Hollywood’s latest blockbuster “Gravity” was filmed by robots. Four giant industrial robots whisked props, lights and even actors around the set in a ballet of split-second precision, as well as doing the camerawork. They call it cinematic automation.
Autodesk is cutting the cost of developing 3D animated models for games dramatically by launching a light version of its Maya 3D tool for indie and mobile game developers. It now costs just $50 a month to rent it.
At Maker Faire Bay Area, a “startup pavilion” highlights 20 new maker-focused startups. But big companies like Autodesk, General Electric, and even Google are getting into the DIY game too.
Editor’s Pick In Christmas 2011, Marc Roth fished out a business card for TechShop out of a shelter’s garbage bin. Two years later, he’s an entrepreneur with a funded laser company, and one of the Maker Movement’s greatest success stories.
Design software firm Autodesk’s stock has lost 22 percent of its value in after-hours trading on the NASDAQ exchange after a particularly bad earnings report for its fiscal second quarter.
Funding news flooded our wire today with so many announcements and releases, it was like swimming upstream in a hurricane to keep up with it all. We’re having to include a lightning round below just to cover all the bases. Grab a life vest, a paddle, and check out what happened today in the maelstrom.
Autodesk is expanding its toolset for video game development on mobile devices with Scaleform.
Guest Post President Barack Obama reportedly asked Steve Jobs what it would take to bring iPhone manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. to which Jobs replied, “Those jobs aren’t coming back.”
America has been extremely worried about the loss of manufacturing to China. Seduced by subsidies, cheap labor, lax regulations, and a rigged currency, American industry has made a beeline to China.
Nvidia is forging ahead with its plans to revolutionize supercomputers and workstations with a number of announcements today. Among them, the Barcelona Supercomputing Center will be the first in the world to adopt a solution that combines Nvidia’s low-power ARM-based Tegra central processing units (CPUs) with Nvidia’s graphics processing units (GPUs).
Otoy has partnered with creativity tools maker Autodesk to create next-generation cloud rendering tools that will make film making, 3D designs, and video games easier, the company said today. Autodesk is also investing an undisclosed amount into Otoy.
Peter Diamandis, the chairman of Singularity University and head of the X Prize Foundation, says that executives had better be aware of exponential technologies like the rapid advances in chips (Moore’s law), biotechnology, or connectivity so that they can use them to gain a competitive advantage.