It’s a very cool image from artist Fuad Ghaderi. The original is hosted on CGHub and was used in this campaign for OpenCL, Adobe Premiere Pro, SpeedGrade, PhotoShop, After Effects and AMD FirePro graphics.
I have to admit I wasn’t even aware of Wakeboarding using an overhead cable system in a wake park, until I watched a video of the O’Neill Wake the Line international competition.
Basically wakeboarders grab hold of a cable and are flung into a water course with obstacles, ramps, rails etc. They the perform tricks, spins, rail glides and other daring actions. Check out the course (graphic below) and the video from this year’s Wake the Line competition.
The on-air sports graphics for Wake the Line 2013, were developed and output by EIM Solutions using AMD FirePro GPUs and Ventuz software. The FirePro GPU directly renders output for the broadcast HD-SDI interface which provides the key and fill signals for the video switcher on-site.
If you’re Google, one of the leading technology companies on the planet, known for innovation and setting future trends, what do you do to live up to expectations when visitors come to your new European Cultural Institute and Paris office? You design and implement a Minority Report-style UI using AMD FirePro and Ventuz, that lets visitors use touch and gestures to engage, play and explore.
Paris is the home of the Google’s European Cultural Institute and European office. The Institute works with hundreds of museums, cultural institutions and archives to build digital tools and services for European cultural organizations. Examples include digitizing the Dead Sea Scrolls, making them searchable and zoom-able or working with the world’s leading museums to virtualize the experience of touring them. The Institute’s showroom hosts a variety of these immersive installations that use natural user interfaces including gesture control and a multi-touch, translucent glass holographic control console.
The center of attraction in the showroom is a 7 by 3 meter theater display wall created using four NEC PG500U projectors powered by a single AMD FirePro W9000, with edge-blending and warping using Ventuz software. A transparent “holo screen” acts as the touch interface to control the display wall. Videos can be selected and sent from the transparent touch screen onto the projection surface. The application can be quickly adjusted to the viewers needs and preferences, ensuring that each presentation feels tailored and customized.
When the theater display wall is not needed for presentations, it transforms into a playful interactive installation where you can gesture control Google doodles using two synchronized Kinect motion tracking cameras. All of the other presentation including the virtual book carousel were created using Ventuz.
The French agency emenco designed the installation. They had to deliver on Google’s desire to bring together the speed and smarts of Google with the stylishness and passion of Paris. More photos on their site but the embedded video and photos below gives you a good overview.
The 15 meter, real-time holographic-like projection at this years Noise Poison Festival in Slovakia was generated using an AMD FirePro W7000 driving two 15.000 Lm projectors. Trance-fans danced to heavy beats while above them floated images of light projected onto a 15 meter X 45 meter wall of water vapor to create the illusion of a 3D hologram. Czech agency XLAB created the holo-projection content and production. Models and images were created using Cinema 4D, Photoshop, After Effects and composited using Ventuz software.
Essentially the 3D holographic projection behaves like a mirage. The image projects on the water vapor which is uneven due to molecular vibration level and creates a sense of 3D. A second and third plane or painted scenes and real tree branched augmented the illusion of real depth. The water vapor projection is the same technique used to create the very popular Tokyo Lochness Monster.
ARISE NEWS is a new 24-hour global TV news network, set to rival CNN and BBC with a concentration on news and current affairs for emerging markets, developing countries and evolving politics. A sister channel, ARISE 360 is entertainment-based with fashion, music, sports and pay-per-view films.
At ARISE studios in New York, a 27-screen video wall, a 4-screen video wall and a 2-screen video wall are all driven by AMD FirePro W9000 and W7000 cards with SD/HD-SDI inputs/outputs. Ventuz software controls the interactive screen elements via a contact-free, multi-touch infrared laser system. Ventuz also controls the video wall backdrop which acts as the focal point of the set. As needed, any video wall can be instantly switched from distinct images on each screen to full frame across all displays.
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Zoic studios worked with AMD FirePro to create this CG render of ‘Revenge of TMag’ using Autodesk Maya and Mudbox. There is extensive use of hardware tessellation and PTex ( Procedural Texture ) running in a shader. VRay using OpenCL-acceleration was used for lighting and offline final rendering.
Zoic also uses AMD FirePro remote graphics technology for their designers/engineers.
Great video explaining and showing Stony Brook University’s Reality Deck. This is the world’s first gigapixel display, comprising more than 1.5 billion pixels using 416 HD monitors and 72 AMD FirePro graphics cards, and 18 AMD FirePro S400 cards syncing video signals to create one contiguous display.
This blog gives some of the details: “In total, 416 Samsung S27A850D LED monitors were used, each running at a native resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. To drive this many monitors, 72 AMD FirePro graphics cards were divided amongst 18 computer systems, or nodes, and each node fitted with an AMD FirePro S400 sync module to synchronize the output across all graphics cards and systems. Each AMD FirePro graphics card fed six monitors, and each node housed four AMD FirePro graphics cards. ”
EK Water Blocks announced a water cooling solution for the AMD FirePro W9000 and S10000 server graphics cards.
This full-cover (see pic) water block directly cools single and dual GPUs, RAM as well as VRMs (voltage regulation module) as water flows directly over these areas thus allowing the graphics card and it’s VRM to remain 100% stable under any given workload. The water block features a high flow design so it can be easily used in liquid cooling systems with weaker water pumps.
Both solutions provide a single-slot design thus doubling the computing power per unit compared to factory heatsink fan (HSF) cooling solution.
These two videos are the first glimpses I have seen of real games being streamed from an AMD Radeon Sky graphics card. These videos are iPhone video captures from GDC 2013. This is the real thing running over the Internet - no special tricks or special bandwidth involved.
Deus Ex Human Revolution streamed to a laptop using Radeon Sky 700 via CiiNOW
Far Cry 3 streamed to a tablet using Radeon Sky 700 via CiiNOW
The Radeon Sky Graphics series for cloud-based gaming services form the backbone of AMD’s cloud platform that streams games using services that include CiiNow, G-Cluster, Otoy and Ubitus to PCs, Smart TVs, tablets and mobile devices.
Radeon Sky Series graphics cards can support up to six HD (720p) game streams each, where each of the six game streams supports up to 30 frames per second. Integral to this is the AMD RapidFire technology - a combination of hardware and software that enables cloud gaming partners to use an open API that simplifies the manipulation of key hardware controls to provide HD visual quality, minimal latency and optimal network bandwidth.
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