During a Renderman forum at Siggraph last year (“Stupid Renderman Tricks”) a Google VR engineer named Mach Kobayashi presented a method for rendering 360 degree stereoscopic images using Pixar’s Renderman. At the time, I thought it was less “stupid trick” and more “awesome technique” that I couldn’t wait to try. Recently, I tried it out on a 3D scene of NASA’s earth science satellites. Standard render: 360 degree st
I’ll be attending back-to-back conferences this summer. First is the Gordon Research Conference on Visualization in Science & Education. This will be my first Gordon conference. I’ve heard great things about Gordon’s smaller, specialized format. Immediately after the Gordon conference I’m off to LA for SIGGRAPH 2015! Once again I’ve been accepted to present my work at the Dailies session of the conference.
In a nutshell, it’s been a crazy several months. SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver was great. I was selected again to present my work at the Dailies session, and I shared work I had done on visualizing objects in space. I learned later that the audience voted my presentation one of the best of the Dailies! It’s great to hear that people enjoy my work, and appreciate scientific visualization! Speaking of scientific visua
It’s been a crazy several weeks! In a nutshell: – I released an early build of a Unity game I have been working on for the Oculus Rift (vrTANKS) about a week before SIGGRAPH. The response has been incredible – it’s great to see so many people enjoying my game. I even got a mention in PCmag! I’ve gotten a lot of great feedback, so hopefully I can carve out some time to work on a few of the more popular s
My video made it into the SIGGRAPH 2013 Dailies preview trailer! Once again, it looks like the SIGGRAPH Dailies program has a great line-up of presenters. I’m looking forward to presenting alongside some of the industry’s best and brightest. (This will be my fourth year presenting my work at SIGGRAPH!)
For the fourth year in a row, I have been selected to present my work at SIGGRAPH – an international computer graphics conference. I will be presenting an animation I created to depict the difference in trajectories of the 2012 DA14 Asteroid and a surprise Russian Meteor which, by pure coincidence arrived on the exact same day. On February 15th, a meteor entered the Earth’s atmosphere and exploded over R