Tech Watch: High Quality Animation Automated With Machine Learning from Speech Graphics

Use of  Machine Learning Improves Quality and Shortens Time Needed For Large Scale Production Such as Animation The recent headlines surrounding Mass Effect Andromeda’s quality of facial animation has brought to light some significant challenges in modern video game production. Developers are in a constant arms race for higher fidelity graphics while players and users […]

Microsoft Acquires Simplygon to Accelerate “3D for Everyone”

Microsoft acquired Simplygon on Jan. 17 for an undisclosed amount to further develop Microsoft’s “3D for Everyone” vision. Simplygon, which developed by Donya Labs AB, a privately held company based in Sweden, develops 3D-optimization solutions for game developers, focusing on helping developers create 3D content faster, streamlining the workflow.   This saves AAA game studios […]

Khronos Announces VR Standards Initiative

  Industry call to define common Virtual Reality APIs The Khronos™ Group, an open consortium of leading hardware and software companies, today announced a call for participation in a new initiative to define a cross-vendor, royalty-free, open standard for access to modern virtual reality (VR) devices. The rapid growth of the virtual reality market has […]

Enlighten VR Development Diary – First Playable

ARM’s Enlighten VR Development Diary – First Playable Introduction Game development is an iterative process of exploring ideas in order to identify and create the right experience. Technical demo development is no different. In this next phase, we took the best elements and mechanics from the prototyping phase and consolidated them into a single playable […]