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TroubleMaker & Janimation Use AMD Processor-Based Systems on Spy Kids 3D

TroubleMaker Studios and Janimation animators used AMD processors with hardware support from BOXX and NVIDIA, as well as software from Microsoft and Softimage on SPY KIDS 3D: GAME OVER. The third installment of Robert Rodriguez' highly successful family franchise features stereoscopic elements enhanced with 3D glasses.

"We are particularly pleased with SPY KIDS 3D because we had the resources in place to create brilliant 3D effects in a very short timeframe," said Alex Toader, TroubleMaker Studios' visual effects artist. "The performance of the AMD processors gave us a boost, and I'm greatly anticipating using an AMD Opteron processor-based 64-bit platform to tackle even more complex rendering tasks and realize Robert Rodriguez' vision for digital cinema."

Greg Punchatz, Janimation's director of animation, said, "We were able to produce 75,000 high-definition frames in only three weeks. The 3D requirements doubled the normal workload because each frame must be rendered for both the left and right eye."

Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan and Asia. AMD produces microprocessors, Flash memory devices, and silicon-based solutions for communications and networking applications. For more information visit

TroubleMaker Studios ( has been the production company behind all three SPY KIDS films and is located in Austin, Texas. Janimation is Tokyo-based design, animation and visual effects production company with locations in Dallas, Minneapolis and New York. For more information visit

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