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Daily News Round #2 for January 9, 2004

Daily News Round #2 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for January 9, 2004
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Jan 9, 2004 7:57 am

- NVIDIA and Jim Henson's Creature Shop Team Up

nVidia have announced that they've teamed up with Jim Henson's Creature Shop (a "character-building visual effects facility for international film, tv and advertising industries") by use of their Quadro® graphics technology to help assist in the creation of its characters. You can grab the full PR for further details by right clicking here and choosing "Save target as".


SINGAPORE - JANUARY 9, 2004 - NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that it has teamed up with Academy Award®-winning Jim Henson's Creature Shopä, one of the pre-eminent character-building visual effects facilities serving the international film, television, and advertising industries. By way of this collaboration, The Creature Shop is using NVIDIA Quadro® graphics technology to assist in the creation of digital versions of its characters, which are some of the most complex 3D characters in the film and television industry today.


For CES, NVIDIA and The Creature Shop will introduce "Dawn". Introduced in conjunction with the NVIDIA GeForceä FX graphics processing unit (GPU), "Dawn", the world's most detailed realtime, 3D human character, was developed to showcase what is possible with cinematic computing. With the Henson Digital Performance Studioä, "Dawn" will be controlled using puppetry to interact with show attendees.


- NVIDIA brings the cinematic experience to CES

Another press release from nVidia states that they are going to be focusing on the indefinate futuristic world of 'cinematic computing' at this year's CES (more on this event over at the official site), covering the vast area of digital home entertainment (dvd/camcorder/mp3 music players/hd tv/etc.) by utilizing the full potential of a PC as an all-in-one entertainment device. Once again, the full PR can be obtained by right clicking here and choosing "Save target as".


SINGAPORE - JANUARY 9, 2004 ¾ NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, will demonstrate a "New World of Cinematic Computing" at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas from January 8-11. Featuring a diverse line-up of graphics and multimedia technologies, NVIDIA provides the ultimate foundation for powering a new generation of digital devices.


"As consumer interest in digital devices and media such as digital cameras, camcorders, high-definition TV, PC games, DVDs and MP3 music players skyrockets, today's PCs are increasingly becoming the centerpiece of the digital home," said K B Ng, marketing director at NVIDIA Asia Pacific. "NVIDIA's graphics and multimedia technologies are at the forefront of unleashing the PC's potential as a powerful all-in one entertainment device for the digital decade, or as we like to call it, the new era of cinematic computing."


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