Thanks to the generosity of the Blender Foundation, and the efforts of a number of community members, Aqsis will be shown at this year's Siggraph conference - A first for the project and testiment to the influence of open source software.
The Blender Foundation has secured a significant amount of booth space at Siggraph 2006, entitled 'Open Source Pavillion', and has kindly opened some of that space to related OSS projects, including Aqsis.
Bobby "Sh0rtWave" Parker will be attending the show, giving demonstrations of Aqsis and answering questions. He's also kindly donated the time and materials for a large Aqsis poster for the booth, to further increase our visibility along with various artwork forming a showreel which will be displayed on a large projection screen...
If anyone is attending the exhibition please drop by the Open Source Pavillion and say 'Hi'.
My deepest gratitudes to all who have helped this happen, my only regret is that I won't be there to see it. This is a major milestone in our development.
Siggraph is still keeping us all busy, but fear not as the render challenges will be back with a vengeance next month (August)... starting with a biggy for those Maya users out there !!!
The Wiki has been migrated to our new server. In doing so I've made some changes to the way it works. It's still DokuWiki based, but now with a different theme, that makes it look like MediaWiki. See http://wiki.aqsis.org
The current bug list is getting a little stale. If any developers are looking for something to do, it would be both appreciated and very useful for both the project and the developer, if you could grab a couple of bugs and help us clear some of them up.
Well, that's not technically true... this month's render challenge is being prosponed in favour of getting content arranged for this year's Siggraph.