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WATCH: Dr. Jon Peddie and Kathleen Maher Talk CG and VR Industry Trends at FMX 2016

The Jon Peddie Research duo talk in-depth about computer graphics industry growth trends, including hardware, software and immersive content creation. 

With FMX 2017 opening its doors May 2 in Stuttgart, Germany, we’re focusing our attention on some of the talented artists who were at FMX 2016, a group of top industry professionals who converge on the event each year to speak, teach and network. Watch and enjoy one of the insightful and entertaining interviews from the AWN – FMX 2016 Professional Spotlight series featuring exclusive video interviews with some of the biggest names in animation, visual effects, computer graphics and transmedia.

Watch all the AWN - FMX Professional Spotlight videos on AWN's YouTube Channel.

In this three-part interview, Dr. Jon Peddie, president and Kathleen Maher, editor-in-chief of Jon Peddie Research, talk in-depth about the recent growth in virtual reality, its place within the broader computer graphics industry, current trends in usage success as well as challenges for future growth and industry acceptance.

They also discuss recent computer graphics industry trends regarding sales of PCs, CG hardware, smartphones, tablets, software and related products, as well as the growing acceptance of cloud rendering and other cloud computing applications. They conclude by talking about industry innovations in technology and content creation that excite them the most.

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Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.