French Tech at SIGGRAPH 2015 in Los Angeles From the 9th of august until the 13th

Paris – July 30, 2015 - During this 42nd edition of SIGGRAPH, the top annual global exhibition dedicated to computer graphics, digital image and interactivity technologies that will be held from the 9th until the 13th of august in Los Angeles, the French will be honored. With 14 technical papers selected, 3 talks, 21 French companies selected (including 2 award winners) will participate to the Computer animation Festival, 1 company will exhibit in the emerging technologies category, 19 exhibitors of which 16 will showcase their work at the French Pavillion submitted by Cap Digital and Imaginove.

16 exhibitors at the French Pavillion – SIGGRAPH

The selected companies presented at the French Pavilion this year are recognized for their excellence in content production, services providing, selling and supplying softwares in digital content sectors: 3D animation, special effects, virtual augmented reality, gaming, mobile content, robotic…

4D View Solutions  captures original actor performances as photorealistic 4D Video for film, VR & AR projects looking for fresh, new content.  @4Dviews

3D animation software did not evolve during the last 25 years ... until  akeytsu, an innovative 3D software dedicated to character animation and rigging. The animation industry strongly needs a disruptive and fresh tool. The proof ? More than 1000 downloads of the beta in the 1st week of the launch!  @akeytsu

BUF will present  BUF Software Project: BUF’s high skilled engineers and talented artists, aligned together to distribute Bsuite, its suite of softwares developed over the past 30 years. @BufSoftProject

Performer is  Dynamixyz’ award-winning video-based facial capture and analysis solution to delivers unsurpassed raw animation and stunning real-time capability.  @Dynamixyz

Golaem develops  Golaem Crowd, a plugin for Autodesk Maya, to help artists easily populate films, TV series, commercials and video games.  @golaem

INRIA (Public Institute of IT research) will showcase   Natron and  Solid Frame. Natron FX is an open source multi-platforms compositing software based on OpenFX standard. It received the Digital Creation GENIE Award at the Paris Digital Image Summit 2015 in the “Best innovation of the year” category.  @natronVFX SolidFrame is a new tool designed for animators and cinematographer to interactively explore a large collection of shots over their 3D animation, and rapidly create and compare multiple edits of the same animation.  @Solid_Frame

Iskn  is the creator of the  Slate, a smart drawing pad that instantly digitizes drawings, sketches, and notes created with real paper and pens.  @iskn_co

  ITycom group presents  ITyStudio,  one of the first  authoring tools for Serious Games and for 2D / 3D simulations. It allows any user to  create its own educational multimedia tools in an easy and intuitive way (video, image, quiz, web page, Storyline content...).  @ITycom

Kolor creates panoramic image solutions that enables virtual tours, 360° degree videos and gigapixel images. When Google launched the SOLI project, Gopro selected Kolor to develop a complete immersive solution between hardware and software.   @kolorcompany

Mercenaries Engineering  Mercenaries Engineering is dedicated to develop high-end innovative softwares specifically designed for the animation and VFX industries.  Guerilla Render is a production-proven assembly, look development, lighting and rendering solution, which counts among its recent references the feature films The Little Prince, Mune or the Playmobil Super4 TV series.  @GuerillaRender

Mikros Image , a post-production house specializing in high-end digital visual effects and animation, will shed light on its latest projects in commercials and feature films. Recently acquired by Technicolor and joining their group, Mikros Image develops many of their own in-house tools. One of them is based on Golaem Crowd simulation tool, used in  Orangina’s latest commercial “Shake the World.”  @Mikrosimage

MocapLab announces the opening of new offices in Montreal to push further their development and production services in motion capture with a key focus on sign language technology and digital art projects.  @Mocaplab

SolidAnim  will present  SolidTrack, the previz solution used by Robert Zemeckis for his latest movie "The Walk". Watch  the trailer @Solid_Anim

Third Eye: is an innovative and productive turnkey Head Cam solution responding to the increasing needs of production companies in terms of facial animation. 

VideoStitch  will present their 360° video production solution which allowed them to raise 2 million euros funds only 4 month after its launch.  @VideoStitch

Meet the French Innovation

2 digital clusters Cap Digital and Imaginove are working together to present the best French graphic design, 3D and digital content creation at SIGGRAPH 2015. The event that gathers more than 20000 professionals will held a trade show,  a professional exhibition dedicated to innovative projects “emerging technologies”, first class scientific conferences with global leaders in special effect, animation, gaming, SIG, Web like Scanline VFX. SIGGRAPH is organized by the biggest digital global organization: The Association for Computing Machinery – ACM that gathers more than 100 000 professional members. Next to main actors such as Pixar Animation, Autodesk, Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, Esri, Oculus,etc. the French are largely represented at SIGGRAPH selections:  the full list of French companies that have been selected is available here.

About Cap Digital:

Cap Digital is currently recognized as one of the major European clusters dedicated to the digital industries and transformation of the global economy. With more than 965 active members, including 815 SMEs, 50 major and midsize corporations, 70 higher education and research institutions, 12 capital investors, Cap Digital is one of the largest clusters in France. Cap Digital’s goal is to foster collaborative research & development and the internationalization of SMEs. We provide our members with competitive intelligence, training, matchmaking/networking and funding solutions. Since 2007, Cap Digital has been representing the French digital industry at SIGGRAPH, allowing each year a dozen of the French most innovative SMEs to exhibit at this worldwide event.  Cap Digital organizes annually the world digital festival “Futur en Seine”, presenting the latest digital innovations from France and around the world to professionals and the general public . .

About Imaginove:

The Imaginove competitive cluster federates and contributes to the expansion of projects and businesses belonging to the digital content industry in the Rhône-Alpes region. Its activities stimulates the region’s dynamics and boost its national and global renown. Imaginove’s main purpose is to increasingly serve as a top European reference where the future of digital content and usages takes shape. Resolutely turned toward the creation and production of content, the competitive cluster is able to foresee new usages, rebounding off new technologies to push future limits. Over the past 6 years our value chain has changed remarkably, integrating new circulation platforms such as the web as well as recent communicating objects such as Smartphones, tablets or even home robotics and smart textiles.  |


Cap Digital - Gaëlle Couraud -  Email Contact    +33 6 33 54 93 90
Imaginove - Elsa Bonnard -  Email Contact   +33 4 37 56 89 01

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