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I’m just putting the finishing touches on the Global Render Lab for the Global Windows Azure Bootcamp. The lab will allow bootcamp attendees around the world to join together to create a render farm in Windows Azure that will render 3D ray-traced animations created using depth data from Kinect controllers.

There is a webcast with an overview of the Global Render Lab here.

If you are attending a Global Windows Azure Bootcamp event you will have the chance to deploy an application to Windows Azure that will contribute processing power to the render farm. You will also have the chance to create animations that will be rendered in Windows Azure and published to a website.

A Kinect controller will be required to create animations, if you have either a Windows Kinect, or an X-Box Kinect with a power supply and adapter for a standard USB connection, please take it with you to the Global Windows Azure Bootcamp event you are attending. Having as many locations there are where attendees can create and upload animations as possible will male for a great community lab on a global scale.

Posted on Friday, April 26, 2013 12:27 AM | Back to top


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