While John Schmier and I set up the Perceptive Pixel Multi-touch Wall, Gyorgy Ordody set up Project Newport. David Falck and Jay Gao set up our software as a service stations. I snapped a few seconds of this set up process:
Our software as a service exhibits at AU include:
Project Freewheel is our technology preview to experiment with the idea of design visualization. We allow customers to post their 2D and 3D designs to our server. They view their designs using a browser. Other colleagues or customers can freely view and comment on the designs – so it is a powerful tool for collaboration.
Project Draw is our technology preview for 2D design creation. Again this uses just the browser. Anyone can sign in and create a vector-based drawing. This could be especially helpful to a designer who frequently works with colleagues or clients who are not well-versed in CAD. They can sketch their ideas, and you as the designer can bring those ideas into a drawing. A picture is worth a thousand words. It can also save time and rework.
Project Showroom is our technology preview for realistic rendering using real products in realistic settings. This experiment allows users to customize a kitchen or bathroom and see their choices rendered in real time. Our aim is to make the rendering look more and more realistic as advances in hardware and rendering technology advance.
Demonstrating software as a service is alive in the lab.