This post has nothing directly to do with 3D or the AREA but I ran across this article that I thought was interesting enough to pass along. It shows some simple experiments that anyone can do to trick your brain into various hallucinations without the usual use of drugs. Consider this post my gift to cost cutting.
For those of you that didn't make it out to a live event I thought I'd give you an update on what turned out to be a great time. I've been getting lots of great comments and just wanted to share some info.
Yep its that time of year again and I just wanted to remind everyone to check out everything that's going on. There are large events around the world and many smaller events held by independent User groups so hopefully one is near you. Come Network, learn and most of all, have fun.
This just in. Not much that I can say directly but go and check out the news here...
I don't know how many people have heard of the Greeble plugin for 3ds max but it is an old favorite free plugin that everyone should have in their tool chest. There are also now greeble scripts for Maya so none of our 3d artists need go without it. A friend of mine Richard Rosenman has actually created a small community called greeblelicious based on celebrating all things greeble. There is even a contest happening there as we speak.
At Autodesk we have been talking a lot about stereo technology and working to build it into many of our products. Well just to prove that stereo is quickly popping up everywhere you will soon be able to hold stereo web video meetings.
For everyone trying to use FBX to move data around we now have compatibility charts for both 3ds Max and Maya that show which features of the products are compatible with fbx and in turn with each other through FBX. Its all nicely colour coded and will be regularly updated.
Anyone looking for a walk down video game memory lane should check out this TED video. There are also some interesting thoughts on the future of gaming which from this videos point of view are things like creating true emotional responses. What? duck hunt and pong didn't create enough emotional reaction? Blaspheme.
A few months back a new site started up called postdreamer.com that aims to help people working in the post industry. Its still in Beta and is working to build up a critical mass of content but there are a number of good ideas here which could make it successful in its niche.
Stereoscopy is a huge buzzword in the 3d industry these days. Everyone is either making stereo movies or planning to make them. If you want to know more about this whole business I suggest reading the industry Whitepaper on this subject written by Autodesks very own Sebastien Sylwan.