SIGGRAPH 2014 will showcase more than 40 contributor Dailies with presenters ranging from students to industry giants on Wednesday, 13 August at the Vancouver Convention Centre. SIGGRAPH Dailies celebrate excellence in computer animation and are presented as part of a two-hour program of images and short animations that take attendees behind-the-scenes of major production sequences.

“Dailies is a very special program because it celebrates the artists who create computer graphics,” noted Mark Elendt, SIGGRAPH 2014 Dailies Chair from Side Effects Software Inc. “The variety of work presented also keeps the event fresh and interesting — there really is something for everyone, including feature film shot break-downs, game art and design, scientific visualization, and even jewelry design."

According to Elendt, attendees will be astounded by the sheer excellence displayed in modeling, shading, animation, lighting, effects, and more as part of the can’t-miss SIGGRAPH 2014 Dailies. With less than two minutes for each presentation, artists are challenged to get their stories across in a fast-paced, exciting environment.

The SIGGRAPH 2014 Dailies program is sponsored by DreamWorks Animation and available only to Full and Select Conference pass holders. Tickets can be purchased at and start at $230 USD. For the full lineup of Dailies, visit

Highlights from SIGGRAPH 2014 Dailies:

Burning Down the House: Evolution of a Multi-Element Fire Effect on ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ (Or: How We Got What We’re After)
Presenter: Benjamin Sutherland, DreamWorks Animation

Ryse: Son of Rome – Transitions; CGI Reliefs
Presenters: Selim Sykut, Andrew Sykut, Platige Image

Preparing Carl for Combat in ‘Toy Story of Terror’
Presenter: Mei Kee Poh, Pixar Animation Studios

Two Interns, Ten Weeks, Ten Shots
Presenters: Nathaniel Lapinski, Nate Usiak, Side Effects Software Inc.

Rafting the Amazon: ‘Rio 2’ Rapids Sequence
Presenter: Diego Garzon, Blue Sky Studios, Inc.

Dam Robots: A Collaborative Production Between Texas A&M University and ReelFX Studios
Presenter: Cameron Coker, Texas A&M University

About SIGGRAPH 2014
SIGGRAPH 2014 will bring thousands of computer graphics and interactive technology professionals from five continents to Vancouver, Canada for the industry's most respected technical and creative programs focusing on research, science, art, animation, music, gaming, interactivity, education, and the web from Sunday, 10 August through Thursday, 14 August 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. SIGGRAPH 2014 includes a three-day exhibition of products and services from the computer graphics and interactive marketplace from 12-14 August 2014.

The ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques is an interdisciplinary community interested in research, technology, and applications in computer graphics and interactive techniques. Members include researchers, developers, and users from the technical, academic, business, and art communities. ACM SIGGRAPH enriches the computer graphics and interactive techniques community year-round through its conferences, global network of professional and student chapters, publications, and educational activities.

About ACM
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting educators, researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources, and address the field’s challenges. ACM strengthens the computing profession’s collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for lifelong learning, career development, and professional networking.