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Siggraph 2014 Art Gallery explores Acting in Translation

Siggraph 2014 Art Gallery explores Acting in Translation

This year’s show curates an exchange of ideas between media and domains in art, science, and technology. As part of Siggraph 2014 in Vancouver (August 10-14, 2014), the Siggraph Art Gallery will present 14 curated, innovative works incorporating its theme, “Acting in Translation.” While the essential aim of the Art Gallery is to provide a [...]

Minko + Oculus + Leap = Everyman as Tony Stark

Minko + Oculus + Leap = Everyman as Tony Stark

Aerys debuts its 3D world editor and supporting 3D engine, and showing off applications in both engineering and game development. Thousands of engineers and game developers overheated when the first Iron Man movie debuted in 2008. It wasn’t about the action scenes or the characters; it was about the holographic design technology, an interface to [...]

CG movie secrets revealed at Siggraph production sessions

CG movie secrets revealed at Siggraph production sessions

Experts from movies including X-Men: Days of Future Past and Gravity will show how the magic happens.   Teams from more than 15 major studio productions, including “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Gravity,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” will lead Production Sessions as part of the 2014 Siggraph Computer [...]

Autodesk acquires NYC design studio The Living

Autodesk acquires NYC design studio The Living

High tech meets sustainability in projects like having mussels “vocalize” changes in water quality. The latest Autodesk acquisition is one of those interesting tangential acquisitions that points to new directions. Many of the blogs haven’t even picked it up because it’s just such a what-the-hell kind of move.  Autodesk has shown a lot of enthusiasm for [...]

Apple revamps Photo apps

Apple revamps Photo apps

Corel and Adobe quickly react with special deals and reassurances of commitment. GfxSpeak takes a quick look at Lightroom and AfterShot Pro.

Art and technology come together at the Whitney Jeff Koons retrospective

Art and technology come together at the Whitney Jeff Koons retrospective

Jeff Koons worked with Direct Dimensions and spent 8 years creating a version of the Liberty Bell. The piece was first shown at the Koons Retrospective at the Whitney.

PLM by any other name

PLM by any other name

“Licensed to Cure for Medical Device” is one of three mash-ups of Dassault Systèmes PLM products specifically for medical product development. A proton beam therapy device maker is the newest announced customer for one of the Dassault Systèmes new line of PLM products—but you will never see Dassault refer to the product as PLM. Ion [...]

The end of 3D Modeling: Project Tango at Google I/O

The end of 3D Modeling: Project Tango at Google I/O

Details about Google’s Project Tango, 3D vision for mobile devices, have been available since February but at Google I/O project lead Johnny Lee demonstrated the latest device featuring Nvidia’s K1 Tegra and put some flesh on the bones of an undeniably cool idea.

HP extends page-wide printing to large-format plotters

HP extends page-wide printing to large-format plotters

Laser fast and inkjet colorful, but not available until 2015.  By Ralph Grabowski Design firms and print houses use large-format printers that print the D- and E-size sheets they need, at up to 42″ wide. There are many printer manufacturers, but nearly all stick to one of these technologies: LED is like a desktop laser [...]

Adobe releases Creative Cloud 2014

Adobe releases Creative Cloud 2014

Adobe’s first major product line release since Creative Suite 6 cements the company’s commitment to subscription and the cloud. The product name has changed from Creative Suite to Creative Cloud. Announcement includes features, tools, mobile products, updates and an SDK. Following several months of private briefings Adobe has announced major upgrades to all 14 of [...]