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[Guru3d]TressFX 2.0 by AMD - Now with hair, fur and grass physics

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Tress FX 2.0 will have better integration into games and even less of a frame hit. With Tress FX 2.0 we should expect about the same graphical capability as Tress FX (Original) and less performance cost.

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Demo:http://developer.amd.com/wordpress/media/2013/11/TressFX11_v2.0.zip

Review from pcgamehardware: Source2
Google translate : Source3
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We have tried the demo on a GTX titanium, with standard settings requires the powerful Nvidia GPU in 2560 x 1440 just over two milliseconds for the calculation of the effect. Consider a frame rate of 60 frames per second without TressFX 2.0 out would equal the nearly eight frames that would be lost by switching the effect. To counter testing we planted following a Radeon R9 290 in our test system. Not surprisingly, the AMD GPU is significantly faster in the calculation, the performance loss by TressFX is compared to the GTX Titan by almost 25% lower.

Edited by sugarhell - 1/13/14 at 9:34am
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IMO even if they are able to created dynamic hairs they still lack realism in the figure departement, I've never seen a face that I wondered if it was real or not (IN GAME that is)
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Hair, grass and fur. Low performance hit. Improved animation from 1.0. Available for both camps...

What's not to like? If only we could see this in The Witcher 3.
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Hair, grass and fur. Low performance hit. Improved animation from 1.0. Available for both camps...

What's not to like? If only we could see this in The Witcher 3.

Nvidia wouldn't allow that.

As for hair and fur, meh. Grass could be interesting as you could have a game with very tall grass and crawl through it or have a predator like a tiger come running at you- yet you only see movement in the grass.
I dont really feel like hair and fur contribute enough to games. I'd much rather companies worked on optimization, so that every game can have more of whatever they choose and not just hair.
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Nvidia wouldn't allow that.

As for hair and fur, meh. Grass could be interesting as you could have a game with very tall grass and crawl through it or have a predator like a tiger come running at you- yet you only see movement in the grass.
I dont really feel like hair and fur contribute enough to games. I'd much rather companies worked on optimization, so that every game can have more of whatever they choose and not just hair.

.... TressFX works on Nvidia cards also.
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I think he means witcher 3.

By the way cdproject is all about no drm free games etc etc etc but they choose to lock their game features to a specific hardware vendor. Yeah...
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.... TressFX works on Nvidia cards also.

I think what he was saying is that nVidia has a deal with TW3, it is going to be a TWIMTBP game. Meaning they are not going to like it if CDPR decide to implement TressFX.

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Too bad the tech isnt backwards compatible...yet. That'd be sweet!
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You don't need TressFX to make good looking hair... Just look at the Dead or Alive series or Virtua Fighter 4. Those games achieved good looking hair almost a decade ago with working physics. It's ridiculous that so many games today feature characters with hair helmets. Absolutely ridiculous.
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Yeah.. I don't really get the fascination with hair lol. It doesn't add much for me .. and it cripples the frame rates.
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