in previous years, The Studio provides hands-on access
to a wide array of software and hardware. Working Artists
selected in the combined Art Gallery and Studio jurying
process will have first choice of the full palette of
equipment and processes available.
Because The Studio's
equipment is dependent upon donations from developers
and commercial vendors, it is too early to specify exactly
what resources will be available at SIGGRAPH 2002. This
summary is based on previous Studio configurations.
SIGGRAPH 2001 Donors
The 2D section of The Studio is designed to introduce
participants to the world of 2D output. It includes
an array of some 24 Macintosh computers that are color-calibrated
and color-matched to a bank of large-format printers
from a variety of top manufacturers. Color management
training is provided by professional master printers.
The following 2D processes are supported:
BW (Black & White Printing
Learn how to prepare and output amazing black-and-white
prints in this section of The Studio, where attendees
are introduced to Piezography BW, a new software-and-ink
combination that allows artists and photographers
to create high-resolution, large-dynamic-range, black-anmd-white
inkjet prints. Participants are introduced to concepts
like input, resolution requirements, and output options.
Imaging, 3D and Anaglyph
Sign up to work with software that allows creation
of "3D" images with lenticular screens or anaglyph
(red-blue 3D glasses). Images with "motion" are also
possible. Learn how to produce the most dramatic effects
with this system.
In the 2D Make Art Section, digital fine art becomes
a reality. Attendees are introduced to a variety of
different input, digital art creation, and output
possibilities. Various scanners, image-editing software,
and desktop printers are available. The Creativity
Center, a hands-on area within The Studio, offers
a variety of traditional media to combine with your
All initial output will be on desktop inkjet printers,
with a 16 x 20 maximum output available. Output for
each session will be judged at the end of each day
by The Studio committee,-and selected prints will
be allowed a large format output on the participant's
choice of available printers. Access to the large-format
printers will be reserved for those attendees whose
work is selected by The Studio committee.