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2 Students Attend Major Graphics Conference

Kevin Flores, left, and Eric Campos flank Professor Richard Thompson

Two MCC students were accepted as volunteers at SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group on Computer GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques), an annual conference on computer graphics. The conference, held in Los Angeles July 30 to August 3, was attended by tens of thousands of computer professionals.

Kevin Flores and Eric Campos received access to the entire conference and worked 20 to 25 hours at various exposition stands and presentations.

“They met professionals in the field and peers from around the globe,” said Richard Thompson, who teaches gaming and animation at MCC. “SIGGRAPH is also home to the Electronic Theater, where many of the Oscar-nominated shorts first get noticed, where major motion picture companies discuss the making of various visual FX, and where new software is presented. There is 3D printing, stop-motion, claymation, as well as educational papers and presentations from gaming studios.  Of particular interest is an entire hall devoted to emerging technologies. This is a terrific opportunity for our two students.”

In addition, 30 pieces of work (23 art stills and 7 animations – including game art and level designs) from the  animation program were accepted to the 6th Annual Faculty Submitted Student Work Exhibit at the conference.