Sunday, August 24, 2008

Last night and this morning (sunday, californian time)

If you want to skip to the compo machine specs, jump down to the bottom of this post!

Monday:
Last night we did a tour of the enormous venue, so we got to see both the NVScene room as well as the seminar-room and all the other halls around the venue (the GeForce LAN room, which is a just far enough from the NVScene room that we won't have a problem with noise, but just close enough that we can get some of the people there into our room during the compos - yay!).

This pictures doesn't really give you a sense of scale, but this banner is USA-style H.U.G.E!

After the tour, we went out to eat at a very busy steak (and beer) house, which was very nice. Chaos and Pixtur were just as tired as me, so during the last half hour of the dinner we were close to being asleep. :)



Outside of the side-entrance of the NVISION 08 area - lovely!

Everyone are off to have dinner :)

This is Ekki's ENORMOUS ribs ("I want my baby-back, baby-back, baby-back, I want my baby-back, baby-back, baby-back.." - "When do they say 'ribs'? - "Never. They never say 'ribs')

Sunday: After waking up three times during the night (01:00, 03:00 and 06:00 - like clockwork, freaky!) we all met down in the lobby around 09:00 and wen out for breakfast which was VERY american (eggs, bacon, sausages, pancakes, burritos, bacon, coffe .. oh, and bacon) and hit the stomack like a ton of bricks. :) Still, everyone got fed and we went back to the NVScene room which is now 90% set up - tables, network, bigscreen, PA-system and everything is in place). Keep scrolling down for some pictures.

Right now, Navis, Kinga, Preacher and Ekki are going to head out to go to the beach and then they are going to San Francisco to chill out and do some sightseeing. The rest are either working on productions or their productions, while me and Gargaj are working on the Partymeister and other practical matters.

DTV has arrived, but had to return to the airport to get their equipment through customs because last night the customs office was closed (!) when they landed. :)


The view from my window this morning. Sunshine and palmtrees!

Kinga and Bonzaj heading into the very, very, VERY american breakfast place (RED CHAIRS FTW!)

Breakfast! Notice the massive overload of pancackes and eggs.

HUGE NVScene banner. There are two of these next to the bigscreen.

Gargaj working on setting up Partymeister. We ran into a slight problem: the beam-system doesn't (easily) output high enough resolution images (1080p) so some emails to Germany and some hacking is being done as we speak. :)

(front) Preacher, IQ and Mentor
(back) Chaos and Pixtur
The guys have now set themselves up in the NVScene area and are work on their presentation/prods.



This is the NVScene room - featuring some sceners even before the doors open. :) We haven't recieved the wide lens for the projector yet, but the picture will fill the entire frame. The physical dimensions of the screen is 9.75 x 5.48 meters = ~53.5 square meters - ACTUAL SIZE! :)

Compo machine: Okay, so a lot of people have been asking us about the compo machine, so here are the specs:
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo X6800 (~3 GHz)
  • GFX: NVIDIA GTX 280
  • RAM: 2 GB DDR2 (will most likely be upgraded to 4 GB before the compo)
  • OS: Windows Vista (running in 32-bit mode)

4 comments:

vossanova said...

<--- actual size --->

Gloom said...

Okay, so the screen is 23% smaller than the BP-screen.. but hey, it's still freakin' huge! :)

vossanova said...

oh, i wasn't referring to the screen, but rather the banner.. or your breakfast.. basically just bring around an "actual size" sign wherever you go. :)

Archmage said...

Mmmm... breakfast of champions!