Nvidia faked a complete press conference with a CG CEO


Nvidia’s pc-generated CEO delivers a digital keynote speech.


Earlier this yr, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang stood in his kitchen and delivered a press conference for the firm’s most up-to-date know-how. Nonetheless even if one explicit a part of the keynote looked an a lot just like the remaining, it modified into very assorted: The kitchen, the CEO and even his leather-based mostly jacket were entirely pc generated.

Like many corporations, Nvidia has switched to on-line “digital” press conferences for the length of the coronavirus pandemic. Huang has broadcast plenty of announcements from his kitchen, which intended no one saw anything assorted in April’s GTC keynote presentation discussing the Nvidia Omniverse machine. Nvidia explained how the CG section modified into created in a blog post Wednesday because the firm also presented to pc graphics conference Siggraph 2021

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Nonetheless Nvidia modified into showing, not telling. Known for its graphics cards, the firm venerable the keynote event to impart their very possess praises its Omniverse instruments for constructing 3D digital worlds. Engineers did a elephantine face and body scan of the CEO to produce a 3D model of Huang, then programmed it to imitate his gestures and expressions. This CG clone delivered a part of the keynote speech, seamlessly transitioning from the staunch snarl.

Right here’s the video explaining the way in which it modified into accomplished — ogle if you seemingly can notify the variation:

Correction, 12: 06 p.m. PT: An earlier model of this yarn reported that the full keynote modified into presented by a digital double. Nvidia has updated its blog post to elaborate that the CG model modified into simplest on camouflage for 14 seconds: “Jensen Huang NVIDIA’s CEO spoke, live, to slides and cinematics that were fully rendered in Omniverse. Jensen Huang modified into simplest digital when he printed DGX, and, temporarily, for the length of the transition to that 2d; in all from 1: 02: 29 to 1: 02: 56 in the video.”

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