Tale of the unreal tiger
Every little detail of the movie has been artistically done by graphics technology, so much so, the Bengal tiger is also graphically created; it is not real. The visual effect company, Rhythm & Hues (R&H), have developed visual effects tools for Life of Pi, making the experience as realistic as possible! This has been achieved using Nvidia’s graphics processing units (GPU), CUDA technology and Nvidia 3D technology. Amalgamation of Nvidia hardware and software support has helped R&H to work on the graphics for this blockbuster hit.
What is the role played by technology in making the movie a success? Vishal Dhupar, managing director–Asia South, Nvidia says that the company’s graphics processing units enable customers like Rhythm & Hues to build tools that help produce visual effects for movies more quickly and interactively. “With the use of our GPUs, artists were able to quickly project custom 2D matte paintings onto simple 3D geometry and review in real-time how each sky would look, aligning with the
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