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Siggraph 2024 VR Theater

final animation 

Siggraph 2024 VR Theater

SIGGRAPH stands for Special Interest Group on Graphics and is a global organization consisting of computer graphics and interactive technology enthusiasts, researchers, developers and educators. SIGGRAPH was founded in 1963 and hosts events, publishes content and promotes research in the fields of computer graphics and interactive technologies. The most famous event hosted by SIGGRAPH is the annual SIGGRAPH Conference & Exhibition, which takes place in the fall.

design challenge

To create an engaging and intriguing welcome animation loop to be used on the large video screens at the entrance of Siggraph’s VR Theater.


Photoshop, Cinema 4D, Redshift, and After Effects


Calm Underwater Exploration.

Explore the calming underwater environment of a kelp forest. Be mesmerized by the ocean currents, plants, and sea life.



Pitch different design styles for the VR theater welcome animation.

concept 1

concept 2


The 3D brush render style was chosen due to its unique design style.

calm wonder

Stylized kelp forest environment rendered with 3D brush
shapes to show how reality is enhanced in VR.

simple calm

The kelp forest and fish are rendered with bright, round, and simple 3D shapes.

model, animation, and texturing


I created the first pass of animation. I developed the models, texturing, lighting, and animation in Photoshop, Cinema 4D, and Redshift.

adding logo and notes


Refined animation and texturing.