Because we all love beautiful high-definition videos, we're sharing with you the nice real-time demo of the new Unreal Engine 3 in direct-feed at 1080p called Samaritan, with a few screens and details about the engine.
Unreal Engine 3 takes game engine graphics to the next level with “Samaritan,” a real-time demo revealed at the 2011 Game Developers Conference.
Now supporting DirectX 11, UE3 utilizes DirectX features such as tessellation and displacement, geometry shaders, multisampled textures and Shader Model 5.
High-end rendering features include:
• Image-based reflections that allow surfaces of any shape to reflect an approximate version of scenes, with varying glossiness across surfaces, anisotropic HDR highlights and anti-aliasing;
• Subsurface scattering (SSS) that simulates the light that scatters inside semi-translucent materials, which makes character skin come alive;
• Anti-aliased masked materials that super sample the edges of masked and alpha-tested materials, resulting in highly realistic hair;
• Deferred rendering with MSAA support;
• Bokeh depth of field providing close to film-quality DOF, with artist-controllable Bokeh; and
• High-quality dynamic shadows from many lights on the environment.
Epic also worked with NVIDIA to implement APEX physics technology, which is illustrated by dynamic clothing movement in “Samaritan.” Other APEX features available now include turbulence and real-time destructibility.
@MikeManiac61: I probably just watch a lot of PBS :D (1 Hour ago)
@GriftGFX: Just looked him up on Wikipedia. I haven't watched his stuff yet but it seems he puts time and passion in his work. Why am I just hearing about this guy now is astonishing. (1 Hour ago)
Among the best of American public television. (3 Hours ago)
His film about alcohol prohibition in the US is great too. He really does have a lot of great work. (3 Hours ago)
@GriftGFX: Better long and 'complete', than a pass-by documentary about non-existing glute' allergy :-) (3 Hours ago)
[url] speaking of VR. this is mad :/ (4 Hours ago)
@MikeManiac61: A lot of Ken Burns documentaries are very long. Even the short ones are long for short ones. Some of the one-off things are a bit shorter. Thomas Jefferson is only 2.5 hours. (4 Hours ago)