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3D Printing & Scanning SIG: Sixense MakeVR - 3D Modeling & Printing for Everyone

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    Radically fun, easy-to-use, and powerful, the MakeVR solution from Sixense is an entirely new take on modeling objects for 3D print and other uses. MakeVR’s two-handed interface paradigm is specifically designed for Sixense’s one-to-one motion tracking and control technology as embodied in the company's STEM System™ wireless motion control platform, for which there was a massively successful Kickstarter campaign (almost $605K!). The solution allows people to create simple to very complex objects with natural hand motions. (Check out the great MakeVR videos: a 3-minute overview, as well as a 4-minute video on game development.)

    “MakeVR marries the familiarity of joystick control with a pro-caliber CAD engine. The upshot is that regular-old, non-designer civilians can create relatively complex models.” -- TechHive.com

    “Like unlimited virtual Legos on steroids.” -- RoadtoVR.com

    Date:   Monday, October 28, 2013

    Time:   6:30pm - 9:00pm

    Location: Cogswell Polytechnical College
                      1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale, CA
                       Directions

    Cost: 
    - $20, or free if you register on this page (above)
    using code: 3DPrinting100
    -  Free to SVForum members

    Presenters from Sixense Entertainment, Inc.

    Steve Nguyen
    Vice President, Marketing
    Steve recently joined Sixense and brings 20 years of technology marketing experience to the company. He worked with industry pioneer Echelon to establish market leadership positions in the smart building, intelligent city infrastructure, and home automation markets. Steve held senior positions in corporate marketing, communications and global marketing programs; and worldwide solutions marketing for embedded automation technologies and emerging markets.

    Paul Mlyniec
    Head of Development
    Paul is the Head of Development for and co-creator of MakeVR, pioneering its elegant and powerful two-handed interface for modeling. He has been developing advanced immersive user experiences for over 20 years.

    Scott Szyjewicz
    Developer Support Manager
    Scott has been with Sixense since 2009.  He originally joined as a game tester, influencing designs for the company’s software studio, and currently works directly with developers of both hardware and software.

     

    Facility Host: Cogswell Polytechnical College

    Located in Sunnyvale, Calif., in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Cogswell College is an accredited four-year institution of higher education with a curriculum that fuses art, engineering and entrepreneurship. As one of the Bay Area’s premier colleges, its novel academic approach offers an integrated model that emulates the industry environment—a collaborative, project-based, learning approach that uses multidisciplinary teams to take projects from concept through the delivery pipeline.

    Refreshment Sponsor: Sixense Entertainment Inc.

    Sixense, based in Los Gatos, California, was founded in 2007 by a team of experts in the visual simulation and entertainment industries. Sixense creates motion tracking technology to enable user interaction with virtual worlds such as video games and other immersive 3D environments, as well as 3D printing, fitness and rehabilitation applications. The company also develops middleware and content for all motion tracking technologies, including the Razer Hydra, the Intel gesture camera, and the PlayStation Move.

    Schedule

    6:30PM – 7:00PM          Registration & Networking
    7:00PM – 7:10PM          Announcements & Introductions
    7:10PM – 7:20PM          A word from our sponsors
    7:20PM – 8:00PM          Sixense MakeVR Live Demo & Presentation
    8:00PM – 8:30PM          Q&A
    8:30PM – 9:00PM          Networking