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3D Camp in Houston, Texas, 9.29.12

 Posted by Kathleen Moore, CastleView 3D:
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Haven’t you always wanted to go to 3D camp?

logo image for 3D Camp Houston

Here’s a great opportunity for anyone interested in 3D technology:  the upcoming 3D Camp in Houston, Texas on September 29th.  The event includes a variety of speakers and even an art show.  In addition to the interesting information sessions, this conference is a great opportunity to network with like-minded folks, share ideas, and explore opportunities.  Offered at the University of Houston, the registration fee of only $15 includes breakfast and lunch.

Topics on the agenda are wide-ranging:

  • Design Visualization: The Process of Visualization + Digital Design in Architecture
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Healthcare Architecture
  • A Cast of Thousands – Expanding your creative reach with Poser and Daz Studio
  • 3D Art – Fabric to Frankenstein
  • Bridging the Gap Between the Traditional and Digital Sculpture Studio
  • Digital Sculpting and Anatomy
  • Hollywood 3D Props
  • iPhone Game Development
  • Basic Character Rigging
  • Introduction to 3D Photography
  • Medical Illustration and Animation

It sounds like you can learn a lot at this camp, as well as meeting interesting, like-minded folks and making some great connections in the field.

3D Camp Houston - Design Visualization imageI encourage you to encourage anyone you know in the Houston area who’s interested in graphic design, animation, architecture, engineering, or the arts to attend this cool event, because 3D is definitely where the fields of design and architecture are headed. The conference registration link is here.

Doesn’t 3D Camp sound  like fun?  Wish I could attend, but alas, it’s over 1500 miles away.  If you go, or if you attended the previous event in 2009, please leave a comment and let us know what you got out of it.


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Another inspiration (#4)… and some thoughts on virtual reality

Posted by Kathleen Moore, CastleView 3D:

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An inspiring 3D rendering by Jon Coles

An inspiring 3D rendering by Jon Coles

Here’s another inspiring example of 3D modeling and rendering that I happened across recently.  The lighting and textures in this image are beautifully done.  The only tiny quibble I have here is with the wood texture on the chair — something’s not exactly right there.  But other than that, it looks pretty perfect to me.  The beveled matte on the painting and the wood grain on the chest are great.

This rendering was done by digital artist Jon Coles, a freelancer in Bristol, UK.  I couldn’t find a website for him, but more information about his work is available here.

Seeing renders like this makes me wonder if someday we’ll get to the point where we truly won’t be able to tell reality from virtuality.  I always loved the concept of the “holodeck” on the Star Trek series — virtual reality so real it felt as though you were actually living it — but it always seemed so unattainable.  But when you think about how far this art-science-technology has come in the past 30 years, and how the speed of new developments only seems to be accelerating, who’s to say that we won’t have created something akin to a holodeck before I depart this world?

I find that possibility exciting and intriguing.  Do you?  Do you think it will happen?


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