postPerspective has announced the winners of our Impact Awards from SIGGRAPH 2018 in Vancouver. Seeking to recognize debut products with real-world applications, the postPerspective Impact Awards are voted on by an anonymous judging body made up of respected industry artists and professionals. It’s working pros who are going to be using new tools — so we let them make the call.
The awards honor innovative products and technologies for the visual effects, post production and production industries that will influence the way people work. They celebrate companies that push the boundaries of technology to produce tools that accelerate artistry and actually make users’ working lives easier.
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, which makes these SIGGRAPH Impact Awards doubly interesting.
The winners are as follows:
postPerspective Impact Award — SIGGRAPH 2018 MVP Winner:
They generated a lot of buzz at the show, as well as a lot of votes from our team of judges, so our MVP Impact Award goes to Nvidia for its Quadro RTX raytracing GPU.
postPerspective Impact Awards — SIGGRAPH 2018 Winners:
- Maxon for its Cinema 4D R20 3D design and animation software.
- StarVR for its StarVR One headset with integrated eye tracking.
postPerspective Impact Awards — SIGGRAPH 2018 Horizon Winners:
This year we have started a new Imapct Award category. Our Horizon Award celebrates the next wave of impactful products being previewed at a particular show. At SIGGRAPH, the winners were:
- Allegorithmic for its Substance Alchemist tool powered by AI.
- OTOY and Epic Games for their OctaneRender 2019 integration with UnrealEngine 4.
And while these products and companies didn’t win enough votes for an award, our voters believe they do deserve a mention and your attention: Wrnch, Google Lightfields, Microsoft Mixed Reality Capture and Microsoft Cognitive Services integration with PixStor.