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Sydney Morning Herald: The Magic Gets Faster

Apr 19, 2003, 05:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Adam Turner)

"'When an actor is looking at an empty space and doing a performance, right after that take they can look at their performance and see a representation of the CG character,' he says.

"'It's not at full resolution, but at least it gives them something to work with rather than working completely blind after each take.'

"In the middle of producing Star Wars Episode II, ILM switched from using Silicon Graphics RISC-Unix workstations to Intel-based Dell systems running Linux. The company deployed 600 Pentium 4 workstations that were about three times faster than the machines they replaced yet a fifth of the price, says Plumer..."

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