“SIGGRAPH is a professional conference, not geared toward the public or the end products they consume. If you’re a professional artist looking forward to the latest features in ZBrush, or a professional/academic researcher that wants to see a presentation on research into how well people can pick out cloned characters in computer-generated crowds, this is your show.
If you’re looking for hot news on the latest consumer graphics cards, monitors, or debuts of the latest graphics-intensive games, you’ll be disappointed. In other words, there’s not a lot of practical new info for the do-it-yourself crowd. That said, we love all things graphics related so much that we just had to stop by for a couple of days and share what we found with you.”
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Cheats of Strength: 10 Next-Gen Olympic Doping Methods @ Wired News
- RIAA Pays Tanya Andersen $107,951 @ Slashdot
- Windows 7 has one new feature @ The Inquirer
- AMD aims to grab 50% share of discrete graphics card market by the end of 2008 @ DigiTimes
- NVIDIA Shows Interactive Ray Tracing on Next-Gen GPUs @ HotHardware
- Back to School 2008: Dorm-Friendly Tech for Budget-Minded Students @ Futurelooks
- GPU vs CPU @ OCModShop
- Grant Hill Interview: What kinda tech does he use? @ Digital Trends
- Icrontic.com at SIGGRAPH ’08
The big theme at this years SIGGRAPH seems to be haptic interfaces, both as a control interface for software and as a way to provide direct physical feedback to the user. That isn’t all though, nVIDIA’s ray-tracing demo was shown there, as well as Intel’s Larrabee getting a lot of focus. Drop by ExtremeTech to see what was shown, and get a peek at some nice pictures.