Avatar is Nvidia's wet dream

Tagged: Avatar, Technology
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Posted: 4 years 27 weeks ago

Avatar is the hottest movie that's currently airing in cinemas and Hollywood likes it since it can charge you additional €1 for 3D glasses. Even more so, if you go to Imax they will top it with an extra €3 fee.

Its been more than a month since the movie started and we’ve decided to see the movie and this is a quick verdict.

The 3D, something that Nvidia cares and pushes really well, looks good. It's not great, but on some scenes it really looks impressive. We’ve been watching people in cinema and listening to the comments after the movie and for a big majority this was the best movie ever.

The reason? 3D looks great, especially if this was the first time you've seen it. Since I’ve seen some good 3D back in 1999 more than ten years ago, with Nvidia TNT 2 Ultra from Asus and donkey 3D glasses that would make your eyes hurt for a while, this 3D was not that special to me.

Of course in 2010, these things do look much better but with Nvidia’s active 3D glasses, things tend to look even better. Of course, the downside is the 120Hz monitor, something you need in order to make Nvidia’s 3D stereo to work.

The bad thing about the movie is that when you look over the fact that millions of hours went in 3D in order to create a little miracle in 3D, the acting is below average and the b-production acting and actors didn’t really help. Yes we do know that they are 3D, but motion capturing is usually done on real actors, and so are the voices.

Do we even need to mention that the whole idea is "borrowed" from Pocahontas? We don’t even need to go there.

If you like 3D, only care about effects and want to see the world in 3D, this is a movie for you. If you like a quality story-line and quality acting you probably want to stay away from it. We still suggest you to go and see it and make up your mind, but this movie is something that comes in perfect time for Nvidia as this company can really make a real case about it.

ATI still doesn’t have any 3D and it would probably take years to catch up with Nvidia on it, so for the time being, gaming 3D and all around it will remain Nvidia's playground.

 

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Delusion77
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If you have an ATI card, buy an IZ3d Monitor, it costs the same as a 120hz 22" but comes with polarized glasses and a $50 MIR for ATI customers.