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The "ATS 2010" Project: The Creative Look & Feel of ATS.
Business Development and being on the front lines every day (and quite honestly I can't stand Autodesk for personal reasons, I HAVE to use them because they bought Maya but that's about the only contact i have with the evil empire) and dealing with the 45 million things that can go wrong with rendering in true 3d, especially with so many variables is / are two totally different things.
I've been doing CGI since the Amiga days and on the technical end not much has changed, a good discussion was had about Avatar for instance that even by refining the process it's not really showcasing anything new.
As far as shows where they show off the latest and greatest? They have everything there calibrated together so there is maybe, MAYBE a deviation smaller than is measurable by the human eye, it's no surprise that things look better there and magnificent, but when you get it home in a real world application that it doesn't perform as advertised.
As far as telling me to brush up on my numbers? 3D / CGI has been gaining for 5 years now, ever since Lucasfilm/ILM refined the process so that it was a bit more usable and Pixar released Renderman.
I don't think that 2010 will be the breakout year, why? it's already happened. 2010 may be a year of refinement of the stereoscopic process, but unfortunately until we can make cheap holographic displays, viewing anything in 3D on a computer monitor is still a while away.
This is coming from a front line , day to day, hands on , and hair pulling out summation of the technology. it's promising, but not there yet.
Originally posted by Blue_Jay33
I visit ATS every day, don't post every day, but ATS is in my top three sites to visit daily. I like it the way it is.
The only change I would make is voting on posts, like TSN does on it's user comments, just so the user base gets a feel for how the usership feels about a post or comment, different than stars.
See comments it's a thumbs up / thumbs down -/+ system
Originally posted by xmaddness
Think "Google Wave" meets ATS.
Google Wave is the answer you seek.
Originally posted by Granite
A site that is very similar in purpose being forums for members to participate:
The more you check, the more surprised how ATS is a mirror to this one.