[PD] Abstract for ACM Multimedia submission

chris clepper cgc at humboldtblvd.com
Sun May 30 23:02:05 CEST 2004

On May 30, 2004, at 2:22 PM, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
> Of course, there is lots of stuff that is not mentioned in this  
> abstract, but its limited to 250 words (the last version I sent out  
> was 240).  Here's another stab:

Use those 10 words to add mention of GEM.  Not only does it really have  
a full OpenGL rendering engine, it was also the first real-time  
graphics library for _any Max (since 1997).

'GEM includes features like real-time particle systems and HD video  
processing.'  (Ok, so that's eleven.)

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