Monday at SIGGRAPH
Mon 6th Aug 2007, by paul | Siggraph2007
The Viking Challenge began today in the Convention Center. Dreamworks Animation organized this “Iron Animator” challenge with cooperation with HP and AMD. Over 32 hours onwards from midday today, the teams will generate a 15 second or longer animation on a prescribed theme in front of a live, "Gladiator-style" audience and judging panel.
Earlier this morning, Softimage announced the new version of XSI (6.5) and also FACE ROBOT 1.8. Softimage will repackage its Essentials and Advanced versions of SOFTIMAGE|XSI 6.5 under guidance from their clients in the games and film arena.
Also this morning, Autodesk slid out the news about the adoption of Skymatter Mudbox into their arsenal. Along with the deal came the three owners of the Skymatter company. This is a major announcement that will have great and far-reaching implications to the 3D modeling sector of the industry. They've come a long way.
More about the Autodesk in the next posting.Related links:FJORG! pageSIGGRAPH 2007SoftimageAutodeskPhoto slide show [click play, low right]