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Our complete Siggraph 2015 gallery, compliments of Akiko Ashley who covered the show in detail in an earlier report.
This year’s focus was very much on VR (virtual reality) & Cloud Based Rendering. The focus on Virtual Reality brought a new creative energy on the show floor for exploration into a new frontier. VR in architecture & games was a big subject in the VR Village. Developers had discussions of how the hardware & software is driving development of this new space to make it affordable to the masses.
NVIDIA unveiled DesignWorks VR at SIGGRAPH 2015, and caused a stir for PC gaming at the computer graphics conference. VR has the ability to push the limits to create fully immersive and interactive experiences and digitally sculpt models even before creating physical prototypes, giving Ford Motor Company the opportunity to be the first to use VR to create vehicles.
Photorealistic rendering is coming to Substance Designer with the integration of NVIDIA DesignWorks tools, a library of graphics technologies and enhancements that can be easily integrated by software application developers.
Here are the first batch of pictures from the show floor at SIGGRAPH 2015 in Los Angeles. And it’s nice to see Apple’s Macs well represented within the expo booths.
SIG: Khronos Invites Industry Participation to Create Safety Critical Graphics and Compute Standards
New ‘Safety Critical’ working group to adapt OpenGL ES and Vulkan APIs
for markets requiring system certification – including avionics and automotive.
MODO 901 represents the most significant update so far. Earlier this spring, The Foundry provided a sneak peek of MODO 901, which includes the integration of the award winning MeshFusion; new progressive texture baking; new and improved tools for everyday modeling tasks, better ways of working with both regular and UDIM multi-tiled UVs and layered multi-resolution sculpting.
Nvidia’s GPU conference is happening this week and GPU related companies have been making interesting announcements. For its part, OTOY, a world-leader in GPU rendering tech, has unveiled a slew of major announcements and product updates for 2015.
Cloud based platform adds automatic real-time lightmap technology making CL3VER 3.0 game changing for 3D visualization and project storytelling.
Viewpoint: Mac Pro, What Does Apple Mean by Pro? A View from a Professional in 3D, Animation, VFX and Video Games
In this Viewpoint contribution Akiko Ashley, Architosh associate editor and co-founder of 3D animation studio Luminetik, delivers a compelling critique of the new 2013 Mac Pro, a workstation class computer that has been Apple’s most interesting new Mac product in years. With a background in visual effects for major TV and film productions, Luminetik provides Miss Ashley with a perspective on what studios really need in their pipeline hardware and what is good and bad about Apple’s latest Mac Pro in meeting that standard.
JPR analyst sees new Mac Pro as evidence that AMD’s new aggressive strategies to win market share in the workstation market from Nvidia are starting to work
We recap NVIDIA’s announcements and focus on the Quadro K6000
We continue with some additional pictures from the SIGGRAPH 2013 show floor
Lightworks is showcasing its latest Iray+ technology along with other tech at SIGGRAPH this year
New evidence suggest new Mac Pros coming soon–new Nvidia Titan drivers spotted in OS X 10.8.4 beta