Nvidia Cleans up at the Oscars

Nvidia Cleans up at the Oscars

There may have been only one winner for the Best Visual Effects award at the Oscars, but it was the top line-up of nominees that gave NVidia a real cause to celebrate.

All five Oscar nominees for the VFX award used Nvidia’s technology to create their amazing affects. Hereafter, Alice in Wonderland, Inception, Iron Man 2, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows all relied on NVidia’s GPU performance to make it happen.

Dneg, who was behind many of the nominated films and crucially took away the Oscar for VFX, have recently started using NVidia’s Quadro graphics processing units in their own fluid simulation system, called Squirt. You can read more about it here.

Squirt uses a specialised dedicated GPU render farm which makes it easier for artists to achieve higher complexity shots, and create a more believable scene. A sound investment, if the number of nominations is anything to go by.  You can find out more about their GPU technology in a previous blogpost, here.

To read up on Nvidia’s technology, check out their Whitepaper in our Free stuff page. To find out more about GPU rendering, check out Boston’s Venom GPU platform or get in touch.

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