quarta-feira, maio 25, 2005

AGEIA - PhysX Physics Processing Unit PREVIEW // AGEIA Physics Processor at E3

Posted by Hello


AGEIA - PhysX Physics Processing Unit - Preview:
http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=140&type=expert


Little Quote of the Article


"What AGEIA and even game developers envision a PPU will enable for a gamer is a world with physics unlike anything we have seen in a real time game before. We are talking about thousands of rigid bodies, real flowing water, hair simulation, avalanches of rock, clothing simulations and more. Even more impressive is the idea of a universal collision detection system that allows you to interact with absolutely ANYTHING in a game world. All of it calculated in real time with nothing scripted in the game engine.

Sure you might have seen some explosions in a game you have played before, ones that might destroy an entire building. In nearly all cases, those have been scripted, meaning the debris and fire and dust were all created specifically for that explosion scene. Their motions and reactions were probably all scripted so that they went in a particular direction at a particular time and a particular speed. But what if you could have the option of changing that? What if you could have the explostion of a dam on a river be changed in real time depending on YOUR placement of the explosives? You might place them on the very center of the dam, creating a big hole that water rushes through, or instead you might only use a small amount of explosives to destory a small side portion and let water move out more slowly and let the water pressure be the force that eventually destroys the entire dam.

Damn. That would be a cool scene, and I didn't even see a demo of that -- just made it up !"

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AGEIA Physics Processor at E3:
http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1558,1817922,00.asp


Enjoy this Latest Preview of this PhysX PPU Technology !!