Student Entertainment Summit
Sponsored by San Francisco ACM SIGGRAPH and 32Ten Studio
May 5th from 10am to 4pm
Location: 32Ten Studios at 3210 Kerner Blvd, San Raphael
Fifty students comprised by the big five ANM/VFX programs: AAU, AI/SF, CCA, Ex’pression and SFSU get together to mix, discuss collaboration, prep for 2013 SIGGRAPH/San Diego, festivals and personal portfolio.
BIRTHPLACE OF MODERN VFX
3210 Kerner Blvd. was built by ILM in 1980 as they were expanding beyond their original building next door, 3160. It was built to house a sound stage, a screening room and offices to support the artists and technicians who were pioneering into the field of optical and digital imagery. This historic building is where the LUCASFILM COMPUTER DIVISON, now known as PIXAR, wrote, produced and animated their first short “Andre and Wally B“. 3210 was also home to the EDIT DROID, one the first non-linear film editing systems and testing ground for Display / ImagePro, which was eventually renamed Photoshop.
Films shot here
Sequences for dozens of hit movies have been shot on the “Main Stage”. Here are just a few…
- Star Wars Series (Except for Episode IV)
- Indiana Jones Series
- Pirates of the Carribean Series
- The Mummy Series
- Star Trek Series
- Back to the Future Series
- Die Hard
Instructors and students interested in attending the summit, please send an email to tereza_flaxman at siggraph.org
zSpace 3D Platform Presentation
Thursday, April 4, 2013
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
490 De Guigne Drive, Suite 200, Sunnyvale, Ca
6:30 pm: networking (food provided)
7:30 pm: Presentation by Doug Twilleager
8:00 pm: Demonstrations and Q/A session with experts from zSpace
This event is free but requires pre-registration
Doug Twilleager, will give a presentation teaching users how virtual-holography is changing business. He will also show how developing in zSpace is easy and how to get started now.
The zSpace platform provides a highly-realistic visualization experience that enables designers and engineers to directly interact with virtual holographic simulations as if they were real physical objects. This results in accelerated design and development processes as well as increased productivity.
zSpace and its developers provide design, entertainment, learning, simulation and visualization solutions to a wide array of markets. There are many solutions currently available from developers such as Autodesk, Unity, Solidworks and more.
Doug Twilleager, zSpace CTO Software
Co-inventor of Java 3D, Doug has 23 years of experience in graphics hardware simulators, graphics microcode, OpenGL drivers and higher level software. He holds multiple graphic hardware and software patents and is the creator of the rendering and processing engine for Project Wonderland, the 3D virtual world toolkit.
About zSpace, Inc.
zSpace, formerly known as Infinite Z, is a leading-edge technology provider that enables natural interaction with virtual-holographic 3D imagery through its flagship product, zSpace®. Targeting markets including manufacturing, architecture, engineering, government, medical and research, zSpace aims to accelerate design and development processes and increase productivity through 3D visualization. zSpace is a privately held, venture backed company located in Sunnyvale, CA, and has filed more than 30 patents for its innovative technologies.
For more information, visit www.zspace.com
How to get There
Take Caltrain Southbound and exit Lawrence Station in Sunnyvale Take Duane Shuttle to zSpac HQ at corner of Stewart Ave and De Guigne Dr
See Map below with a “X” where zSpace is located on shuttle route.