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ProjektZukunft award

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I’ve been a bit quite lately, and am now happy to present one of the reasons. brainpets GbR has been awarded 2nd place in the Berlin ProjektZukunft competition for our work on a dedicated non-photorealistic rendering environment.

Above: 1st place winners exozet (Frank Zahn, Nhat Quang Tran & Robert Anderson) my partner Tatjana Maas and special prize winner Nico Palme.

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Marc says:
05/21/2010

Congratulations, David and the aQteam! It’s good to see the hard work being acknowledged in a business-oriented context.

You know, I’ve always wanted to give my animal road movie an NPNPR (non-photorealic non-pixar) look… Yes, four years on and I still have that dream.

Marc

admin says:
05/21/2010

Big, scary, exciting times! It’s been in a weird space for so long, someone just has to jump over their own shadow and eternally indebt themselves in order to get things rolling. That’s me!

Marc says:
05/21/2010

‘eternally indebt themselves’?
If the EU can do it, why shouldn’t you? ;-)

Adam Gravois says:
05/21/2010

Congratulations for the recognition! I’ve been following your blog for a bit and I’m keen to do more work in NPR. I’m glad you are moving the technology forward.

What exactly is aQtree? The work on the site is quite lovely but I don’t understand what you mean by “dedicated NPR environment for 2D and 3D.” Is it a rendering engine that can be fed traditional 3d geometry? Is it an image processing tool? Is it something else entirely? The website is still young and rather coy on these details. ;) I look forward to learning more about it.

admin says:
05/21/2010

Hi Adam, thanks! Yeah, its a rendering engine that can be fed traditional 3d geometry (currently supporting mesh and obj+mdd). Its also an image processing tool of sorts, because to do convincing, temporally controllable NPR you have to toss the 2D and 3D processes about a bit. And yeah… its a bit coy on details at the moment because we STILL haven’t managed to get it to a point where we can declare it open beta and see what people think.

Heri says:
05/24/2010

Congratulations !

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