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Is Windows Phone Worth It?

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 6, 2012 at 5:24pm

FourBros Studio created a buzz about its success with Windows Phone 7, telling about ad impressions and real dollars generated. I recently spoke with Nathan Furtwangler, FourBros Studio member and developer, about what other developers can learn from their team and how their strategies might be applied to Windows Phone 8.

Headline News

OpenGL ES Enabled GPUs to Hit 1 Billion Units by 2014

Shipments of GPUs conformant with the Khronos OpenGL ES family of graphics APIs (Application Programming Interface) will reach 1 billion units per annum by 2014 according to Imagination Technologies.

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Houdini Integrates with OpenVDB

DreamWorks Animation SKG and Side Effects Software (sidefx.com) announced plans to integrate OpenVDB (openvdb.org), DreamWorks Animation’s previously proprietary sparse volume data format, into an upcoming release of Side Effect Software’s flagship Houdini software.

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Pixar Brings RenderMan to SIGGRAPH

Pixar Animation Studios announced that the RenderMan team will present new insights at SIGGRAPH 2012 into its very latest rendering technologies, including upcoming releases RenderMan Studio 4.0 and RenderMan Pro Server 17.0, along with live demonstrations of RenderMan On Demand, Pixar’s new cloud rendering service.

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Kinect To Gather Birds of a Feather

The Kinect Birds of a Feather meeting, at SIGGRAPH 2012, on Tuesday, August 7, from 1-2:30 pm will be an unprecedented gathering of some of the foremost developers in kinect motion capture and scanning technology.

Effects Headline News

Imagineer To Preview mocha 3.1 at SIGGRAPH 2012

Imagineer Systems announced it will showcase its newest versions of mocha Pro and mocha AE at SIGGRAPH 2012 in Los Angeles next week, along with previews of the upcoming mocha v3.1.

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MAXON Announces s2012 Lineup

MAXON Computer announced the company’s exhibitor participation at SIGGRAPH 2012 – the leading convention for computer graphics and interactive technology professionals, taking place August 7-9, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Technology Headline News

Kinect Meeting to Show New Technology at SIGGRAPH 2012

The Kinect Birds of a Feather Meeting, at SIGGRAPH 2012, on Tuesday, August 7, from 1-2:30 pm will be an unprecedented gathering of some of the foremost developers in kinect motion capture and scanning technology.

Blogs

Tune It Up: Developing Music Apps

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 5:16pm

Mobile apps for tuning a variety of musical instruments are readily available, but a recently demonstrated iPad app expands the musician-helper category beyond those basic tools. The software, dubbed Celeste, helps configure pipe organs and was among the featured apps at the University of Utah’s Mobile Application Demo Day.

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