Jon Peddie connects the 3D geometry of ancient Egypt to today’s special effects in movies and games. If you have ever looked at a fantastic adventure or science fiction movie, or an amazingly complex and rich computer game, or a TV commercial where cars or gas pumps or biscuits behave like people, and wondered, “How do they do that?” you can now satisfy your curiosity with … [Read more...] about New book explores history of visual magic in computers
The history of computer graphics is part of America's legacy of invention and innovation. Yet, the enthusiasm for lightweight computing platforms like tablets is reducing the demand for high-end processors across the computer industry. What does this mean for the future of computer graphics? The threat from above Computer graphics got its start in the late 1950s due to the … [Read more...] about Computer graphics changed our lives and the course of history; can it save the PC?
Jon Peddie Research says recent growth driven by scientific and entertainment applications and a passion to "translate the visual into the digital." In preparation for the annual Siggraph computer graphics conference, August 5-9 in Los Angeles, Jon Peddie Research (JPR) says the computer graphics (CG) industry is growing at an annual rate of 7%, driven by strong demand in … [Read more...] about Computer graphics industry growing at 7% annually
The Japanese equivalent of the Nobel Prize honors Sutherland for his pioneering work which created today’s computer graphics industry. Dr. Ivan E. Sutherland, widely regarded as the father of computer graphics, is one of three 2012 laureates of the Kyoto Prize. Sutherland shares the award with molecular cell biologist Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi and literary critic Gayatri … [Read more...] about Kyoto Prize honors “father of computer graphics” Ivan Sutherland
From blockbusters like Hugo and The Avengers to upcoming films and a special session on High Frame Rate Cinema, some of the biggest names in computer graphics will take the stage in Los Angeles. Siggraph 2012, (August 5-9, 2012, Los Angeles Convention Center) has released an all-star line-up of production sessions to will be featured as part of its annual Computer Animation … [Read more...] about Hollywood’s CG experts to reveal production secrets in Siggraph 2012 sessions