Intel and DreamWorks Working Together to Make Real Time Animation Possible

Written by John Ponio    Wednesday, 16 November 2011 17:14

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At Techonomy earlier this week, DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg announced that Intel and DreamWorks are working together to produce technology that can render animations in real-time. Animations, like you'd see in films like Wall-E or Shrek, normally take a ridiculously long time to render animations in real time. It's said that 3-seconds of a finished animation take an animator a week to render. This is part of the reason why real-time animation would be so amazing. It would also mean an amazing jump in videogame graphics. Animations don't only have to be cartoons, they can look real as well. So having our computers animate while we play would drastically improve graphic detail. You can read more about the announcement and what it means here.