X360, PS3 Thursday, August 16, 2007 | 2:15 PM

Team Fortress 2: Illustrative Rendering

Team Fortress 2: Illustrative Rendering

Valve released this video of Team Fortress 2 explaining why and how they got this so particular look for the game. a very interesting video like I'd love to see more often!


Illustrative Rendering

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Commented on 2007-08-16 14:34:01
Wow. They really broke out the Thesaurus for this video clip didn't they?
Commented on 2007-08-16 14:41:41 In reply to watership
Posted by watership
Wow. They really broke out the Thesaurus for this video clip didn't they?
It's pretty standard vocabulary pour graphics developers ;)
Commented on 2007-08-16 14:49:22
Cool! Can't wait, I just hope it'l have splitscreen multiplayer, a very underated feature. ^^
Commented on 2007-08-16 15:08:05 In reply to watership
Posted by watership
Wow. They really broke out the Thesaurus for this video clip didn't they?
more lingo for our fellow posters here!
eg. "wow, i really love that fresnel function on the lambertian shader on screenshot #9" and then you can do all kinds of combinations and always look smart
eg "don't you think the phong break angle on the anisotropic cel shader should have had a greater impact on the specularity of the normal mapping?!" =P

anyways, very cool movie. i for one love to see this techie-geckie stuff behing the fun. and yeah, this game is gonna rock.
Commented on 2007-08-16 15:42:14
awesome stuff. people don't realize the amount of effort it takes to make this art look the way it does...and how much of a scientist must each artist be to get things looking just right.
Commented on 2007-08-16 16:51:36
ah i feel like im sitting at a uni listening to lectures again.
Commented on 2007-08-16 16:58:06
Nice video, although most of the time I don't really understand what they're saying.

I like the art direction of the game. For me, it really resembles those of Pixar quality CG. Great work Valve!
Commented on 2007-08-16 18:21:29
great video, loads more info at www.totaltf2.com
Commented on 2007-08-16 21:31:13
my brain hurts

awesome video
Commented on 2007-08-16 21:54:22
Go Source Engine go!
Commented on 2007-08-16 23:24:37
looks freaking awesome. i just wish it had more then 4 maps.
Commented on 2007-08-16 23:32:57
4 maps, really? Well I guess they gotta make their money back somehow. I mean, this is EA we're talking about. It's a miracle we are seeing this many games selling for $60 given the circumstances.
Commented on 2007-08-17 08:23:10
If I had to listen to that guy talk all day I would kill myself. His voice is so annoying.
Commented on 2007-08-21 04:15:19
will this game run fine with a computer that can run Half Life 2 fairly well? got kind of an old graphics card from 2004 and it runs counter strike source and half life 2 on med-high settings with a low amount of lag. since this game is new, would i need to upgrade to play this or can i just use the same card i have and will it run fine?

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