by Will Park

NVIDIA didn’t just show off snazzy, new computer graphics and design technologies at SIGGRAPH 2011, we also helped SIGGRAPH attendees get up to speed on the latest tools of the trade with various tech talks, theater presentations and a panel discussion.

On Monday, August 8th, NVIDIA hosted seven interactive “Tech Talks” that explored the impact of GPUs on state-of-the-art CG and interactive design. With a panel discussion and technical “deep dives” covering everything from advanced ray tracing and photorealistic rendering to simulation and tessellation, Monday’s Tech Talks kicked off SIGGRAPH 2011 in a big way.

On top of that, NVIDIA presented all manner of tech demos and case studies throughout the show at the NVIDIA Technology Theater, sponsored by HP. From game engines to virtual moviemaking, the theater presentations were full of insight into state-of-the-art tools. For those of you unable to make it out to the show in person, don’t forget that you can still catch the live stream here.

The folks at SIGGRAPH are an enthusiastic bunch, and we’re honored by the impressive turnout at our booth. Check out the photo gallery below to see what the NVIDIA Tech Talks and Technology Theater looked like at the show.

Oh, and don’t forget, there’s still one more day left in the SIGGRAPH 2011 conference, so stop by the NVIDIA booth before it’s too late.