August 13th, 2018
For five days in Vancouver, the 45th annual SIGGRAPH Conference will play host to the latest innovations in Animation, CG, Digital Art, Games, Visual Effects, Mixed Reality, and Emerging Technologies. Attendees will experience educational opportunities, hands-on demos, and breakthrough technologies from some of the brightest minds in the industry.

Attending this years conference? Catch Mill artists at the talks and panels below:

Experience Unreal Innovation | Monsters, Mascots & The Future of Animation

Date: August 14th, 15th, 16th at 10:30am
Location: Booth 1401
Joji Tsuruga, Head of Creative Technology (The Mill)
This talk will explain the evolution of Mill Mascot, a system that uses UE4 for virtual puppeteering in real-time, and how it enables us to create final-pixel content straight out of the engine.  As the industry shifts in the way we create, view and interact with virtual characters, systems like this will be the future of animated content.

Autodesk Vision Series | Autodesk & The Mill on Bifrost

Date: August 14th at 9:30am
Location: Room 224
Presenter: Marcus Nordenstam, Senior Product Manager (Autodesk) and Vince Baertsoen, Group CG Director (The Mill)
Autodesk's Marcus Nordenstam and Vince Baertsoen, Group CG Director at The Mill will talk about how the latest advancements in the BiFrost procedural effects platform have helped The Mill with commercial projects.