One week from today, Dr. Martin Banks of the Visual Space Perception Laboratory of UC Berkeley will be hosting a free webinary on user issues in 3D Displays. He’s got a wide range of issues to discuss that are relevant to everyone from 3d production to human vision experts.
- A variety of user issues.
- The temporal protocols used in stereo 3D and how they affect perceived flicker, motion artifacts, and depth distortions
- Head roll, vertical eye movements, and visual discomfort
- Visual-vestibular conflict and nausea
- Vergence-accommodation conflict
- Vergence: the inward or outward turning movement of the eyes in convergence or divergence;
- Accommodation: the focusing of the eyes to make the image on the retinas sharp.
- Vergence and accommodation in natural viewing; coupling
- Vergence and accommodation in stereo displays
- Optometric measures of discomfort
- Evidence that vergence-accommodation conflict with stereo displays causes discomfort: blurry vision, tired eyes, and headache
- The effect of viewing distance
- The effect of the direction of the conflict (content in front of the screen or behind?)
- Maintaining comfort in different viewing situations
- Relating these findings to current practice
Get all the details at the 3d-Display-Info site linked below.
via User Issues in Stereoscopic 3D Displays – a free SID webinar.
Over at LearnCentral, it seems they’ll be hosting an online webinar later this week on infographics and information retention.
Join Jane Krauss, coauthor of Reinventing Project-Based Learning for a look into Infographics and how viewing and making them builds core knowledge and information literacy. This will be a very visual and lively session where you’ll get to interpret compelling infographics and imagine setting up situations where your students create their own.
The webinar is set for Thursday September 16th at 5pm Pacific. Sign up at their site.
via PBL and Information Literacy through Infographics | LearnCentral.
Keep hearing about Nuke and Nuke Site Licenses, but don’t really understand what’s so great about just another compositing product? Well now’s your chance to find out, as the Center for New Media Studios will be hosting a 90-minute webinar, FREE, with one of the big names in visual effects to discuss everything awesome about Nuke.
You’ve heard about Nuke and how it is taking the visual effects industry by storm. You’ve heard that Nuke site licenses have been purchased by such VFX power hitters as ILM and Weta Digital. But what is it exactly that makes Nuke so much more powerful than any other compositing programs?
In this webinar Steve Wright will lift the hood of Nuke and reveal those unique features that make it the power-on winner in the VFX community. This is NOT a sales presentation designed to get you to buy Nuke, but a hands-on revelation of the production power of Nuke by a senior production artist. Attend this free one-hour webinar and you will find out exactly What’s so Hot About Nuke!
In addition to the webinar, there are several prizes and giveaways, including one lucky attendee will receive one free Nuke license with free support for a year! The actual webinar is 1/26/2010 @ 10:00 AM PST to 11:30 AM PST .
via What’s so Hot About Nuke? – Center For New Media Studies.
A free webinar from NVidia and GoToMeeting will feature the new “Fermi” architecture and it’s capabilities for GPU computing, along with the previously mentioned “Mad Science Promotion”.
NVIDIA’s next generation CUDA architecture, code named “Fermi” is the most advanced GPU computing architecture ever built. Join us for a live webinar to learn about the new Tesla GPU Compute solutions built on Fermi and the dramatic performance capabilities they offer customers who are tackling the most difficult, compute-intensive problems. In addition you will learn about our limited time offer, the Mad Science Promotion, whereby you may qualify for a promotional upgrade to a new NVIDIA Fermi-based Tesla product when you purchase a NVIDIA® Tesla™ C1060 GPU Computing Processor or a S1070 1U GPU Computing System today.
The webinar is next Wednesday (December 16th) at 10AM PST. Registration is on their website.
via GoToWebinar : Webinars & Web Events Made Easy. Award-Winning Web Casting & Online Seminar Hosting Software.
Intermap is offering a free 45-minute webinar next week to demonstrate how high-resolution 3D Digital Elevation Maps (DEMs) are enabling GIS and geospatial applications across several industries.
As the fields of digital mapping and geospatial analysis continue to grow, the use of 3D data is becoming more widespread. One of the most common types of 3D data is a digital elevation model, or DEM. In this Webinar, we’ll talk about what DEMs are and how they differ from other types of spatial data. We’ll also look at some of the sources of DEM data, their quality, and how they are generated. Lastly, we’ll look at examples of how you can use DEMs in sophisticated geospatial analysis to solve real-world problems.
via Introduction to Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) – Geo: International.
TecPlot held a special webinar yesterday where they demonstrated some of the new features in the upcoming 360 2009 R2.
Tecplot 360 2009 R2 Sneak Peek Webinar.
Slated for release later this month, the latest upgrade to Tecplot 360 2009 will allow you to handle bigger datasets in less time than ever before. When benchmarked with moderate-size datasets, for example, the time-to-first-image is 2.5 times faster, slicing data is twice as fast; and animations are up to 35% faster than previous versions. Add to that bigger dataset handling capabilities and a variety of user-requested feature enhancements, and Tecplot 360 continues to be the easiest-to-use visualization tool on the market.
But don’t take our word for it.
See the R2 version in action and find out how you can save more time and more data than ever before. This Webinar will feature a brief 15-minute demonstration followed by a Q&A session.
The webinar is now available online for web streaming, and narrated by Durrell Rittenberg, Ph.D. You can view it here.
NVidia has announced a trio of new online webinars, run via GoToMeting, aimed at CUDA and GPU Programming. The courses are:
- GPU Computing Introduction to CUDA, 1.5 hours
- Performance Considerations for CUDA Programming, 1 hour
- Advanced CUDA Optimization Techniques, 1 hour
The full list of dates and times can be found on their website. Each webinar will be offered 3 times.
GPU Computing Online Seminars.