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Page 43 of 51 42 POST SEPTEMBER 2014 SIGGRAPH 2014 PRODUCTS FACEWARE UPGRADES MOCAP SOLUTION LOS ANGELES — Faceware Technologies (, provider of mark- erless 3D facial motion capture solutions, has upgraded and released Version 2.0 of its realtime facial mocap and animation product, Faceware Live. Faceware Live produces facial animation in realtime by automatically tracking a per- former's face and instantly applying that performance to a facial model. Faceware Live can use either an on-board computer video or Webcam, the Faceware Pro HD Headcam System, or any other video capture device to drive realtime performance. Under the hood is Live Driver technology from partner company Image Metrics, which is capable of realtime facial tracking in nearly any lighting condition with any performer. Free 30-day trials are available from the Faceware Website. NVIDIA DEBUTS NEXT-GEN QUADRO GRAPHICS SAN JOSE, CA — At last month's SIGGRAPH show in Vancouver, Nvidia ( introduced the next generation of its Quadro GPUs. The new line-up delivers an enterprise-grade visual comput- ing platform with up to twice the performance and data-handling capability of the previous generation. The new generation of Quadro GPUs includes the K5200, K4200, K2200, K620 and K420. The releases allow users to interact with data sets or de- signs up to twice the size handled by the previous generation. They also allow users to interact with graphics from a Quadro-based workstation from essentially any device, including PCs, Macs and tab- lets. Users can also run applications such as Adobe CC, Autodesk Design Suite and Dassault Systemes' Solidworks 2014 on average of 40 percent faster than with previous Quadro cards. The new cards will ship this fall from workstation OEMs. OTOY APP MAXIMIZES THE CLOUD LOS ANGELES — OTOY ( has introduced X.IO App Streaming, a new appli- cation virtualization service that instantaneously ports Windows applications to the cloud without needing to modify any code. This enables users to access them on any Internet-connected device, regardless of form factor or platform. Using technology OTOY gained from the AppS- lingr acquisition earlier this year, X.IO was built to handle the demanding nature of graphics-intensive applications, including image editing, CAD, and 3D modeling and rendering applications, making the editing of complex fi les a breeze on low-perfor- mance devices. The service is currently in beta with a launch planned for later this year. LENOVO LAUNCHES NEW DESKTOP WORKSTATION LINE RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC — At SIGGRAPH, Lenovo ( launched its new Think- Station P Series of desktop workstations, which includes the high-end P900, the P700, and the P500. The new models join the entry-level Think- Station P300, which debuted in May. The new series features a clean, modular design, making it easier to access components for uncom- plicated upgrades. The workstations incorporate the latest Intel Xeon processors, Nvidia's Quadro graphics cards, and support high ca- pacity of DDR4 mem- ory. The new Lenovo ThinkStation P-Series workstations will be available starting in late September through partners and via Leno- vo's Website. AMD ADDS TO FIREPRO GRAPHICS LINE-UP ONTARIO — AMD ( debuted a num- ber of additions to its FirePro professional graphics family at SIGGRAPH 2014. The line-up ranges from entry-level workstation solutions up to the ultra power user, and is backed by larger memory con- fi gurations, 4K display support, increased compute performance, application certifi cations and depend- able drivers. The new FirePro W2100, W4100, W5100, and W7100 are all supported by the AMD Graphics Core Next architecture. The next generation workstation graphics family brings at least 2x more memory, multi-display 4K leadership, high compute perfor- mance, next generation API support and PCIe 3.0 support, and addresses the needs of a wide range of profes- sionals. SHOTGUN BRINGS REVIEW TOOL TO IPHONE LOS ANGELES — Shotgun Software (www., the developer of cloud- based production tracking, review & approval, and asset management tools, has launched a new mobile app that brings the power of its Shotgun Review to the iPhone. The new iPhone release allows supervisors to take their projects anywhere they go. The app provides a full set of tools to review projects and give artists clear, visual feedback on work in progress. Supervisors using the app can browse media and playlists, play back movies, anno- tate on one or more frames, give feedback and attach camera images or movies.

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