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Otoy holographic video recreates Batcave for immersive virtual reality

Otoy holographic video recreates Batcave for immersive virtual reality

Samsung Galaxy Gear VR and Oculus Rift users will be among those having a first shot at exploring Batman’s sanctuary from the 1990s animated series. Cloud graphics company Otoy is putting its new holographic video to work in a project to recreate the Batcave from the classic 1990s Batman: The Animated Series. Owners of Samsung […]

SPECapc releases new 3ds Max 2015 benchmark, outlines future

SPECapc releases new 3ds Max 2015 benchmark, outlines future

How to test virtual workstation performance is one of the key issues facing this industry non-profit. At Siggraph SPEC’s Application Performance Characterization (SPECapc) group has released a new benchmark Autodesk 3ds Max 2015, and discussed with press and analysts the challenges it sees ahead. SPECapc for 3ds Max 2015 contains 48 tests for comprehensive measurement […]

By September 5, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Lenovo intros new transformer workstations

Lenovo intros new transformer workstations

The new ThinkStation update takes toolless to a new level. Lenovo came to Siggraph with a fleet of slick-looking new workstations. The company completely revamped their product line with new processors, new cooling techniques, and new cabinets. Lenovo has added new models to its ThinkStation P Series workstation lineup featuring Intel’s Haswell Xeon E5 v3 […]

By September 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Khronos gets major wins; lays groundwork for further advance

Khronos gets major wins; lays groundwork for further advance

Now that Microsoft is on board with OpenGL, the browser as software platform can really take off. Siggraph represented a major milestone for the Khronos organization, and this year is an especially momentous one for the organization. Graphics standards organization Khronos Group always takes time at Siggraph to show off what it has accomplished in […]

By September 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
New AMD FirePro models debut

New AMD FirePro models debut

4K display outputs now included on all workstation-class boards. At Siggraph AMD unveiled new additions to the FirePro professional graphics family with larger memory configurations, top to bottom 4K display support, increased compute performance, application certifications, and new drivers. At the top of the pile is AMD’s FirePro W9100, introduced in May of this year […]

By September 1, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Bypassing animation complexity

Bypassing animation complexity

Akeytsu from French start-up Nukeygara provides only the necessary features for 3D character rigging and motion; “our clients are creatives, not engineers.” The current generation of top animation software is the result of a 20-year arms race, with each product seeking to offer more features—with resulting additional complexity—in each release. The result, says Nukeygara CEO […]

By September 1, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Teradici is everyone’s friend

Teradici is everyone’s friend

Film studios and computer vendors want to extend their remote computing. Siggraph was an important show for Teradici. Their PCoIP (PC over IP) is being used by the major hardware vendors including Dell and Lenovo, and at Siggraph 2014 we were told by the studio CTOs and IT chiefs that Teradici has enabled them to […]

By August 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
AMD introduces new ray tracing technology

AMD introduces new ray tracing technology

With 47 ray tracing products on the market, where will it fit in? By Jon Peddie Ray tracing (RT) is to CG as a Mars lander is to NASA—the ultimate goal, dream, and pursuit. At one time or another, almost every company that has ever had anything to do with computer graphics has either bought […]

By August 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Drs. Peddie and Wallen talk virtualization in stereoscopic 3D

Drs. Peddie and Wallen talk virtualization in stereoscopic 3D

Virtualization helped DreamWorks move from one project annually to three without hiring more artists or buying more computers. Watch the Siggraph conversation shot in 3D. For your YouTube viewing pleasure, we recommend a video created by MTBS3D.com. At the annual JPR Siggraph Luncheon, August 13 in Vancouver, MTBS3D (Meant To Be Seen) founder Neil Schneider […]

Clarisse iFX wants animation artists to start with the finished look

Clarisse iFX wants animation artists to start with the finished look

The high-end 3D/3D tool fuses animation with compositing and 3D rendering, allowing artists to work with full effects on all the time. Every year at Siggraph there are one or two products that cause people to say to one another, “Have you see ____?” This year in Vancouver one of those products was Clarisse iFX […]