clash with the existing structures of our society. The only constant is change.
- Best viual effects: Gravity, directed by Alfonso Cuarón, Esperanto Filmoj
VFX work submitted by Framestore, United Kingdom. This film this year’s VFX Bafta and Oscar winner, turns filmmaking on its head. Rather than adding visual effects to a live-action plate, the film is around 80% computer generated, with the live-action elements (Sandra Bullock and George Clooney’s faces), integrated seamlessly with their CG spacesuits and surroundings.
- Best visualization & simulation: Kinematics, drected by Jessica Rosenkrantz, Jesse Louis-Rosenberg, Nervous System. This video visualizes Kinematics, a system for designing and simulating flexible structures for 3D printing. Kinematics generates customized designs composed of 10s to thousands of hinged, interlocking modules. The designs are computationally folded using rigid-body physics into a smaller form for fabrication by 3D printing.
- Best game: The Crew, directed by Maxime Luère, Dominique Boidin, Rémi Kozyra, Unit Image (France). The concept of this full-CGI trailer consists of juxtaposing the two worlds valued highly by car lovers: aesthetically pleasing advertisements and action scenes. The features of the game, such as the novelty of the multiplayer aspect and the feeling of freedom in an open world, are highlighted through this concept.
- Best real-time graphics: RYSE: Son of Rome, directed by Chris Evans, Peter Gornstein, Martin L’Heureux, Crytek. With this film, the firm decided to focus on characters and emotion to serve the game and story. Ryse is an eight hour game with an additional 110-minutes of linear storytelling content. The submission shows gameplay and cutscenes, both utilize the same assets and can be rendered in real-time.
- Best commercial adversisement: Three, The Pony, directed by Dougal Wilson, Blink Productions
VFX work submitted by MPC. The pony’s bouncy moves were created using a photo-real CG digital double and extensive R&D to translate human movement to a horse. The film cuts seamlessly between CG and real-life footage. Fur was created using MPC's Furtility tool, and environments were altered using compositing and matte painting.
Paris ACM Siggraph, the French chapter of ACM Siggraph, worldwide non-profit organization of computer graphics.