SIGGRAPH '18- ACM SIGGRAPH 2018 Computer Animation Festival

Full Citation in the ACM Digital Library

SESSION: Electronic theater

1 Mètre/heure

Caught up in our human lives, we miss out on the amazing. On a airplane wing, a company of snails performs a wonderfully slippery choreography...

A new multi-dimensional view of a hurricane

NASA researchers can now use a combination of satellite observations to re-create multidimensional pictures of hurricanes and other major storms in order to study complex atmospheric interactions. In this video, they applied those techniques to Hurricane Matthew. Matthew was the first Category 5 Atlantic hurricane in almost ten years.

ADAM: episode 2

The second installment of ADAM finds our amnesiac hero on a deadly trek from the walled city to a refugee outpost, where he will discover a clue to his identity and hint what the future might hold for the ADAM universe.


We are all condemned to work and repeat again and again the same empty routines. Can we reach that carrot with which they want to keep us forever occupied, chasing eternally something we do not need? Groompy, a funny cartoon, is about to find out.

Animation general

In a hospital for animated characters, a 2D doctor and a clay-mation nurse must operate on a broken 3D Model.


An aging Chinese mom suffering from empty nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively dumpling boy. Mom welcomes this new bundle, but when Dumpling starts growing up Mom must come to the revelation that nothing stays cute forever.

Beyond good and evil 2 cinematic trailer

This cinematic trailer, developed in full CGI and premiered at the E3 2017 Ubisoft conference, embarks us on an epic space adventure to System 3, for the prequel to one of Ubisoft's most beloved games: Beyond Good and Evil 2.


Threatened daily by the deadly residents and harsh environment of Australia's Outback, a lonesome Bilby finds himself an unwitting protector, and unexpected friend, to a helpless (and quite adorable) baby bird.

Book of the dead

When a cryonics patient is successfully revived for the first time, she bears first-hand witness of dying and beyond.

Death van

The fictitious space-rock duo DEATH VAN tours through a miniature world inhabited by surreal creatures that are haunted and terrorized by a menacing and mischievous entity.

Far cry 5: Pastor Jerome

A storm's coming in the American Midwest. Destructive ideologies have seized upon the fear of the citizenry as once trusted institutions decay and collapse. It's time to take up arms and protect what's yours.

Geometry of artificial intelligence

My intention was to show how a digital thought looks like, how artificial intelligence grows and becomes self sustainable, self aware, how it restructures its physiology and constructs layers of digital consciousness, architecting a new law of physics. Design is inspired by neural networks and geometry of nature.

Hearth and home

Harth Stonebrew's Tavern is a special place. If you strolled among the packed tables and raucous laughter on a busy night, you'd overhear stories of exhausting travel and perilous adventure---and of lucky voyagers somehow finding the tavern just when they needed it the most.


When marine wildlife has to adapt to the pollution surrounding it, the rules of survival change...


Miazmat is an attempt to reverse engineer the vision that drove S.I. Witkiewicz to create his 1922 painting Composition. The animation was created according to the precepts of the so-called "Pure Form" theory, developed by S.I. Witkiewicz.

One small step

An ambitious young Chinese American girl endeavors to realize her aspiration of becoming an astronaut with the support of her humble father.


Overrun, tells the story of an ant who is plunged into a dark and cold place. We follow it's journey through this seemingly disturbing and dangerous, yet fascinating world and its quest to escape.

Paddington 2

Framestore worked closely with Michael Bond, the Paddington Estate, StudioCanal and director Paul King to design a CG Paddington before making the first film. Paddington 2 builds on this design - as VFX technology has advanced considerably since 2014, animators were able to give Paddington an upgrade.

Space between stars

SPACE BETWEEN STARS is a science fiction fable which follows a group of ethereal creatures exploring a derelict space station. As they're drawn out into the vast, unsettling environment and their fate begins to crystallize, questions are raised about the sometimes ambiguous nature of conflict.

Twin islands

Twin Island East and Twin Island West are two twin islands governed by two kings, where the inhabitants follow the cult of symmetry. Therefore, everything goes two by two. But one day, the queen of Twin Island West gives birth to an only child, to her husband's utter dismay...


A tiger, escaping his hunter, ends up in a space station occupied by an astronaut and his goldfish...


The life or death immigration story of a refugee dandelion, rooted in a dry barren yard with no water, struggling to get across the driveway to a neighboring yard, where greener grass holds the promise of a better life.

SESSION: VR theater

Across dark: beyond 4th dimension

The Earth's been deserted due to exhaustion. Dr. Albert of SENA, a space expedition organization, discovers the 'Cube', a new energy source with regeneration powers. He flew out to space to find new habitat but fails. After 20 years, Mia starts a journey to find the cube with the viewer

Arden's wake: expanded

A young woman lives in a post-apocalyptic world with her father in a lighthouse perched atop an endless sea. When he goes missing, she must venture into the forbidden waters deep below to rescue him, thereby embarking on a voyage of self-discovery and revelation.

Ashes to ashes

The one-shot tragicomedy immerses you in the story about a dysfunctional family burdened with the bizarre final wish of their deceased grandfather. Filmed from the perspective of the urn containing the ashes, viewers encounter the colourful family members, who each seem to live in a reality of their own creation.

Beyond the fence

This is the story of Unit-7, a curious robot that works at a junkyard sorting junk day in and day out, who wonders what's the world like beyond the fence.

Created in Quill in 3 weeks by a single artist, designed to be co-watched by four people in Facebook's Spaces.

Blue bird

A lone bluebird tries to escape from the caverns of a withered heart. As it struggles to find its way, it discovers the history of a scarred life that has left its story on the heart, imprinted for the bird to see. An exploration among happiness, anger, regret, and acceptance.

Flying over Nanjing

We use live photography and visual effect synthesis technology in' Flying over Nanjing 'in order to make audience feel Nanjing's culture and scenery through VR glasses.

Isle of dogs behind the scenes (in virtual reality)

This virtual reality experience places the viewer inside the miniature world of Wes Anderson's upcoming stop-motion animated film, face to face with the cast of dogs as they are interviewed on set, while the crew of the film works around you to create the animation you are seeing.

Kinch & the double world

Kinch & The Double World tells the story of an orphan in Victorian London who gets caught up in a magician's trick and transported to another world.The film is a result of the VR research project ALIVE, a partnership between Foundry, University of Surrey and Figment Productions.

Shennong: taste of illusion

Shennong is the God-King of Chinese medicine and agriculture who tests a hundred varieties of herbs with his holy red whip. He is poisoned by a flower and falls in illusion as the flower turns into a mythical beast. Ultimately a secret friend revives him and awakes his superpower.

Space explorers: a new dawn

Space Explorers: A New Dawn is about the new age of space exploration. Explore the camaraderie of space programs around the world, and discover the latest plans for deep space exploration. Space Explorers will shine a light on mankind's most ambitious journey to understand our universe and our origins.

The legend of hanuman

In this VR experience, a cultural memory was recreated where the viewer is immersed in the spiritual guidance of the hero to emote and reflect. The setting of the universe traverses our current space and brings a mysterious and dark vastness.

Trans-dimensional designer

The story happens to a designer's studio. A designer struggling to work. A lively coffee bean magically appears in the middle of the night. Guided the designer to travel to the coffee cup in the surrealistic world to bring the hero back to life and change the attitude towards life.


Trinity is a live-action, immersive, interactive, virtual reality sci-fi head-trip... In a future where humans have long been extinct, the last surviving androids fight a final war for freedom against an all powerful Singularity, their God... Trinity is an immersive, interactive virtual reality experience using live-action characters and big-movie VFX.