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jashiin
04-18-2004, 01:55 PM
i read in this article (http://mag.awn.com/index.php?article_no=774&page=1) in animation world magazine something regarding CGI studio being patented ("The company's patented renderer"). I know pretty much what Pixar's patents are about, but what the heck does these Blue Sky Studios patents cover??

If it´s got something to do with direct rendering of nurbs-surfaces, how does it relate to messiah:render and realsoft 4D? as far as i know, they´re not tesselating either. they´re talking a bit about sampling real-world materials and lighting too.. hmmm.. anyone have a clue?

jens.

playmesumch00ns
04-19-2004, 09:22 AM
It's most likely patenting specific algorithms. It's not like you can patent "direct rendering of parametric surfaces"

mummey
04-23-2004, 10:10 AM
Scary stuff with rendering patents. It just means ye another area I'll have to be more careful working with... :hmm:

-B

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