Considering that SIGGRAPH focuses on visual content creation and display, there was no shortage of interesting elements to gawk at on the show floor. From motion capture demos to 3D objects printed for Hollywood productions, there was plenty of entertainment at the Los Angeles Convention Center this year. Major product introductions included ARM's Mali-T604 GPU and a handful of high-end graphics cards from AMD, but the highlight of the show was the Emerging Technologies wing, which played host to a variety of concept demonstrations, gathering top researchers from institutions like the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo and MIT. The exhibition has come to a close for the year, but you can catch up with the show floor action in the gallery below, then click on past the break for links to all of our hands-on coverage, direct from LA.
SIGGRAPH 2012 wrap-up
News and Hands-Ons
- Colloidal Display uses soap bubbles, ultrasonic waves to form a projection screen
- Stuffed Toys Alive! replaces mechanical limbs with strings for a much softer feel
- Chilly Chair uses static electricity to raise your arm hair, force an 'emotional reaction'
- MIT Media Lab's Tensor Displays stack LCDs for low-cost glasses-free 3D
- Gocen optical music recognition can read a printed score, play notes in real-time
- Shader Printer uses heat-sensitive 'paint' that can be erased with low temperatures
- Disney Research's Botanicus Interacticus adds capacitive touch to ordinary plants
- AMD launches its next-gen FirePro graphics card lineup, we go hands-on at SIGGRAPH
- ARM's Mali-T604 makes official debut, we get a first look at the next-gen GPU
- We're live from SIGGRAPH 2012 in Los Angeles!
- OpenGL ES 3.0 and OpenGL 4.3 squeeze textures to the limit
- AMD announces $4k FirePro W9000 GPU, entry-level FirePro A300 APU
- University of Tokyo builds a soap bubble 3D screen
- NVIDIA announces second generation Maximus, now with Kepler power