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PaulHellard
11-16-2006, 05:38 AM
Hi all,

December is just around the corner and soon 2006 will be all in the past. We are compiling a Top 20 list of CG-related highlights for the year. This thread will be open for everyone to drop in suggestions for the top CG-related events or things that happened in 2006. We'll then have a community-based list of the top CG-related things that happened in 2006 to compile the CG Top 20 - 2006 article.

Here is the CG Retrospective 2005:
http://features.cgsociety.org/story_custom.php?story_id=3306

Critieria for selection
Whatever is selected in this list needs to be innovative, landmark or very cool. We are interested in events, movies, short films, games, products, software or anything that had a major effect on the CG industry in 2006. It could be the release of a new software product, a new version of a software with lots of new innovations or hardware product, a plug-in, game, a VFX or CG movie or short film, in fact anything related to CG that had a profound effect on you and your colleagues.

Bring on the suggestions!

Paul
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Samo
11-16-2006, 07:20 AM
Elephants Dream

http://www.elephantsdream.org/

DrFx
11-16-2006, 10:38 AM
- Pirates of the Caribbean's Davy Jones
- First Maya release under Autodesk, 64-bit for Max and Maya
- Mudbox beta
- "CG Animal" features saturation in the media
- HD Video comes to the mainstream
- ZBrush 2.0! (just kiddding!...) :)

Per-Anders
11-16-2006, 10:57 AM
C4D MoGraph Module
Cinema4D R10
Mudbox Beta
Pirates/Davy Jones

ThirdEye
11-16-2006, 11:03 AM
Cinema4D R10
Bodypaint3D R3
Maxon Mograph Module
Pirates 3 / Davy Jones
Pixar Cars

Melvil
11-16-2006, 06:15 PM
Disney buying Pixar was at the beginning of this year, wasn't it?

And I second Elephants Dream.

raffael3d
11-16-2006, 11:11 PM
davy jones
disney/pixar
The technology used in X-Men 3 to make patrick stewart and ian mckellen look young.

Titus
11-16-2006, 11:41 PM
64-bit for Max and Maya

and LightWave.

bearfoot
11-17-2006, 07:19 AM
also Lightwave 9 release

icedeyes
11-17-2006, 07:55 AM
Elephants Dream
XSI 6 (if it comes out by the end of the year... Softimage is almost always on time)
Davy Jones
Boot Camp for Macs
Lightwave 9

Oh... and maya looking and feeling like max on every new release(to me its a bad thing.. to others its a good thing)... And yes... I know i am going to get bashed for this...

elnady
11-17-2006, 08:14 AM
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
3ds max 9
Vray 1.5
CG Portfolio

Nixon
11-17-2006, 08:35 AM
Disney / Pixar
64 bit Autodesk software releases
Vray 1.5
Pirates of the Carribean 2
Pixar's Cars
Charlex's One rat short
Intel DualCore and QuadCore processors

CGTrader
11-17-2006, 08:53 AM
vray 1.5
3dsmax 9
Intel Core 2 Duo
Intel Core 2 Quad-core

muchmeck
11-17-2006, 08:59 AM
Intel quadcore,
mudbox beta,
vue 6.

camelot
11-17-2006, 09:19 AM
-Disney buying Pixar
-Pixar's "Cars"
-Mudbox Beta
-Pirates of the C. /Davy Jones
-1st release of Maya under Autodesk and even as 64bit

oh and I forgot:
-Elephant's Dream (<- it's nice , I would like to see that)

ynvamsi
11-17-2006, 09:38 AM
--- Pirates of the Carribean 2

---1st release of Maya under Autodesk and even as 64bit

---Mudbox Beta

---Elephant's Dream

beastiebb
11-17-2006, 09:48 AM
3DSMAX 9 & MAYA 8
CINMA 4D R10
Pixal CARS
Maybe <HAPPY FEET>
MUDBOX BETA
VUE 6

scroll-lock
11-17-2006, 10:22 AM
Alias--->Autodesk
Pixar--->Disney
:)
Also Microsoft selling Linux... but that`s not CG related haha!

Seven
11-17-2006, 11:06 AM
Pirates and Davy Jones
Wii released, even though its only just coming out now.

sonicstrawbery
11-17-2006, 11:46 AM
-Autodesk Maya 8 64 bit and Mental Ray 64bit for linux
-Mudbox
-New intel Core processors
-Disney/Pixar deal
-The more and more talented cg artists and awesome reels :)

SylvanMist
11-17-2006, 12:13 PM
-nintendo wii
-ps3

DDS
11-17-2006, 12:52 PM
gears of war, first fps that looks nextgen
launch of PS3
Vista Public Beta
Silo 2.0 subdivision sculpting
Mudbox
Pirates of the caribbean 2 Davy Jones

Nazirull
11-17-2006, 01:53 PM
For me,

Its Autodesk Max 9,
VRay 1.5 RC3....

I havent watched Pirates 2 yet but i bet its gooood.

Cral
11-17-2006, 03:15 PM
Mudbox beta
Silo 2.0 beta

IGhosTDoGI
11-17-2006, 03:38 PM
> Mudbox
> Polyboost 2.5
> Intel Quad Core processors
> rapid, technological devlopement in realtime based content

EternalArt
11-17-2006, 04:27 PM
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|||||||||||||||||||| SOFTIMAGE | XSI 6.0 ||||||||||||||||||||
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Apollux
11-17-2006, 04:27 PM
* Elephant's Dream.
* The Max-Maya deal.

RudeYuut
11-17-2006, 07:19 PM
CGPortfolio
Mudbox
Playstation 3
Modo 202

oh and "Self-parallel parking lexus"

raffael3d
11-17-2006, 07:29 PM
launch and release of Softimage Face Robot

mattmos
11-17-2006, 07:41 PM
disney/pixar
max/maya
xsi 6
1st graduating class of animation mentor
intel core (duo and quad)

TopherMartini
11-18-2006, 01:41 AM
Mac OS X on Intel / Apple Boot Camp
Microsoft XNA Game Studio Express
No more releases for Shake after 4.1 / Shake price drop to $499 from $3000
Torque X Game Engine
PS3/Wii Launch Blitzkrieg
Apple Mac Pro
Disney acquires Pixar
Disney Cars
Modo 202
Pirates of the Caribbean 2
Intel new processor lineup (Core Duo, Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Extreme, et al)
Maya 64-bit

lizardpro
11-18-2006, 02:01 AM
Ati-Amd
Intel Quad Core
Intel Macs
Cinema 4D 10

yolao
11-18-2006, 03:00 AM
silo 2
xsi 6
bodypaint 3d r3

TheShow
11-18-2006, 04:02 AM
Next-gen gaming systems
XBOX 360
PS3
Wii
CGN Additions - CGPortfolio, CGJobs

billrobertson42
11-18-2006, 05:01 AM
Cars -- first Pixar film with lots of raytracing?

Sheer number of other animated films this year -- (One of the even had David Schwimmer. David Schwimmer!)

Gelato 2.0 -- will rendering move more towards running on specialized hardware (i.e. not on general CPU's but parallel hardware like GPU's or IBM cell type processors)

Alias, Pixar

Google buys sketchup

ATI bought too. AMD gets access to all of that engineering experience with parallel hardware.

Hexagon bought, released too early...

Dual cores CPU's begin to get cheap. IBM gets a leg up on AMD.

Apple goes to Intel.

Maxwell goes gold.

Modo goes gold.

Mysterious X
11-18-2006, 09:01 AM
-The Playstation 3
-Nintendo Wii
-Blue Ray & HD-DVD

ArYeS
11-18-2006, 09:34 AM
Elephant's Dream
Pixar's Cars
Over The Hedge
Next-gen consoles (PS3, Wii)
XNA Framework

Igo
11-18-2006, 09:46 AM
-King Freaking Kong Ext Ed DVD Pirannah fish/shark chapter
-Davy Jones
-Mudbox Beta
-Monster House owning hardcore

AlexC
11-18-2006, 10:01 AM
A year already, mad :bounce:

- Elephants Dream
- Disney/Pixar
- PS3/Wii/Xbox 360
- Mudbox
- First Autodesk Maya release
- 64bit Max/Maya
- ATI/AMD
- Shake price drop
- Modo 202
- Microsoft/Novel

chatta
11-18-2006, 06:54 PM
Hello,

1- Autodesk Maya 8
2- Pixar/Disney
3- Elephant Dream
4- Nintendo Wii :)
5- Trailers of warhammer Mark of chaos (http://www.digicpictures.com/dataeng/pager.htm) (digicpictures) and Warhammer Online (http://www.warhammeronline.com/english/media/video/) (Blur Studio)
6- Arthur and the Invisibles - Arthur et les Minimoys (film / december 2006) :)
7- Eragorn (film/christmas 2006)
8- And the cg community for your wonderful work and your imagination

<--- edit for names of studio digicpictures et blur studio :wise:

AlexC
11-19-2006, 08:13 AM
8- And the cg community for your wonderful work and your imagination

I couldn't agree more! :applause:

Guillaume-Le-Tual
11-19-2006, 08:21 AM
Adapt 2006!

http://www.adaptmontreal.com/a2006/

To me, a live event, with so many worldwide artists regrouped together, and the atmosphere it creates... ranks far above any new software / technologies.

oglu
11-19-2006, 09:54 AM
-mudbox
-xsi 6

frameless
11-19-2006, 10:10 AM
- mudbox
- Playstation 3
- Disney buys Pixar
- Pirates of the Carribean 2

atd
11-19-2006, 02:40 PM
Hey people another year left:

Well this are my selection:

1- MAX, MAYA 64 bits (and XSI 6 ???)

2- Elephant Dreams

3- QuadCoresss

4- Next Gen consoles

5- Mudbox

6- Pirates of Caribean

7- VRAY 1.5

8- Shake drope price !!

9- AMD buy ATI

10- Face Robot

11- Softimage buy CAT.


This are mysss


AtD

tmr232
11-19-2006, 05:20 PM
Elephant's Dream
Davy Jones
and Davy Jones again

JOSICH
12-04-2006, 09:30 PM
-Gears of war
-Trailers PlayStation 3
-MudboxBeta
-Vray for Maya beta
-Preview ZBrush 2.5
-Maya & 3DSMax 64 bits
-FinalRender for Maya
-Silo 2 & Modo 202
-Face robot & XSI 6 Softimage
-Vue 6

kudoyku
12-06-2006, 01:48 PM
-Disney/Pixar
-Pixar "Cars"
-Pirates "Davy Jones"
-Max 9 & Maya 8

cgbinho
12-10-2006, 01:33 AM
All that and I second the guy who said Digic - Warhammer Mark of Chaos Cinematic. im waiting for a cinematic to top that...

pemy
12-15-2006, 12:02 PM
-Disney/Pixar
-Mudbox
-Wii
-PSP3
-Pirates of the Carribean (AMAZING VFX)
-Fist HDDVD and BLUERAY player
-Apple goes to Intel

kestas
12-16-2006, 06:36 AM
Mudbox!
Ps3

the-negative
12-16-2006, 09:11 AM
Mudbox
Modo (it's severely low in coverage but actually made a bang this year with 201)
Maya gets fR-stage 2 and vRay
XNA Express
NaturalMotion Euphoria
Photoshop CS3 beta (And Terragen 2, you know... "vaporware")
DIGIC's extremely impressive Warhammer production.