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For additional product news and information, visit SOFTWARE effects and support for depth of field, motion blur, and matte objects. The SlipstreamVX and Fury bundle is now available for approximately $400. A time-limited trial version is available on the Exocortex Web site. Exocortex Technologies, WIN MAC LINUX VIZ/SIM SlipstreamVX Exocortex Technologies, in collabora- tion with Thiago Costa of Lagoa Tech- nologies, announces the Slipstream- VX smoke, air, and fire simulator for Autodesk Soft-image 2010 and 2011. Patent-pending SlipstreamVX introduc- es a new method of simulating fluids: explicit turbulence representation. It focuses on interesting aspects of the fluid, the turbulence, wherever it is, and represents it explicitly, opposed to a voxel simulation method that uniformly divides up space regardless of whether anything interesting is happening. Slip- streamVX does not limit fluid simula- tions to any type of bounding box, and it enables multiple centers of detail and interaction between originally disparate areas of interest. The new release also can simulate the complex, detailed fluid dynamics of smoke and fire in real time and near real time. SlipstreamVX is multithreaded to take advantage of Intel’s Xeon and Core i7 CPUs, increas- ing the speed of simulation creation and iteration. SlipstreamVX is being distrib- uted with Exocortex’s GPU-accelerated Fury renderer, designed to complement SlipstreamVX with real-time render- ing of simulation-centric atmospheric RTT DeltaGen 3D Realtime Technology AG has upgraded its RTT DeltaGen 3D visualization soft- ware to Version 9.6. The latest edition boasts enhanced modules for smoother workflows and improved presentation quality. Users of DeltaGen 9.6 3D visu- alization software can now examine Editor’sNote continued from page 2 still weeks to go, but the race is heating up. Be sure to check out our story about the road to Oscar in “Going for Gold” on page 21. While you are reading our Oscar pre- view piece, you will see some boxes (in the print edition only). Tose are quick response (QR) codes. Basically, they en- able readers to access related material on the Internet quickly: Just point your mobile phone at the code, snap a picture, and the software on your phone decodes the image and takes you directly to the related Web or landing page. (If your Web-capable phone does not come with the required software, you will have to download a reader, which can be accessed free of charge at app-info.aspx.) For months now, CGW has been using and modify illumination scenarios in real time. The RTT RealTrace module, offering CPU-based raytracing, includ- ing global illumination for impressive visual effects, provides more opportu- nities for visualizing light and shadow situations. The RTT Ramsis Ergonomics module delivers virtual ergonomics and enables comfort analysis according to NASA standards. Real-time 3D visu- alizations simulate whether certain body postures are comfortable, while 3D human models aid in early product design phases to realize ergonomic advantages. Realtime Technology AG; WIN icons at the end of our stories to direct readers to for augmented mate- rial (additional stories, photos, videos, and so forth). We’ll continue that for a while longer until readers become more famil- iar with this new QR capability. Mean- while, you will see these QR tags either directly in the stories or on the Table of Contents, whichever seems more appro- priate for that particular material. You also will start to see these QR codes popping up in ads within CGW, as our advertisers take advantage of this new service. Te codes merge the best of two worlds (print and online), and CGW’s parent company, COP Commu- nications, which prints our magazine, has been quick to embrace this leading-edge offering so that we can bring this innova- tion to our readers and advertisers. So, try it out and let us know what you think. Te holiday is upon us as I close up this issue. For some, it has been a difficult 12 months, but the forecast for our industry looks promising as we embark on a new year of innovation. From all of us at CGW, we wish you the happiest of holidays! n December 2010, Volume 33, Number 12: COMPUTER GRAPHICS WORLD (USPS 665-250) (ISSN-0271-4159) is published monthly except in August (11 issues annually) by COP Communications, Inc. Corporate offices: 620 West Elk Avenue, Glendale, CA 91204, Tel: 818-291-1100; FAX: 818-291-1190; Web Address: info@copprints. com. Periodicals Postage Paid at Glendale, CA, 91205 & additional mailing offices. COMPUTER GRAPHICS WORLD is distributed worldwide. 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