Anyone see the mac g5 Keynote? re:luxology

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  06 June 2003
Anyone see the mac g5 Keynote? re:luxology

A quote from the keynote coverage....luxology is mentioned. Didn't get to see it though....anyone get a glance?

Phil Schiller shows bakeoff, showing that G5 is 2.1x faster. It takes 15 minutes to transition code to G5 (just recompiling). The G5 wins in 3D rendering, Mathematica 5 (both matrix and integer calculations--over twice as fast). Mathematica: "The competition isn't PCs anymore. It's high-end Unix workstations, and the G5 is faster than them too." Schiller demos Emagic audio software where 1000 simultaneous voices can be played with 24-bit (high) quality stereo. Then shows 100 EQs, 8 bands each (with stereo) == 1600 bands. The G5 handles it with only 25% usage. Summary: Photoshop is 2.1x faster, Luxology is 2.3x faster, Mathematica is 2.3x faster, and Emagic (no calculation
 
  06 June 2003
Hehee... I caught that too, and was gonna post it. You beat me to it.

That is quite odd to me. To be mentioned as a program for speed comparison purposes at such a high profile thing as Apple unveiling the G5. Wha?

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  06 June 2003
luxology glimpse...

hi,

check out
http://www.apple.com/powermac/video/
you'll see brad peebler saying how great the new macs are, and you get to see some 'luxology' interface screenshots too :-)
 
  06 June 2003
The G5s look pretty sweet. Im waiting to see if the software catches up. As for te Luxology thing. Not sure that looked like a full blown 3D app. Who knows what it is.
 
  06 June 2003
Well, that interface isn't anything I've seen before. Which means...
 
  06 June 2003
i didnt get a good look at the interface but it reminded me of lightwave's.

peebler's voice sounds... different than it did in the Get In To Seven DVD.
 
  06 June 2003
Quote: Originally posted by tOd
... As for te Luxology thing. Not sure that looked like a full blown 3D app. Who knows what it is.


Yeah - very strange looking.
 
  06 June 2003
Luxologys site is updated too!

Now you can register for a newsletter.. As far as I can tell from the Q&A, what luxology been up to is something that resembles Messiah. Import lw objects, use bhv mocap, yada yada.. Yet another plug-in power house for lw?
 
  06 June 2003
Kaydara anybody?

If that is the case, Kaydara has set up the bar quite high.

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  06 June 2003
Here's an interesting tidbit from the faq-

Quote: Is Luxology going to compete with my current 3D program?

At Luxology our motto is “Play well with others.” The product that we will announce at SIGGRAPH is intended to augment your current animation pipeline. We do not consider ourselves a competitor to complete 3D pipeline products.
That's good to hear.
Quote: Kaydara anybody?

If that is the case, Kaydara has set up the bar quite high.
Very true, now what if it took all the cool stuff from Messiah and mixed in the goodness from Motion Builder. hmmm.
 
  06 June 2003
saw the live broadcast at the apple store in soho, NY.

there was a palpable sweaty geeky excitement in the packed auditorium(hundreds of people).

what Brad was demo-ing looked to be centered around character animation. he was showing mocap data and the realtime playback on the mac and windows/dell(i think the mocap was from Kadara--?). The mac was ultra swoove compared to the pc box. One wouldn't expect otherwise in a demo like this.

I've ordered my machine and can tell you first-hand performance when it ships in August. I'm reall looking forward to luxology's product.

Now if I can only wash off this desperate geeky vibe. reminds me of why i don't frequent comic book stores anymore. i have issues, i know.
 
  06 June 2003
I'm feeling a deep sense of "unimpressed"...... sorry for this completely pointless response.

I really don't fancy shelling out another small fortune for what should already be appart of the package I've already invested in (and I mean Maya aswell as LW here). Especially since Kaydara have well and trully nabbed the market they seem to be aiming for.

But I guess this is how it's gonna be now. They lower the price of the "main" package - but you have to pay crap loads more to get the decent functionality. Might aswell buy XSI and get it out of the way with all in one, credit card busting, swoop.

Errr... once again, apologies, been a bad week. This is not a particular whine against Luxology, just generally about how the industry is going. It's getting really hard to keep up with all these plugins that are foisting themselves off as necessary tools :(

It used to be so much easier to be a jack-of-all-trades. It used to be - I'm a Soft guy, I'm a PowerAnimator guy..... now it's - I'm a Maya guy with Motion Builder for animation and a bit of Lightwave for the modelling.... *sigh*
 
  06 June 2003
Amen Mattoo!

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  06 June 2003
I wouldn't jump the gun just yet about where this product will fit...I also don't want another "plug in"....maybe this is a LW layout replacement of sorts.....Im just thinking of the lux team resume...

LW modeller rocks, Layout needs love. cue lux.
 
  06 June 2003
Well, mocap ran realtime playback on the G5 but NOT on a decent Dell? - that sounds more like software issues to me...
 
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