Michael (Mike) Heck


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  • SIGGRAPH 1998

    Mike Heck is the Vice President for Research and Development at Template Graphics Software (TGS), a developer of cross-platform graphics tools for browsing and authoring VRML. Both Mike and TGS are now focused upon making OpenGL, Openlnventor, and VRML available everywhere, including Sun, DEC HP, and IBM workstations, as well as Macintosh and PC platforms.

    Mike is an author of technical papers on computer graphics and the first book on 3D programming with PHIGS (Understanding PHIGS). He has been a speaker in multiple conference courses including SIGGRAPH courses on PHIGS (1986), PEX (1993), Openlnventor (1995), and VRML (1996-1997), as well as a course in 3D graphics with MFC at the Visual C++ Developers Conference (1996).

    Mike holds a B S in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.  

    SIGGRAPH 1997

    Mr. Heck is the Vice President for Research and Development at Template Graphics Software (TGS), one of the first vendors to produce a cross-platform VRML browser. He has been involved with 3-D graphics and SIGGRAPH since 1980. He has been a speaker at previous SIGGRAPH courses, including courses on PHIGS (1986), PEX (1993), Open1nventor (1995), and VRML (1996). He was a co-author for the first book on 3-D programming with PHlGS. Both Mr. Heck and TGS are focused upon making VRML and 3-D graphics a pervasive technology by providing tools for both programmers and end users on a wide range of platforms and environments.  

    SIGGRAPH 1996

    Mike Heck is the Vice President for Research and Development at Template Graphics Software (TGS), one of the first vendors to produce a cross-platform VRML browser. Mike has been involved with 3-D graphics and SIGGRAPH since 1980. He has been a speaker at previous SIGGRAPH courses, including courses on PHIGS (1986), PEX (1993), and OpenInventor (1995). He was a co-author for the first book on 3-D programming with PHIGS. Both Mike and TGS are focused upon making VRML and 3-D graphics a pervasive technology by providing tools for both programmers and end users on a wide range of platforms and environments.  

    SIGGRAPH 1995

    Mike Heck is Vice President for Research and Development at Template Graphics Software (TGS). He has a BSEE from the University of Pittsburgh and has worked on implementations of various 3D graphics standards since 1980. Mike was a speaker at previous SIGGRAPH tutorials in PHIGS (1986) and PEX (1993), and was co-author of the first book on 3D programming with PHIGS. Both Mike and TGS are now focused on making OpenGL and Open Inventor available everywhere. TGS provides OpenGL for Sun/Solaris, Apple PowerMac and Windows 3.1/95. GS provides Open Inventor for Sun/Solaris, IBM7RS6000/ AIX, DEC/ Alpha/OSF and iVindowsNT on Intel, MIPS, PowerPC, and DEC Alpha platforms. TGS will also have Open Inventor for Hewlett- Packard HPUX, Apple PowerMac and other platforms this summer.  


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