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pixeltek
08-06-2006, 03:30 AM
Here is a link to latest annual little, I know - at times somewhat eclectic, collection of images from this year's CG extravaganza in Boston.

http://www.cosmic-pearl.com/Sig2006.htm

Karl

Kuzey
08-06-2006, 05:46 AM
Nice work...it looked like fun!

:D

Kuzey

Bog
08-06-2006, 05:49 AM
Here are some of the ones that actually came out:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bogster/sets/72157594225384581/

WilliamVaughan
08-06-2006, 10:00 AM
Very Cool pix from the show....Cant wait to find more.

pixeltek
08-06-2006, 10:31 AM
Thanks all. It was fun and it's a kind of educational mini-vacation for me. As you can imagine, first of all, different people will select different booths, events, or presentations. You did not see Pixar, Pixologic, ILM, nor others in my selection this year, that you might find important, and surely other visitors will cover them in detail, I'm certain of it. In fact, even I am still adding a couple of pics myself, as we speak. All I can do is try to share some of the funnier or memorable moments and personalities with you. To truly do Siggraph justice, you have to go there yourself and use your own filter and find your own trail of happiness, and discover in the end to your surprise, how much of it you managed to miss, in spite of your best efforts. So, you make the best of it and enjoy the time you've got and the people you meet. In the end, it's a community and it's all about the people. Hope to see many of you at next year's show in San Diego.

Proton, a CD of the Newtek-related full-sized image files will sent to Marvin Miller for any of you to use.

Karl

pixeltek
08-06-2006, 10:38 AM
Bog, are you saying that mine did not 'actually come out'?

Anyway, nice work and I notice that you shared some of the points of interest with me (the teapot, for example). Thanks for sharing. I know, I tried to get in line with Pixar for their little box, whatever it was, and to see what they had to show, but the lines were so long, that I ended up outside, watching a presentation at their booth, but did not get anything for that.

Karl

WilliamVaughan
08-06-2006, 10:39 AM
Proton, a CD of the Newtek-related full-sized image files will sent to Marvin Miller for any of you to use.

Karl

Very Cool! I hope to snag some of those for my collection!

pixeltek
08-06-2006, 10:44 AM
Bog, one more thing. One of your pictures shows a CD with Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne on the cover. I did model the SSO in LW8 (http://www.cosmic-pearl.com/3dLW56.htm) and would have liked to have seen what that was all about. It only drives my point home, you simply can't see all there is to see at any Siggraph.

Karl

Bog
08-06-2006, 10:54 AM
Bog, are you saying that mine did not 'actually come out'?

Good golly, no! I meant that most of my shots didn't come out. Hasty snapshots between conversations and swigs of beer, y'know :)

As to the SS1 render, I saw yours, I believe - the one with the authentic SS1/WK paint-job, as opposed to the Virgin Galactic themed thingy I'd done. Smashing stuff! I did an animation of a launch, I'll send you a DL link if you like. The contents of the little box is the blurry wind-up teapot that's also shown on that photosteam. It's a silly little thing, but was one of the cooler booth-freebies. The NewTek pens were special effects in their own right, though - I may try to cap some video of mine opening if I find time for raw frivolity ;)

pixeltek
08-06-2006, 11:13 AM
I was just kidding, Bog, and I do remember the launch animation you did and envied you the background images at the time. Great job. I was just picking on your wording, and really did enjoy your Siggraph pics. Maybe we'll meet at the next one. :thumbsup:

Karl

Zane Condren
08-06-2006, 11:18 AM
Just thought I would let you know that this picture
http://www.cosmic-pearl.com/Sig06_10.htm is the man, the myth, Legend Ralph Messana, co-Creator of 3D Arsenal and now a 3D Product Manager with NewTek. He is an awesome demo guy, I know I have learned a lot from him.

pixeltek
08-06-2006, 11:27 AM
Thanks Zane - I needed that. I have a message out to Marvin to get me the names of those people who I missed. This helps. He did great, even for a legend ;-).
You can tell I really loved his presentation. The guy is hilarious, but a serious storehouse of knowledge.

Karl

pixeltek
08-06-2006, 11:44 AM
Completed, corrected and properly linked.
Thanks again, Zane,

Karl

Jarno
08-06-2006, 07:58 PM
pixeltek: the cows are actually part of a travelling art thingy called Cow Parade http://www.cowparade.com/

---JvdL---

JML
08-06-2006, 08:31 PM
thanks for sharing those images, I wish I would have been there..

pixeltek
08-06-2006, 11:26 PM
Ok, Jarno, thanks for the information. I guess the fish in New Orleans, were part of the Fish Parade? Just kidding. I find this stuff all over the place and simply enjoy them. They had bears in Berlin, horses in Aachen, bulls in Bucharest, and so on. This is getting pretty popular, world wide. I assume that the New Orleans fish are no more. Any of you who went to Siggraph there will remember seeing them all over town.

Karl

pixeltek
08-06-2006, 11:30 PM
And speaking of cows, I just noticed an error on my part (nah, it couldn't be): I had not supplied the link for the 2006 Animago Award-winning Kuhfo videos. They are really amusing and were, btw, featured at the Animation Theater. The TD Sebastian Schmidt was the presenter at the nVidea Gelato meeting and here is the link to the short but very funny videos:

http://aistud.filmakademie.de/itfstrailer/kuhfo_index.html

My apologies,

Karl