SIGGRAPH 2012 in Los Angeles kicks off its exhibition today where the largest software developers in digital content creation (DCC) in the areas of 3D rendering and animation in particular show off their latest software applications for professionals and students. Over the next few days we will be covering the news announcements of the key companies at the show, such as Maxon, Autodesk and others.
Autodesk’s Media and Entertainment division will be at SIGGRAPH hosting a variety of events and showing key software applications in the Autodesk booth. The company will be showing the latest extensions for Autodesk Maya and Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 software. You can also watch live demos from SIGGRAPH on Autodesk’ AREA website here.
Maxon Computer has just announced CINEMA 4D Release 14 a few days ago and the innovative leader in 3D will be showcasing this application to all visitors of its booth (#723). The company is also hosting an August special where any current licensee can upgrade to R14 for free with the purchase of a one-year Maxon Service Agreement.
Additionally Maxon has announced they have created a new Korean-language website for CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D. For over 15 years professionals in South Korea have been using Maxon’s products in professional pipelines to create stunning visuals. Now these professionals can have information access to the Maxon.net website in their native language.
Also, Imagination Technologies (booth #522) made a some-what stunning announcement that OpenGL ES based GPUs will reach the one billion mark by 2014. Imagination, for those who may not know, are the folks who power hardware graphics processing units (GPU) for smaller devices like smartphones and tablets. Apple’s iPhones have had Imagination-based GPUs in them.
We have a full report on Imagination at SIGGRAPH here, including some interesting demos they are doing at the show today.