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Unveiling the Secrets Behind 3D Real-Time Virtual Reality
FORUM8 Co., Ltd

Thursday, 11 December, 2008, 11:00 - 12:00
Hall 401 & 402

UC-win/Road, an award-winning 3D state-of-the-art, real-time virtual reality solution, allows integration of 3D city models with traffic and environmental variations. This session showcases the Digital Phoenix project, an academic research project at Arizona State University, which uses this platform to create a square mile visualisation of downtown Phoenix, integrating more than 500 buildings and 100 intersections in an interactive VR environment. Navigating through the environment enhances one's understanding and allows for improved evaluation and comparison studies. Yoshihiro Kobayashi of Arizona State University shares various modelling tips and techniques, and discusses future applications.

Are Limitations on Power, Cooling, Physical Space an Issue in Your IT Infrastructure?
IBM Solves Your Problem With iDataplex - The Next-Generation Internet-Scale Computing Solution
IBM Singapore Pte Ltd

Thursday, 11 December, 13:30 - 15:00
Hall 401 & 402

In the era of high-definition video and content on demand, the next generation of digital media creators and distributors will require more compute power than ever before. At the same time, the digital media marketplace is becoming more competitive, driving the need for greater efficiency and flexibility. IBM digital media solutions are designed to help the digital media community transcend business and technical challenges and restore creative liberty.

Come find out about the next-generation internet-scale computing solutions - IBM System x iDataPlex. These incredibly efficient servers pack impressive computing power into a unique, space-optimized rack design. With up to twice the compute density of standard 1U racks and up to 40% higher energy efficiency, you can distribute your digital media creations while protecting your budget and the environment.

X3D Graphics: ISO-Standard Real-Time 3D for the Web
Association of Machinima Arts & Sciences Presents Web3D Consortium

Thursday, 11 December, 16:00 - 18:00
Hall 401 & 402

Extend your horizon of innovation and excellence in 3D graphics for the web. Learn more about the Web3D Consortium and its royalty-free, ISO-certified X3D standard. X3D has a rich set of componentised features that can be tailored for many different uses, and its use is growing for content and applications in numerous sectors and all hardware platforms. X3D has a large, innovative community of content and application developers who see this standard as the future for archival and real-time 3D graphics. Find out how you can be a part of the Web3D Consortium and learn how to use X3D for your own models.

Conquering Production Challenges With Houdini
Side Effects Software

Friday, 12 December, 10:30 - 12:00
Hall 401 & 402

For years, 3D animators, visual effects artists and technical directors have turned to Houdini to tackle a wide range of production challenges. In this technical presentation, David Robert from Side Effects Software shows you how Houdini's recent UI overhaul, world-class particles, powerful integrated dynamics, and interoperability tools like FBX and Python, make Houdini the perfect choice for your CG pipeline. He demonstrates how Houdini has been used in real-life production situations by both Hollywood studios and smaller boutique shops who want to raise their game and produce film-quality effects and animation. You will see for yourself how Houdini's renowned node-based workflow provides a production-savvy approach that gives artists ultimate creative control, while allowing studios to manage costs and meet deadlines.

Developing 3D In-Building Web Applications With Germanium
G Element Pte Ltd

Friday, 12 December, 2008, 13:15 - 15:00
Hall 401 & 402

With the rapid increase in web mapping applications, users are now able to freely visit cities all over the globe, find places and information, and share information with their friends. However, existing platforms and applications limit users to building exteriors. They do not allow users to enter buildings.

Enter Germanium, a new platform for easily creating 3D in-building web applications. Learn how Germanium can help you develop solutions such as building directories, asset-tracking solutions, and building-management solutions, all deployed on the web and rendered in real time 3D within the web browser.

This session is intended for anyone interested in creating in-building web applications. It includesa product presentation and a live demonstration.

Delivering Efficiencies in the Production Environment
NVIDIA Presents DUX Soft Pvt Ltd

Saturday, 13 December, 10:00 - 12:00
Hall 401 & 402

The mantra of the whole AVG industry today is "delivering dfficiency in the production environment" with existing infrastructure and skill sets. DUX Soft understands that the key to improved efficiency is coordination of the various functions of a CG studio so they work like well-oiled machinery. The factor that ensures this coordination is a robust "workflow" managed by an efficient production team and supported well by an experienced IT Team. This is where the DUX Soft's expertise plays an important role. It helps studios avoid the grueling experiences of constant trial-and-error solutions.