It is true, this year’s siggraph, possibly plagued by the challenging economy, is quite dissappointing.
Old friends are not here, many of the companies I look forward to checking out are not on the exhibition floor (Pixologic, The Foundry, SouthPaw, Gnomon, Boxx etc…), the newly released major applications from major players (Autodesk) are really weak.
Everyone keeps repeating that it’s not only due to the economy, but also due to the location. New Orleans isn’t really the hottest place, in terms of CGI technology. Also, everyone keeps saying that the next year’s Siggraph, hosted in L.A., will be huge, which is understandable and easy to believe.
The conferences were sweet as well as the user meetings, so thankfully this doesn’t show signs of the falling trend in recent years.
Well, we’ll see. I should have some photos from the show tomorrow, so I’ll treat you with a few actual views.