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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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Nvidia Tesla V100 with Volta GV100

  A few hours ago at the GTC 2017 Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang took the wraps off the Tesla V100 accelerator. This launch marks several milestones for Nvidia, not least the introduction of its first Volta architecture GPU based product. As those familiar with Nvidia's nomenclature will be aware, the first product based upon ...

2017-05-12

vray

V-Ray on GPU?

  Presentation topics include ‘Breaking the GPU Memory Barrier,’ ‘High-End Production Features,’ and a tech preview of a new Hybrid Renderer.         LOS ANGELES -- Computer graphics technology developer Chaos Group is set to present several major advances to V-Ray’s GPU rendering capabilities ...

2017-05-12

Polaris

Radeon Pro Duo - Polaris

  AMD's first Radeon Pro Duo graphics card brought the power of twin Fiji GPUs and 8GB of HBM RAM to bear on professional graphics tasks just under a year ago. Today, the company is updating the Pro Duo with twin Polaris chips and 32GB of GDDR5 RAM on board. Going ...

2017-04-29

apple

Apple GPU

  Apple is building its own GPU architecture, but why? Rather than being motivated by simple cost savings, evidence points to the timing of a significant technical leap forward that could be as big of an advance as iOS was ten years ago.   Apple has been reportedly working on a GPU project for at ...

2017-04-22

GPU and CPU renderers price comparison

    We compared the prices of commercial renderers on the market - free software are NOT included in the table.   Render Permanent license Rental license Arion render (GPU) 633,- USD - Arnold render 1220,- USD 372,- USD (minimal rental price) Corona  479,- USD  26,- USD (1 month) FurryBall RT (...

2017-04-07

Titan Xp

Titan Xp - The Fastest GPU - Speed compare

  What's that? You just bought a GTX 1080 Ti thinking it would be the fastest graphics card in the world. Well, it's not anymore. Here's the Titan Xp. With 12GB of GDDR5X, 3584 CUDA cores, base and boost clock speeds of 1417MHz and 1531MHz respectively, and a memory speed of 10GBps, the ...

2017-04-07

vray

CHAOS GROUP RELEASES V-RAY 3.5 FOR MAYA

Fast Adaptive Lights and Major GPU Rendering Improvements Now Available in Latest Update     This week, Chaos Group released V-Ray 3.5 for Maya, a major update to its Academy Award-winning CPU and GPU production renderer. Used on recent television and film projects including The Fate of the Furious, Beauty and the Beast, ...

2017-03-31

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