The Difference Between Ray Tracing & Rasterization

You’ve seen this movie before. Literally.

There may not be many people outside of computer graphics who know what ray tracing is, but there aren’t many people on the planet who haven’t seen it.

Just go to your nearest multiplex, plunk down a twenty and pick up some popcorn. (...)

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Jens Mehlan
Merry Christmas & a happy New Year!

What a year - and one that is almost over again, too :) With the doors almost shut, desks almost cleared and all deadlines over there is only one thing left to do: To cordially wish you the most memorable and joyful Christmas season.

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Designing the technology of ‘Blade Runner 2049’

Just because the set design really IS this awesome here is another one on the production and design of Blade Runner 2049:

"Territory Studios imagines the UI of a broken future

There's a scene in Blade Runner 2049 that takes place in a morgue. K, an android "replicant" played by Ryan Gosling, waits patiently while a member of the Los Angeles Police Department inspects a skeleton. The technician sits at a machine with a dial, twisting it back and forth to move an overhead camera. There are two screens, positioned vertically, that show the bony remains with a light turquoise tinge. Only parts of the image are in focus, however. The rest is fuzzy and indistinct, as if someone smudged the lens and never bothered to wipe it clean. ..."

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k18 plugged on ORF news channel

k18 images plugged on ORF news channel:

Einsiedlerpark: Sauna wird Familienbad - Die Badesaison neigt sich dem Ende zu. 2,5 Millionen Gäste haben heuer die städtischen Bäder besucht - um 15 Prozent mehr als im Vorjahr. Derzeit starten im fünften Bezirk die Arbeiten für den Bau eines neuen Familienbades.

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Virtual reality headsets double sales for property group - Manchester Evening News

"Virtual reality headsets have helped boost apartment sales at a new off-plan development in Manchester city centre.

Fifteen per cent of the 145 apartments sold in The Hallmark’s opening weekend came from buyers who had donned the headsets – equating to more than one every hour, doubling the developer’s projections.

Richard Forman, head of sales and marketing at Delph Property Group, said: “We usually expect to sell between seven and 10 per cent in an opening weekend, but we have doubled that to 15 per cent at The Hallmark.

“Virtual reality headsets are a much-welcomed leap forward in presenting off-plan development to the public." ...

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k18 featured in: "Rendering to Reality"

A well-composed rendering is a powerful mode of communication, valuable in architectural education and even more so in architectural practice. At its best, it excites viewers, helping to convince competition judges to award wins and clients to send money your way through a high-profile commission. It’s exactly this kind of visceral imagery that the firms profiled in Architizer’s popular “Rendering to Reality” series drew upon on their ways to transform their concepts into multidimensional realities.

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11 Scientific & Technical Areas Investigated for 2017 Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 11 distinct scientific and technical investigations have been launched for the 2017 Oscars®.These investigations are made public so individuals and companies with devices or claims of innovation within these areas will have the opportunity to submit achievements for review.The deadline to submit additional entries is Tuesday, August 15, at 5 p.m. PT. The Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards Committee has started investigations into the following areas:

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Jens MehlanTV & Film, News