[Sidefx-houdini-list] Siggraph 2008

rachael rachael at methodstudios.com
Thu Aug 14 15:05:46 EDT 2008


Siggraph felt tame to me as well, though i did pick up a thing or two at 
the Houdini Panels.


chrisedu at gmail.com wrote:
> Great Input Antoine
>
> and guys... any good software to see?
>
> I only watched panels, conferences and sidefx stuff. Havent seen exhibition
> yet.
>
> cheers
>
> chris
>
> www.christianeduardo.net
> vfx artist
>
> On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 2:17 AM, Antoine Durr <antoine at floqfx.com> wrote:
>
>   
>> Hmm, I'm seeing some pretty cool new hardware out there.  The HP
>> DreamColor display, 10 bits/channel, great brightness and saturation,
>> probably better than any CRT... being driven by the not-quite-
>> released Quadro FX 5800 (which can do it in stereo if only the
>> monitor could).   Across the way in the PNY booth is Iridas, showing
>> Framecycler/SpeedgradeDI running realtime multiple stereo streams
>> from sequential image files or any of the new crop of high res video
>> cameras (e.g. Red, Arri D21, etc); over in the ATI booth is a little
>> app called Mach Studio that does some pretty cool realtime scene
>> lighting.  The latest crop of 3D printers are pretty neat, some doing
>> color, some doing ABS plastic to a tolerance of 6 thousandths of an
>> inch with almost no shrinkage, other 3D printer vendors with a
>> deliberate supporting of the artist community.  Several vendors of
>> overpriced 360-degree cameras (think Google Streetview camera but set
>> up to do an HDR capture).
>>
>> -- Antoine
>>
>>
>>
>> On Aug 13, 2008, at 9:49 PM, Ivan DeWolf wrote:
>>
>>     
>>> huh... and I thought it was just me....
>>>
>>> Quoting James Rutherford <JRutherford at stclaircollege.ca>:
>>>
>>>       
>>>> What is this?... the most boring Siggraph....nothing on the list or
>>>> forum...no big announcements...the most excitement at the Maya
>>>> user group is
>>>> about Mudbox...a little stir about Nparticles....Softimage does
>>>> their best to
>>>> copy Houdini with Ice....
>>>> Did anybody go???
>>>> zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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