Revised dates for ‘Anigraph 2004’ : 24-26 June

ACM Siggraph Mumbai (India) Chapter which organizes around 6 animation and VFX related workshops and seminars a year, has announced the revised dates for ‘Anigraph 2004’, its first ever mega show on animation, VFX and computer graphics in India. In the planning for several months, the event shall be held at Mumbai’s Rang Sharda Auditorium in Bandra between 24 and 26 June 2004.The timings for the show are 10 am to 6 pm. With India’s VFX pioneer Ramesh Meer at the helm of affairs, Anigraph 2004 promises to be a well attended event. Voicing his anticipation for the show, Meer said, “ACM Siggraph has around five hundred members of which four hundred are expected to attend the show.” He added, “The Rang Sharda auditorium has around eight hundred seats, half are reserved for members of the trade and the other half is kept for the students.” Amongst the highlights of the show is a technical presentation by Martin Poole of Pixelfarm (UK), who is especially flying down to explain how their software enabled motion tracking for the Oscar nominated top grosser, “Cold Mountain.” The session on Digital Visual Effects will have the country’s best studios displaying their latest show reels along with a discussion on the technology they have used in creating those visual effects. The show is supported by Broadcast India and APAI (Animation Producers of India), Arena Multimedia and Image Institute. The exhibition will showcase state-of-the-art products and technology. A press release states that the confirmed exhibitors include Seagate, Apple, Shaf, IBM, Leitch, Softimage, Eyeon Inc, Alias, Krops and Motion Builder. Amongst the exhibitors who shall make presentations are Discreet, Alias and Softimage who will present the best creative aspects of their animation and compositing software. Discreet will also unveil the Digital Grading Technology used in last years animated top grosser “Finding Nemo.” The Japanese motion capture product Krops will also be discussed and demonstrated at the show.