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OTOY and Autodesk to Create Next Generation Cloud Rendering Platform
OTOY’s Academy Award® -winning technology to transform the way films and video games are made.
LOS ANGELES, October 20th 2011 -- OTOY Inc. today announced that it is partnering with Autodesk, Inc., a world leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, to usher in the next generation of tools for filmmaking, 3D design and video game development.
Autodesk has invested an undisclosed amount to accelerate OTOY's technology and development roadmap, and the companies' partnership will enable continuous integration of OTOY's technology across Autodesk's portfolio of software and services.
Real Time Path Tracing in the Viewport - A New Level of Photorealism
OTOY's 3D rendering tools, including Octane Render™ and Brigade™, are the premier rendering solutions for next generation 'path traced' games and films.
Path tracing significantly reduces the cost and complexity of high quality rendering by automatically generating effects traditionally handled through manual post processing – including spectral rainbows, lens flares, unbiased motion blur and depth of field.
"A year ago, path tracing was considered too expensive to be used even in high-end Hollywood blockbusters. Today, thanks to advances in GPU rendering, OTOY is bringing real time path-tracing technology to millions of artists by leveraging GPU hardware that costs only a few hundred dollars. This is a game-changer on any budget," said Jules Urbach, CEO of OTOY.
LightStage™- Next Generation Capture Technology
OTOY's Academy Award® winning LightStage™ technology captures humans, objects and environments with absolute fidelity. It has been used in dozens of films, including Avatar and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Mesh Streaming – Cloud Computing Powered by End Users
OTOY's mesh streaming turns any desktop computer into a cloud server, enabling users to access the applications they own from any device, including iOS and Android tablets.
ORBX™– Compression and Streaming Technology for 3D Rendering in the Cloud
WebCL™ – High Performance GPU Compiler Tools and Developer SDK
About Autodesk Inc.
ORBX™, LightStage™ and WebCL ™are trademarks of OTOY Inc. Octane Render™ is a trademark of Refractive Software LTD.
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