SIGGRAPH Vancouver

SIGGRAPH (short for Special Interest Group on GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques) is an annual conference on computer graphics convened by the ACM SIGGRAPH organization.  This is the first year the conference has been hosted outside of the U.S. at the Vancouver Convention Centre. 

There is a ton of SketchBook activity at this year's SIGGRAPH!

In addition to SketchBook at the Autodesk booth (#429), SketchBook is also being featured at the Wacom booth (#825) and at the NVIDIA booth (#453, 603 & 655).  Jay Shuster presented on Tuesday and Wednesday to packed crowds at the Autodesk Stage.  Our own Kyle Runciman is presenting at Wacom and NVIDIA's main stages tomorrow.

SketchBook is also the featured tool for the Sketch Battle (#453) being held every hour where 6 artists compete in a tournament-style on Wacom Cintiq drawing stations!

The Autodesk booth is also showing the collection of artwork submitted from the Sketch.Contribute.Gloat call-for-submissions, which is also being featured on the AREA.





Mobile for Android Update

Updates for SketchBook Mobile and SketchBook Mobile Express went live today on the Android Market.

✓Bug fixes and performance enhancements, including improvements to stroking & smoothness. 

Be sure to update!


Introducing 123D Sculpt

Yesterday, 123D Sculpt was made available on the App Store!  123D Sculpt is a 3D sculpting and painting app for the iPad that everyone can use to create amazing painted sculptures. In just the first few hours we’ve already heard great feedback from users, and are seeing turntable videos of creatures created in 123D Sculpt pop up on YouTube!

This app is perfect for all SketchBook fans... Expand your creative outlets with this amazing and intuitive app.  Create images that you can use as textures to Rub onto objects.  You can even export snapshots with transparent background from 123D Sculpt to import them into SketchBook layers!

The introductory app is free* for a limited time! Get it now!

Learn more on 123D Sculpt News or 'Like it' on Facebook!

*The use of this app is subject to the Terms & Conditions of the Apple App Store


Fantastic Four's 50th Anniversary

This week, Joe Quesada, Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment, tweeted about his creation of an illustration to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Fantastic Four. His process includes a combination of digital and traditional, including SketchBook Pro!

See the complete sequence of the making of this stunning piece compiled from Joe's tweets on Comics Alliance.



Deadmau5 Winner Announced

On August 3, the Winner of the Deadmau5 Design Competition was announced.

Congratulations to Lance Thackeray for his winning Cheese Head design...

Key Features:
Cheese holes and mesh indents
Standard back-lit eyes and mouth (less is moar)
Made with real cheese (optional)

Check out the finalists & other entries on the AREA.