Posts Tagged ‘conferences’

CheckMate Talk at SIGGRAPH

Friday, August 19th, 2011 by

In a blog post about the SIGGRAPH conference last week, I showed a few pictures from our presentation on CheckMate, the industry’s first standard for 3D models. Here is an excerpt from the talk.


Matt and Beau at SIGGRAPH

Friday, August 12th, 2011 by

TurboSquid’s CEO Matt Wisdom and VP Biz Dev Beau Perschall give a quick recap of SIGGRAPH 2011 in this new video. Enjoy.

Greetings from the SIGGRAPH 2011 Exhibition

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 by

While at SIGGRAPH it’s always a delight to visit the exhibition portion of the conference. Today, Jonathan Lloyd and I traversed the show floor looking to find out about new and exciting developments in the 3D industry. The chance to reconnect with colleagues is an added bonus, not to mention the visual feast that awaits all attendees.

We visited several booths including Autodesk, Digital Domain, NVIDIA, and 3D World. At the Pixar booth, the official news was the release of Renderman for Maya 5.0, but the playfully decorative booth design was all about Cars 2.

Jonathan gets his Pixar on

We also got a chance to connect with the folks from SCAD  (Savannah College of Art and Design). Since they produce 3D artists, we always consider them our friends. Plus, they’re pretty excited about CheckMate, which naturally makes us happy.

Michele with SCAD buddies

Tonight we’re off to hobnob with 100 of our closest friends at the CGArchitect party. More photos to come!

Talking About Standards at Siggraph 2011

Sunday, August 7th, 2011 by

Jonathan Lloyd and I just finished giving a talk on 3D Modeling Standards as part of the official presentation program at Siggraph 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Attendees got a whirlwind tour through TurboSquid’s two-year adventure in developing, testing, refining, and finally releasing 3D modeling standards as part of CheckMate Certification.

Standards in 3D Modeling SIGGRAPH 2011

The best part of the presentation, for us, was seeing the crowd of 300+ nodding and smiling as the standards were discussed and explained. A number of people came up to us afterward to personally tell us how much  standards would improve their workflows, and several asked if we would work with them directly on standards projects.

TurboSquid Siggraph 2011

It was great to see the validation for the standards in general, and CheckMate in particular. We’ve put a lot of work into making CheckMate as useful as possible, and we’re glad artists feel they can use it to improve their work.

TurboSquid at Autodesk University 2009

Monday, December 7th, 2009 by

What could be more fun than Las Vegas in December? Las Vegas with a bunch of AutoCAD and Revit users, of course! Autodesk University, held this year Dec. 1-3 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, offered seminars and an exhibition on Autodesk’s CAD products.

Michele with Gary Davis and Janice Miller of Autodesk

Michele with Gary Davis and Janice Miller of Autodesk

But AU is far more than that; it’s an ideal opportunity to network with industry movers and shakers. Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD, and Inventor are emerging content marketplaces with enormous potential. The folks at Autodesk University can help us shape these new marketplaces and other opportunities.

Here are just a few of the things we got into at Autodesk University this year:

  • Autodesk Seek, our partner site for CAD content, got a lot of attention at AU, with mentions in the keynote speech and numerous seminars throughout the week. Shared CAD content in general is gaining traction, and TurboSquid continues to work with Autodesk in many ways to provide content across multiple applications.
  • Alioscopy, manufacturers of the first-ever no-glasses 3D LCD screen, is going to need 3D content within the next year for their own customers. The models will need to conform to specific guidelines in order to work with the Alioscopy screen. We’re working closely with Alioscopy to make our sellers’ models and talent available to this exciting new marketplace.

Of course, Autodesk University wasn’t all work and no play. There was a certain amount of catching up with CAD buds, old and new, which led to lots of new ideas for TurboSquid expansion in the coming year.

And I had a great time at the AU Final Party. My AutoCAD-centric rendition of Cake’s “Short Skirt Long Jacket” on the karaoke stage got the attention of Lynn Allen, Autodesk Evangelist, and she jokingly offered to make me the entertainment at next year’s AU party. Hey, it could happen.

Michele with Lynn Allen from Autodesk

Michele with Lynn Allen from Autodesk

TurboSquid Attending Autodesk University Dec 1-3

Monday, November 30th, 2009 by

TurboSquid will be at the Autodesk University conference Dec. 1-3 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. We’ll be hanging around the Autodesk booth (#641) at lunchtime every day, and you’ll see us at the evening parties too. Look for the orange squid on the shirt–you can’t miss us.

If you use AutoCAD, Revit, Inventor, Newport, or ACAPs, come on by and say hello. We’d love to meet you!


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