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Nvidia Promoting DirectStylus Tech with Make Your Mark

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A new campaign shows how artists use the Tegra Note 7.

Nvidia announced the "Make Your Mark" project that's essentially advertising the company's DirectStylus tech. This campaign is inspired by science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov, the author behind the Foundation series and I-Robot among many other classic novels. This campaign focuses on not only I, Robot, but the predictions he made decades ago.

"Asimov predicted flat-panel screens would replace ordinary television sets – and those screens would be good for more than just passive video consumption," writes Nvidia's Will Park. "They'd be used to handle documents, view photographs and read passages from books."

"By the time Asimov made his 1964 predictions, he'd already imaged the tablet computer – in 1951 – when he penned the first novel in his seminal Foundation series. No surprise that we're huge Asimov fans," Park adds.

That, of course, leads to now; the Tegra Note 7 featuring Nvidia's DirectStylus technology. DirectStylus lets tablet users sketch smooth lines and broad strokes as if they were drawing with a pen and paper, but with all the benefits of a digital canvas. Park says it's a technology that puts Nvidia's screens at the service of artists.

Read more: Nvidia Tegra Note 7 Review

This is why Nvidia is focusing its new project on the DirectStylus tech and the I, Robot novel. Nvidia is asking 10 artists from around the world to create three illustrations inspired by I, Robot, using DirectStylus. Then the company will follow their progress from beginning to end for a series of short films.

"Expect quite a journey. Artists involved in Make Your Mark range from computer game designer Wes Louie to cartoonist Jing X Hu, from doodlers to accomplished artists," he writes. "Along the way, we'll get to know these artists as they show us the techniques they use to create their work."

Starting this week, Nvidia will share video documenting the work of these artists right here. First up to bat is Rugman, who appears in the video below.

NVIDIA Make Your Mark Campaign -- Rugman

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    nord_musician , April 29, 2014 5:05 PM
    No, Nvidia, no! I don't wany any Tegra device anymore. I had enogh with the LG Optimus 2X
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    voltagetoe , April 29, 2014 5:40 PM
    Seems like stylus calibration is off (not serious hardware). 7 inches is very tiny, 13 inches is good.
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    renz496 , April 29, 2014 9:44 PM
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    No, Nvidia, no! I don't wany any Tegra device anymore. I had enogh with the LG Optimus 2X


    so you judge future product with your experience on older product?
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    nord_musician , April 29, 2014 11:52 PM
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    No, Nvidia, no! I don't wany any Tegra device anymore. I had enogh with the LG Optimus 2X


    so you judge future product with your experience on older product?

    I've had Tegra 3 devices and still dont want any of those. I'd stick to qualcomm for a while longer
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    alidan , April 30, 2014 12:11 AM
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    Seems like stylus calibration is off (not serious hardware). 7 inches is very tiny, 13 inches is good.


    considering many artists have a small notebook they always have on them, ,something digital is a decent to great replacement for that.
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    Sveg , April 30, 2014 8:25 AM
    I'd be more interested in seeing what Kyle Lambert could do with it. I've seen few that could come close to his pad art.
    https://www.youtube.com/user/kylelambertportfolio
    Amazing guy.

    Another way to get this promoted on release would be for Nvidia to get some exclusive with coloring book publishers Disney and Hasbro.

    A New generation is being born with a tablet in their hands. Doing flash cards, using them as learning stations, kids music, and even popping in Hulu for PBS Kids education TV programs.
    Hell even games like cut the rope teach them simple physics at an early age.

    So getting the art portion of these devices perfected only makes sense.
    And I can see Nvidia using this as a testing stone before the K1 version with a bigger screen targets the more mid range too professional level.
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    Draven35 , May 1, 2014 4:18 AM
    I bought a HP Slate 7 Extreme and an rather happy with the way the stylus works, if not the stylus itself (I could really use a stylus the size of a conventional pencil/pen)