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Upcoming Events

Past Events

Environmental Workshop/Panel

11/23/2019

This weekend, November 22-23, there will be an Environmental Storytelling Festival co-organized by various departments at Penn. This two-day festival will explore environmental research and virtual reality across two days of talks, film screenings, and workshops for students, faculty, and staff at Penn and beyond. Members of the UPenn SIGGRAPH board will participate in an environmental game design panel (Saturday November 23rd at 1pm in Van Pelt Information Commons). The panel will be followed by various workshops, including a SIGGRAPH-run Unity workshop on immersive game design.

Digital Illustration Workshop

11/16/2019

DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP from 5-7 in the SIGLAB! For anyone interested in concept art, visual development, and/or illustration.

Alexandre Diboine's brushes

Zac Retz's brushes

Free brushes

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Speaker Series: Activision

11/15/2019

Join Upenn Siggraph this Friday at 6 PM for an awesome talk by Wade Brainerd and Michael Vance from Activision Blizzard! They will be discussing recent changes and next generation games and consoles, as well as their experience in the gaming industry. Both are currently technical directors and have worked on numerous productions, including Call of Duty, so if you are curious about what this role entails in the gaming world, please come with questions!

MAC N MOVIE night

11/09/2019

Thank you for watching The Missing Link (2019 BlueSky) with us!

Speaker Series: Brett Achorn

11/08/2019

Brett graduated in 1997 with MSE and CG PhD and went on to work on various technical directions at Disney. During his talk, Brett will cover some challenges his team has faced throughout his recent work regarding architecture, scale, and speed. There will be a Q&A session at the end of the talk for you to ask Brett questions about his experiences at Penn and in the industry!

SIGGRAPH Halloween Potluck

10/31/2019

Halloween Potluck! Hope you had a spooky Halloween!

Philly Film Festival Shorts Screening an Happy Hour

10/26/2019

The Philly Film Festival!

Fall 2019 Demo Reel Night

10/25/2019

Traditional Demo Reel Night! Thank you for coming out!

Maya Workshop

10/18/2019

The Maya Event was a workshop based tutorial where board members taught and guided students through the AutoDesk Maya software. The students who attended learned the fundamental tools of the program and were able to create a complete canoe by the end of the event.

Alumni speaker Series: James Bartolozzi

10/15/2019

Our first alumni Siggraph speaker James Bartolozzi joined us in the SigLab to talk about his work at Magic Leap, Pixar, and with the music industry.

Resume/Cover Letter Workshop

10/04/2019

For this workshop, we went through resumes and critiqued and provided advice for students that submitted them ahead of time. Additionally, we looked at other resumes for examples of good and back practices along with different formatting and topics that can be brought up in them.

Mentor/Mentee Potluck

09/28/2019

SIGGRAPH had the biggest Potluck of the year with our mentor and mentee families bringing homemade goods and cookies!


Workshop: Intro to CG and ShaderToy

09/24/2019

SIGGRAPH held the first workshop of the semester to introduce new comers to CG and ShaderToy! Thank you Myles Al Yafei for the wonderful presentation!

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Mentor/Mentee Mixer

09/13/2019

Thank you to everybody who came to our Mentor/Mentee Mixer! The Mixer was for students who are interested in finding a mentor or a mentee in the CG@Penn community.


Game Night: Come Meet Your Colleagues

09/06/2019

SIGGRAPH held the first game night of the semester! Hope you enjoyed Monopoly!

Movie Night: Spider-Man: Into the SpiderVerse

05/03/2019

SIGGRAPH held the last movie night of the semester! Hope you enjoyed Spider-Man: Into the SpiderVerse!

Speaker Series: Emre Tanirgan

04/26/2019

SIGGRAPH hosted Emre Tanirgan, a notable alumni of DMD & CGGT, for a great speaker series presentation on his VR project Paradiddle. Thank you for joining us for the talk.

Speaker Series: Mariano Merchante

04/20/2019

SIGGRAPH hosted Mariano Merchante, a notable alumni of CGGT, for a great speaker series presentation on Real Time Ray Tracing and VFX. Thank you for joining us for the talk.

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Faculty lunch: Dr. Chenfanfu Jiang

04/19/2019

SIGGRAPH hosted Dr. Chenfanfu Jiang for a fabulous lunch. Thank you for joining us for the lunch and talk.

Game of Thrones Premiere

04/14/2019

SIGGRAPH hosted a Game of Thrones season 8 premiere viewing.

Faculty Lunch: Dr. Norman Badler and Adam Mally

04/12/2019

SIGGRAPH hosted Dr. Norman Badler and Adam Mally for a fabulous lunch. Thank you for joining us for the lunch and talk.

Speaker Series: Grace Fong

4/06/2019

SIGGRAPH hosted Grace Fong, a notable alumni of DMD and CGGT, for a great speaker series presentation on her career in game development and technical animation production. Thank you for joining us for the talk.

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Faculty Lunch: Stephen Lane

3/26/2019

SIGGRAPH hosted Dr. Stephen Lane, Director of Computer Graphics and Game Technology for a faculty lunch. Thank you for joining us for a casual lunch and talk.

Speaker Series: Paul Kanyuk

3/23/2019

SIGGRAPH hosted Paul Kanyuk of Technical Director at Pixar Studios in a video conference call for Penn's CG students. Thank you to Paul Kanyuk for giving his SIGGRAPH talk on Universal Scene Description.

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Advanced Registration Planning Session

3/22/2019

Plan out the next 4 years of college with SIGGRAPH! We hope the information session was useful to our underclassmen!

Movie Night: Mirai

3/15/2019

Viewing of 2019 Oscars nominee for animation: Mirai by Mamoru Hosoda!

Oscar's Viewing Event

2/24/2019

Viewing of Oscars 2019 with snacks and drinks. Congratulations to all those awarded and nominated!

Penn-Drexel Mixer

2/23/2019

Penn SIGGRAPH x Drexel SIGGRAPH Mixer! Thank you Dzung Nguyen, our external relations chair, for helping to organize this event! Thank you to all those who came.

JOLT Study Break

2/22/2019

Study Break for the CG@PENN students with snacks and drinks while watching the new Pixar SparkShorts.

Qt Day

2/15/2019

Celebration for Valentine's day with chocolate and candy.

FEMMEHACKS WORKSHOP

2/9/2019

For FemmeHacks, an women centric Hackathon, Myles Al Yafei organized a workshop around ShaderToy and the technique of ray-tracing.

RESUME WORKSHOP

2/8/2019

For this workshop, we went through resumes and critiqued and provided advice for students that submitted them ahead of time. Additionally, we looked at other resumes for examples of good and back practices along with different formatting and topics that can be brought up in them.

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ZBRUSH WORKSHOP

11/30/2018

The Zbrush workshop introduced new students to the interface of ZBrush. The first half of the workshop was a mini-lecture to discuss the tools available to sculpt digitally. The other half was spent on creating individual models.

FALL FESTIVAL

11/09/2018

The Fall Festival was an engineering-wide event in collaboration with Penn CSS, HKN, and SWE. Members of the four clubs were there to give advance registration advice to students who had any last minute questions before the deadline. Fall themed snacks and activities, including apple cider and cookie decorating, were provided as a fun study break.

WEBSITE WORKSHOP

11/03/2018

This workshop went over the basics of web design and development, from the most efficient frameworks to how to publish the website. Attendees learned about different ways to integrate html, css, and javascript to achieve various designs, and how to utilize Bootstrap, one of the most popular website frameworks, to expedite the development process.

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HOUDINI WORKSHOP

11/02/2018

The Houdini workshop was an opportunity for students to learn the basics of Houdini. Students learned modeling and animation techniques to become familiar with Houdini’s interface and tools. They then continued to particle simulations, where they built fountains and fireworks.

HALLOWEEN POTLUCK

10/31/2018

This event is for the annual Halloween celebration at SIG lab. This time SIGGRAPH hosted. The event was a great success. Thank you for those of you who dressed up and participated in the activities. We got to pick out the best Halloween costumes and the best decorated pumpkins! Congratulations to Adam Mally, Alexis Ward, Allison Kim and Sharon Dong.

STUDENT PANEL NIGHT

10/26/2018

The Student Panel consisted of a collection of CG@Penn students, grad and undergrad, who each had different experiences in their journey through Computer Graphics. The panel discussed internship opportunities for undergrads, finding the right companies, balancing classes at Penn, and various career options that students can pursue after DMD and CGGT.

DEMO REEL NIGHT

10/19/2018

Students submitted links to their demo reels ahead of time to be critiqued. During the critique we had recent alumni video in to provide live feedback and give a chance for the students to ask questions and/or advice. Additionally, older alumni provided more feedback afterwards that was compiled by our board and sent directly to the students. We also went through good demo reel practices and, as always, showed off the infamous 2011 Dono Reel. Much thanks to Jeremy Newlin ('14), James Bartolozzi ('16), Max Gilbert ('16), Richard Lee ('17), Mariano Merchante ('17), Isabela Rovira ('18), and Daniel Mcann ('18)!

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MAYA WORKSHOP

10/19/2018

The Maya Event was a workshop based tutorial where board members taught and guided students through the AutoDesk Maya software. The students who attended learned the fundamental tools of the program and were able to create a complete canoe by the end of the event.

RESUME/COVER LETTER WORKSHOP

10/12/2018

For this workshop, we went through resumes and critiqued and provided advice for students that submitted them ahead of time. Additionally, we passed out past cover letters for examples of good and back practices along with different formatting and topics that can be brought up in them.

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MENTOR/MENTEE MIXER

9/28/2018

Thank you to everybody who came to our Mentor/Mentee Mixer! It was great to see faces new and old. The Mixer was for students who are interested in finding a mentor or a mentee in the CG@Penn community.

BEGINNERS'S SHADERTOY WORKSHOP

9/21/2018

The Shader-Toy workshop introduced new students to the core ideas behind computer graphics and the computer graphics pipeline. The first half of the workshop was a mini-lecture to discuss the rendering pipeline from code to screen, whilst the second was spent looking at randomness, noise functions, renderers, and Shader-Toy as a platform to test them.