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Monsters vs. Aliens: SlashGear meets DreamWorks InTru 3D & HP

Monsters vs. Aliens: SlashGear meets DreamWorks InTru 3D & HP

Back in June last year, SlashGear was invited to spend time with animation studio DreamWorks and see the work they and HP had done on Kung Fu Panda.  At the time, it was difficult to imagine a more complex and processor-intensive setup, but DreamWorks have managed to one-up themselves in 2009 with Monsters vs. Aliens.  Set to hit theaters across America this weekend, Monsters vs. Aliens is the first full-length production from the team in 3D.  SlashGear was invited back to find out exactly what's involved in making 50ft monsters leap out of the screen.

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Are you ready for Super Bowl XL III Ads in 3D?

Are you ready for Super Bowl XL III Ads in 3D?

You wouldn’t be able to witness the post-session greatest pair-up, Fitzgerald/Warner against the league finest safety, Polamalu, on the upcoming Super Bowl XL III in 3D; No, the game will not be airing in 3D, but the national largest live sport event will be featuring two 3D commercials during the break. To view the 3rd dimensional broadcast, you’ll need the dorky looking wearable 3D optics to decode the video content. I4u has gathered up a valuable information on the featuring 3D ads, including a list of places where you can pick up the goggle before the game.

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HP DreamColor LCD hands-on event: 1bn colors & CRT-class images

HP DreamColor LCD hands-on event: 1bn colors & CRT-class images

Last week we took you behind the scenes of DreamWorks Kung Fu Pandaand the brand new server-farm HP put together for the hundreds of animators.  Now we've got some more exclusive photos and video for you, this time of the DreamColor monitors HP created to replace the CRTs traditionally relied on in animation and graphics.  Developed with DreamWorks, the HP DreamColor LP2480zx Professional LCD Display is the World’s only color-critical LCD based on HP DreamColor Engine technology: 24-inches of one billion active colors and CRT-class black.

Check out the exclusive videos from the DreamColor event after the cut

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Behind the scenes with Kung Fu Panda: SlashGear meets DreamWorks & HP

Behind the scenes with Kung Fu Panda: SlashGear meets DreamWorks & HP

Giant dancing pandas aren't usually in the SlashGear remit, not unless they're robotic or play Blu-ray discs in their multimedia mouths, but when HP and DreamWorks invited us to see how the two companies had created the animated film Kung Fu Panda it was hard to resist.  Hitting movie theaters this week, Kung Fu Panda is the work of the same team behind the Shrek series, and stars Jack Black as voice of Po, the all-kicking, all-dancing titular bear.  While DreamWorks brought the animation talent, HP was responsible for the hardware that made sure creating the movie wasn't as slow as waiting for pandas to produce some offspring!  We're often told about how powerful today's computers are, and all that they're capable of, but we were blown away by how much processing power it takes to create a feature-length animation.

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Paramount and DreamWorks finalized HD-DVD releases

Paramount and DreamWorks finalized HD-DVD releases

Yes, the exciting Format War was over, but DreamWorks has awkward agreement trapped in HD-DVD contract. DreamWorks Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg told Reuters couple days ago that DreamWorks will follow the previous agreement; continue to support HD-DVD till the contract expired. Not anymore, The Parent company, Paramount has announced the final list of HD-DVD releases, with no future plan for HD-DVD title after next week releases.

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