Bons baisers de Bangkok – ArtFX au Siggraph Asia !

On en rêvait depuis longtemps… Cette année, c’est pour de vrai, on y va. On s’envole pour Bangkok ! Non, on ne part pas à l’autre bout de la planète pour visiter les temples et les palais ni manger les meilleurs Pad Thaï… On a pris un billet pour la 10e édition du SIGGRAPH ASIA ! Et on y tient un stand pour présenter notre école aux représentants de l’infographie 3D (CG) et des nouvelles technologies interactives du monde entier. Quel honneur !

Donc du 27 au 30 novembre 2017, l’école ArtFX sera présentée parmi les plus grands noms de l’innovation technologique et de la CG, comme Epic Games, Unity, SideFX, ILM, Pixar ou encore Adobe Systems. Pour ses 10 bougies, le SIGGRAPH ASIA célèbre la vie et la technologie (“The Celebration of life and technology” est le thème de cette édition). On est heureux de fêter ça avec eux !




ACM SIGGRAPH est une communauté internationale de chercheurs, réalisateurs, scientifiques et chefs d’entreprises qui partagent un intérêt et une passion commune pour la 3D et les technologies interactives. Cette organisation est née en 1974 et son objectif est de promouvoir l’innovation technologique. Deux grands rendez-vous sont organisés chaque année pour réunir les plus grands acteurs du secteur : le SIGGRAPH a lieu dans un pays du continent nord-américain et le SIGGRAPH ASIA dans un pays du continent asiatique. Au programme de ces événements internationaux : conférences (+ de 600 speakers au rendez-vous !), exposition, démonstrations, expérimentations, rencontres…


Siggraph Asia 2016

Siggraph Asia 2016

Siggraph Asia 2016

Siggraph Asia 2016


Alors autant vous dire que nous sommes plus que fiers de se placer au cœur d’un des événements les plus dynamiques au monde en terme de nouvelles technologies ! Pendant ces 4 jours, on risque d’en prendre les yeux et de remplir notre carnet d’adresse ! En effet, le SIGGRAPH ASIA attire chaque année près de 7000 professionnels d’environ 50 pays différents et passionnés par la recherche, la science, l’art, l’animation, les jeux vidéo, l’interactivité, l’éducation et l’émergences de nouvelles technologies.

Si vous passez par la Thaïlande, vous nous trouverez au stand E14 dans un immense parc expo, peut-être le plus gros du pays, le BITEC (The Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre) ! Sinon, on vous donnera des nouvelles sur notre page Facebook et sur Twitter ! Stay tuned.

#ArtFXinAsia Siggraph Asia







Du 27 au 30 novembre 2017
BITEC – Bangkok – Thaïlande

Live workshop: DSLR beauty shoot workflow

Saturday 5th of April was the open door day at ArtFX. It’s the perfect moment for our students and team to show all the hard work of the previous year.
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Game designer, professional gamer profile

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Kick Ass 3 : return of the Revenge

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Optical Flare plug-in

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Digital Molecular Matter: The Pixelux Revolution

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An ArtFx film at the Clermont Festival

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Depth of field and digital sensors

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Black & white and digital processing

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Perspective control lens

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