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Posted: 20 March 2013 01:33 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Have any fellow Carraraists ever attended the SIGGRAPH conference? I’d be curious to hear about your experience.

I’m contemplating some vacation time and am wondering if I should zip over to Anaheim, California in July to check this out…

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Posted: 20 March 2013 02:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I’ve never gone, myself, but from seeing posted images and all the stuff that goes on there, I’d start planning, and just go. You’ll love it - it’s a way of life. The white zone is for loading and unloading only.

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Posted: 20 March 2013 02:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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  I have gone and I’m glad I did…  Wandering through the vendor area’s was a joy.  I got to peek at a lot of stuff that was going to be coming out and listen to the reps for different companies talk about what they were doing.  Sadly, I haven’t had a chance to go back. 

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Posted: 20 March 2013 03:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I Have been several times everybody who’s anybody in 3D animation etc is there try to get there early the first day of the exhibition you can register at siggraph.org free for exhibits only if you have a vendor code from someone you have purchased software or hardware from. All the cutting edge stuff is exhibited . Lots of presentations etc I have seen DAZ there in the past . Well worth the time I have spent there . Hope you make it an enjoy

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Posted: 20 March 2013 04:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Dartanbeck - 20 March 2013 02:09 PM

I’ve never gone, myself, but from seeing posted images and all the stuff that goes on there, I’d start planning, and just go. You’ll love it - it’s a way of life. The white zone is for loading and unloading only.

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Posted: 20 March 2013 05:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Thanks for the feedback gang! I’ve been nudged a bit closer toward registering and going… LOL  It’s a bit pricey for the whole shooting match; but I think that I can swing it. It’d be worth it if DAZ puts up a booth—I’d love to chat with those guys.

I’ve never really been to California either (unless you count the link in LAX when I was 5 years old and headed to Canada…).

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Posted: 21 March 2013 08:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Hi Garstor smile

My only experience of Anaheim was as an exhibitor, so,. not as much fun,.
E3 was better, and more fun,. but that’s a different venue.

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Posted: 21 March 2013 10:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I’ve never been, but my son has been to the last three (and will probably be at this one), and he loves it!! He really enjoys the technical sessions as well as the vendor show. From everything he has told me, just be sure to wear a bib, so you don’t drool on everything. Oh, be prepared for information overload as well.

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Posted: 21 March 2013 11:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Garstor - 20 March 2013 05:28 PM

Thanks for the feedback gang! I’ve been nudged a bit closer toward registering and going… LOL  It’s a bit pricey for the whole shooting match; but I think that I can swing it. It’d be worth it if DAZ puts up a booth—I’d love to chat with those guys.

I’ve never really been to California either (unless you count the link in LAX when I was 5 years old and headed to Canada…).

I bet Daz will be there.

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Posted: 22 March 2013 04:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Dartanbeck - 21 March 2013 11:24 PM

I bet Daz will be there.

That would be nice.

Now…do I spend the entire week there or just a few days?

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Posted: 22 March 2013 07:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Garstor - 22 March 2013 04:58 AM

Now…do I spend the entire week there or just a few days?

You’ll have to check the itinerary and decide that for yourself. Why not see if there’s an Anaheim Supercross race while you’re in town. That would give you some good animation ideas for dirtbike chases! wink

Maybe PM Spooky and see if Daz3d will be there - if that would help your decision. But I think that they were going to attend one year, and had to back out and offered the booth to the PAs. I know a few, like Dimension Theory, perhaps 3dage and others… FeralFey, maybe(?) showed up and put on a great demonstration. Oh, Emperor Ken (Ken Guilliland), the Songbird Remix fella, might have been one of them…?
It might have not even been SIGGRAPH… Oh well. Use the force… let it guide your way! smirk

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Posted: 22 March 2013 07:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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That was last year, and DAZ 3D did have a lot on their plate at the time. rolleyes      They have been at previous ones.

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Posted: 22 March 2013 08:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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...there is always NewTek and LightWave if DAZ doesn’t show… cool grin

I’d better fire up the calculator and start putting the costs together. One cool thing with my new company ownership—we’re allowed to use the company travel portal for booking personal trips. That should hopefully score me some airline discounts.

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Posted: 22 March 2013 08:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Make sure you include enough to get me and EP some presents. You can’t go away on a fun trip like that without buying us presents! shock

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Posted: 22 March 2013 09:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Dartanbeck - 22 March 2013 08:51 AM

Make sure you include enough to get me and EP some presents. You can’t go away on a fun trip like that without buying us presents! shock

Of course! It would be rude not to! smile

I wonder what kind of swag the vendors give out…Microsoft shows were usually totally awesome that way…

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Posted: 22 March 2013 10:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Dartanbeck - 22 March 2013 07:52 AM
Garstor - 22 March 2013 04:58 AM

Now…do I spend the entire week there or just a few days?

You’ll have to check the itinerary and decide that for yourself. Why not see if there’s an Anaheim Supercross race while you’re in town. That would give you some good animation ideas for dirtbike chases! wink

Maybe PM Spooky and see if Daz3d will be there - if that would help your decision. But I think that they were going to attend one year, and had to back out and offered the booth to the PAs. I know a few, like Dimension Theory, perhaps 3dage and others… FeralFey, maybe(?) showed up and put on a great demonstration. Oh, Emperor Ken (Ken Guilliland), the Songbird Remix fella, might have been one of them…?
It might have not even been SIGGRAPH… Oh well. Use the force… let it guide your way! smirk

Just found a link to this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8uB5h91v7w&feature=youtu.be

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