SIGGRAPH 2013

So I may have done some geeking out this week when I went out to Anaheim to attend SIGGRAPH. SIGGRAPH is a conference and exhibition focused on computer graphics and interactive techniques. It’s also a place where big companies gather to showoff their latest industry toys that’s going to be booming in the next couple of years…

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img_1504-copy This would be my 3rd year attending SIGGRAPH. This year it was even more packed than the previous years.

img_1514-copy Super thanks to the peeps over LightWave for hooking it up with credentials this year. Nothing like going to an event for free!

img_1469-copy Nvidia was showing off all kinds of awesomeness. They even announced their new Kepler GPUs(aka Project logan) and showed off Project Shield, their new handheld gaming device.

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img_1519-copy I probably spent the most time at the Maxon booth where I saw a variety of power users showoff the new release of Cinema4D.

img_1478-copy 4k touch displays are definitely the future for conference rooms.

img_1489-copy Canon’s mixed reality headset is next level. Can’t wait to see them implement this tech in their cameras, I give it 5 years.

img_1506-copy Been meaning to jump into Pixologic’s ZBrush for the longest, but been lagging. Can’t wait to get my hands on copy so I can bang out some sculpting and modeling.

SIGGRAPH 2013 was packed with mind blowing next-gen industry tools. Though these tools were made for professionals, a lot of  what I saw were priced at an affordable price. Great to see high-end hardware and software coming at an affordable price for everyone.