Viz at SIGGRAPH 2012


The Department of Visualization is prepared to represent Texas A&M at SIGGRAPH 2012.  This year's annual international conference on computer graphics returns to Los Angeles, home to most of the leading CG production studios.  While in LA, students, faculty and staff will meet with industry professionals, fellow educators and former students. 

Attending the conference?  The following list of Viz-activities is available as a downloadable PDF.

The Department of Visualization - Texas A&M University
Faculty and Student Conference Activities and Contributions

(List updated July 31)

Sunday– August 5th

A Very Basic Introduction to GLKit for iOS 5: Getting Up and Running

2-3:30 pm

Room 153BC

Ann McNamara


Monday – August 6th

Computational Aesthetic Evaluation: Steps Toward Machine Creativity

9:00 – 10:30 am


Philip Galanter


DreamWorks Educators’ Symposium

9th Annual Screening of the “Student Animation Showcase”

8:45 – 4:30

Faculty and Staff

USC School of Cinematic Arts


Disney Animation Studios Tour

10:30am – Group 1


Tuesday – August 7th

Character Rigging and Creature Wrangling in Game, Feature Animation, and Visual Effects Production

2:00 – 5:15 pm


Tim McLaughlin



6:15 - 7:45 pm

Room 515AB


Animated Still Life

Ergun Akleman & Sarah Beth Eisinger



Kevan Loney & Anne Lynch


French Toast & Bugzilla

Ann McNamara and Students:  John Pettingill, Kelly Kin,
Cong Wang, Jacob Zimmer, Chris Potter, Kourtney Kebodeaux,
Siran Liu, Rakesh Ramesh, and David Monroe


Mandible & Goldblum

Ann McNamara and Students:  Sean Low, Trishia Cleveland,
Chiang Leng, RJ Pena, Garrett Broussard, Wei Wang, 
Rachel Cunningham, Brian Smith, Cassie Hanks, and Caleb Jackson


Visualization Department Reception (VIZ-SIG)

8:00 PM - 1:00 am
Bonaventure Brewing Company
Westin Bonaventure Hotel
404 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071


Wednesday – August 8th


Christians in Computer Animation

Hosted by former vizzer, Andy Smith

10:00 AM – 12:00 pm

Room 507


Student Volunteer special Industry speaker talk:

Electronic Arts (EA) with former vizzer, Gracie Arenas

and current students – Federico Burch and Justin Sheehy.

10:30 to 12:00

Room 307 near the SV office.


Thursday – August 9th


Geometry and Viewing

Session Chair: Scott Schaefer

2:00 PM - 3:30 pm

Room 408A


Disney Animation Studios Tour

10:30AM – Group 2


DreamWorks Animation Studio Tour



Image Playground

3:45 PM - 5:15 pm

Room 408A

Crowd Sourcing Memory Colors For Image Enhancment. 

Ann McNamara


Calligraphic Cutting: Extreme Image Resizing With Cuts in Continuous Domain

Ergun Akleman


Friday – August 10th



The SEAD Network – Carol LaFayette

Image Resizing with Calligraphic Cutting - Youyou Wang

Sketching Knots - Ozgur Guven

Turning Photographs into Abstract Expressionist Paintings - Youyou Wang




Sarah Spofford – Student Volunteer Office

Kelly Kin

Chiang Leng

Sean Low – International Center and Animation Festival

Trisha Cleveland

Jacob Zimmer


posted July 31, 2012