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Computer Graphics market to exceed $235 billion by 2018

Computer Graphics market to exceed $235 billion by 2018

New Jon Peddie Research update shows graphics a continuing driver of computer industry growth. The computer graphics industry has been a growth industry since it was established in the late 1970s. It has weathered the storms of recessions and has emerged with renewed vigor and potential, partly due to a big boost from mobile and […]

Stingray swims into view at Cologne GDC

Stingray swims into view at Cologne GDC

Autodesk is ready to roll with new Stingray game engine that enables game developers and architects to create interactive content using Autodesk and industry standard tools

Giant burrowing snake machines create London Crossrail tunnel

Giant burrowing snake machines create London Crossrail tunnel

Designed in PTC Creo, eight 1,000-ton units are cutting through 26 miles of widely varying conditions. For years the Crossrail project has been burrowing tunnels for a new rail line directly under London. More than 26 miles in total have been carved out by gargantuan tunnel boring machines (TBMs), purpose built for Crossrail by German […]

PTC Q3 results in a word: Ouch!

PTC Q3 results in a word: Ouch!

Monstrous gains for Internet of Things doesn’t compensate for lackluster quarter in core businesses.   By Randall S. Newton PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) delivered news they would rather have swept under the rug with their third quarter 2015 financial report. It was a down quarter for total revenue, net income, software revenue, earnings per share, and […]

Growing dragons challenge Game of Thrones CG team

Growing dragons challenge Game of Thrones CG team

Pixomondo created the babies, growing in capabilities as the dragons grow in stature. HBO’s Game of Thrones is popular for many reasons, most of them beyond the scope of our coverage here. But some of the appeal surely lies in the realistic visual effects that give mythic realism to the unfolding story of endless battles […]

Dassault Systèmes net profit up 50% in second quarter

Dassault Systèmes net profit up 50% in second quarter

All divisions and regions reported growth despite continued currency fluctuations. Despite continuing fluctuations in currency values across the globe, Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: DSY.PA) reported a solid second quarter. Measured in constant currencies, total revenue for the quarter ending June 30, 2015 was €715.7 million, up 16% from the second quarter one year ago. Software […]

Blender takes a holiday

Blender takes a holiday

The team behind the popular open source 3D modeling and animation software steps away from a demanding schedule to focus on the big picture. Successful open source software usually depends on two key components: a small army of volunteers and a task master who keeps everybody organized and focused on the goal. Blender, the popular […]

Review: Nvidia Quadro K1200

Review: Nvidia Quadro K1200

  Nvidia responds to the growing market for small form factor workstations with a compact entry-level upsell GPU. By Alex Herrera It is typically the big, powerful GPUs from AMD and Nvidia that showcase the next generation of new performance. But the top-end add-in boards (AIBs) are not the high-volume sales leaders. Although AIBs like […]

Building a better mouse for creatives

Building a better mouse for creatives

Designer rethinks the human-computer interface with a two-handed approach Ming Kong, a graduate of the Royal College of Art, presented his design for a new type of input device at the College’s Graduate Show. The new design will form the basis of a new business for Kong and his partners. The device might look like a […]

Siggraph releases lineup for popular production sessions

Siggraph releases lineup for popular production sessions

Insider conversations include Interstellar, Jurassic World, Ant-Man, and Tomorrowland. Industrial Light and Magic will celebrate 40 years with a special event. The lineup for the most popular event at Siggraph—the Production Sessions—has been announced. As usual, the world’s elite computer graphics experts will gather to share the processes and techniques used to create the compelling […]