The exhibition is finally open, giving us a peek at all the new technology for 3D modeling, animation, motion capture, and rendering. The AMD booth is showing off their lightning-fast graphics cards with this larger-than-life rendering of a female head from TurboSquid artist Komba3d. The rendering, besides being big enough to be seen from space, is absolutely stunning in its detail.
The Pixar booth is always great fun. This year the booth is all about their new movie Brave, with arrows sticking out of odd parts of the booth for emphasis.
You can always count on the graphics card gurus at nVidia to do something cool at SIGGRAPH. Here, they painted a virtual hole in the ground just outside the convention center. I’m not sure what the point of this was, other than to get people to take a picture of it and put it on their blogs. I guess it worked.