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September 12, 2011
IBC 2011: The Foundry debuts Hiero
Posted By Sam Johnson
Today we were invited to the Foundry's Hiero tech demo. It was sold to me as a "Timeline for Nuke/Nuke X," however, upon the start of the demo it was clear that it was more than just a timeline. Last year Foundry announced Storm, a data wrangling ...
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September 09, 2011
IBC 2011: Promise shows Thunderbolt solutions
Posted By Sam Johnson
With the announcement of Apple/Intel's Thunderbolt technology in the new Apple Mac hardware, Germany-based Promise Technology were the first to jump on the bandwagon. They first released Pegasus R4 & R6 RAID enclosures. These house between 4TB ...
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September 09, 2011
IBC 2011: Sony's OLED monitors
Posted By Sam Johnson
First stop for myself at IBC 2011 was to see Sony's new Trimaster EL OLED reference broadcast monitors. OLED is a hot topic at IBC, and Sony are one of the only distributors to be showing them this year, and I have to say they did not disappoint. ...
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August 11, 2011
SIGGRAPH: Technology partnerships & leveraging existing productions
Posted By Michael Stein
In recent years, there has been an increase in technology partnerships in the graphics industry, and both trends have continued this year at SIGGRAPH. As the industry has matured and the technology portfolios have increased, the major studios are ...
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August 11, 2011
SIGGRAPH: World Builder
Posted By Jeff Kember
Temperate Controlled Display System: Participants are able to choose between hot and cool water springs to influence the image presented to them. The system consists of a LCD display, a water tank, thermal camera and computer. As small cups of water ...
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August 11, 2011
SIGGRAPH: RolyPoly
Posted By Jeff Kember
RolyPoly - Two participants are able to sense each other's presence through two white egg-like orbs. Both orbs have the ability to sense touch as well as vibrate to provide tactile feedback. An accelerometer in each orb allows the participant to ...
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August 11, 2011
SIGGRAPH: ChordxxCode
Posted By Jeff Kember
Ph.D. Tomoko Hashida is part of the team that developed a new type of 3D volume display system. Using a programmable 2D ultraviolet light source and stacked glass plates with UV sensitive dyes, they have been successful in creating 3D geometric ...
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August 10, 2011
SIGGRAPH: Vancouver hit by storm
Posted By Stephanie Hungerford
SIGGRAPH has hit Vancouver by storm, with almost 20,000 people in attendance - what could make up a small city, in fact. Apparently SIGGRAPH is one of the biggest entertainment industry conferences in North America and the largest computer graphics ...
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August 09, 2011
3D postcards from SIGGRAPH
Posted By Jeff Kember
Raleigh Souther ( raleigh@3dcheese.com ), CEO of Fun from 3D Cheeze, is using off the shelf hardware and customized software to produce "3D" postcards of attendees. Two images are captured on green screen, processed and sent to a color printer. The ...
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August 09, 2011
SIGGRAPH: Always choose problems worth solving
Posted By Michael Stein
Before today's keynote speech, a moment of silence was held for Andy Witkin, who passed away last September. Andy had a distinguished career in computer graphics, and was most recently a researcher and computer scientist at Pixar. I had the privilege ...
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