VICON, developer of Academy AwardÂ®-winning motion capture systems, will be hosting an exciting panel of guest presenters at SIGGRAPH 2008. VICON will be exhibiting at SIGGRAPH in Booth #1101, August 12-14, at the Los Angeles Convention Center and will feature guest demonstrations from Ford, ILM, Base Productions, Autodesk, Digital Concepts Group, Western Michigan University, 2K Sports, Works Zebra, HD Films, Pendulum Studios and more. Along with this gamut of professional know-how, VICON will also be demonstrating their new MX T-Series system for the first time to the public. The MX T-Series cameras boast four times the resolution for optical motion capture of the current industry standard. Guest demo artists will also include Paulo de Almada, winner of the VICON Film Festival, showcasing his animated short, Twisted Murder. Guest demo schedule: Tuesday, August 12 9:45 Paulo de Almada, Film Festival Winner 10:30 AutodeskÂ® MotionBuilderÂ® 11:10 David Pierce, Electronic Arts 11:30 Elizabeth Baron, Ford 12:15 Colin Hodges, Pendulum Studios-Facial Performance Technology 1:15 Steve Park, 2K Sports 2:00 John Brenkus, Base Productions 2:40 DJ Hauck, Digital Concepts Group 3:00 Jace Hall and Alex Pardee, HD Films project â€œCHADAMâ€? 3:45 Jaja Ishibashi, Works Zebra 5:30 Eric Maslowski, University of Michigan 3D Lab Wednesday, August 13 9:45 Paulo de Almada, Film Festival Winner 10:30 Link Choi, Introduction to Massive 11:10 David Pierce, Electronic Arts 11:30 Kevin Abbott, West Michigan University 12:15 Colin Hodges, Pendulum Studios-Facial Performance Technology 12:45 Jaja Ishibashi, Works Zebra 1:15 Jim Gentile, Midway Games 2:00 AutodeskÂ® MotionBuilderÂ® 2:40 DJ Hauck, Digital Concepts Group 3:00 Steve Park, 2K Sports 4:00 Michael Sanders, Industrial Light & Magic 4:30 Rob Taylor, Pendulum Studios 5:30 Eric Maslowski, University of Michigan 3D Lab Thursday, August 14 9:45 Paulo de Almada, Film Festival Winner 10:30 Steve Park, 2K Sports 11:10 Colin Hodges, Pendulum Studios-Facial Performance Technology 11:30 Kevin Abbott, West Michigan University 12:15 David Pierce, Electronic Arts 12:45 Jim Gentile, Midway Games 1:15 Jaja Ishibashi, Works Zebra 2:00 AutodeskÂ® MotionBuilderÂ® 2:40 DJ Hauck, Digital Concepts Group The demo schedule is subject to change, please visit the VICON booth at SIGGRAPH for the latest updates.
Academy AwardÂ®-winning VICON is the worldâ€™s largest supplier of precision motion tracking systems, serving customers and CG animation applications in film, visual effects, computer games, and broadcast television, as well as engineering and life science industries. VICON operates in four offices worldwide, including its Los Angeles-based Entertainment headquarters, a 26,000 square-foot facility equipped with three performance capture stages for VICONâ€™s service company House of Moves as well as 125 VICON MX40 cameras. VICON is the largest holding of OMG (Oxford Metrics Group - LSE: OMG), plc., a group of technology companies that produces image understanding solutions for the entertainment, defense, life science and engineering markets. Other holdings include Emmy AwardÂ®-winning 2d3 and newly founded Geospatial Vision Ltd. VICONâ€™s and OMGâ€™s global clients include: life science leaders University of Pennsylvania, the VA Hospitals, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Titleist Golf, National Pitching Association; engineering industry leaders Ford, BMW, Airbus, Lockheed, Pratt-Whitney, NASA, Caterpillar, International Truck, and Toyota; and entertainment companies Sony Pictures Imageworks, Sony Computer Entertainment, Industrial Light and Magic, Sega, Nintendo, UbiSoft, Vivendi, Electronic Arts, Square Enix and many others. For more information about OMG and its subsidiaries, visit
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