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In this interview with Doug Little of Wacom Technologies we discuss the use of tablet technology for creative work. If you have ever cursed at your mouse, or found the controls just too limited, then maybe you should consider a tablet! Maybe the artists and animators over at Pixar and ILM know something you don't! Recorded at the Siggraph/ACM Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, in August 2006 by Harris Fogel. Posted 9/25/2006 (9:23)

 

Now you don't have to live in a pineapple under the sea to tune into to WH2O, the radio station that sends out its signal to SpongeBob and all the other inhabitants of Bikini Bottom. "SpongeBob SquarePants: The Best Day Ever" is a whimsical album made by real musicians (including Andy Paley, Tom Kenny, Brian Wilson, and the last living Ramone) who sound like they are the ones having the best day ever! Posted 9/24/2006

Thomas Fogel, Posted 9/24/2006

In this interview with Ray Froude of NEC Displays we discuss the impact of LEDs in display technology. If you have ever wondered why it's so tough to calibrate a flat panel display, how much displays have changed over the past several years, or the impact of LED technology on displays, then this interview is for you! Recorded at the Siggraph/ACM Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, in August 2006 by Harris Fogel. Posted 9/23/2006 (13:11)

 

In this interview with Kathy Mandato, DreamWorks Animation's Head of Human Resources we discuss how to land a position in animation. If you have been pursuing a position in animation, or CG work, this interview is for you! Recorded at the Siggraph/ACM Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, in August 2006 by Harris Fogel. Posted 9/17/2006 (8:32)

An interview with Maurice Patel of Autodesk on their recent acquisition of Maya. With a 3D portfolio that includes Maya, 3Ds Max, MotionBuilder, AutoCad, mental ray, & Cleaner, Autodesk now controls many of the industry's most popular tools. In this interview we discuss the upcoming release of Maya 8, and the future according to Autodesk. Recorded at the Siggraph/ACM Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, in August 2006 by Harris Fogel. (14:23) Posted 9/17/2006

An interview with Brian Tyler, CEO of ART VPS, the makers of the worlds only processor chip dedicated to the mysterious art of Ray Tracing! With the announcment that Ford is previewing its new vehicles using Ray Tracing, and not product photography, the Ford you are seeing in their ads might not even exist. If you have ever wondered how those reflections look so real, it's probably Ray Tracing at work! Recorded at the Siggraph/ACM Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, in August 2006 by Harris Fogel. Posted 9/17/2006 (9:19)

An interview with Scott de Mercado and Goncalo De Carvalho, lead developer of the Jahshaka Project. Jahshaka is the worlds first Open Source Realtime Editing and Effects System. Currently supported on Mac OS X, Linux, Irix and Windows. It's free to download, try, and work with. If you are interested in the path not taken by the rest of the privately owned software industry, then maybe Jahshaka is for you! Recorded at the Siggraph/ACM Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, in August 2006 by Harris Fogel. Posted 9/14/2006 (8:50)

 
An interview with painter and digital artist James Faure Walker about the impact of digital technologies on his work as an artist, writer, and educator. He was a founder of "Artscribe" Magazine in 1976, and his work has been internationally exhibited and collected. His book Painting the Digital River: How an Artist Learned to Love the Computer was published in 2006 by Prentice Hall. Recorded at the Siggraph/ACM Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, in August 2006 by Harris Fogel. Posted 9/12/2006 (33:12)

 

 

Tired of Typing? All about OCR (Optical Character Recognition) with IRIS's Jean-Marc Fontaine. Have you ever had a stack of printed documents and wanted to turn them into an editable word processing document, but not at the hassle of re-typing all the information? If so, then consider OCR software which can scan, convert, and save your printed pages as editable text. Recorded at the Douglas Stewart C2ES Conference in Madison, Wisconsin in June 2006 by Harris Fogel. Posted 9/11/2006 (12:52)

 

Panoramic photography has been around as long as photography itself, but its existence in the digital realm has been a rocky one. When Apple first introduced Quicktime VR back in the late 1990's, the best panoramas that could be produced amounted to nothing more than grainy thumbnail-sized images. Prior to Stitcher Unlimited 5.5, photographers could only use regular wide-angle lenses with this application, and this meant that they had to shoot many, many more shots to cover the entire 360° scene. If you are interested in creating panoramic photographs Brian Greenstone's in-depth review of the latest version of Stitcher Unlimited 5.5 provides a wide-angle overview of the subject.

Brian Greenstone, Posted 9/5/2006

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