The past two days almost a thousand have attended the REAL 2015 event here in San Francisco California at the historic Fort Mason. The conference covered everything dealing with Capture Compute and Create.
There was everything from laser scanning systems, structured light scanners, infrared, photogrammetry, software like point cloud and geometry tools, CNC mills, 3D printers,VR and augmented reality viewers, underwater and maritime technologies like unmanned boats and ROVs, Makers, and so much more. I had a great time meeting old and new friends and discussing many projects and ideas on solving current workflow and technology challenges.
Things got REAL good, REAL interesting, REAL fast.
The opening of the conference:
The distractingly amazing view of the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Vendors and Press..
UAS aka UAV and Drones
VR goggles everywhere and very very cool!
Autodesk CEO Carl Bass gave a great talk and panel session on Makers.
He started with a photo of himself making stuff 40 years ago. He showed some of his projects as well as the statement "Computer Aided Design, but when has the computer ever really aided in the design?" He then showed how the computer will actually be aiding design.
Great idea to have various top food trucks cater and give vouchers attendees could use to pick a paid meal. I stayed with one favorite truck "Bacon Bacon" um yes yes.
Autodesk's new Ember 3D printer was there printing.
I got to see the well designed packaging with a reveal like experience when opening. I cant wait to get my Ember unit in the next two weeks.
Great sessions, panels, and speakers!
Autodesk Maritime Research and Development
(I am on this OCTO Team within Autodesk as diver) Our equipment and technologies were shown as well as a track of speakers. We also gave some rides in our boat out to the Golden Gate for some epic fun breaks and a sea shower.
Some shots from my daily long morning runs:
I absolutely running San Francisco as it is an adventure.
A reminder was projected at night on Coit Tower that the 50th Super bowl game will be held in the Bay Area.