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erikals
04-02-2010, 10:20 AM
Great :]

http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/03/st_ct_pixar?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wired%2Findex+%28Wired%3A+Ind ex+3+%28Top+Stories+2%29%29

hrgiger
04-02-2010, 10:29 PM
But what about volumedic? Hasn't that been doing this for some time now?

erikals
04-03-2010, 05:04 AM
yes, the new thing Pixar is helping with is the 3D part, not the volumedic...
(think the article has some mistakes here and there)

Titus
04-03-2010, 09:18 PM
"Breiman says, 3-D scans could render human surgeons obsolete: Just program the images into robots and let their steady hands do the work."

Where's my flying car?

danielkaiser
04-04-2010, 10:26 PM
Where's my flying car?

The same place my robot girlfriend is.

Tonttu
04-05-2010, 05:31 AM
But isn't Volumedic (the LW plugin) also helping with the 3D part? People are bashing Wired in the comments for hyping old news..

Robot girlfriends are reality (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1238324/Robot-Romance-Inventor-Le-Trung-takes-fembot-girlfriend-Christmas-dinner.html). You can have a flying car in 2011 (http://www.terrafugia.com/).

Elmar Moelzer
04-09-2010, 05:13 AM
It is actually exactly what VoluMedic does and has been doing for many years now ;)
There even was a WIRED article about the use of VoluMedic in the "Inside the Living Body" documentary for National Geographic channel (they even won an emmy for best graphic design and art direction in a documentary).
Anyway, it is fun how anything Pixar does makes for big news, eh?

Lightwolf
04-09-2010, 05:22 AM
Well, if you look at the article then Pixar isn't even involved:

UCSF radiologist Richard Breiman is harnessing 3-D graphics technology pioneered by Pixar, the studio behind Toy Story and most of the other blockbusters children are obsessed with.
Honestly, wired has seriously gone down the drain...

Cheers,
Mike

Elmar Moelzer
04-09-2010, 05:39 AM
PS: we are currently thinking about a light- version of VoluMedic for a greatly reduced price. If anyone is interested, please post a comment here:
http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=108071
Thanks guys!

Shnoze Shmon
04-09-2010, 05:45 AM
Breiman can even manipulate the picture, gamer style spin it around or animate it for, say, a flight through the colon.

Hay Look! Why it's yesterdays lunch. hmm... I think somebody needs to take Immodium.

Elmar Moelzer
04-09-2010, 09:23 AM
Yeah, that colonoscopy thing is something we have been doing as well...
We do have a video of a bronchoscopy on our website.