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NVIDIA’s Omniverse and Studio let you create 3D worlds together – and they’re free to use

It’s a simple pitch to Windows and Linux users: so long as you have a compatible RTX GPU to render, NVIDIA is going to throw an insane amount of stuff at you for free to create and collaborate. That landscape is growing – and it’s now out of beta.
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Radiohead’s arty KID A MNESIA EXHIBITION for PC and Mac is free now

Like a spooky haunted Guggenheim Museum, the immersive art-y game world looking back on Radiohead’s Kid A and Amnesiac is coming to your PC or Mac. And you can get it free now via the Epic Games Store.
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Unity 2021.2 is full of artist-friendly stuff, from rendering to mobile face capture

Hey, that other engine starting with the letter ‘U’ is looking pretty amazing, too. Unity 2021.2 Tech Stream is here, with loads of artist-friendly features. And you were worried what to do with your winter (southern hemisphere summer).
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Read this story of how the original Xbox startup sound was created

20 years ago next month, Microsoft’s Xbox console debuted – and there’s a story behind how it got its unique boot sound sequence. Call it this century’s first chip music composition / sonic branding feat.
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NVIDIA’s SIGGRAPH brag: more real-time realism and lighting, more AI, more Omniverse

Good news for artists from NVIDIA this week – think more efficient photorealistic renders in realtime, and more Omniverse support, including for the free and open source Blender.
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A new Machinima age is nigh, with NVIDIA, AI, game effects and faces and poses

When artists can get their hands on the latest NVIDIA GPUs, expect a bumper crop of AI-assisted poses and faces and music videos. The toys keep coming – NVIDIA Machinima just hit public beta.
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AI turns 2D photos into 3D models – and renders KITT from Knight Rider

If you hadn’t already noticed that machine learning is hugely helpful for assisting 3D tasks, here’s a Pontiac Trans Am and an NVIDIA Omniverse plug-in to drive the point home.
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Lockdown mapping: MadMapper + streaming tutorial, featuring NVIDIA Broadcast

It’s cold outside for much of the world now, and crowds are a no-no. But show off your projection mapping skills while streaming – and be on top of gigs when they come back. Our friends at MadMapper show us how.
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