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November 13, 2009
12-21-12
Posted By Karen Moltenbrey
Will the world really end on December 21, 2012? Some doomsday followers believe it will. Others chuckle at the thought. But one thing is for sure, the end of days occurs with unbelievable death and ...
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November 06, 2009
A Christmas Carol
Posted By Karen Moltenbrey
Today, Disney is releasing the highly anticipated Disney’s A Christmas Carol, a stereoscopic 3D presentation of the Charles Dickens novella. In the past, the book prompted a stage presentation and ...
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November 06, 2009
Borderlands
Posted By By Karen Moltenbrey
Independent game developer Gearbox recently released its latest title, Borderlands, published by 2K Games. The offering is a blend of RPG and FPS. What does this mean? Action wrapped up in a nice ...
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November 03, 2009
Ray Tracing Developers, Start Your (Acceleration) Engines: OptiX API Now Available
Posted By Mark Priscaro
NVIDIA now has the high-octane fuel ready at the pump that software developers need to transform their applications. The NVIDIA OptiX ray tracing engine is now available for fueling, er, downloading ...
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October 22, 2009
Lucky Number 7
Posted By Karen Moltenbrey
Lucky Number 7 Looks like for many Microsoft users, today is a day for celebration. Windows 7 is now available. I have to admit, the cute commercials that have been airing lately to herald the arrival ...
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October 14, 2009
Alien Action
Posted By Karen Moltenbrey
For those who missed the chance to see the amazing alien action played out in Monsters vs. Aliens, now’s your chance. Recently, the film hit the DVD market. While there has been a ton of talk about ...
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October 14, 2009
It’s the Law
Posted By Karen Moltenbrey
“Put down that game controller and step away from that console.” In essence, those could be the words—or at least the English translation—that some gamers in Venezuela could hear very soon. The issue ...
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October 14, 2009
Industry survey reveals the determination of the games sector to avoid the mistakes of the music industry
Posted By Karen Moltenbrey
Can the games industry avoid the pitfalls of the music industry? Many are sure hoping not to repeat those mistakes. A survey of selected delegates and speakers at the forthcoming London Games ...
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October 14, 2009
Amsterdam Design Guide
Posted By Jennifer Wolfe
Each year, thousands of people converge on the city of Amsterdam for the International Broadcasting Convention, or IBC, one of the industry's largest trade shows. Most attendees are already pretty ...
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September 22, 2009
Jeff Kleiser Interview
Posted By Barbara Robertson
Interviewed Jeff Kleiser about Synthespians' work on Surrogates, and learned that he inadvertently provided a prop for the film. "I have a 1977 GMC motor home that I use for location work," he says. ...
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September 11, 2009
The Greatest Comic Book Game of All Time?
Posted By Martin McEachern
In 2008, the Dark Knight delivered arguably cinema's finest hour, and now, the caped crusader could represent the shining moment for gaming in 2009, as well. I just finished playing Batman: Arkham ...
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August 10, 2009
SIGGRAPH High Points
Posted By Barbara Robertson
The good thing about SIGGRAPH in N. O. is that the people who went were the hard core - some of the most brilliant people in CG. Loved that SIGGRAPH gave back to the community, integrated music & ...
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August 10, 2009
Student Volunteer Blog #6
Posted By Ashley Marie Samour
I am a rising sophomore at the Miami International University of Art and Design. My focus is VFX and Motion Graphics along with 3D Animation. My passion for these artistic disciplines seems to grow ...
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August 10, 2009
Student Volunteer Blog #7
Posted By Amanda Young
Wednesday/Thursday/Friday Tuesday evening marked the end of the Fjorg adventure, and from then on the room next to the Geek Bar Voodoo Lounge was transformed into Gamejam. Gamejam, being an entirely ...
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August 10, 2009
Student Volunteer Blog #8
Posted By Ashley Marie Samour
SIGGRAPH IS A WORLD OF IT’S OWN I am a rising sophomore at the Miami International University of Art and Design. My focus is VFX and Motion Graphics along with 3D Animation. My passion for these ...
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August 07, 2009
Will Wright, Partly Cloud, Robots, Cyborgs, and the Final Frontier
Posted By Josh Corken
Tuesday, the Exhibition opened. The line started to form at least 30 minutes before the floor actually opened, but we were able to watch Autodesk's demo reel from where we were standing. Autodesk ...
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August 06, 2009
CGTalk Meetup
Posted By Josh Corken
Every year CGSociety's forums decide to pull together at SIGGRAPH and plan an event to plug the user names from the forums to the real life faces. Not everyone uses their face as an avatar. Actually, ...
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August 06, 2009
Student Volunteer Blog #5
Posted By Elana Kopelevich
Having been born a time when it is common knowledge that the world is round and not flat, it seems absurd to think otherwise. It seems that the most genius developments in history are the ones that ...
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August 06, 2009
Student Volunteer Blog #4
Posted By Elana Kopelevich
Although, the conference didn't officially begin until Monday, CGW was kind enough to present student volunteers with an exclusive panel of speakers discussing their work and giving advice about the ...
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August 06, 2009
Student Volunteer Blog #3
Posted By Elana Kopelevich
Pixar's latest short, Partly Cloudy, was yet another cinematic masterpiece from the company that can do no wrong. You may be surprised to learn that Peter Sohn, although he had worked in at Pixar for ...
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August 05, 2009
Student Volunteer Blog #1
Posted By Amanda Young
Monday and Tuesday Smiling faces, giddy laughter and the occasional, “FJORG!” fill the New Orleans convention center walls as soon as one walks through the promising glass doors. Exhibitors rush to ...
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August 05, 2009
SIGGRAPH 2009 in New Orleans
Posted By Joshua B. Corken
Well, to be honest it's not small at all. The Special Interest Group on GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques, shortened to SIGGRAPH for obvious reasons, got its start in 1974 and has grown to see ...
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August 05, 2009
Student Volunteer Blog #2
Posted By Estefanía Martínez González
pedritaatsiggraph.wordpress.com Confessions from outer space WOW!!! Amazing experience the first day at SIGGRAPH 2009 in New Orleans!! Have you heard this before? Yes. I’m sure that I am not the first ...
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August 02, 2009
What NOT to Do at Siggraph New Orleans
Posted By Josh Corken
Planning to travel to New Orleans soon, are you here for SIGGRAPH, or have you ever been to the Big Easy? Well, whatever the case, these are things that you should not do or just keep in mind while ...
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July 01, 2009
The time is ripe for the merging of photography and 3D
Posted By Gisela Reger
(July 1, 2009) When asking a photographer about his or her experience with 3D-technology one often still meets negative bias, misinformation and maybe even risks offending someone‚s professional ...
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