Computer Graphics World

MAY 09

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1 May 2009 O N TH E C OVE R S E E IT I N It was back to the future, again, for ILM, as the VFX studio showed its mettle and "de-termination" for cutting-edge effects by forging new shader and lighting techniques that help integrate a new generation of terminators into the live action in Terminator Salvation. • Audio for new media provides sound studios with another avenue of revenue. • Big Apple trends for post and production. • The evolution of motion capture. Features Shades of the Future 18 Industrial Light & Magic becomes a futuristic machine shop as the CG artists devise new digital processes to produce terminators that blend seamlessly into the live action in Terminator Salvation. By Barbara Robertson Games & Graphics Unplugged 26 High-end graphics technology goes mobile, from notebook computers to handheld devices such as cell phones, PDAs, and portable gaming devices. By George Maestri Back in Space 30 Industrial Light & Magic revisits the Star Trek universe, applying state-of- the-art digital effects for this latest space adventure. By Barbara Robertson Out of Season 35 Digital magic adds a fl ash of summer to an otherwise wintry day. By Karen Moltenbrey Bollywood 38 India's animation and VFX community gains momentum on a world stage. By Laura Dohrmann Crash Course 40 Eden FX crafts and choreographs a momentous CG plane-crash sequence for a pivotal episode of Lost. By Karen Moltenbrey COVER STORY May 2009 • Volume 32 • Number 5 I n n o v a t i o n s i n v i s u a l c o m p u t i n g f o r t h e g l o b a l D C C c o m m u n i t y 18 35 30 Departments Editor's Note Gaming Market Going Strong 2 Business looks healthy in the video-game market. Spotlight 4 Products Planar Systems' SD1710 stereo display. Blackmagic's DeckLink HD Extreme. Autodesk's 3ds Max 2010. NewTek's LightWave Core. Autodesk's AutoCAD 2010. AMD's ATI FirePro V7750. Wacom's Intuos4. Autodesk's Softimage 7.5. Workstation Focus News: Workstation and graphics markets suffer in fourth quarter. Products: HP's Z800, Z600, and Z400. Boxx's 3DBoxx 8500. Lenovo's ThinkStation S20 and D20. Dell's Precision T7500, T5500, and T3500. User Focus Video editing takes a new twist in the game development cycle. Viewpoint 16 Accomplishing an idea that had been discussed but never before realized. Portfolio 44 SIGGRAPH Asia Art Gallery. Recruitment 46 Talent still needed in the entertainment realm. Back Products 47 Recent software and hardware releases.

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