GritGene Closed-Beta starts now

Since GritWorld has officially released its real-time 3D rendering engine GritGene on September 19, we have successfully received numerous applications for closed-beta testing. Thank you all for your interest in GritGene!

Today we are pleased to announce that the GritGene team has finally determined the list of testers for the closed-beta. We will send the test accounts and engine download links by E-Mail soon.

To ensure the best experience of using the engine for the first test, we need to control the number of people participating. Unfortunately, we are not able to invite everyone to participate in the GritGene closed-beta test at this time.

We believe that GritGene will be a more mature product when we meet again!

Dr. Wu attends the World Artificial Intelligence Conference

The 2020 World Artificial Intelligence Conference(WAIC) was successfully held from July 9th to July 11th in Shanghai.

The most influential scholars and entrepreneurs in the Artificial Intelligence industry gathered in different forums to discuss AI technology and its innovative development trend of globalization.

The founder of GritWorld, Dr.Wu was also invited to attend the WAIC live studio event on July 11th and spoke about the integration of computer graphics and AI.

Dr. Wu ( right ) talks about the human-machine interaction in the area of computer graphic 

The fusion of graphics and AI becoming a trend

As we all know, computer graphics is like an “invisible worker” in people’s lives, hidden behind film and games, bringing stunning experiences of special effects to users. Nowadays, technology comes out from behind the scenes to the public.

Dr. Wu explained that the fusion of computer graphics and AI technology has been initially applied in many fields; beyond the game and film production industries, smart city and even artistic creations are widely utilized.

The integration of computer graphics and AI applied in Smart City and Art

AI brings new opportunities for the development of computer graphics

With the upgrading of various types of hardware, the way of human-computer interaction has gradually changed. Huawei is currently working on mobile AR application and development. Futural AR digital content will have greater demand and higher precision requirements. Phone users would change from consumers to content creators and get involved in the creation of digital content.

At the same time, it challenges the research and development of computer graphics to bring a tool to the market, which fits the rapid generation of digital content and reduces the difficulties for non-professional users.

AR effect in Huawei Project: 3D virtual digital earth

Since 2015, Dr. Wu led his team to independently develop the real-time rendering engine GritGene and its goal goes beyond providing Technical support for real-time rendering. We want to create a simple and easy-to-use standardized tool to serve everyday use.

Demo: operating the WAIC logo in real-time rendering engine GritGene

During the interview, Dr. Wu shared the current AI automatic skinned mesh technology and the establishment of 3D graphics through 2D sketches.

RigNet,AI automatic skinned mesh(ZhanXu etc.,SIGGRAPH, 2020)
BendSketch,3D sketches(Changjian Li etc.,SIGGRAPH, 2017)

AI brings the 3D digital experience

Dr. Wu predicted that 2023 would be the first year of the 3D digital experience. In 2023, 5G technology should make a breakthrough that could actively promote the upgrade of AR 3D glasses. Moreover, portable AR devices that are light enough will gradually replace the mobile phone and people will live in a three-dimensional digital world. Additionally, all kinds of apps will also provide users with a three-dimensional form. There is no doubt that computer graphics technology can provide realistic scenes in human-computer interaction. With the integration of AI and computer graphics, the visual transformation of the real world and the creation of the virtual world need to rely on a robust digital engine. The seamless connection of the digital world will also bring subversive changes to the interaction between humans and machines, and the three-dimensional digital experience.

GritWorld won the “TOP10 award for Best Investment Case for China’s Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Industry in 2019”

GritWorld was selected for the TOP10 award for “Best Investment Case for China’s Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Industry in 2019” by CVAwards.

As an independent third-party organization, since 2006, CVAwards focused on the development of the primary market industry, annually selecting the top ten projects which have its market in China. The committee members are selected from the top venture capital institutions and private equity in China. CVAwards is a professional, authoritative, and rigorous institute, described as the guide of the domestic equity investment industry.

Today, as the power of the digital economy is gradually emerging, more and more investors are focusing on investmenting into innovation and cutting-edge technology. In 2019, GritWorld won tens of millions of dollars in its A+ round of financing, led by C Ventures, Hillhouse Capital Group and Linear Capital follow-up investment; GritWorld previously also obtained A-round investment led by Linear Capital and Jiangmen. GritWorld, being selected among the TOP10 projects in 2019 is not only an affirmation of its investors but also an affirmation of the company’s innovative technology and comprehensive strength. C Ventures, one of the investors of GritWorld, won the “Top 30 International PE Firms in China” and “Top 100 China PE Firms.”

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GTAI invited GritWorld to share its experience

On June 9th, Dr. Xiaomao Wu, the founder of GritWorld, was invited by The Foreign Trade and Inward Investment Agency of the Federal Republic of Germany (GTAI) to attend a webinar on the theme “Successfully Exploiting the German Market.”

At present, the trade volume between China and Germany has exceeded 200 billion euros. The previous cooperation and investment between the enterprises of the two countries have become increasingly frequent. In recent years, Germany has become one of the countries with the most investment projects from China. Against this backdrop, the GTAI organized this webinar and invited Mr. Robert Herzner (the representative of the GTAI) and Mr. Changyang Li (Deputy Director-General of the German Chinese Chamber of Commerce) to share with the participants the current economic situation in Germany as well as the German government’s support for corporate development. Dr. Xiaomao Wu was invited as a representative of Chinese entrepreneurial success in Germany to share with the participants his experience in establishing GritWorld GmbH in Germany.

(Picture Source: https://www.gtai.de/gtai-de/meta/veranstaltungen/gtai-webinare-zu-rechtlichen-themen-50286 )

GritWorld GmbH was founded in 2015 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. As we all know, Germany is among the best in the world in the field of researching computer graphics and computer vision. As a technology company focused on computer graphics, such a research environment is undoubtedly a good starting point.

Dr. Wu believes that on one hand, the talent policy, taxation policy and scientific research environment in Germany has contributed significantly to the development of enterprises; on the other hand, the openness, tolerance and high standard of living also play an essential role in the growth of companies.

Dr. Wu was previously engaged in the field of game technology in Germany. He has extensive experience in this field and pioneered the use of game technology in film and television production, which has promoted the transformation of traditional 3D film and television special effects and other technologies. Dr. Wu hopes that in the future, real-time rendering technology will allow more users to create digital content. With this in mind, he founded GritWorld in Germany. With the support of Germany’s pleasant scientific research environment and the GTAI, GritWorld has attracted talents from different countries, and has gradually grown and subsequently established branches in China. Under the impact of the epidemic, GritWorld still maintains the momentum of upward development.

The Interface of GritGene

GritWorld focuses on real-time graphics rendering engine and digital reconstruction technologies and applying the technology to film, animation, smart city and other fields. In the future, the company will further enhance the use of AI in the engine and the productization of cloud-end collaborative rendering, which will provide professional and enthusiast digital content-creators with high-quality, easy-to-use standardized tools.

Dr. Wu presents at the New City Engine for Digital Economy and Cloud Summit 2020

On May 28, 2020, New City Engine for Digital Economy and Cloud Summit was held in Foshan Creative Industry Park. The online live broadcasts attracted 285,000 people to watch and exchange their opinions. Dr. Wu Xiaomao, the founder and CEO of GritWorld, was invited to share his thoughts on the integration of industrial Internet and digital entertainment.

Dr. Wu explained his observations and understanding of the current digital economy development trends. He believes that in the future, cloud computing and AI environment will convert all artificial information and data into visual content and integrate with reality, which could transform the real world and create a new virtual world.

What’s more, with the continuous development of industrial Internet, various technologies are also continuously integrated and applied across fields. Rendering technology is not only used in film, television, animation and games but also in data visualization. Governments and enterprises, as well as individual consumers, will participate in the creation of digital content in the future to promote the development of the digital economy.

Dr. Wu in speech: the Mission of GritWorld 

The application of underlying digital engine tools in various fields is precisely what GritWorld has been doing. At present, GritWorld has made some breakthroughs in graphics rendering with their graphics engine GritGene and their proprietary 3D large-scale reconstruction technology, which can shorten the response time and enhance the processing capacity and throughput of big data without sacrificing rendering quality; local and remote multi-party collaboration makes the engine work smarter. In the future, everyone will be inseparable from “digital,” and more and more people will become creators of “digital content.” To provide the best tools and platforms for them, GritWorld will keep cultivating in the field of graphics rendering and will remain committed to research.

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GritGene has its own logo! A new logo a new beginning!

After rebranding the GritWorld company logo, our real-time digital rendering engine GritGene also owns a new logo! GritGene not only supports both low-end hardware and high-end GPU clusters on the cloud but also uses the multi-GPU, which significantly enhances the interaction between human and computer with flexibility and scalability. GritGene is our independent intellectual property and the powerful inner-core driving the revolutionary development of visual effects in animations, movies, graphic design, and Smart City.

This time, we chose fading green as the primary colour of the logo, which changes from light green to ocean green.  This bright colour presents an energising and vibrant attitude which exactly matches GritGene’s image of incomparable high-performance. To deliver the feeling of power and self-assuredness, similar to our company logo, we used the sharp edges and corners again. As a whole, the GritGene logo is in a futuristic style and looks like the shield of a brave warrior.  In the middle there is a ‘Play’ button. It seems that if you press the button, the ‘shield’ would spin immediately.

We hope you like GritGene’s new logo!

GritWorld has been invited to join NVIDIA’s Inception Program

We are honoured to announce GritWorld has been invited to join NVIDIA’s Inception Program. We will work together to promote the digital transformation of computer graphics and visual technology in multiple fields.

GritWorld is a computer graphics and vision technology development company with technical talents from 18 countries and regions. Our core technologies include the cross-domain computer graphics rendering engine GritGene and the digital reconstruction engine GritRena, in the field of computer vision.

The mission of GritWorld is to improve the interaction between humans and the digital world. It is committed to using computer graphics and visual technology to promote digital transformation in the fields of Smart Cities, large-scale industrial product displays, movies, and animations. We are continually enhancing the R&D, productization of AI and cloud collaborative rendering.

With the professional knowledge and technical support of NVIDIA’s Inception Program, GritWorld will continue to create more social value in computer graphics and visual technology.

GritWorld launched a new Logo!

We are excited to announce GritWorld is rebranding with a new Logo! 

As a leading company providing Next-Gen rendering architecture, we always keep pushing boundaries, embracing innovation and anticipating new technologies. For years, we have been looking for a logo that can represent our values: power, inner core, and creation.

This new logo starts with the form of the letter G, clearly standing for our company name. In its entirety, the logo looks like a diamond which reminds people of Superman and his symbolism: strength, bravery, as well as helpfulness. Moreover, with strong edges and corners, the playful spiral line which extends inwards signifies that the power is gradually gathering into the inner center.

Color is an essential element that defines a brand image. To maintain the balance between a dignified and lively style, we choose the classic combination of pure blue and white as the main colors of our new logo. The color blue signifies positivity and is associated with depth, trust and intelligence, which matches Gritworld’s product offerings. When viewed from a distance, you might perceive the Logo as a cloud in the sky!

We hope you like our new look and the refreshed feel of GritWorld.

GritWorld achieves 3rd-place in “Straight to Wuzhen” Global Internet Competition

We are celebrating! GritWorld reached third place in the Straight to Wuzhen competition at the World Internet Conference (WIC)!

Straight to Wuzhen is a global competition from which the semi-finals and the finals took place at the World Internet Conference. With preliminary rounds in Hong Kong, Israel, Germany and the United States there were more than 400 teams introducing astonishing projects and products involving Big Data, the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Manufacturing. The competition grand finale and award ceremony were held during the 6th WIC; serving also as an important platform for attracting domestic and foreign projects, technologies, talents and capital in the Internet industry.

For GritWorld it was the first time on a big stage. We presented how our technology is applied in animation, interactive film and television and also in Smart City projects. On top of that we presented the challenges with 5G cloud technologies and the solution that we are offering with a real-time engine and the digital content creation platform that we are building. With the highly respected jury panel and committee, we are beyond satisfied that we got through the semi-finals and emerged third place overall!