Author Archive: Kathleen Maher

Kathleen is the editor-in-chief of GraphicSpeak and a senior analyst at Jon Peddie Research. She has been writing about design, movies, music, art, and technology for almost all of her working life.

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Report from Telluride

Report from Telluride

Neorealism rising; love twisting.

AMD brings Threadripper and new Vega boards to IBC for rendering, VFX, and video

AMD brings Threadripper and new Vega boards to IBC for rendering, VFX, and video

At IBC, digitalization is a done deal and 4K becoming the norm; 8K is coming in with new screens, cameras, transmission systems, CODECS, and lenses all built to satisfy increasing demand. UHD is at home in living rooms around the world and the discussion now is around HDR. All of that adds to the heavy […]

By September 28, 2018 Read More →
Chaos Group demos Project Lavina; realtime ray tracing

Chaos Group demos Project Lavina; realtime ray tracing

Chaos Group presents photorealistic computer graphics rendering at up to 90 frames per second on Nvidia Turing-based Quadro RTX GPUs.

By September 28, 2018 Read More →
Robots to go, courtesy of Ai Build

Robots to go, courtesy of Ai Build

Ai Build teams with Kuka to deliver the Factory as a Service.

By September 26, 2018 Read More →
Siemens acquires longtime visualization partner Lightwork Design

Siemens acquires longtime visualization partner Lightwork Design

Siemens has announced the acquisition of Lightwork Design of Sheffield, England. Lightwork began life as an OEM provider of rendering software to many CAD companies including Autodesk, PTC, Siemens, and Dassault at one time or another. The company did not make products that sold directly to customers. Lightwork Design supplied rendering technology to Siemens for […]

By September 21, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
It’s come to this; flying billboards

It’s come to this; flying billboards

Today, we’re more likely to measure the progress of humanity by Blade Runner rather than biblical omens, plagues, locusts, etc. Even though we have plenty of that going on as well. By the Blade Runner scale, we’re hurtling towards the abyss. Japanese communications giant, NTT Docomo showed off a wealth of technology at the International […]

By September 20, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
HP’s Sprout blossom: the Z3D camera

HP’s Sprout blossom: the Z3D camera

Add on camera simplifies the proposition of 3D capture for a larger customer base.

By September 20, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Ryff brings dynamic product placement to OTT video streaming

Ryff brings dynamic product placement to OTT video streaming

Take a little bit of AI, mix it with 3D technology, add marketing advertising experience and you might come up with something like Ryff, a new company with the ability to seamlessly add products in video content after the content has been published. Ryff is built around its new technology called Placer. Using Placer, content […]

By September 17, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Cinema 4D 20 arrives

Cinema 4D 20 arrives

Maxon kicks off a new era with a new version of its flagship.

By September 14, 2018 Read More →
Maxon gets new CEO

Maxon gets new CEO

Maxon’s parent company Nemetschek has always been an interesting company, more a group of independent companies with a layer of infrastructure on top to provide some management and bookkeeping. The structure has served the company well since its founding in 1986. The individual companies were motivated to excel on their own. But, in some instances, […]

By September 13, 2018 Read More →