Computer Animation Showcase

DATE:   Thursday, October 4, 2018
FROM:  7:00pm-9:00pm
WHERE:  Torpedo Factory Art Center (directions below)

The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is partnering with the Torpedo Factory Art Center to host a Computer Animation Showcase. The Computer Animation Showcase represents some of the most dazzling and innovative animations from students and professionals around the world.  Several of the animations were screened at the 2018 SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival.

For those who have not had the opportunity to attend a SIGGRAPH conference, the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival, a highlight of the conference, is recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a qualifying festival for the Academy Awards. Since 1999, several works originally presented in the Computer Animation Festival have been nominated for or have received a “Best Animated Short” Academy Award.

Please join us on Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 7pm to 9pm at the Torpedo Factory Art Center as we showcase some of the best examples of computer animation from around the globe.


Location:
Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-838-4565
www.torpedofactory.org

Directions:
The Torpedo Factory Art Center is located at the intersection of King Street and N. Union Street in Old Town Alexandria
http://torpedofactory.org/visit/directions/

Paid parking is available across the street from the Torpedo Factory or you can take the free trolley from the King Street metro center. Paid street parking is available in most areas of Old Town Alexandria. There is limited free parking in nearby residential areas, but it is restricted to two hours. There are several garages within walking distance of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, too. For real-time maps to locate parking in garages, visit the ParkMe website or download their free iPhone app. Parking regulations are strictly enforced by the City of Alexandria. Parking is free after 9 pm, on Sundays, and on state holidays. Persons with proper handicapped identification on their cars may park free at any meter and are exempt from residential parking sticker requirements.

Trolley Information: www.dashbus.com/Trolley


Contact Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH:
http://washington-dc.siggraph.org/
http://www.meetup.com/DC-ACM-SIGGRAPH/
https://www.facebook.com/DCsiggraph
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/dc-siggraph

SIGGRAPH 2018 Conference Recap

DATE:   Thursday, September 20, 2018
FROM:  7:00-9:00pm
WHEREV! Studios (directions below)

The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH would like to invite you to a SIGGRAPH conference recap. For those of you who did not get to go to the SIGGRAPH conference in Vancouver, our very own Kim Wallace and Roberto Ortiz, along with Member at Large Danielle Zaballos, will be sharing their experiences and insights from the conference!  If you attended the conference, share your experiences with those who could not attend this year. Bring your laptop and flash drives and exchange photos! Show off your coveted Pixar teapot or other fun giveaways! Tell us about the cool parties we missed!

SIGGRAPH Conference 2018
http://s2018.siggraph.org/

Please join us on Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 7pm to 9pm at V! Studios to learn more about the latest news from the SIGGRAPH conference.


LOCATION:
V! Studios
8229 Boone Blvd., Suite 420
Vienna, VA

PARKING:
Parking is free at the V! Studios location.


Contact Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH:
http://washington-dc.siggraph.org/
http://www.meetup.com/DC-ACM-SIGGRAPH/
https://www.facebook.com/DCsiggraph
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/dc-siggraph

Preparing for the SIGGRAPH 2018 Conference

DATE: Thursday, July 19, 2018
FROM: 7:00-9:00pm
WHERE: US Patent and Trademark Office (directions below)

Please join the Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH as we discuss the upcoming ACM SIGGRAPH Conference for 2018 in Vancouver, BC. The annual SIGGRAPH conference is a five-day interdisciplinary educational experience in the latest computer graphics and interactive techniques including a three-day commercial exhibition that attracts hundreds of exhibitors from around the world.

Topics discussed will include the latest trailers, new technologies, and the Computer Animation Festival. Board members who have attended past ACM SIGGRAPH conferences will also be presenting their perspectives on the conference as well as providing insight on preparing to attend this event. For those who are planning to attend the conference and would like advice on how best to present a demo reel or portfolio to potential studios, we will provide guidance on this topic.

SIGGRAPH Conference 2018
https://s2018.siggraph.org/

We will also be available to answer questions on topics outside of the SIGGRAPH conference.

Please join us on Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 7pm to 9pm at the US Patent and Trademark Office to learn more about the International SIGGRAPH conference.


LOCATION:
The meeting will be held at the
Remsen Building (400 Dulany Street) in the 1st floor conference room. We are located 2 blocks from the
KING STREET METRO station (BLUE/YELLOW Lines)

http://www.wmata.com/rail/station_detail.cfm?station_id=48
http://goo.gl/maps/UW6p0 -(Walking Directions)

PARKING:
Street Parking
$1.75 per hour, 2 hour max
Free after 9pm

Hoffman Town Center Garage
206 Swamp Fox Rd
Alexandria, VA 22314

Additional paid parking garages are also available in the area.


Contact Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH:
http://washington-dc.siggraph.org/
http://www.meetup.com/DC-ACM-SIGGRAPH/
https://www.facebook.com/DCsiggraph
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/dc-siggraph

Joey Ponthieux: CGI, NASA, and the art of Visual Communication

DATE: Thursday, June 21, 2018
FROM: 7:00pm-9:00pm
WHERE: Torpedo Factory Art Center (directions below)

The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is proud to present Joey Ponthieux, EMMY® award winning professional 3D animator and concept visualization contract artist for NASA. Mr. Ponthieux will discuss the dramatic improvements which have occurred in CGI technology over the past three decades, highlighting several high profile NASA animation projects produced during the span of his career, while discussing the unique communication concepts that are enabled or enhanced through the use of CGI.

Please join us on Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 7pm to 9pm at the Torpedo Factory Art Center as we explore the changing world of CGI with Joey Ponthieux.

* EMMY® is a formal trademark of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (“NATAS”)


Joey Ponthieux BIO
Joey Ponthieux is a professional 3D animator and concept visualization artist. With a career that began in analog graphics production for offset lithography, he is an EMMY® award winning artist with 30 years of CGI production experience in the areas of Higher Education, Broadcast News, and Aerospace Research. He is currently employed by Science Systems and Applications Inc., and assigned to provide advanced computer graphics support for the Aeronautics Research Directorate at NASA Langley Research Center.


LOCATION:
Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-838-4565
http://www.torpedofactory.org

Directions:
The Torpedo Factory Art Center is located at the intersection of King Street and N. Union Street in Old Town Alexandria
http://torpedofactory.org/visit/directions/

Paid parking is available across the street from the Torpedo Factory or you can take the free trolley from the King Street metro center. Paid street parking is available in most areas of Old Town Alexandria. There is limited free parking in nearby residential areas, but it is restricted to two hours. There are several garages within walking distance of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, too. For real-time maps to locate parking in garages, visit the ParkMe website or download their free iPhone app. Parking regulations are strictly enforced by the City of Alexandria. Parking is free after 9 pm, on Sundays, and on state holidays. Persons with proper handicapped identification on their cars may park free at any meter and are exempt from residential parking sticker requirements.

Trolley Information:
www.dashbus.com/Trolley


Contact Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH:
http://washington-dc.siggraph.org/
http://www.meetup.com/DC-ACM-SIGGRAPH/
https://www.facebook.com/DCsiggraph
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/dc-siggraph

Virtual Reality in Architectural Visualization

DATE: Thursday, May 17, 2018
FROM: 7:00pm-9:00pm
WHERE: Illustrate My Design Studio (directions below)

The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is proud to present, Virtual Reality (VR) in Architectural Visualization with Daniel Zeballos, Production Manager at the award winning Illustrate My Design (IMD). Daniel will be discussing and demonstrating how the studio is using VR for Architectural Visualization. In addition, Daniel will discuss games developed by the studio including a marketing game designed for the ADDY’s (American Advertising Awards).

IMD, which was established in 2008, has completed numerous local and international projects including visualization for national landmarks. In 2018, IMD received the DC Webfest “Local Hero Award” in the VR/AR Category for “The Story Unfolds”. IMD also received the 2018 American Society of Architectural Illustrators Award of Excellence Rendering Section.

illustratemydesign.com

Please join us on Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 7pm to 9pm at the Illustrate My Design studio as we explore how VR is used in Architectural Visualization.


Location:
Illustrate My Design
113 S Columbus St
Suite 300
Alexandria VA 22314
illustratemydesign.com

Directions:
Illustrate My Design is located on South Columbus Street south of King Street
Local Parking Map

Paid street parking is available in most areas of Old Town Alexandria. There is limited free parking in nearby residential areas, but it is restricted to two hours. There are also garages within walking distance. For real-time maps to locate parking in garages, visit the ParkMe website or download their free iPhone app. Parking regulations are strictly enforced by the City of Alexandria. Parking is free after 9 pm, on Sundays, and on state holidays. Persons with proper handicapped identification on their cars may park free at any meter and are exempt from residential parking sticker requirements.

Metro riders will use the Yellow or Blue lines then exit at the King Street Metro. The free trolley runs between the Metro station and the waterfront.

Trolley Information: www.dashbus.com/Trolley


Contact Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH:
http://washington-dc.siggraph.org/
http://www.meetup.com/DC-ACM-SIGGRAPH/
https://www.facebook.com/DCsiggraph
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/dc-siggraph

Annual Demo Reel & Portfolio Night

DATE: Thursday, April 19, 2018
FROM: 7:00-9:00pm
WHERE: US Patent and Trademark Office (directions below)

Please join the Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH chapter for our annual demo reel and portfolio review night. Whether you are a graduating student looking to enter the job market, or are a seasoned professional contemplating a change, a dynamic demo reel and portfolio are a must. We will be reviewing demo reels and portfolios after which we will creatively discuss the works. Feedback will be provided on how best to showcase the skills, talents, and experience of each individual. If you don’t have a reel yet, feel free to join us and enjoy networking with other like-minded individuals.

Putting together a demo reel or portfolio can be challenging. How long should it be? What are interviewers looking for? If you are looking for ways to improve your present position, or shopping around for a new one, the time to polish up your demo reel is now. If you’re looking to hire, this will be a great opportunity to see a range of fresh new talent.

We would like to request an RSVP to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/DCsiggraph), or email us at DC-GRAPH-Officers@listserv.acm.org, then indicate if you will be bringing a demo reel to share. You can also put your demo on a website then we will test the link before the event to make sure everything works.

Please join us on Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 7pm to 9pm at the US Patent and Trademark Office as the Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH chapter discusses demo reels, portfolio questions, and more at our Annual Demo Reel & Portfolio Night.

See you there!


LOCATION:
The meeting will be held at the
Remsen Building (400 Dulany Street) in the 1st floor conference room. We are located 2 blocks from the
KING STREET METRO station (BLUE/YELLOW Lines)

http://www.wmata.com/rail/station_detail.cfm?station_id=48

http://goo.gl/maps/UW6p0 -(Walking Directions)

PARKING:
Street Parking
$1.75 per hour, 2 hour max
Free after 9pm

Hoffman Town Center Garage
206 Swamp Fox Rd
Alexandria, VA 22314

Additional paid parking garages are also available in the area.


Contact Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH:
http://washington-dc.siggraph.org/
http://www.meetup.com/DC-ACM-SIGGRAPH/
https://www.facebook.com/DCsiggraph
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/dc-siggraph

Geospatial Mapping

DATE: Thursday, March 15, 2018
FROM: 7:00pm-9:00pm
WHERE: Torpedo Factory Art Center (directions below)

The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is proud to present, Geospatial Mapping with Craig Brower and Isaac Zaworski of VRICON. Isaac and Craig will conduct an interactive discussion on all things geospatial to include, how geospatial mapping technology, along with satellite imagery, has changed the face of traditional mapping techniques as well as how the technology has become part of our everyday lives. From cell phones to satellites, we will explore how geospatial mapping has changed the way we view our world.

Please join us on Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 7pm to 9pm at the Torpedo Factory Art Center as we explore the exciting world of geospatial mapping with Craig Brower and Isaac Zaworski.

Visit VRICON


Craig Brower BIO
Vice President for Sales
Craig joined Vricon early in 2015, making him one of the company’s first employees. No stranger to the intelligence and defense communities, he started his career at the CIA and has held leadership positions at BAE Systems, DigitalGlobe, and Leidos. Craig also is a professional photographer whose portfolio includes official snaps of President Clinton’s inaugural ball.

Isaac Zaworski
Vice President
Isaac is an engineer at heart and comes to Vricon via Urban Robotics, where he was the CTO. Isaac’s passion focuses on overcoming the challenges presented by 3D imagery data sets, and he’s done this in military theaters around the world. Isaac grew up in the Pacific Northwest and views it as one of the best places to live – we think this view is influenced by easy access to Voodoo donuts.


LOCATION:
Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-838-4565
http://www.torpedofactory.org

Directions:
The Torpedo Factory Art Center is located at the intersection of King Street and N. Union Street in Old Town Alexandria
http://torpedofactory.org/visit/directions/

Paid parking is available across the street from the Torpedo Factory or you can take the free trolley from the King Street metro center. Paid street parking is available in most areas of Old Town Alexandria. There is limited free parking in nearby residential areas, but it is restricted to two hours. There are several garages within walking distance of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, too. For real-time maps to locate parking in garages, visit the ParkMe website or download their free iPhone app. Parking regulations are strictly enforced by the City of Alexandria. Parking is free after 9 pm, on Sundays, and on state holidays. Persons with proper handicapped identification on their cars may park free at any meter and are exempt from residential parking sticker requirements.

Trolley Information:
www.dashbus.com/Trolley


Contact Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH:
http://washington-dc.siggraph.org/
http://www.meetup.com/DC-ACM-SIGGRAPH/
https://www.facebook.com/DCsiggraph
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/dc-siggraph

Adobe Illustrator Techniques and Tips II

DATE:   February 22, 2018
FROM:  7:00pm-9:00pm
WHERE:  US Patent and Trademark Office (directions below)

The Washington DC chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is proud to present, Adobe Illustrator Techniques and Tips II. Our chapter Chair, Mark Jette, will demonstrate various Illustrator tools and techniques along with how they were used to create unique illustrations. Whether you are an experienced Illustrator user, or new to the application, there will be something for everybody.

Adobe Illustrator is the industry-standard vector graphics application which lets you create logos, icons, sketches, typography and complex illustrations for print, web, interactive, video and mobile.

Please join us on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 7pm to 9pm at the US Patent and Trademark Office for our version of Show & Tell with Adobe Illustrator.


LOCATION:
The meeting will be held at the
Remsen Building (400 Dulany Street) in the 1st floor conference room. We are located 2 blocks from the
KING STREET METRO station (BLUE/YELLOW Lines)

http://www.wmata.com/rail/station_detail.cfm?station_id=48
http://goo.gl/maps/UW6p0 -(Walking Directions)

PARKING:
Street Parking
$1.75 per hour, 2 hour max
Free after 9pm

Hoffman Town Center Garage
206 Swamp Fox Rd
Alexandria, VA 22314

Additional paid parking garages are also available in the area.


Contact Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH:
http://washington-dc.siggraph.org/
http://www.meetup.com/DC-ACM-SIGGRAPH/
https://www.facebook.com/DCsiggraph
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/dc-siggraph

Computer Animation Festival Showcase Encore

DATE:   January 25, 2018
FROM:  7:00pm-9:00pm
WHERE:  US Patent and Trademark Office (directions below)

The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is presenting an encore showing of the Computer Animation Festival Showcase. If you missed the show at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, this is your chance to catch it again. The Computer Animation Festival showcases some of the most dazzling and innovative animations from 2016-2017, many of which were presented at the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival. We will also discuss our upcoming events for 2018.

For those who are not familiar, the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival is recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a qualifying festival for the Academy Awards. Since 1999, several works originally presented in the Computer Animation Festival have been nominated for or have received a “Best Animated Short” Academy Award.

Please join us on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 7pm to 9pm at the US Patent and Trademark Office as we showcase some of the best examples of computer animation from around the globe.


LOCATION:
The meeting will be held at the
Remsen Building (400 Dulany Street) in the 1st floor conference room. We are located 2 blocks from the
KING STREET METRO station (BLUE/YELLOW Lines)

http://www.wmata.com/rail/station_detail.cfm?station_id=48
http://goo.gl/maps/UW6p0 -(Walking Directions)

PARKING:
Street Parking
$1.75 per hour, 2 hour max
Free after 9pm

Hoffman Town Center Garage
206 Swamp Fox Rd
Alexandria, VA 22314

Additional paid parking garages are also available in the area.


Contact Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH:
http://washington-dc.siggraph.org/
http://www.meetup.com/DC-ACM-SIGGRAPH/
https://www.facebook.com/DCsiggraph
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/dc-siggraph

Exploring WebVR/Chapter Board Elections

DATE:   Thursday, November 16, 2017
FROM:  7:00-9:00pm
WHERE:  US Patent and Trademark Office (directions below)

The Washington DC chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is proud to present Exploring WebVR with Sean McBeth, developer of the Primrose VR framework.  Sean will provide a brief history of VR on the Web followed by a survey of the available platforms and frameworks.  He will also discuss how these pieces all fit together.  The discussion will   be followed by a short demonstration on using Primrose to get started in WebVR.

The Washington DC chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH will also conduct our annual election for chapter board positions at the beginning of  the meeting.  All eligible voting members of the Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH chapter were notified to nominate board members by November 3, 2017.  The results of the nominations are posted below.

Current nominations for the 2018 board positions are:

Chair  – nomination for Mark Jette
Vice-Chair – nomination for Kim Wallace
Secretary  – nomination for Paras Kaul
Treasurer  – nomination for Roberto Ortiz

Please join us on Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm at the US Patent and Trademark Office to learn more about WebVR with Sean McBeth.


BIOGRAPHY

Sean McBeth
Sean McBeth is a senior consultant at Deloitte Digital for virtual reality, augmented reality, games, simulation, graphics, abstract data visualization, audio synthesis and processing, computer vision, peer-to-peer networking, desktop, Web, mobile, real-time communication, hardware prototyping, embedded systems, reporting, GIS, and relational database systems.
https://seanmcbeth.com/


LOCATION:
The meeting will be held at the
Remsen Building (400 Dulany Street) at the 1st floor conference room. We are located 2 blocks from the
KING STREET METRO station (BLUE/YELLOW Lines)

http://www.wmata.com/rail/station_detail.cfm?station_id=48
http://goo.gl/maps/UW6p0 -(Walking Directions)

PARKING:
Street Parking
$1.75 per hour, 2 hour max
Free after 9pm

Hoffman Town Center Garage
206 Swamp Fox Rd
Alexandria, VA 22314

Additional paid parking garages are also available in the area.


Contact Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH:
http://washington-dc.siggraph.org/
http://www.meetup.com/DC-ACM-SIGGRAPH/
https://www.facebook.com/DCsiggraph
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/dc-siggraph