Fussion9

Blackmagic launches Fusion 9 with new VR tools

  Blackmagic Design has announced a “major update” to its vfx, compositing, 3D and motion graphics software Fusion at this year’s Siggraph and has dropped the price to $299.    The update, Fusion 9, features new VR tools, new keyer technology, planar tracking, camera tracking and multi user collaboration tools.    ...

2017-09-01

Pixar render

Pixar Renderman 21.5.

  Special previews of live rendering and a CPU + GPU solution accompany the announcement of RenderMan 21.5.   EMERYVILLE, CA -- Pixar Animation Studios gave a special preview of upcoming technologies at the 2017 RenderMan Art & Science Fair at this year’s SIGGRAPH Conference, including new interactive capabilities for RenderMan 22 and work on “...

2017-08-25

NVIDIA x AMD

AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 vs Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080

  AMD has launched its competitor to Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card. The Radeon RX Vega 64 is based on AMD’s Vega GPU architecture and is the company’s first high-end consumer GPU to compete with Nvidia’s Pascal card lineup. The RX Vega 64 is available in air-cooled and ...

2017-08-20

Virtual

NVIDIA Announces Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstation Software

  Today NVIDIA announced new virtualization software capabilities that turn Tesla GPU-accelerated servers into powerful workstations, Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstation Software (vDWS). This new software aims to deliver organizations with the resources needed for demanding enterprise-wide virtual workspaces. NVIDIA is also announcing improvements to its NVIDIA GRID vPC for mobile workstations. Workstation Software (vDWS). ...

2017-08-18

Erternal

NVIDIA Announces External GPU

  Do you have slow rendering times on your laptop? Looking for a portable solution that will allow you to run CFD simulations on the go? Are you thinking of tossing that woefully underpowered laptop out the window?   If the answer to any of those questions is “yes,” then NVIDIA may have ...

2017-08-18

Unreal

Unreal Engine 4.16 - Support for Nintendo

  Epic Games released Unreal Engine 4.16, and the feature list includes new tools for 3D artists and performance enhancements for mobile and console developers. UE 4.16 also introduces full-featured support for the Nintendo Switch.  The latest version of Unreal Engine (UE4) includes a handful of newly introduced rendering features. Environment artists now have access to ...

2017-06-16

Apple GPU

New Apple iMac Pro with Xeon CPU and Vega GPU

    Apple has launched several new desktop and laptop computers at WWDC. The new Apple iMac Pro, claimed to be the most powerful Mac ever, was probably the star of the show. It is, of course, an AiO and it is based around a chassis holding a 27-inch Retina 5K display. What really ...

2017-06-09

III

ILM - 40 years of Lucas pioneering FX-wing

  Star Wars New Hope @ 40 In the 40 years since the release of the original Star Wars, special effects have changed beyond recognition. Computers – critical to today's generation of Star Wars successors – were relatively rare during the mid 1970s. Expensive and huge, they were the preserve of governments, universities ...

2017-06-05

Nvidia notebook

NVIDIA Announces GeForce GTX Max-Q: High-End Gaming Ultrabook

  This morning as part of their Computex keynote, NVIDIA CEO announced a new initiative for high-end gaming laptop design. Called GeForce GTX Max-Q, NVIDIA is undertaking their own Ultrabook project of sorts, encouraging partners to develop thinner and lighter high performance gaming laptops, giving them better tools to do so, and then bundling it ...

2017-06-02

AI

NVIDIA AI for image noise reduction

  Much of the keynote address by NVIDIA CEO and founder Jensen Huang focused on machine learning and applications that weren’t central to the visual effects and post industry. However, there was one demonstration which showed how this tech can be used to lead to much faster resolution of ray traced ...

2017-05-19

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