More Info: Friday, Aaron Thibault invited me over to IC2 Institute to preview the facility and their project. Aliza Gold is the Senior Producer on the NERO ( Neuro-Evolved Robotic Operatives) project. Ken Stanley was out of town but his team gave us a nice run through. If you are interested in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Games this will be a must see meeting on Wednesday. They have developed the code for Intelligent Automata that can learn at an alarming rate and overun your defenses unless you are on guard. Now the team is seeking volunteers with industry experience in game development and publishing to act as advisors. Eventually they would like to become part of the Austin Technolory Incubator and license the code. This is a great opportunity to meet some of the brightest new minds in the business and help them get started them the right direction. They have a really nice facility up on the third floor.
Austin 3d Users Group Meeting Wed. October 27, 6:30
New Location: IC2 Institute The University of Texas at Austin 2815 San Gabriel Austin, Texas 78705
phone: 512-475-8900 fax: 512-475-8901 email: email@example.com web: http://www.ic2.org
Map and Directions http://ic2.org/main.php?a=7&s=8
Many thanks to our member Aaron Thibault for making arrange for us to meet at IC2.
On the agenda are:
Hondo Branson, a new Max user will show his WH40K Dreadnought modification and some other new projects he has embarked upon with his newly acquired digital skills.
Egan Jones from UT will take us through the process of creating
"cloth". Egan will be demonstrating clothfx, a cloth simulation
plugin for 3dsmax. His presentation will walk us through the plugin interface
as we create, manipulate, and animate clothing in 3dsmax. More info on clothfx
can be found at:
Aaron Thibault is the Digital Media Coordinator for The
Digital Media CoLaboratory. The Lab is part of the IC2 Institute at
UT-Austin. They do research, development and commercialization. Aaron's
students will be presenting NERO, a game prototype that uses AI created
in our lab. The Lab links game pros, researchers and producers in the experimental
lab where the meeting will take place. Lead presenter on the NERO project
will be Ken Stanley, creator of the AI research used in this
About the Digital Media CoLaboratory http://ic2.org/main.php?a=2&s=3
The DMC Web Site http://dmc.ic2.org/
See you Wednesday
Austin Business Computers, Inc.