If you’ve had your eye on The Foundry’s amazing CameraTracker app, but haven’t been able or willing to foot the price tag, then just wait til next week where they will have a massive 40% off discount, for 48 hours only!
We wanted to let you know about our 48 hour CAMERATRACKER sale planned for 16th October, offering more than 40% off the list price.
That’s a node-locked licence for just £100/ $165/ €120 or a floating for £150/ $485/ €180.
The sale will run from 9:00am 16th October until 9:00am 18th October London time, and you can go ahead and download their 15-day free trial to use until then.
Following on the heels of Usain Bolt’s amazing results yesterday in the Olympics, the New York Times has a great visualization of the last 116 years of 100-meter Olympic Runners showing how the race has consistently gotten faster over the years, and how they would stack up against today’s athletes.
Based on the athletes’ average speeds, if every Olympic medalist raced each other, Usain Bolt (the London version) would win, with a wide distribution of Olympians behind him. Below, where each sprinter would be when Bolt finishes his race.
Whether you’re at SIGGRAPH or not, be sure to check out Autodesk’s offerings from the show floor that will be discussing the use of Autodesk technology in a variety of fields.
Be among the 400,000 AREA community members worldwide to watch AREA TV during SIGGRAPH. Catch product demonstrations and customer presentations streamed live from the Autodesk booth, or attend an Autodesk® MasterClass online. Great content will be added during and after the event, so be sure to check out AREA frequently.
So far I see guys from MPC behind “Prometheus”, Weta, Spark, and lots more, plus they promise they’ll keep adding over the week. Hit their site for all the details.
via AREA | SIGGRAPH 2012.
Pixar has just released a new library into the wild called “OpenSubdiv”, a high-performance subdivision surface library made popular initially with projects like Geri’s Game.
OpenSubdiv is a set of open source libraries that implement high performance subdivision surface (subdiv) evaluation on massively parallel CPU and GPU architectures. This codepath is optimized for drawing deforming subdivs with static topology at interactive framerates. The resulting limit surface matches Pixar’s Renderman to numerical precision.
The full code is available over at Github and released under the Microsoft Public License, making it available for free commercial and non-commercial use.
We close this third week dedicated to the Olympics with a selection of some of most impressive newspaper infographics made around the event. These designs come from different countries but they’re all unique in their visual approach, elevating the term ‘infographic’ to a whole different level. The works presented here where found on the portfolios of information designers Julio Lara, Marcelo Duhalde, Julio Miguel Lago, Alberto Lucas López and The Times of Oman.
Every four years, there’s a new discussion around how technology impacts the Olympics, and this year, there’s no question that both Mobile and Social Media have taken the ‘Gold’, as far as major technological changes. Today’s Daily Viz from Visual Loop looks at those impacts, with a help from Pappas Group, Foat Mobile Learning, Esendex, Networked Insights and Acme Packet.
SIGGRAPH is coming soon (next week!) and the announcements are already rolling in. Today MAXON has just announced the newest version of their CINEMA4D package, Release 14.
R14 delivers breakthrough performance including a new, fully integrated sculpting system, camera matching functionality, exchange plugins to two key applications – The Foundry NUKE and Adobe Photoshop Extended – and improved integration with Adobe After Effects. Motion graphics/VFX artists and visualization designers will benefit from features that accelerate productivity to produce spectacular 3D content more fluidly and collaborate with increased efficiency.
The new digital sculpting is a big addition in this release, and the new support for NUKE as a compositor is a huge addition for those in professional VFX shops. Get all the details after the break.
Today we’ll be featuring some recent infographics that show different aspects of the Olympic history. The greatest records, the most iconic buildings of all time and the many designs of the Olympic gold medal are just dome of the topics brought to you by Brand Talking, Arch Daily, Harvard, Complex and Fitbie.
Another Daily Viz from Visual Loop dedicated to the Olympics, this time featuring a couple of submissions to the Visualising.org‘s Challenge, by Andy Kirk and Christian Gross. After that, Ria Niovosti takes a look at the cost of the London Games, The Guardian shows every Olympic medal and medalist in history, and to close, a beautiful infographic from The Times of Oman.