Tuesday Jan 26, 2010

WETA


As a follow-up to yesterday's post on the amazing virtual 3D camera magic behind avatar, it's cool to see WETA using MySQL too. The processing power required to render these new ultra-realistic digital worlds includes 40,000 processors, 104 terabytes of RAM, 17GB/minute of storage for the final cut making WETA's renderfarm #196-199 on the Top 500. As John Lasseter always says, "the art challenges the technology and technology inspires the art". I cannot wait to see the worlds our students will create in an inter-connected network of 3-D Wonderland servers and hope it's powered by Oracle-Sun systems.


Monday Jan 25, 2010

Avatar

I saw Avatar in IMAX 3-D last Friday. It is simply an amazing cinematic experience and great to see 3-D now hitting the big screen, TV screens and of course the web. Here's a cool video about some of the technology behind the scenes in case you missed it. Hats off to Mr. Cameron and his crew.


Wednesday Jan 20, 2010

SiMiLLE

Michael posted a new video this morning of the progress with the language learning project called SiMiLLE taking place at Essex University and in Wonderland

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