Archive for March, 2010

GDC Talk

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on March 24, 2010 by Dan Amerson

I gave a short talk at GDC in NVIDIA’s booth on issues with triangle tessellation that we encountered developing a demo here at Emergent. There’s a streaming audio version up here. Be forewarned that I was yelling into the microphone much of the time because the guys from were across the aisle having a full on jam session most of the show to promote their new six string peripheral/guitar game. In any case, it’s worth a listen.

I’ll be presenting a longer version of the talk at the Triangle Game Conference next month with Jeremiah Washburn representing the art side of the equation. If you’re in town, you should come check it out.  We’re collaborating with AMD/ATI in the interim to make sure the material grows a bit more, and I’m pretty excited about where things are going.



Middleware Meetup Details

Posted in Uncategorized on March 4, 2010 by Dan Amerson

We definitely have critical mass in the comments thread for the original post on the Middleware Meetup to warrant a get together. Everyone seems good with The Thirsty Bear, so I say we leave it there for now. The only wrinkle that I know of so far is that there’s an event at the Bear from 6:30 to 8:30. That shouldn’t be a problem since we’re talking about starting up at 9. I’ll check with the bar when I’m on the ground Tuesday.


  • Location: The Thirsty Bear
  • Address: 661 Howard St., San Francisco, CA
  • Date: Wedneday, March 10, 2010
  • Time: 9PM until …
  • Goal: Meet old friends. Tout your own awesomeness for the year.Share stories.
  • Event: Drink beer at cash Bar (I’m not made of money. 😉 )

If there’s a problem, check here the night of the event, and I’ll post any changes. If you don’t have email and web on the go, feel free to call or text me that evening. (919)272-3073.