[sldev] Check this

Spot spot at napalmriot.com
Tue Aug 12 21:50:26 PDT 2008


Yes, there are many questions I have, which I fear will not be answered 
for some time to come.

Until then, I am adopting an "I'll believe it when I see it" attitude. :)

Spot

Dahlia Trimble wrote:
> They certainly have done a nice job with textures and the lighting 
> isn't bad. Looks totally feasable to me if they stream a small size 
> video, something like 640x480. Maybe even easier if several viewers 
> can share portions of the same perspective at the same time. The 
> problem probably comes when they have a lot of fast moving objects, 
> many viewers with different perspectives, 1080p resolutions, high 
> frame rates, and more people wanting to view than they have hardware 
> to support. I imagine the costs of the hardware in the could could 
> also be quite high if they want very high quality output. I doubt they 
> can achieve high quality rendering at acceptable frame rates without 
> GPU support even if the resolutions are small.
>
> I wonder how much of that is video playing on backdrops (or even still 
> images) and how much is actual 3D rendering? It's a common technique 
> to mix the two.
>
> On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 8:29 PM, Spot <spot at napalmriot.com 
> <mailto:spot at napalmriot.com>> wrote:
>
>     There are actually shots from that Cityspace video in the
>     Screenshots section of the OTOY site here..
>
>     http://www.otoy.com/site/start.htm
>
>     Specifically 'The Palace' and 'Subway' that I can see.
>
>     Spot
>
>
>     Mike Monkowski wrote:
>
>         The video is a collection of various clips and stills, but
>         there is some truth to it.  See
>         http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/07/09/otoy-developing-server-side-3d-rendering-technology/
>
>
>         Mike
>
>
>         Ann Otoole wrote:
>
>             EPIC FAKE!!
>
>             Wonder what they smoked to make "The Cloud"?
>
>             lol
>
>             These guys better have something to real time demo soon or
>             they won't be able to show face within 5 miles of a VC firm.
>
>             ----- Original Message ----
>             From: evolutie <evolutie at gmail.com
>             <mailto:evolutie at gmail.com>>
>             To: Skidz Tweak <skidz.tweak at gmail.com
>             <mailto:skidz.tweak at gmail.com>>
>             Cc: sldev at lists.secondlife.com
>             <mailto:sldev at lists.secondlife.com>
>             Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 4:27:15 PM
>             Subject: Re: [sldev] Check this
>
>             Hi there,
>
>             and check out this:
>             http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/08/11/liveplace-to-launch-photo-realistic-virtual-world-rendered-in-the-cloud/
>
>
>             pooweeeee,
>             evo
>
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