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Cesium at SIGGRAPH 2023

Given our work at the intersection of computer graphics and 3D geospatial technology, Cesium has a long history with SIGGRAPH, the world’s premier conference for computer graphics. 

Cesium at SIGGRAPH 2023

We’re excited to participate again this year as ACM celebrates the 50th year of conferences. 

The Cesium team will be on location in Los Angeles, CA, August 6-10.

Here’s the schedule of Cesium-related events:

Monday, August 7, 2023

Birds of a Feather Session: The State of 3D Asset Interoperability using USD and glTF

10:30-Noon PDT
Room 514

Co-organized by Cesium CEO Patrick Cozzi, Guido Quaroni, Adobe 3D&I, and Marc Petit, Epic Games.  

Topics and Speakers: 

  • The Quest for 3D data Interoperability Between glTF and USD using Open Source Extensions
    Guido Quaroni, Senior Director of Engineering, Adobe, 3D & 1
  • PBR Material Interop – MaterialX, USD, glTF
    Henrik Edström, Distinguished Architect, Graphics, Autodesk
  • glTF and USD: a User’s Perspective
    Eric Haines, Distinguished Engineer, NVIDIA

Birds of a Feather Session: ACM SIGGRAPH Cartographic Visualization (CARTO)

Noon-1 PM PDT
Room 501 AB

Lisa Bos, Senior Product Manager, will participate in this session organized by our friend Theresa-Marie Rhyne that explores how viewpoints and techniques from the computer graphics community can be effectively applied to cartographic and spatial data sets.

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Birds of a Feather Session: Geometry, Textures, and Workflow - Optimizing glTF

8:30-10 AM PDT
Room 513

Adam Morris, Staff 3D Software Engineer, joins Pawel Nikiel and Max Limper, DGG; and Andreas Vasilakis, Phasmatic, to explain cutting-edge techniques for optimizing geometry, textures, and node structure within glTF.

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

ACM SIGGRAPH Practitioners: Research to Practice: Getting There and Back Again

10 AM-Noon PDT
501 AB

Cesium CEO Patrick Cozzi joins this conversation along with Dan Ring, Head of Research, Foundry; Peter Shirley, Vice President of Computer Graphics, Activision; Orly Liba, Staff Research Scientist, YouTube; and Per Christensen, Principal Scientist, Pixar’s RenderMan Group. 

Patrick will address, "Applying Research to Practice: Going from Proof of Concept to Product."

Digital Twins go Geospatial with OpenUSD, 3D Tiles, and Cesium

10:30-11AM PDT
Room 404 B

Part of NVIDIA OpenUSD Day, Sean Lilley, Staff 3D Software Developer and Lead for Cesium for Omniverse, will lead this exploration of OpenUSD, 3D Tiles, and geospatial data to create rich digital twins. He’ll offer insight into data pipelines, 3D Tiles streaming, scene management and performance considerations, and the future of USD and geospatial.

Cesium is proud to sponsor The Khronos Group and Metaverse Standards Forum Networking Reception.

6-9 PM PDT
JW Marriott
Platinum Ballroom C

Please RSVP for a free ticket if you plan to join us at the reception.

We look forward to connecting with you in Los Angeles!