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postPerspective Announces Impact Award Winners From SIGGRAPH 2018

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LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, Aug. 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- postPerspective, the online magazine which serves as the premier source of creative and technology intelligence for the post production and production industries, today announced the winners of the postPerspective Impact Awards from SIGGRAPH 2018.

And the winners are:

postPerspective Impact Award — SIGGRAPH 2018 MVP Winner:

  • Nvidia for Quadro RTX raytracing GPU

postPerspective Impact Awards — SIGGRAPH 2018 Winners:

  • Maxon for Cinema 4D R20 3D design and animation software
  • StarVR for StarVR One headset with integrated eye tracking

postPerspective Impact Awards — SIGGRAPH 2018 Horizon Winners:

  • Allegorithmic for Substance Alchemist tool powered by AI
  • OTOY and Epic Games for the OctaneRender 2019 integration with UnrealEngine 4

Seeking to recognize debut products with real-world applications, the postPerspective Impact Awards are determined by an anonymous judging body comprised of respected industry artists and professionals. The awards honor innovative products and technologies for the visual effects, post production and production industries that will influence the way people work.

“We’re pleased to be acknowledging the work of these very worthy recipients of our postPerspective Impact Awards from SIGGRAPH,” said Randi Altman, postPerspective’s founder and editor-in-chief. “Our awards celebrate companies that push the boundaries of technology to produce tools that accelerate artistry and actually make users’ working lives easier, and our winners certainly fall into that category, particularly our MVP winner, Nvidia. We are also pleased to be introducing our Horizon Award at SIGGRAPH to celebrate the next wave of impactful products being previewed at the show.

“While SIGGRAPH's focus is on VFX, animation, VR/AR, AI and the like, the types of gear they have on display vary. Some are suited for graphics and animation, while others have uses that slide into post production. We’ve tapped real-world users in these areas to vote for our Impact Awards, and they have determined what tools might be most impactful to their day-to-day work. That’s what makes our awards so special.”

SIGGRAPH 2018, which took place August 12-16 in Vancouver, is the world’s largest annual conference and exhibition in computer graphics and interactive techniques. Future postPerspective Impact Awards are scheduled to celebrate innovative product and technology launches at IBC2018 and the 2019 NAB Show.

About postPerspective
Since its launch in 2013, postPerspective (www.postperspective.com) has emerged as a leading voice in the post production and production community. Founded by industry veteran Randi Altman, postPerspective draws on 20-plus years of insight and expertise, combined with a wealth of connections and deep-founded relationships. postPerspective's website, newsletter, special features and custom events encourage sharing, understanding and analysis of the techniques, technologies, products and companies that shape the industry and support the work of its artists and technology experts. Follow postPerspective on Twitter (@postPerspective) and Facebook.

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