Computer Graphics World

March/April 2013

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 7 of 51

INTERNATIONAL Blackmagic Shines with DaVinci Resolve 9.1 nPower Empowers SolidWorks B nPower Software has revealed Power Surfacing, an industrial design plug-in for SolidWorks 3D software that makes the design process for modeling Class-A organic, freeform surfaces in SolidWorks more intuitive. A shape designed with Power Surfacing is a single, unified object, which can be modified in subtle and significant ways without pulling apart the resulting NURBS surfaces. Once converted into a native SolidWorks part, those sub-D models are treated as if they had been created with traditional SolidWorks tools, so that SolidWorks features, like Booleans, fillets, shells, and so forth, can be applied. For design changes, Power Surfacing users can go back to the original sub-D form and modify the surface shape, and downstream features will be reapplied. Power Surfacing can quickly and accurately convert virtually any sub-D model (even sub-D models that have some triangles) into the precise NURBS representation. It also creates high-quality surfaces, which accurately interpolate the vertices of the original sub-D mesh. lackmagic Design has unveiled a major release of DaVinci Resolve 9.1, the latest update to its advanced color-correction tool that contains Apple support. DaVinci Resolve 9.1 now enables customers to use Resolve with Apple's Macbook Retina technology. DaVinci Resolve 9.1 also supports FCP X Audition, enabling stack and scroll through multiple shots in a single location in a timeline for easily transferring files between the two systems. Improvements in mixed frame-rate XML integration also will allow better workflow between Resolve, FCP X, and Final Cut Pro 7 projects. DaVinci Resolve 9.1 supports improvements for Avid AAF, Sony XAVC, and AVC-Intra files, and a number of audio and performance improvements. DaVinci Resolve 9.1 for Mac, Windows, and Linux is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website free of charge for all existing full-feature DaVinci Resolve customers. DaVinci Resolve Lite 9.1 public beta is available for both Mac OS X and Windows, and is free to all users. Nvidia Releases New Kepler-based Quadros N vidia has rolled out a range of Quadro professional graphics products that offer much greater workstation performance and capabilities. Built on the efficient processing power of the Nvidia Kepler GPU architecture, the new lineup includes: Quadro K4000 – A high-end card that delivers blazing-fast performance for graphics-intensive applications. It has 3GB of onboard memory, multi-monitor support, and stereo capability in a single-slot configuration. It costs $1,269. Quadro K2000 – A mid-range card that offers outstanding performance with a broad range of professional applications. It 6 comes with 2gb of onboard memory to hold large models and multi-monitor support for enhanced desktop productivity. It is priced at $599. Quadro K2000D – A variant of the Quadro K2000, with native support for two dual-link DVI display connectors for interfacing with ultra-high-resolution medical imaging displays. This is also priced at $599. Quadro K600 – An entry-level card with great performance and certifications for leading professional applications. It is equipped with 1gb of onboard memory, comes in a low-profile design for maximum usage flexibility, and is priced at $199. March/April 2013 CGW0313-Spotlightpfin.indd 6 3/14/13 12:07 PM

Articles in this issue

Archives of this issue

view archives of Computer Graphics World - March/April 2013