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What Lies at the Heart of "Avatar"?

Jan 02, 2010, 08:04 (8 Talkback[s])

"If nothing else, "Avatar" is a computational tour-de-force. Here are some details of the kit they used:

"It takes a lot of data center horsepower to create the stunning visual effects behind blockbuster movies such as King Kong, X-Men, the Lord of the Rings trilogy and most recently, James Cameron's $230 million Avatar. Tucked away in Wellington, New Zealand are the facilities where visual effects company Weta Digital renders the imaginary landscapes of Middle Earth and Pandora at a campus of studios, production facilities, soundstages and a purpose-built data center."

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