If you happen to be at Siggraph, check out booth 1334 (AMD). We’ll be there demoing messiah. Ron is out of town, but Taron and I will be there tomorrow (Tuesday). Wednesday the rest of the team should be there too. Thursday will be at least me and Taron. Booth 1334 is across from NewTek, Boxx, and Sony Imageworks.
We were originally planning to skip SIG. Through Luminetik demos, IBM/AMD were impressed with our software and invited us to show our warez. We didn’t get full confirmation on this until Monday. As soon as Fred knew for sure, he posted. Can’t get more immediate than that:)
The whole SIG expo was really small. It looks like a lot of companies are questioning the economics of “doing” SIG. For us, it was a choice between focusing on the new releases and planning for SIG. Our choice was a no-brainer. I think I’d like us to have a solid presence at SIG next year, but the size of the show will determine that. If it keeps shrinking, it won’t be worth our while to attend. Only time will tell…
Sorry I missed you. I was there, but hadn’t seen this post and didn’t hang around the hardware booths much… RATS! Oh well, maybe next year.
I did get a quadro fx card while I was there. Which by the way, is working fine with Messiah (once I plugged in the extra power cord, that the directions didn’t mention). Before that it worked ok with other apps, but not stellar, but really didn’t work at all in Messiah… but given enough juice it’s working great! Maybe Lyle and Fred have to add this question to their graphics board trouble shooting questions “… is it plugged in?”
Looking forward to it:}) If we decide not to have a booth next year, hopefully we’ll be able to give a bit more advance notice if we accept some invites.
That’s interesting. I never heard that one before. messiah is very different from the other apps in that it’s all OpenGL and uses multiple viewports extensively. It may be possible that this puts an extra burden on specific cards. If that’s the case, I can see why more power would be needed. If we can ever gain an audience with anyone over at nvidia, maybe we’ll be able to confirm this.
Actually, attendance was up over last year, although the number of exhibitors was down. Sorry I don’t have the actual statistics at hand, but that’s what they reported. I think you guys should make your presence known! Hey, any reports on the OS X port, is that still happening?
Sorry I missed you, Ali. What you probably saw was a number of messiah users wearing pmG t’s. I was only there for a short time on Wed. Yeah, there’s always next year.
BTW, I saw in another post somewhere that you prefered XSI’s curve editor to messiah’s. That’s fine and I do understand that it’s all about personal preference. I was just curious if you’ve used messiah:animate 5 or if you were comparing to m:a 4?