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Why Sony will win first in VR

Posted by Jon Peddie on February 3rd 2016 | Discuss (0)
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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 | Discuss (0)
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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 | Discuss (0)
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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 | Discuss (0)
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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

We take a look back at 2015 in our Quarterly Q4’15 edition

Posted by Robert Dow on January 17th 2016 | Permalink
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We are taking a look back at 2015, the technology, trends and what 2016 will hold. We have compiled some of our best articles, reviews and editorials from the year and made them available in a new quarterly review. Read Kathleen's Maher's editorial The Quarter in Review and download the Quarterly on

LG shows concept demo of roll-up screen

Posted by Robert Dow on January 12th 2016 | Discuss (0)
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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

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

Posted by Jon Peddie on December 15th 2015 | Permalink
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The company embraces open source with game library and register data 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

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