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[Wired] Video: Brute Processing Power Makes Hugo Shine

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http://www.wired.com/underwire/2012/01/pixomondo-hugo-vfx/

"Why were so many hands needed? Because rendering just one version of one shot of the film — the swooping view into the train station, shown at the beginning of the above clip that showcases Pixomondo’s work on Hugo — took 171,015 hours of processing time. To get it done in time for the film’s November release, they broke down each shot into jobs for 1,000 computers in five different offices."

Would love that folding army -
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MOTHEROFGOD.MKV!

That is some HARDCORE processing power thumb.gif
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eek.gif Wow...
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Anybody want to tell me why in this day and age rendering still takes that much power? I am really honestly curious why rendering needs the power of god these days. Links are fine if you don't want to type. Thanks. thumb.gif
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1000 Machines, I wonder what they were running rolleyes.gif
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I might have to go see my first ever 3D movie now... A good director bringing a great book to life. Can't wait.
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post #7 of 34
That's awesome! And a very good movie too, by the way.
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Hopefully amd's APU's will eventually allow rendering to use GPU and CPU efficiently to render things more quickly.
    
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post #9 of 34
So were these linked computers running as a single renderer or 1000 individual renderers which then combined their specific scene?
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post #10 of 34

The complexity of Hugo... yeah you need that. Did you see the amount of tessellation that was going on there?

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