Visit to HTC by Hong Kong ACM SIGGRAPH Professional Chapter

A group of 12 members of the Chapter paid a visit to HTC (Hong Kong) on 24 October 2019.  Staff of HTC arranged to demonstrate several VR projects which were being developed by the technical team, e.g. eye-ball tracking technology applied for training presentation or station officer, and other immersive VR projects like fork-lift truck, baseball hitting, etc.

Besides, HTC staff held a discussion on the applications of the new technology and shared their experience with us about the development.  Some members were interested and might consider trying the new things.

Computer Animation Festival Screening-SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 for Hong Kong Students

The Computer Animation Festival Screening-SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 (CAF Screening) was successfully completed on 11 April 2019. The event was essentially an appreciation activity and the MC of the event was a CG student.

In the event, we were honored to invite Mr. Alex LIM Hung Fung, the winner of the Best Visual Effects in the Asian Film Awards Academy, to give us a demonstration of visual effects.

During the event, Dr. Simon Shum, the Vice-Chair of the Hong Kong Chapter, introduced the audience the Hong Kong Chapter.

The following image is the group photo taken after watching the CAF Screening.

SIGGRAPH Asia 2019-Chengdu Sharing Meeting

On 19 April 2019, the SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 sharing meeting was organized in Chengdu, China.

During the meeting, Dr. Eric Liu, the Chair of Asia Chapters and Chair of Hong Kong Chapter, introduced the ACM SIGGRAPH Asia to the members of Chengdu Chapter.

Dr. Simon Shum, the Vice-Chair of Hong Kong Chapter, shared the experience of education and training for computer graphics (CG) talents in Hong Kong.

Mr. Gabriel Pang, the Chair of Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Association, was invited to introduce the development of CG industry in Hong Kong.

Speakers from Chengdu and Shanghai were also invited to share the experiences of CG development in Chengdu and Shanghai.

This is the group photo of the meeting.

Internet Economy Summit (IES)

SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 in Tokyo

SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 was held from 4 to 7 December 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. This year, the Hong Kong Chapter, the Shanghai Chapter and the Chengdu Chapter collaborated to rent a booth in the event to promote our professional chapters.

On 5 Dec, PSCC organized a Chapters Workshop presenting the IT Services and Volunteer Recognition Policy.

A networking dinner was held with the leaders of the Shanghai Chapter and the Chengdu Chapter.

This year, we had about 100 students from Hong Kong joining the SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 and they were impressed with the events including the keynote speeches, art gallery, electronic theatre, and emerging technologies session etc..

One of our students (Wong Wing Tung) was selected to be a student volunteer to help serving the attendees for 20 hours at the conference site. In return, she received a full conference pass to experience the conference in her free time. She was pleased to have a chance to meet face-to-face with many industry pioneers, professionals and fellow peers from all over the world.

The following are some interesting demos showcasing in the Emerging Technologies session of the SIGGRAPH Asia 2018.

  • A dancer dancing with a pre-programmed robot arm

  •  A system capable of accurately projecting an image onto a fan at any position and orientation

  •  An advanced VR system impressing user with extra sensations including wind blowing and 3-axis motion seat

SIGGRAPH 2018 in Vancouver

SIGGRAPH 2018 was held between 12-16 August in Vancouver.  This year, three Committee Members of Hong Kong Chapter visited the Conference and Exhibition.

 The Chair and Vice Chair attended the Chapters Workshop organised by Professional and Student Chapters Committee (PSCC) on 11 August. The Workshop was held annually to allow Chapter leaders from different chapters to meet and share good practices for organising activities for their members. 

 A Chapters Party was held by PSCC on the evening of 13 Aug to welcome all participants attending SIGGRAPH 2018 and all enjoyed the Party. 

 On 15 and 16 Aug, the Secretary joined the PSCC activity and had a good sharing with other chapters as well as student volunteers of SIGGRAPH 2018. The Chair also visited the booth of Chengdu Chapter and met with their Committee Members.