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Quest3D in film making and tv broadcasting

  1. 1. Real time 3D technology in the video industry Arthur Roodenburg Act-3D B.V.
  2. 2. Program <ul><li>Evolution of 3D Graphics applications </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of Real-time 3D with Quest3D </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits of RT technology for the future </li></ul>
  3. 3. Computer graphics in film Tron (1982) (Steven Lisberger) Pirates of the Caribbean (2006) (Gore Verbinsky)
  4. 4. Computer Graphics in film <ul><li>Black and White movie, filmed on a totally black set </li></ul><ul><li>Colorized with photographic and rotoscopic techniques </li></ul>
  5. 5. Computer graphics in film <ul><li>Data, such as motion and lighting is captured. </li></ul><ul><li>Non real-time 3D software, such as Maya is used to create the visual effects using captured data. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Real-time computer graphics <ul><li>Images are rendered ‘on the fly’, which makes user interaction possible. </li></ul><ul><li>With the coming of the GPU, real-time 3D Graphics dramatically improved </li></ul>Need for speed 4-6 Need for speed most wanted (2005)
  7. 7. Real-time computer graphics It’s getting better: GPU performance increase vs. CPU performance increase GeForce 8800 GTX: 518 GFLOPS 8/11/2006
  8. 8. Quest3D <ul><li>Real-time 3D application development tool for non-programmers </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced and fast 3D engine </li></ul><ul><li>Shader effects </li></ul><ul><li>Database and network support </li></ul><ul><li>VR Hardware support </li></ul><ul><li>No coding or compiling! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Real-time 3D applications <ul><li>Games </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture visualization </li></ul><ul><li>Product and design presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Training simulators </li></ul><ul><li>… and also </li></ul>
  10. 10. Real-time 3D in the film industry <ul><li>Horror movie “Trapped Ashes” </li></ul><ul><li>John Gaeta and Rudy Poat (Oscar winners for visual effects of ‘The Matrix’) used Quest3D for special effects. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Real-time 3D in the film industry <ul><li>A small Quest3D application is shared between director, animator and cinematographer </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting, animation, shaders, and compositing are stored in a meta file on the network </li></ul><ul><li>Effect supervisors, directors and cinematographers edit a scene live together </li></ul>Trapped ashes filmset
  12. 12. Real-time 3D in the film industry DEMO “ Quest3D was a key element to the success of this project, and we look forward to working with them on our next endeavor.” Rudy Poat, visual effects specialist and director
  13. 13. Real-time 3D in the TV industry <ul><li>A 3D representation of the results of the Italian Elections in 2006 on several RAI Channels </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation application should load election data from files delivered by 3 rd parties </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation must be mixed live with TV signals </li></ul>Quest3D Application (Running in ActiveX control) NVidia display Live footage Matrox display A RGB Plug-in Election data
  14. 14. Real-time 3D in the TV industry DEMO “ This has been possible, thanks to the extraordinary performance of Quest3D and to the precise and punctual support of its team” Riccardo Dialuce, CEO Sigma Consulting System
  15. 15. Benefits of RT technology for the future <ul><li>Fast performance growth will result in better quality and speed </li></ul><ul><li>Changes the current process of CGI creation into a live, interactive and more creative process again </li></ul><ul><li>New applications can be developed because high quality CGI can be generated on the fly and much cheaper </li></ul>
  16. 16. Further information <ul><li>Quest3D www.quest3d.com </li></ul><ul><li>Trapped Ashes project, interview with Rudy Poat www.gamasutra.com </li></ul><ul><li>Visit Yello! booth at FMX 2007 </li></ul>

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