Lately I have been working on several custom micro benchmarks for industrial automation vendors. These benchmarks measure perfromance characteristics of embedded platforms that are relevant for achieving hard real time response for high frequency (8-32kHz) motion control applications. Some of the benchmarks and a runtime could be useful for a wider audience so I am publishing them now.
So much is going on in the way of real time interactive software and animations that I find just trying to get a good understanding of all the possibilities inherent in the many programs on the market is daunting. As a freelance 3d artist/visual poet working with different companies, understanding the technology is important to me artistically as well as for employment.