AMD TressFX 2.0 – Capable Of Doing Much More Than Hair

Hair in compute games is notoriously hard to get ‘right’. Often, it’s too stiff, with very little animation involved. Also, generally there’s lack of detail and separation from the individual strands of hair. AMD have been looking to change that with the TressFX technology. It was first implemented in Crystal Dynamic’s latest iteration of Tomb Raider, where thanks to the third person camera Lara’s luscious locks (or not so luscious without TressFX) were always on display.

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Grap3844d ago

the physics is amazing but not the actual hair it does look kinda plastic hair or a wig imo.

starchild3845d ago

I have Tomb Raider on PC and the TressFx is pretty cool. And I knew it was only going to get better over time.

Neixus3845d ago

tressfx 1.0 hair kinda seemed too much ''straight out of shower'' hair.
Found it kinda unrealistic in Tomb raider, considering she probably haven't put shampoo in her hair for a pretty long time.

Seems like 2.0 will fix this though, nice =D

Sly-Lupin3845d ago

Kinda unrealistic?

TressFX was terrible.

The very first scene in the game has Lara dangling upside-down, with her fancy TressFX physics-applied hair upside-down with her.

Until we can have hair physics that respond to gravity, we don't have hair physics, period.

Agent_hitman3845d ago

Watch out AMD shampoo coming out next. sarcasm

johny53845d ago

Wow so Lara's hair should behave more naturally when Tomb Raider comes out for next gen consoles?

I hope it gets implemented on grass because I'm tired of static grass and want it done away with for good!

There's going to be a major technological software fight between Nvidia and AMD and we all benefit from it with CGI like graphics! Finally maybe we can get graphics on par with Final Fantasy X and God of War 1/2 CGI videos!

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Destiny 2 Cheat Maker Asking for New Trial, Claims Bungie Failed to Prove They Copied Source Code

Destiny 2 cheat maker Aimjunkies is seeking a new trial against Bungie claiming the studio never actually checked their cheat's source code.

jjb19814h ago

It amazes me how they don't see what they're doing as completely wrong regardless of source code not being copied.

thorstein3h ago(Edited 3h ago)

I'd love to see them brought up on destruction of property charges... for each and every player affected by their cheats.

And the arrogance to just act like they're not doing anything wrong is insane.

Seraphim3h ago(Edited 2h ago)

just because something is wrong doesn't make it illegal. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not saying I agree with the cheat maker, but if what they are doing isn't "illegal" then the courts may have gotten it wrong. Furthermore, if it is not illegal then good old Government needs to implement laws to protect software companies from exploiters such as this. Again, being wrong isn't necessarily illegal and legality is all that matters in a court of law, or at least it used to.

jjb19812h ago

I get what you're saying. There should be laws against that especially I'm spending money in the interest of fair play and the mechanics are being manipulated by an outside source.


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