In just a few days time, from july 27th-29th, SIGGRAPH 2010 will break loose in Los Angeles.
SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group on Graphics and Interactive Techniques, in full) is the world's largest conference on computer graphics and 3d technology, and it's THE place to be if you're interested in 3D. Cities that host SIGGRAPH turn into a madhouse: all hotels are full, movie and game studios throw parties every evening and you have a good chance to run into 3D celebrities.
Even better: you can run into Shapeways! We'll be there for the third year in a row, showing 3D artists how they can transform their work from the virtual into the physical. If you're in the area, we'd be thrilled to meet you! Come on over to say hi and meet the team, check out our sample prints and meet fellow Shapeways users. (We still have free tradeshow tickets left - get them here). You'll find us at booth number 538. You can download a map of the event, and our SIGGRAPH leaflet.
On our booth, you'll be able to see models in our new materials: Gold Plated Glossy, Antique Bonze Matt and Antique Bronze Glossy. These were introduced only last week, so you'll be the first to see and touch them! Of course, we'll bring samples and inspiring work of all our materials along.
Especially for our community we'll also be hosting a 'Birds of a Feather' event titled 'The Future of 3D Printing' at the 28th of July at 2:00pm - 5:00pm. The address is:
We'll have several presentations, among others by Bob Wood, General Manager of Prometal and Allan Ecker, a graduate student at the University of Washington in Electrical Engineering. These will be followed by a group discussion. After that we'll bring in some drinks and have time to socialize.
Admission is free of charge for everyone.
Any last-minute changes in our plans will be announced here on the Shapeways blog.