October 2010

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I received this CfP a week ago, but I was traveling so hadn’t had the time to post it earlier. I3D has always been a very good conference, with a high percentage of usable real-time rendering papers. This year’s conference was especially strong. Five of the papers were by people who had implemented the described techniques in commercial games (Crysis 2, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Civilization V, Toy Story 3 The Video Game, and Dark Void), and many of the other papers were also interesting and relevant (all papers are linked from Ke-Sen’s website).

Now is the opportunity to submit papers for I3D 2011, which will take place in San Francisco in late February. The full Call follows:

I3D 2011 Call for Participation

Submission System is now open!

Paper submission deadline: October 22, 2010

Conference info: http://www.i3dsymposium.org

Submission system: http://precisionconference.com/~i3d

Conference Date: February 18th – 20th, 2011

Location: Marriott Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, CA

I3D is the leading-edge conference for real-time 3D computer graphics and human interaction, and 2011 marks the 25th year since the first conference gathering. We invite you to submit papers, posters, and interactive demos across the entire range of topics in interaction, interactive 3D graphics, and games. The fall deadline provides the perfect outlet for your summer work.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Interaction devices and techniques
  • 3D game techniques
  • Interactive modeling
  • Level-of-detail approaches
  • Pre-computed lighting
  • Visibility computation
  • Real-time surface shading
  • Fast shadows, caustics and reflections
  • Imposters and image-based techniques
  • Animated models
  • GPU techniques
  • Navigation methods
  • Interactive visualization
  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • User studies of interactive techniques and applications

Paper submissions should be up to 8 pages in length and adhere to ACM SIGGRAPH style guidelines. The submission of a video to accompany the paper is encouraged. Papers will be peer-reviewed in a single-blind process and authors notified by e-mail.

Please visit the conference website at http://www.i3dsymposium.org for additional information, submission details, and further updates.

Send questions to:

  • general (at) i3dsymposium.org (for general inquiries)
  • papers (at) i3dsymposium.org (for questions on paper submission)
  • posters (at) i3dsymposium.org (for questions on posters & demos)

Important Dates:

  • Paper submissions due: October 22nd, 2010
  • Poster and demo submissions due: December 17th, 2010
  • Paper notifications: Dec 3, 2010
  • Poster and demo notifications: Jan 7, 2011
  • Conference: February 18th – 20th, 2011

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I just received this news from Solomon Boulos, that Mandelbrot passed away. Would anyone have discovered this area of math if he hadn’t? Whatever the answer, many of us have whiled away at least a few happy hours rendering 2D and 3D fractals, and Benoit was the one who started it all.

Here are a few links in honor of Mandelbrot. I happened to have these stored away for the blog, time to put them up.

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There’s only one way through Minecraft addiction, burning your way through to the other side. At least that’s my current theory. I’ll get back to posting for real after just one more little project… How I did this sculpture is shown here and here, using Patrick Min’s binvox and modified viewvox. Yes, I placed all 2302 cubes by hand; it’s sort of like knitting, with vertigo. You can even take the tour on YouTube.

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