VisDay was a big success, and I was glad to be a part of the Inaugural event. I'm hoping we will be able to bring something like this back to the US. For me it was very reminiscent of VisMasters DMVC, and was a place where 3D Artists could get together and speak the same language.
Lon Grohs (Chaos Group) was the keynote speaker and did a great job summing up the evolution and history of arch-viz. Daniel Flood (FloodSlicer) amazed us with some wild 3D stereoscopy. Pat Carmichael (HKS) showed off some mind-blowing high poly scenes in realtime...off a laptop to say the least! Scott Ballis (Atomic 3D) shared some of the logistics of working in a full production Arch-Vis studio, and showed some of the latest and greatest coming out of Australia. Phil Read (M-SIX) unveiled some of the newest innovations in production workflows with VEO. I got to put my 2 cents in as well showing off some mental ray animations in from 3dsmax.
It was short and sweet, and reminded me of everything we love about 3D. My hat off to Dan Jürgens, Chris Needham, and Wesley Benn for putting on a great event. Here are some photos from VisDay: