Sorry for being incommunicado for a while. I've been busy, and I've been on Vacation.
On Monday, SIGGRAPH kicks off, and for the first time in many years I will actually not be going there... however, I will be there "in spirit". As usual, I have an Autodesk MasterClass running, only, this year the MasterClasses will be ONLINE, and not live in-person things.
My class is called "Giant Robots: Using mental ray shaders to integrate CG objects into real scenes", and it will be available from August 3rd 2009 somewhere on www.the-area.com
Here's a teaser:
I'll let y'all know when the actual class is on, and give a direct link to it.
Enjoy... and for those actually going to SIGGRAPH in New Orleans... have a beaker for me ;)