View Full Version : Dick Van Dyke

10-29-2008, 11:31 AM
Check out the software package Dick Van Dyke uses for 3D animation:


(at the bottom of the "Other work" and "Personal life" sections)

Just ran across that and thought it was kind of cool.

...boy, wouldn't it be cool to see an interview or tutorials from him? :thumbsup:

10-29-2008, 11:37 AM
loool.... nice one:thumbsup:

Nicolas Jordan
10-29-2008, 11:39 AM
He attended Siggraph 2004 where William and Kiki interviewed him and some of his work was also shown. I still have the Siggraph video that I downloaded here someplace I think.

Nicolas Jordan
10-29-2008, 11:52 AM
Heres some photos from the Newtek Behind the scenes gallery. Scroll to the bottom and you will see him. http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.newtek.com/newtek/behind/gallery/albums/SIG04/100_5957_vi.thumb.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.newtek.com/newtek/behind/gallery/search.php%3Fsearchstring%3Dstockhammer&h=150&w=113&sz=10&hl=en&start=2&um=1&usg=__f3Pgs1BG39YokEESHS1e3XmS-B4=&tbnid=9Q6zCo4b4wcqGM:&tbnh=96&tbnw=72&prev=/images%3Fq%3D2004%2Bsiggraph%2Bnewtek%26um%3D1%26h l%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26sa%3DN

10-29-2008, 12:01 PM
wow William's shirt is Hawaiian geek-tastic!

I guess we could say it's 'supercalafradjalisticexpealladocious'

10-29-2008, 01:50 PM
I actually met him at SIGGRAPH in Los Angeles a few years ago. He's a lot shorter than I imagined (of course, I'm 6'5" so thats not surprising). He had a bag full of software that he bought at the show.

10-29-2008, 02:19 PM

Mark The Great
10-29-2008, 03:15 PM
And he's a member of Barbershop Harmony Society!

Oh, and I want a shirt like William has got on. Anyone know where I can get one?

10-29-2008, 03:26 PM
Yah, I won a training video from him at Siggraph a few years back. There is a Newtek video moment of me blundering up to the stage to accept my prize.

Shoulda tucked in my shirt!

10-29-2008, 05:18 PM
I still can't get over the English accent he delivered in Mary Poppins.



10-30-2008, 03:27 AM
You mean Moiree Poppins?...getcha knees up step in time!

10-30-2008, 03:37 AM
I still can't get over the English accent he delivered in Mary Poppins. :D

English accent? I fink not cor blimey luv a duck mate. :D

10-30-2008, 04:13 AM
English accent? I fink not cor blimey luv a duck mate. :D

Okay, a cockney accent!

10-30-2008, 04:32 AM
i soooo want to do Kiki Stockhammer ...
do you see the the tongue on her .. WOW !!!

10-30-2008, 05:59 AM
Okay, a cockney accent!

It aint 'ardly cock-er-nee niver guv'...mockney more like

Andy Webb
10-30-2008, 06:15 AM
As someone who hails from the East End of London, I find Dick Van Dyke's cockney accent very realistic :D

Almost as good as the attempts on this thread :jester:

10-30-2008, 06:44 AM
Isn't the DVD disk named after "Dick Van Dyke"? That's what I heard.... :)

That's a legacy.......................

He has done a lot for Newtek, and for video editors and newbie CG people as well. Here is a forefather of television, and after he saw the teknology change, he changed with the times and was brave enough to try something new.

I imagine DVD could purchase about any video rig he wanted. He saw something intriguing about Newtek. Not only the products, but the people. He wanted to be a part of it. I don't think he was courted. I think he became a user, and later a "promoter."

He is a nice man (and yes, shorter in person, TV does that). It's nice that wiki mentions his Amiga 4000 days, but I think he has a VT rig on the PC as well. The wiki part makes it seem that he left after his Amiga 4000 finally croaked.

Another blast from the past, whatever happened to "Young Dr. Wesley Crusher" or Wil Wheaton, who had some role at Newtek back in the day. Where is he now?

Fun thread.