Siggraph 2004 in Summary

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Siggraph in Summary

This year's event was held in Los Angeles. It seemed a fitting place for an event that can best be described as Hollywood and Las Vegas collide with technology and art on steroids. Here are the highlights and headlines that emerged from this gathering of creative innovators.

In reviewing the amazing adventure that was Siggraph 2004, there were so many incredible things to mention it is hard to know where to start. Take your time and enjoy the journey through all the information. It took four days to get through it in person. Given the amount there is to share, it may take a while to get through it on-line as well.

A very special thanks to AgentSmith, EricofSD, nemric, and Spike for their time, energy and commitment to Renderosity and the Renderosity Interactive Magazine. We thank you for your contributions and coverage of this event.

And now, let's travel through the labyrinth of news...

  • 2d3 demonstrates the brand new features of boujou three
  • Alias Announces Plans to Acquire Kaydara
  • Alias and Kaydara Announce MOTIONBUILDER 6
  • Avid Introduces 3-Democracy
  • Avid to Acquire M-Audio
  • CAT Demonstrates Character Animation Toolkit
  • Curious Labs Presents Shade 7
  • Corel Reveals Painter IX - Details Coming This Fall
  • Digital Element Develops Key Technology for Discreet
  • Discreet's 3ds max 7 at the official SIGGRAPH launch
  • Discreet 3ds max|KDLAB: Short film created for Nike
  • Discreet Delivers New Tools and Services for Digital Artists
  • Massive's Ready-to-Run Agents
  • MAXON Computer presents the 9th generation of CINEMA 4D
  • NewTek Congratulates 2004 Emmy® Visual Effects Nominees
  • NewTek Announces LightWave® [8] Training Edition to Provide Over $400 in Free Training Materials
  • BOXX and D2 Announce NUKE Co-Branding Agreement
  • Nvidia Sponsors QuakeCon--The "Must Attend" Event of the Year for Gamers
  • Nvidia: More News
  • silhouette+roto: The Shape of Things To Come
  • Softimage|XSI chosen by Nerd Corps to Produce New CG TV Series
  • WavGen demonstrats TerraShader™
  • Wondertouch Previews particleIllusion SE for Mac OS X
  • ZBrush 2 demostrated by Pixologic

  • Renderosity Interactive Magazine Siggraph 2004 Coverage
  • SIGGRAPH 2004 Electronic Theater
  • View a clip of "Ryan" the award winning animation directed by Chris Landreth, produced by Steven Hoban, Marcy Page and Mark Smith
  • Vicon Motion Capture Front and Center at Siggraph 2004 Electronic Theater
  • Animation Theater
  • Guerilla Studio
  • SIGGRAPH Art Gallery
  • Cyber Fashion Show
  • Emerging Technologies
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    Member Opinions:
    By: EricofSD on 8/21/04
    These are great times where the companies release information about their new ventures. I know I had a tremendous time being a "fly on the wall" as the PTB's of our favorite software companies chatted about with one another. No doubt, some interesting things will come.

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