Yesterday was the fist of two days for the REAL 2016 conference in it’s second year. Being held at scenic Fort Mason there are about 900 attendees networking, attending presentations, and looking at exhibits and vendors.Autodesk was periscoping several of the presentations yesterday (https://www.periscope.tv/autodesk) and I was tweeting @shaanhurley and posting to Instagram https://www.instagram.com/shaanhurley/ live from the event. The night ended late with my good friends the Laser Cowboys of the Smithsonian Institution at a local In n Out Burger.
Highlights of Tuesday at REAL 2016 in photos:
The scenic location of Fort Mason located on the San Francisco Bay.
The REAL 2016 opening with Autodesk’s Elmer Bol and Andrew Wheeler.
Autodesk CEO and Chief Maker Carl Bass.Carl showed many things from the Apollo 11 command module data, generative design, and an electric go cart designed by his son. Carl even showed one thing rare to see highlighted in a presentation and that was one of the failures of the project when Chris Anderson rigged the go cart for driverless operation. Most people show only the successes but he showed when the experiment failed and the go cart ran into a fence getting lost due to electrical interference.
Nothing seems out of the ordinary when surrounded by 3D technology industry experts. I was with Jason Devitt the founder of CompoundEye and his mobile iPhone 3D capture technology. I decided to capture Matt Daly of FARO mid-drink at lunch in 3D. Why, because I could.
3D Robotics announced their Autodesk partnership 3D ROBOTICS & Autodesk FORGE New Frontier and also showed their new 20 megapixel Sony camera that will be available soon.
Great exhibits in the hall including Autodesk Memento, Augmented Reality, and Robots..
The Smithsonian Institutions “Laser Cowboys” Adam Metallo and Vincent Rossi presented on their epic challenge to 3D digitize over 139-150 million objects in the collection. They recently worked with Autodesk on capturing in sub millimeter detail the historic Apollo 11 Command Module. Their next challenge is capturing the Space Shuttle Discovery which is near and dear to my heart after having seen it lpersonally aunch for its final flight a few years ago.
Aram Gogonian President of Predator Cycle showed how he used T-splines in Fusion 360 to design and manufacturer a racing bicycle.
Andrew Hessel an Autodesk Research Scientist and super smart and nice guy discussed how he sees the changing science of the bio research Autodesk is doing and why it matters and will change our lives in the not too distant future including kicking cancer’s butt and improving our lives.time I have a private chat with Andrew my brain is expanded and blown.
Kaitlyn Hova was an inspiring and energetic presenter. She along with her husband Matt have designed using Autodesk Fusion 360 a 3D printed open source released violin named the Hovalin..Now anyone with access to a 3D printer can print and make their own Hovalin violin for under $70 and it sounds great if you can actually play a violin like Kaitlin who is an amazing concert violinist. I will cover the Hovalin Fusion 360 story soon on a Fusion Friday as it is a great story of learning to design and the process and changes in course until the Hovalin 1.0 was released to the world to allow many to create music that might not otherwise had the opportunity if they had to get a violin closer to the price of a car. Spread the music through 3D printers around the world.
Cosmo Wenman blew minds with his presentation on how he is using Autodesk Memento to capture and release 3D models of the worlds top museum art for others to remix and enjoy. https://cosmowenman.wordpress.com/