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Moving game engines onto center stage

July 28th 2016

Game engine technology is finding new uses in creating visualizations, simulations, virtual reality content, and even filmmaking. At the JPR Siggraph Press Luncheon, 5 creators and technologists shared their ideas on how expectations and technical performance issues are driving the expanded role of game engines in media and entertainment. “We have to stop talking about game engines specifically,” says Jean-Colas Prunier, creative director at Crytek. Game engine technology is now being applied to a wider variety of content creation tasks, as the new middleware in content creation. “We are working with real-time [development] technology.”Continue this article on Graphic Speak

Could 2016 be the make or break year for consumer VR?

Techwatch July 20th 2016

The promise of so many things this year The subject of VR is getting more air time than the U.S. political can­didates, which in itself isn’t a bad thing. Google is going to build a high-end VR HMD—no, wait a minute, they’re not. Steam is going to in­troduce a bunch of new VR games—hold on, are they? The Oculus Touch motion controller will be available in Q4 with the promise of a large selec­tion of compatible games— maybe. The HTC Vive may see an

My customer, my supplier

Subscriptions open the portals for media flow Today, Adobe is rolling out new improvements in its Creative Cloud services. Because Adobe’s products span so many creative industries — photography, graphic arts, illustration, video production, movie production, marketing, audio, and all the jobs that fit somewhere in between&mdash Click here to read this blog entry

Portrait Displays synergic acquisition of SpectraCal

Adding color analysis to color correct makes total sense Portrait Displays has been supplying visual enhancement software applications and middleware solutions for the computer display industry for almost two decades but didn’t have a closed-loop system. Customers relied on third parties to measure the results (at the screen). Click here to read this blog entry

Why I go to COFES - It’s not for the wine

I’ve gone to COFES for the past 10 or 15 years, I can’t remember, and don’t care. When Brad first started it he tried to get me to come, but I was either too busy or too cheap. When I finally got my lazy butt to Click here to read this blog entry

Looking forward - To the GTC conference

Every year now for the past seven years Nvidia has presented a GPU conference. The first on in Late September 2008 was named the GPU Technology Conference, and it overwhelmed the Fairmont hotel, and prompting the company to rename it GTC and move it to the convention center. This year Click here to read this blog entry

Is Xbox becoming a PC?

Microsoft unifies PC and Xbox One platforms into one ecosystem with Universal Windows Applications (UWAs) Microsoft announced over a year ago in January 2015, that it was bringing Xbox apps to Windows 10 PCs, and that would allow cross-platform play and a cohesive friends list across both platforms. In November, the Xbox Click here to read this blog entry