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Maya LT to launch on Steam

April 23rd 2014

Autodesk will launch Maya LT 2015 on the Steam gaming platform next week, making its animation and modeling feature set available to more than 65 million gamers, developers and artists. For $50 per month, Steam users who subscribe to Maya LT will be able to create 3D game assets to personalize their games and bring them into popular Steam titles like “Defense of the Ancients 2” (DoTA 2) or to create assets for use in their own games. - See more at: GraphicSpeak

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Early or late, big or little, high or low?

Techwatch April 15th 2014

Where you are on the curve—depends on the product You’ve all seen the classic technology adoption curve (top right).  It’s OK, easy to understand, and to draw, but I think it’s wrong when it comes to computers (and I include smartphones in that categorization for this discussion). I think it’s more like a Poisson distribution (middle right). We will all be on different parts of the curve depending on our need (for a faster computer, a higher resolution screen, and more powerful graphics AIB, etc.), our desire (same list), our budget, and the availability of the product (which could …

20 Pounds of AR

”Good morning sir, and welcome to Waltmar,” the smiling older gentleman with wavy silver hair said, his false teeth shining in the sunlight, ” how can we help you today? We’re having a sale on 720p pixels, and there’s still some DVDs left if you hurry.”   “Thanks,” Ranger …Click here to read this blog entry

Facebook as the new model

They’re probably doomed now At Autodesk University we heard several people describe something as the “Facebook of Engineering” or the “Facebook of CAD.” It’s funny, after a year or so of being de¬clared dead, Facebook has risen as the model for communication. Just a quick Google search also revealed …Click here to read this blog entry

ARM Acquires Geomerics

ARM today acquired Geomerics, the leader in lighting technology for the gaming and entertainment industries. The acquisition expands ARM’s position at the forefront of the visual computing and graphics industries. Additionally, the agreement enables Geomerics to build on their existing partnerships as well as accelerate their development in mobile. …Read the complete article

There’s going to over 2 million happy kids this holiday

Microsoft and Sony set new sales records Was there a pent up demand for a new gen console? Duh, you think so? Prior to the announcement that MS and Sony were going to do a gen 8 console, shortly after Nintendo announced the Wii U, console sale dipped even …Click here to read this blog entry

Focusing on the big picture

As the players jockey for position, they look for territory to claim When you’ve been all over the place, it gets kind of hard to concentrate. The fragmenting digital market is just a huge challenge for companies to keep up with, and as a result, small companies have to …Click here to read this blog entry