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Why Sony will win first in VR

Posted by Jon Peddie on February 3rd 2016 | Permalink
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Ease of use, price, and one-stop shopping. Now that Oculus has revealed its consumer version of the Rift HMD, consumers can start planning how they might engage with VR, and they have a choice—a DIY rig with a PC and Rift, or a turn-key system with Sony.Sony’s

Image Engine makes the alien credible

Posted by Robert Dow on January 26th 2016 | Permalink
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A custom IK solver is the secret behind some of Hollywood’s new class of other-worldly CG characters. In the world of computer graphics for entertainment, a key but little-known element in the creation chain is the IK Solver. An Inverse Kinematic solver is used to rotate and position linked

Intel misquoted on integrated graphics overtaking discrete

Posted by Jon Peddie on January 22nd 2016 | Permalink
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Intel misquoted on integrated graphics overtaking discrete, then echoed over the net, now it’s a (false) reality & reference—just wrong At the J.P. Morgan's 14th Annual Tech Forum at the 2016 International CES. presented January 6th, 2016, Gregory Bryant, Intel’s new vice president and general manager of desktop clients

CFS & ITI win research grant to develop new meshing solutions

Posted by Robert Dow on January 20th 2016 | Permalink
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Cambridge Flow Solutions (CFS) and International TechneGroup Limited (ITI) have been awarded a three-year R&D grant award from the UK Government to support development of advanced geometry processing and automated meshing solutions for aerospace. Through the AuGMENT project grant, ITI and CFS will engage in R&D work to

LG shows concept demo of roll-up screen

Posted by Robert Dow on January 12th 2016 | Permalink
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Curved, thin, flexible: Pick any two. - Korean manufacturing behemoth LG created a stir at CES when they presented a concept demonstration of a digital display device that can be rolled up like a newspaper. The resolution on the 18-inch prototype is 1200 x 810. LG says the goal is 4K quality

Boris FX releases new effects tools for Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects

Posted by Robert Dow on January 4th 2016 | Permalink
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Fresh from its recent merger with Imagineer Systems, Boris FX has released Continuum Complete 10 (BCC 10), its largest collection of video effects tools for Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects. BCC 10 for Adobe offers more than 250+ plug-ins and thousands of creative presets. Highlights include integrated Mocha technology for advanced masking and

AMD’s GPUOpen offer developers access to its libraries and “metal”

Posted by Robert Dow on December 15th 2015 | Permalink
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AMD plans to give developers unprecedented access to the innards of its GPUs next year, when it launches its GPUOpen initiative. AMD is the only company that can claim a clean sweep across gaming platforms, from desktops, notebooks, to all the consoles, and even a few dedicated pachinko machines. And

11 Myths About Computer Graphics

Posted by Robert Dow on December 8th 2015 | Permalink
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Over the years the magic of computer graphics (CG) has sparked the imagination and curiosity of millions—the specialist as well as the consumer. The movies, games, advertisements, science, medicine, and designs we have today would not be possible without CG. And because so much of it is magic (Arthur

Workstation market sticks to the right script in Q3’15

Posted by Robert Dow on December 1st 2015 | Permalink
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After a surprisingly disappointing first quarter of 2015, followed up by a welcome rebound in Q2, all eyes were on Q3 to find out exactly which script the workstation market would follow. Would it track PCs downhill, like Q1, or separate from the PC pack and keep on a long-term growth

Overall GPU shipments increased 9% from last quarter, Nvidia increased 21%, AMD increased 16%

Posted by Robert Dow on November 11th 2015 | Permalink
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JPR has released its latest MarketWatch report, our quarterly on overall GPU shipments. In Q3'15 we saw some positive numbers. AMD's overall unit shipments increased 15.87% quarter-to-quarter, Intel's total shipments increased 5.08% from last quarter, and Nvidia's increased 21.39%.The attach rate of GPUs (includes integrated and discrete GPUs) to PCs for