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Steven DeBenedictis Explains How Cosmic Blobs Brings 3D To Kids! – Siggraph 2006

An interview with Steven DeBenedictis of SolidWorks Corporation on their Cosmic Blobs software for 3D creation and computer animation for kids. Well known for their high-end software, Cosmic Blobs was designed for kids to learn the world of 3D. Cosmic Blobs was recently updated and is now Universal Binary to run at native speeds on Intel Macs.Recorded at the Siggraph/ACM Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, in August 2006 by Harris Fogel. Posted 10/4/2006, revised 6/26/2007 (7:52)

John C. Finnegan, Chairman of the 2006 SIGGRAPH/ACM Conference – Siggraph 2006

An interview with Professor John C. Finnegan, Conference Chair of the 2006 SIGGRAPH/ACM Conference, now in its 34th year and the granddaddy of technology and computer art conferences. We discuss the Boston conference, what SIGGRAPH is today, and how you too can be involved. Recorded at the Siggraph/ACM Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, in August 2006 by Harris Fogel. Posted 10/4/2006 (9:08)

 

Softimage’s 3D Birthday Party - All Grown Up And 20 Years Old! – Siggraph 2006

An interview with Jason Brynford-Jones (best known as "Chinny") of Softimage on the status of software for 3D computer animation, as well as Softimage's 20th birthday. Ever wonder just how much has changed in 20 years, and where Softimage and XSI are today, then listen to this interview! Recorded at the Siggraph/ACM Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, in August 2006 by Harris Fogel. Posted 10/4/2006 (12:41)

 

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DAZ Productions Helps You To Find Your 3D Zones! – Siggraph 2006

An interview with Steve Kondris of DAZ Productions on their affordable and fully featured software for 3D computer animation and work. Well known for Bryce, Hexagon, DAZ Studio, and now Carrera Pro, if you are looking for an intro level software package or a fully featured modeler, DAZ might have a solution for you. Recorded at the Siggraph/ACM Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, in August 2006 by Harris Fogel. Posted 10/4/2006 (7:48)

Encased in Crystal, InSpeck’s 21st Century Photo Booth! – Siggraph 2006

Siggraph is well known for its display of cutting edge technology, so what booth had the longest lines? In this interview with InSpeck's Marco Estrela, we discuss their 21st century photo booth, which makes a 3D scan, and then using a laser, writes to a small block of plastic, encasing your image in 3D forever! Recorded at the Siggraph/ACM Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, in August 2006 by Harris Fogel. Posted 9/26/2006 (5:20)

Understanding PDI DreamWorks' Animation Pipeline & More! – Siggraph 2006

In this interview with Darin Grant, Head of Production Technology at PDI DreamWorks we discuss the proprietary software and production pipeline in use at PDI DreamWorks. We also talk about the importance of attending Siggraph for both established animators and animators wishing to one day be established! Recorded at the Siggraph/ACM Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, in August 2006 by Harris Fogel. Posted 9/25/2006 (10:37)

All About Tablets With Doug Little of Wacom – Siggraph 2006

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)

 

All About LCD Displays with Ray Froude of NEC Displays – Siggraph 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)

 

Ray Tracing Explained! Why That Ford You Are Lusting After Might Not Even Exist Yet – Siggraph 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)

Want to Work in Animation? Kathy Mandato of DreamWorks SKG Tells You How – Siggraph 2006

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)

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