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« on: October 14, 2012, 07:05:07 pm »

Interesting article about history and current position of Digital Molecular Matter (DMM) product from Pixelux.

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Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is not new. In fact, it is a main stay of serious engineering, but until Pixelux the idea of it running in anything like the speeds required for gaming was just unheard of ? the technique is literally used to model the stresses on nuclear power plants and these guys wanted to use it to bounce Imperial Stormtroopers off the digital walls of the LucasArts cafeteria.

But they succeeded and their Digital Molecular Matter or DMM engine is the leading FEA physics engine in the entertainment industry and at the heart of MPC?s Kali destruction pipeline ? most recently used to help with the ship crashing shots in Prometheus.

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