What Lies at the Heart of "Avatar"?
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"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