Intel worked closely with DreamWorks Animation engineers to improve the performance of a key rendering system library by up to 35X performance improvement in some cases.
We introduce a new technique for real-time order independent transparency called Adaptive Transparency (AT) that closely approximates the ground-truth results obtained from A-buffer compositing but is 5x to 40x faster.
A way to re-attach polygonal models without creating 3-sided or n-sided polygons. This article is for 3D-modelers, animators;creators of game characters.
DreamWorks Animation embarked on a radical re-engineering of their animation pipeline to better accommodate artistic aspirations and improve workflow across an increasingly complex environment. This article describes the new model being put in place.
The simulation of ocean waves provides a significant challenge to computer graphics. In this article we describe an implementation of a real-time shallow ocean wave simulation using Microsoft DirectX* 10.
As with lighting, rendering is often one of the least-understood aspects of 3D imaging, but it’s critical to achieving high-quality animations. This article goes into the details of the varying procedures associated with rendering in Autodesk* Softimage.
The Blind Giant from Project Offset is a frighteningly great example of what can be accomplished not only through technology, but through real vision and artistry. Yes, I work for Intel - I love the technology - and even if I didn't work for Intel, I'd love what you can do with a powerful computer with lots of powerful cores. But I gotta tell you - just like a great studio doesn't write great songs - a powerful computer doesn't, by itself, create great imagery.
This week on the Artist/Animator site, Lucy Burton continues her series on using lights, 3D Lighting in Softimage. No matter what software package you use, her tutorial will get you up to speed on the where and why of many of the light options in your toolbox. Yeah, we want to build a great model, we want the animation to pop - but man, so much of the final look and feel is wrapped up in lighting and rendering! Even if you don't plan on making lighting your specialty - it's good to know your options!
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