Naty Hoffman, Tomas Akenine-Möller, and Eric Haines
...and again, without HPG
Austin Robison (ray tracer at NVIDIA), Dave Luebke (Mr. LOD, at NVIDIA), Gavin Miller (Mr. Snakes, at Adobe), and John Owens (UC Davis prof and puzzle-master) caught mid-blink at the Hotel Monteleone, HPG 2009
Philipp Slusallek, ray tracing guy. I guess I'll stop labelling what they do - a *lot* are "ray tracing guy"
Ingo Wald and Tomas Akenine-Möller
Marcos Fajardo, creator of the Arnold ray tracer (now the key rendering software kernel at Sony Imageworks)
Dan Wexler and Steve Parker
Christiaan Gribble and Chris Wyman. I like the gesturing.
Morgan McGuire, Dan Wexler, Austin Robison, and Steve Parker
Craig Kolb couldn't make it, but it turns out you can buy more right in New Orleans
Henrik Wann Jensen, taking time off from mapping photons
UNC Chapel Hill guys, all a part of a frightening amount of brains in one location: Anselmo Lastra, Steve Molnar, and Dave Luebke
Paul Lalonde, looking particularly good in a jacket
Dan Wexler and Timo Aila
Jackson Square, NOLA
A Streetcar Named
... St. Charles
Johnny Hopper, Alex Evans (both Little Big Planet developers), and Naty Hoffman, at Cochon for lunch.
Naty Hoffman, Eric Haines, and Johnny Hopper
Jack Tumblin. His powers over computational photography gives him the ability to float televisions.
Natasha Tatarchuk and Alex Evans at the "Advances in RTR" Course Monday.
Peter-Pike Sloan (Mr. PRT, now at Disney Interactive) and Hao Chen (Halo dev, Bungie), are proven here to be the same height.
Peter-Pike Sloan and Hao Chen, non-tilt version
Paul Strauss and Rachel Weinstein Petterson (Google Earth)
Wolfgang Engel and Peter-Pike Sloan
Chris Wyman, General Chair of I3D 2010
Now with depth of field. Submit!
Fabio Pellacini and Aaron Lefohn
Kenny Mitchell (Principal Programmer at Black Rock Studio) and Naty Hoffman
Gabriel Taubin, John "Spike" Hughes, and Andrew Kunz
At Muriel's Jackson Square
Front row: Peter-Pike Sloan, Kenny Mitchell, Eugene Fiume, Mashhuda Glencross, Maryann Simonds.
Back row: Marcos Fajardo, Eric Haines, Naty Hoffman, Greg Ward, Elizabeth Addison, Francisco Melendez, Ken Perlin
Michael McCool, owner of (a) RapidMind.
At the main entrance to the exhibition hall.
Steve Parker and Phil Miller, at the NVIDIA booth in front of the OptiX ray tracer (aka NVIRT).
I like seeing Shapeways http://www.shapeways.com on the exhibition hall floor, they have some wonderfully inexpensive models. They're now making metal 3D objects.
Steve Feiner, of Foley, Van Dam, Feiner and Hughes fame.
Highest pile == most not sold.
Happily, on Friday the pile was gone - that adds up to 11 (happy hour, domestic) beers!
Brian Wyvill, aka "Blob", proud co-author of the newly-minted 3rd edition.
Craig Kaplan and Gavin Miller
The Interactive Ray Tracing Birds of a Feather, run by Pete Shirley
Daniel Pohl and Bill Mark talking about their Intel Quake Wars ray tracing demo, http://www.idfun.de/qwrt/
Frans Karel Kasper demoing Arauna (free for download) http://igad.nhtv.nl/~bikker/
James McCombe talking about CausticRT's API, http://www.caustic.com/
Austin Robison and NVIDIA's OptiX ray tracer (nee NVIRT) http://www.nvidia.com/object/optix.html
Michael Kaplan (yes, the person who first introduced using a BSP tree for ray tracing) about to speak about iray from Mental Images
Fabio Ganovelli talking about their BlockMap system, http://vcg.isti.cnr.it/Publications/2009/DCGGMS09/
Henrik Edstrom, Pete Shirley, and Lee Butler
A fair number of people attended the BOF, most hung out an hour after the formal talks to chat.
Alexander Reshetov, Henrik Wann Jensen, and Pete Shirley
David McAllister, Bill Mark, and Ingo Wald
At the NVIDIA academic reception: Ming Lin, Dinesh Manocha, and Marc Olano
Tom Funkhouser, Dinesh Manocha, and Ming Lin
The specular guys: Fabio Pellacini and Adam Finkelstein
Subodh Kumar (bad luck with the blink, there's another later) and Kavita Bala
Chuck Hansen and Ulf Assarsson
The brutally-timed Wednesday 7 AM meeting for the Journal of Graphics (GPU, and Game) Tools, http://jgt.akpeters.com/.
Ronen Barzel, Doug Roble, Alice Peters
Stephen Jacobs, Klaus Peters, Hanspeter Pfister, Cindy Grimm
Hanspeter Pfister, Cindy Grimm, Morgan McGuire, Florian Kainz, Sannie Peters
Paul Debevec, Paul Strauss, Richard Chuang
Chris Wyman, Naty Hoffman, Peter-Pike Sloan, David Hart
Alice & Klaus Peters with Maureen Stone, color guru
Dan Wexler and Samuel Gateau
Sannie, Klaus, and Alice Peters at their booth
Strange plant art thing
Plantlike things made of plastic
box of clouds
Per Christensen and Tom Duff
I3D luminaries: Chris Wyman (General Chair 2010), Daniel Aliaga and Manuel Oliveira (Papers Chairs 2010), and Rui Wang
and me, happy to help with I3D 2008 and 2009, but happier still to be at the end of my tenure.
Subodh Kumar and Gopi Meenakshisundaram
Radomir Mech, Nathan Carr, and Larry Gritz
Tom Funkhouser (this year's SIGGRAPH Papers Chair) and Turner Whitted
Maneesh Agrawala and Aaron Hertzmann
Cass Everitt (now at Epic) and his wife Cindy, at Mulates
Jeff Han and Eric Wong (?), Disney party.
Larry Lai and Andrew Kunz in the background
Hanspeter Pfister and Kavita Bala, surprised
David Salesin and KB
Hanan Samet and Gabriel Taubin
Phil Schneider, of "Geometric Tools" fame http://www.geometrictools.com/Books/GeometricTools/AboutTheBook.html
Dani Lischinski and Marc Levoy. My ability to catch people mid-blink continues to improve.
SuAnne Fu and child
Brian Barsky, me, and Emil Praun
...envisioning the future of ray tracing
Wild and crazy Tony Apodaca and David Breen
Jan Kautz and Greg Chalson
Drat, my only photo of Jason Mitchell came out blurry. He honestly does look a bit like the Doctor in Team Fortress 2 http://cache.kotaku.com/assets/resources/2008/04/medictf2.jpg. Aha, check this one and compare: http://games.kikizo.com/media/valve_iv_sep07/02c.jpg
Dave Luebke, Chas Boyd, Jonathan Ragan-Kelley
Johan Andersson of DICE, who gave probably my favorite talk at SIGGRAPH http://s09.idav.ucdavis.edu/
The parade to the reception
Wonderfully surreal Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, where the reception march ended
Ronen Barzel (SIGGRAPH 2009 Conference Chair)
Terrible photo, but this place was amazing, it went on and on
Skeptical Steve Worley
Alan Chalmers and Paul Debevec
Brown University mini-reunion at The Praline Connection: Spike Hughes, Morgan McGuire, Kurt Fleischer, and Paul Strauss
Kavita Bala and Sharat Chandran
KB, Julie Dorsey, and Holly Rushmeier
Don Greenberg and Steve Marschner