Brad Peebler, President of Luxology, invited me to have a meeting at Siggraph to start a friendly relation and check on ways how we can make Modo and Blender work together smoothly for our users.
Since Luxology was having an external event - in a legendary haunted cottage - I only could meet after tradeshow hours. The only possibility remaining was during their official press reception. I came straight from the booth, got picked up with a limo, and there I was at the reception feeling like a provocative party crasher with my Blender tee!
Luckily things went very smooth, all really friendly people there! Apart from a good chance to catch up with the press, I've spent a great time there with good beer and food, and a long chat with Brad about the industry, and all the passionate things we share with 3D.
Best things to mention are we both believe in excellent COLLADA support, and Brad talking about work they do on an upcoming freely licensed developer API for file im/export.
On the picture you see me with two legends of 3D: Stuart Ferguson (left), and Allen Hastings. Both creators of Lightwave and Modo. Allen also wrote Videoscape3D for Amiga, the first 3D program I ever used!