SIGGRAPH 2004 - The 31st international conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques
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Hands-On Courses

If you want to participate in hands-on courses, you should bring your laptop computer equipped with wireless card to hands-on courses. A limited quantity of laptops is also available from AVW-TELAV, the official SIGGRAPH 2004 computer-rental contractor, at the Speaker Preparation area in West Hall A. The rental fee is $99 per day, and charge approval on a valid credit card is required as a deposit. Rental laptops include Windows and Office XP. Hands-On Course software can be installed in the Speaker Prep area. Computer rentals are available only through AVW-TELAV, not SIGGRAPH 2004.

Use the links below to access software required in hands-on courses.

Course 29: An Interactive Introduction to OpenGL Programming
Downloads: Course 29 tutorials and source code are available from the course organizer's web site.

System requirements: Items that MUST be installed before attending the course:

  • Windows: base operating system only (Windows PC running Windows 95 or higher)
  • Linux: either Mesa, or proprietary OpenGL drivers from the hardware vendor. (Intel-based system running Linux.)
Course attendees should have access to: A web browser for distribution of software that will be provided when the course begins.

Other software that is recommended for the course: PDF reader for review of tutorial material.

Course 30: Visualizing Geospatial Data
Software Requirements:
The following software is required for hands-on participation in this course. These files MUST be installed before you attend the course:
  • A Quicktime Movie plug-in for your web browser is required for viewing some online content. Download Apple Computer's free Quicktime Movie plug-in here.
  • A VRML plug-in for your web browser is required for viewing some online content. Downlad Parallel Graphics' free VRML plug-in, Cortona VRML Client, here.
  • Other software recommended for this course:
    Java plug-in for browsers (1.3 or better).
    PDF reader for review of tutorial material.
Hands-on course rooms include tables, power strips, and wireless network access.

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Conference 8-12 August, Exhibition 10-12 August.  In Los Angeles, CA