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#22 GDG Montréal - Live Virtual Reality Experience with Google Tango

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Hi all we are all invited at Autodesk (http://www.autodesk.com/) the 3D software company located here in Montreal (Autocad, 3DSMax, Maya ...).

We will experience a live VR/AR Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality experience !

and speaking about the special VR/AR device and sdk from Google: Google Tango (https://www.google.com/atap/project-tango/).

Presentation order may be updated...

Presentation 1 : Mobile Virtual Reality with the Google Tango tablet, David MacDonald (Autodesk Inc.)

Presentation 2 : Using the Google Tango in a practical application, David Menard (Autodesk Inc.)

Presentation 3 : 3D API in the cloud with Autodesk Forge Platform , Denis Grigor (Autodesk Inc.)

Language: English

Details below !

Presentation 1 : Mobile Virtual Reality with the Google Tango tablet, David MacDonald (Autodesk Inc.)

This talk will describe the Google Tango tablet, an Android tablet with special purpose hardware for tracking the position and orientation of the device. I will describe the capabilities of the device and briefly what capabilities are exposed by the API. I will give an overview of the various types of mobile virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) applications that could be supported by this device. I will show some of the results of testing the capabilities and accuracy of the device. I will also talk about the use and limitations of the device for AR applications, and demonstrate a couple of exploratory apps for simple AR with the Tango device. This talk is aimed at a generally technology savvy audience, with some of the talk involving details more interesting to developers. There will be several short live demos interspersed within the talk, to provide concrete examples of the concepts.

Speaker Bio:

David MacDonald (Autodesk Inc.) received a Masters in Computer Science at the Computer Graphics Lab at the University of Waterloo, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science at McGill. He has developed software for over 20 years in the areas of computer graphics, image and geometry processing, computer vision, and VR. He has been employed at Autodesk for over 10 years, and currently is involved in research, prototyping, and development of VR and AR applications.

Presentation 2 : Using the Google Tango in a practical application, David Menard (Autodesk Inc.)

This talk segues from the previous one and goes on to discuss Project Expo and how it fits in with the Google Tango. I will talk about the implementation details and User Experience features built into Expo for using the Tango device, as well as go through different use cases. I will then briefly go into an overview of technologies involved and how Virtual Reality is used in Design Animation.

Speaker Bio:

After completing his masters in software engineering with Autodesk, David Menard started his own company in the game industry, where he acquired invaluable experience. He came back to Autodesk in the Design Animation team to work on the Project Expo, a solution leveraging game technologies for architectural and construction real-time visualizations, virtual and augmented reality applications.

Presentation 3 : 3D API in the cloud with Autodesk Forge Platform, Denis Grigor (Autodesk Inc.)

Capture reality, show it in 3D within an HTMlL5 browser, and then give it a VR experience. The Forge Platform (http://forge.autodesk.com/) contains an expanding collection of web service components designed around 3D technologies in the cloud. See how you can easily consume some or all of the technologies in your own products or workflows. We will spend a few minutes in this meetup to show you a few of the many services that already exist to bring rich 3D experiences without the hassles.

Speaker Bio:

Denis Grigor has a special interest in 3D graphics, started 15 years ago when first playing with 3D Studio MAX R3.He now slowly specializes in 3D in the Web, from raw WebGL to libraries and frameworks with different levels of abstractions. Likes to speak C++ (mostly with modern dialect) and Python, but also quite comfortable with JavaScript and Node.js.

Sacha & Claude & Benoit , GDG Montréal

Thank you Autodesk (http://www.autodesk.com/) for hosting us:

Thank you Google for a prize !