This week marked 3D System's first appearance at the Siggraph trade show.
Familiar faces included Pat Lanfier, Scott Tompson, Linda Burton, Michael
Rees, and Bill "Tupper feeling" Morgan.
Intergraph showed a force-feedback sculpting input device that was hidden
behind a tilted mirror that showed reflection of your work going on in the
3D was head-scanning people along with a company called Real3D then building
their heads on the Actua.
Dreamworks showed off their new movie Antz, and displayed their maquettes
Alias/Wavefront showed some pretty cool fabric simulations in Maya just
begging to be converted to STL
Pixar gave away copies of Geri's Game. I noticed Scott Turner, late of
Scicon, is now with Pixar.
All the companies that sell computer graphics books and videos were on hand
hocking their wares. I succumbed to a few that are hard to find anywhere
else. I highly reccomend the show to anyone wanting to see the future of 3D
graphics. Next July they will be in Anaheim, I believe.
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