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Offline Patrick M

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NVIDIA's Quadro FX 5800 with 4GB graphics memory
« on: November 11, 2008, 12:19:33 PM »
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That's some serious boasting by NVIDIA, but this is some serious graphics horsepower. The Quadro FX 5800, already seen in NVIDIA's Quadro Plex D data cruncher, replaces the 5600 at the top of the NVIDIA heap with 240 CUDA-programmable parallel cores and the industry's first card with 4GB of graphics memory. MSRP? Just $3,499 for you big spender -- pennies for the companies who can harness the power for the purposes of oil and gas exploration, 4D modeling, and graphics design.


http://www.engadget.com/2008/11/10/nvidias-quadro-fx-5800-with-4gb-graphics-memory-is-the-most-po/

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Re: NVIDIA's Quadro FX 5800 with 4GB graphics memory
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2008, 09:36:37 AM »
4D modelling? That's pretty boss. They must be using a flux capacitor...

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Re: NVIDIA's Quadro FX 5800 with 4GB graphics memory
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2008, 02:28:22 PM »
4d graphics pretty much reffers to interactive and reactive spatial 3D animation, the fourth dimension being time.

Traditional 3d animation has static objects that you model and keyframe. There are some Hybrid systems that incorperate dynamic simulations with rigid and soft bodies, along with keyframed animations, which is then baked out into a sequence (see the destruction sequences in Halflife2 episode 2 for a good practical example of this)

True 4d graphics react in real time to everything around them, and is used for research into things like dynamics, chaos theory, fractal geometry and physics.

No flux capacitor required!  ;)


Source:
Emerging 4D Graphics for Math and Science Education
Ralph Abraham, Visual Math Institute, Inc.
and UC Santa Cruz
Michael Miller,   The Enter Network, Inc.
John Miller, The Enter Network, Inc.
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