I posted a while back about OTOY, a startup here in Burbank that had stated it was going to create real-time HD server-side photoreal rendering. It sounded like vaporware.
But it most definitely is not.
In conjuction with AMD, they expect to have the first real-time, render-in-the-cloud platform doing it’s thing by late this year.
The announcement at CES this year, interestingly enough, included partners from *ahem* Lucasfilm.
Think digital storytelling is going to be relegated only to those companies who can build their own massive render farms in the future?