Innovative future technologies take centerstage at SIGGRAPH Asia in Bangkok

Innovative future technologies take centerstage at SIGGRAPH Asia in Bangkok

The 10th edition of SIGGRAPH Asia is set to host a total of 47 regional and international exhibitors.

Hailing from countries such as Thailand, Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea and the United States, these companies will be showcasing their newest developments in hardware and software applications in Computer Graphics and Interative Techniques.

23 are first-time exhibitors, including companies such as Epic Games, SOFA Framework, Luxion Inc, NewOlderVFX Co., Ltd, Ringling College of Art and Design, Unity Technologies and Yannix (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Tertiary institutions in Thailand such as Chulalongkorn Business School (Business Visualization Research Group) and Thammasat University will debut their latest research at SIGGRAPH Asia. Thammasat University, in particular will be collaborating with with DigiPen Institute of Technology, USA for the very first time to co-develop academic programs with the nation’s Digital Innovation Design and Technology Center (DIDTC).

The collaboration aims to produce qualified graduates in the digital content field to support the growing global market. The Innovative Digital Design and Creative Digital Technology Programs, named IDD-CDT is the first joint effort academic program in computer interactive and digital content technologies.

“SIGGRAPH Asia’s debut in Thailand has been long-awaited. Thailand’s Digital Economy policy is growing rapidly and is strongly supported by the Royal Thai Government, through its Thailand’s 4.0 initiative. Startups in animation, games, CGI/VFX, interactive media and VR/AR as well as research from over 40 national universities will be featured at the event for the entire world to see. I believe that It is Thailand’s time and the time is now,” said Dr. Surapong Lertsithichai, SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 Conference Chair and Director, Center for Creative Economy Project, Mahidol University, Thailand.

French company SOFA Framework will be showcasing live demonstrations of their SOFA software;an open-source framework for multi-physics simulations that works with Unity 3D. SOFA Framework is a non-profit organization aiming at gathering partners willing to collaborate and share the costs associated with the maintenance, coordination of the developments and animation of the open-source community.

Another first-time exhibitor is Yannix (Thailand) Co Ltd. A world leader in Visual Effects preparation and support, the Yannix (Thailand) team has worked with international production teams to deliver customised solutions on films such as Kingsmen: The Golden Circle and Spiderman: Homecoming, among others.

“Yannix (Thailand) Co. Ltd. is thrilled to welcome the computer graphics community to our hometown for SIGGRAPH ASIA 2017. Bangkok has been Yannix’ base of operations since 2005. We are recognized globally for the contributions we’ve made to visual effects (VFX) in Hollywood motion pictures for nearly a quarter of a century,” said Danny Turner, Producer at Yannix (Thailand) Co Ltd.

“Today, in addition to our feature film work, Yannix (Thailand) also lends our expertise to award-winning international television commercials and groundbreaking episodic television programming from around the globe. In recent years, Yannix (Thailand) has expanded our global client base beyond traditional “Hollywood” projects to work on projects for Asian and Australasian markets,” Turner said.

More information about SIGGRAPH Asia can be accessed at https://sa2017.siggraph.org/.

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