Yesterday was the final of two days of the REAL 2016 conference ending with a great reception and stunning sunset with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background.
There were many great exhibits as well as presentations. Here are a few photos from some of the sessions and things I experienced.
The Autodesk Memento booth was packed the entire time and I have it on good word that Autodesk Memento is going into space. Stay tuned.
Airbus presented on the first use of generative design in the design of a commercial aircraft to optimize for material and performance.
Autodesk and 3D Robotics announced their partnership. 3D ROBOTICS & Autodesk FORGE New Frontier but at REAL 2016 they were showing something not seen before. The new 3DR Solo drone with a new 20 megapixel Sony OEM camera with ability to change lenses that will be available ~June.
Mike McCoy of the Bandito Brothers presented on the Hackrod Project and what happens when you can outfit a hotrod with thousands of sensors and feed that data into the computer and create the optimal design based on the data using generative design of Autodesk Dreamcatcher. These guys make epic cars in addition to being some of the coolest style movie shorts I have seen.
Francis Bitonti presented on 3D printing multiple material properties to create jewelry, dresses, shoes, and more.
There were so many more great presentations including a panel that was moderated by my Autodesk colleague Jonathan Knowles and reality capture experts and futurist:
I had to get a photo with Syd Mead.
Many of the presentations where being streamed live over Periscope by Autodesk Social Media Dan Zucker and Blake Menezes
Autodesk on Periscope: https://www.periscope.tv/autodesk
I captured two photos of Dan and Blake streaming the presentations live to Periscope from Blake’s iPhone. No longer do you need expensive video and streaming equipment, just push a button and stream live.
Me posing with the almost 4 foot long 3D print of the USS Arizona captured over the course of a year using many technologies above and below the surface of Pearl Harbor. One of my life's most memorable and meaningful projects. It was a really technically challenging project, but so amazing to be part of and to have spent so much time with the ship above and below water. One of these prints will be on display sometime at the Autodesk Gallery at One Market SF and one in WWII Valor in the Pacific National Memorial in Hawaii.
Sly Lee of the Hydrous gave a great presentation on the current concerns of ocean health and his efforts with Open Oceans. In the past many years we have taken from the ocean and not paid it back. Today the ph of the ocean water is changing affecting sensitive sea life like the corals. 90% of the big fish like tuna are already gone. Sly is working with scientist around the world capturing coral in 3D using a camera and Autodesk Memento to document volumetric and surface bleaching changes over time.
Eyal Geyer literally blew minds with a small taste of the art he creates. In addition to amazing water sculpture 3D art installations to mimicking nature in 3D printers. Current project is to place art based on the physical shape of laughter on the International Space station using the 3D printer placed there by Made in Space.HSMWorks.
Thank you to all the attendees, presenters, partners, and the team that put on a great conference!