Last week Autodesk held Autodesk University China, and Autodesk Labs was proud to be a part of it. Guilin "Sydney" Xu, our lead Autodesk Labs developer in China, filed this report. Sydney" joined the Autodesk Labs team in November 2007 for Project Freewheel. Before joining Labs, he worked on the DWF Publishing team for several months. He is currently working on Rapid Application Delivery (e.g., remoting technologies like Project Twitch, sandboxing as used in Project Vasari, streaming as used in Project Vasari and the Inventor Fusion Technology Preview) and has worked Project Showroom.
For AU China, we demonstrated two major areas in the Autodesk Labs booth:
Reality Capture: As expected, this was one of hottest items in the AU China booth area. VP of Platform Strategies and Emerging Business, Amar Hanspal, mentioned Project Photofly as part of the main session and used a few minutes to emphasize this project. As a result, many customers come to our booth and asked for more details. Most of them took our Moo cards away and plan to try the service and Photo Scene Editor. The CEO of a customer who was invited to do a half-hour presentation on main stage of AU China 2010 was eager to use Project Photofly as a real project solution. We expect to see more Project Photofly sessions from China in the next couple of weeks.
Rendering as a Service (RaaS) and Inventor Fusion: In addition to Reality Capture, RaaS and the Inventor Fusion Technology Preview got similar popularity at AU China. Many customers were very interested in rendering quality and speed on Project Neon. Our customers also gave us many suggestions, for example, it should be great to generate video instead of images from Project Neon. Similarly several groups of Manufacturing customers asked many questions on Inventor Fusion. Thanks to SQA Engineer, Macro Liu, who created several cool designs on the fly to show how easy it is to use Inventor Fusion.
SQA Team Lead, Catherine Liu, explains Project Photofly
Because this was first time for Labs on AU China, many customers did not know about it. The Autodesk Labs site and this YouTube video helped me to explain the Autodesk Labs purpose and mission.
Thanks to Sydney, Catherine, Macro, and everyone who made AU China possible.