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10 October 2007, 04:23 PM
Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

The Los Angeles Chapter


Cloth Simulation at Pixar

An Evening with Academy Award Winner Michael Kass

Join us for an informative evening highlighting the issues, algorithms, and complexities of realistic physically-based cloth simulation techniques being used at one of the leading studios in the animation industry!

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Michael Kass is a Senior Scientist at Pixar Animation Studios where he developed a clothing simulator with David Baraff and Andrew Witkin that was used in "Monsters Inc.," "The Incredibles" and "Ratatouille." With Baraff and Witkin, he received a 2005 Scientific and Technical Academy Award for "Pioneering work in physically-based computer-generated techniques used to simulate realistic cloth in motion pictures."

Dr. Kass received his B.A. from Princeton in 1982, his M.S. from M.I.T. in 1984, and his Ph. D. from Stanford in 1988. Dr. Kass has received numerous awards for his research on physically-based methods in computer graphics and computer vision including several conference best paper awards, the Prix Ars Electronica for the image "Reaction Diffusion Texture Buttons," and the Imagina Grand Prix for the animation "Splash Dance."

Before joining Pixar in 1995, Dr. Kass held research positions at Schlumberger Palo Alto Research and Apple Computer.

LA SIGGRAPH - November Meeting Door Prize ( See a Demo (

Win a FREE Commercial License of SYFLEX
The Cloth Simulator
One Downloadable License of SYFLEX will be given away at the end of the Presentation.
Be There!


This event is FREE to members!
Seating is Limited.

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007
6:30-7:30 Social Hour
7:30-9:30 Presentation

The refreshments will be Soft Drinks, Popcorn & Candy, compliments of Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Walt Disney Animation Studios,
DAS Theater at the "Hat" Building
2100 Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91506-2947

From 134 Eastbound - Exit Bob Hope Drive, make Right,
then Left on Riverside. Enter Gate just past ABC Building.

From 134 Westbound - Exit Buena Vista, bear Right onto Riverside, Enter Gate just past ABC Building.

Free parking on-site. Have your ID's ready to confirm your name on the RSVP List at the Disney Security Gate.

Special THANKS to....
Joe Marks at Disney, Pixar, and the 2007-2008 LA SIGGRAPH Executive Council!

This event is free to LA ACM SIGGRAPH members and $15 for non members. New members who sign up on site and pay the $35 annual membership fee (checks or cash only) do not have to pay the $15. NOTE: The membership fee is going up to $40 as of January 1st, 2008.

So,SAVE THE DATE: November 13th

10 October 2007, 06:39 PM
Jesus, I'd love to see this!

10 October 2007, 10:45 AM
This sonds great!

But what is the connection between syflex and Pixar?
This sort of leads us to believe that there is some connection...


10 October 2007, 03:15 AM
There is no connection between Pixar and Syflex.

Syflex was generous enough to help financially sponsor the meeting and agree to a product give away of their software.

We felt that since the topic of the meeting was cloth this was an on-topic sponsorship.

Hope to see you there.

11 November 2007, 12:37 AM
It sounds like and amazing event and sponsor is spot on. :applause:
I wish I could see it... :sad:
(I sort of hoped they will announce some sort of cooperation...)


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