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Quixel has announced Quixel Suite, a new product bundle of its games texturing tools NDO and DDO that promises: “All [our] tools reimagined. And expanded with something big.”

That “something big” is Megascans, an online library containing over 1,000 scans of real-world materials; and 3DO, a new Photoshop tool that enables artists to preview physically based materials in real time.

Alongside the new Suite, Quixel has cut its prices, relaxed usage restrictions of its products, and made the previous version of DDO, its Photoshop texturing toolset, available as a free download. Phew.


Warning: Megascans (Click to show)
Warning: DDO (Click to show)
Warning: NDO (Click to show)
Warning: 3DO (Click to show)


Any developer should be excited about this.

EDIT:

Even if you don't know a single thing about game development, you just have to admire the technology, and also the exponential increase in an artist's design leverage over the years.
Edited by PolyMorphist - 3/30/14 at 5:41pm
post #2 of 16
Lack of an explorable tech demo is saddening. I'd love to walk around some of these levels just to look at it.

Much impress. Wow.

EDIT: I see it's using CryEngine. One more reason why I seriously hope UE4 doesn't become to "go to" engine this generation like the last. Less fakeness (UE4) more realness (CryEngine)!
Edited by AndroidVageta - 3/30/14 at 5:20pm
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Mother of God. drool.gif
Edited by TopicClocker - 3/30/14 at 5:24pm
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Originally Posted by AndroidVageta View Post

Lack of an explorable tech demo is saddening. I'd love to walk around some of these levels just to look at it.

Much impress. Wow.

EDIT: I see it's using CryEngine. One more reason why I seriously hope UE4 doesn't become to "go to" engine this generation like the last. Less fakeness (UE4) more realness (CryEngine)!

I think you may have misunderstood the concepts of these application.
DDO and NDO are essentially plugins for Photoshop which make baking normals and creating textures more efficient. They also introduce the new concept of 'Physically Based Rendering" (PBR), which is fully supported by both Marmoset Toolbag (real-time material editor) and Unreal Engine 4 (not sure about the rest of the engines)
Megascan, the one of which I'm most excited about, is a physically scanned material library which comes with all of the different maps a dev. would need.
3DO is basically a Quixel version of Marmoset Toolbag.

What I'm getting at is that unless you have an engine full of props textured using the Quixel Suite, you couldn't have a 'tech demo' of the applications in play. The author of the CryEngine tech demo would have to package the map, then let other explore it.

Also, your statement is slightly controversial, but let's not start a debate wink.gif
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Originally Posted by PolyMorphist View Post

I think you may have misunderstood the concepts of these application.
DDO and NDO are essentially plugins for Photoshop which make baking normals and creating textures more efficient. They also introduce the new concept of 'Physically Based Rendering" (PBR), which is fully supported by both Marmoset Toolbag (real-time material editor) and Unreal Engine 4 (not sure about the rest of the engines)
Megascan, the one of which I'm most excited about, is a physically scanned material library which comes with all of the different maps a dev. would need.
3DO is basically a Quixel version of Marmoset Toolbag.

What I'm getting at is that unless you have an engine full of props textured using the Quixel Suite, you couldn't have a 'tech demo' of the applications in play. The author of the CryEngine tech demo would have to package the map, then let other explore it.

Also, your statement is slightly controversial, but let's not start a debate wink.gif

Hmmm...I guess a demo wouldn't be that easy you're right. As far as UE4 vs. CryEngine...wonder why the artist didn't use UE4 then? wink.gifbiggrin.gifthumb.gif (hehe)
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Hmmm...I guess a demo wouldn't be that easy you're right. As far as UE4 vs. CryEngine...wonder why the artist didn't use UE4 then? wink.gifbiggrin.gifthumb.gif (hehe)

Hehe, I'll give you that one wink.gif

On another note, how many developers do we have on this forum? Slightly unorthodox me posting game dev. news on an overclocking site, but hey, this could effect all of our future games' quality
post #7 of 16
I'm not a dev at all but as a gamer and one that appreciates gaming tech (both hardware and software...more software honestly as hardware isn't the one needing to play catch-up) I find stuff like this wildly fascinating.

I'd love to be a dev but quite frankly just don't have the patience for it. Like I said though, I certainly appreciate it and can definitely see how stuff like this will make games MUCH more realistic. I for one will take ANYTHING that makes games more visually appealing.
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Originally Posted by AndroidVageta View Post

I'm not a dev at all but as a gamer and one that appreciates gaming tech (both hardware and software...more software honestly as hardware isn't the one needing to play catch-up) I find stuff like this wildly fascinating.

I'd love to be a dev but quite frankly just don't have the patience for it. Like I said though, I certainly appreciate it and can definitely see how stuff like this will make games MUCH more realistic. I for one will take ANYTHING that makes games more visually appealing.

Glad to have a fellow CG-realism-fanatic on-board biggrin.gif
post #9 of 16
As a user of DDO and Ndo, both these things are amazing. Megascans looks awesome.
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These are nice tools.

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